The Argentine duel in the final of the Spanish Super Cup of the ACB League he kept it gabriel deckwho was instrumental in Real Madrid’s victory against Barcelona by 89-83 in extra time. Although the man from Santiago did not emerge as the maximum figure of the capital team (the pivot Walter Samuel Tavares nailed 24 points and 12 rebounds), his contribution grew in the hottest moments, which highlights his participation. When Real was down on the scoreboard, and especially in five minutes of extra time, he grabbed the ball and received several fouls that he later converted into points.
Coronation of Real Madrid in Seville. (EFE)
After arriving at halftime with a 37-29 deficit, Real Madrid came out with everything in the second half and overwhelmed their rival in the third quarter with a run of 26-12, thanks to the work of captain Sergio Llull on offense ( 14 points) and having dried up Barsa’s attack.
Deck, key in attack and defense. (EFE)
Tortu signed a scoresheet with a general assessment of +22, with 15 points (3-5 in doubles, 0-1 in triples, 9-10 in free throws), eight rebounds, three assists and two recoveries in the almost 35 minutes in which he was on the court. “We are happy and happy for the victory. It was a very tough match, which has been given for us. It is incredible to have started like this with the team and hopefully it will be the first of several titles of the season. You have to enjoy now,” said the 27-year-old forward.
Lapro tried but he lacked company. (EFE)
For its part, Nicholas Laprovittola, who had just been chosen MVP in the semifinals with a score of 26 units, had a good performance, but this time being the guide in the offensive plays from the base. In fact, he kept the record for assists in the Spanish afternoon with 14. However, It was also key to sustain the emotion until the end of the extra period, since he added important points in that last period (six of the 14 he scored). However, his 34-minute work was not enough for the culé team to reverse the streak against Madrid and win the trophy.
Another title for Deck. (EFE)
Second title in two weeks for Deck
Two weeks have passed since the Argentine coronation in the Americup, in which he was named the MVP of the tournament and was obviously included in the ideal quintet, Deck added a new title in his career: It was his seventh success with the Spanish team (the fourth Super Cup) and the 16th in his career.
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Real Madrid champion: Deck won the title from Laprovittola