real Madrid reconfirmed its status as cupbearer team. Beyond his dominance in soccer, he also proved to be the best in Spanish basketball. Is that champion of the ACB League by beating Barcelona 81-74 in the fourth match of the final.
The players celebrated the title. (EFE)
Although in the regular stage Barsa had finished at the top, the reality is that in the kill to kill he showed his doubts. The small flaws of him in the operation. Meanwhile, the Madrid team, second in the season, brought out all their winning lineage: he stayed with eight of the nine games he played in the playoffs. They only lost the second game against the Catalans on aggregate, which ended with a resounding 3-1.
But the victory was not only resounding on the scoreboard, but mainly on the floor. So much so that the difference in today’s result did not mark the distance that was in the game. Barcelona arrived with hopes of staying with the victory, thanks to the high percentage of shots from the perimeter (48% with 11 of 23 inside). In counterpart, Real Madrid shined in the paint with a colossal Walter Tavares, who was the great figure of the match. The pivot signed a list of luxury with a double-double of 25 points (9-11 in doubles, 7-7 in free) and 13 rebounds (six defensive and seven offensive). Beyond the figure changes implemented by Sarunas Jasikevicius, neither Nikola Mirotic nor Brandon Davies were able to defend the 2.20 meter tall giant.
Deck was key on defense. (EFE)
“We have fought a lot in a year that has been very difficult for us. My job is to help in defense and in attack to take advantage of what they give me or what they give me,” said Tavares, who forced his rival to move the ball and have to shoot triples and more triples.
Also, the other valuable defender that Madrid had was gabriel deck, who spent 32 minutes on the court and contributed seven points (2-8 in doubles, 0-2 in triples and 3-4 in free throws), five rebounds (four defensive and one offensive) and three assists. And he left a cover that led those present at the Wizink Center to get up from their seats and applaud. In fact, Carlo Ancelotticoach of the soccer team, was one of those who witnessed the performance of the man from Santiago. “Deck is a warrior”, Chus Mateo, the coach who replaced Pablo Laso, had said. The Argentine forward, who won his sixth title at the Spanish club (his second league title for him), reached the definition touched, but that did not prevent him from missing the match, far from it.
On the other hand, Nicholas Laprovittola only got two points (1-1 doubles, 0-1 triples) in 12 minutes on the court. And this time he couldn’t modify the game circuit of his team.
Sarunas Jasikevicius was upset by the performance of his team. (EFE)
“I congratulate Real Madrid for this title, they have been better in this tie and we have started the game badly again, then we have found our game, but in forty minutes we have not been able to be consistent and we have had many ups and downs”, said Jasikevicius. Meanwhile, Sergio Llull said: “We have done a very good job all season.I think we got lost in the two Cup and Euroleague finals but the team wanted to win today, we deserve it for everything we’ve been through, we’re very happy and now we’re going to celebrate”.
This was the final table of titles of the ACB League
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