Real Madrid was guaranteed in court factor for the quarter-final eliminator. With four games remaining (Milan, Baskonia, Panathinaikos and Zalgiris) by the end of the first phase, the Whites have already achieved their first goal in Europe. The victory against the Khimki also served to Felipe Reyes equal a record of his friend Juan Carlos Navarro. The two Spanish basketball legends are the two players that have played the most Euroleague games with 341.
The defense of the Khimki was a joke. And his rebound too. In his last three games the average number of points conceded was 96 – the Baskonia made him 104 – and if the second best attack of Europe was in front … The game was the most playful for Madrid and the Khimki competed while his shot outside was able to cover their tremendous defensive deficiencies and in the rebound. So he survived until shortly before the break. With Madrid taking it very calmly, the takeoff was progressive. As Randolph stayed in Madrid, Laso's team distributed the score without problems. Nine players scored more than 5 points. With the appearance from the bench of Rudy and Causeur -37 points between both- and a pair of triples of each came the first break (29-36).
The final was before the break with four points from Campazzo in just eight seconds (38-51). The dominance of the rebound suggested that Madrid had a youth team in front of them. Seven trapped the Russians in the first two quarters and only 3 were defensive. Madrid collected 24 and only with attack (10) and exceeded the accumulated Khimki.
The team of the legendary Rimas Kurtinaitis tried to offer resistance at the start of the third quarter, but his attempt lasted a sigh. The details of Shved and Thomas (50-58) gave way to a partial of 0-12 led by Causeur that ended the game ten minutes in advance. The only mole was the premature withdrawal of Ayón due to problems in the left ankle.
75. Khimki (22 + 24 + 12 + 25): Jenkins (0), Shved (21), Zaytsev (8), Zubkov (2) and Thomas (15) -quintet holder- Markovic (13), Crocker (5) , Monia (5) and Gubanov (6).
100. Real Madrid (24 + 27 + 19 + 30): Llull (8), Carroll (7), Taylor (2), Thompkis (11) and Tavares (8) -quintet holder- Causeur (22), Rudy (15) ), Ayón (6), Reyes (0), Campazzo (5) and Yusta (12).
Referees: Ryzhyk (Ucr), Jovcic (Ser) and Laurinavicius (Lit). Eliminated Zubkov and Thomas for five fouls.
Incidents: 6,456 spectators at the Mytishchi Arena in Moscow. Match corresponding to the twenty-sixth day of the Euroleague.
Day 26: Khimki, 75-Real Madrid, 100; Zalgiris-Bayern; Maccabi-Anadolu Efes; Armani Milan-Olympiacos; Herbalife Gran Canaria-Darussafaka; CSKA Moscow-Panathinaikos (18:00); Fenerbahçe-Barcelona Lassa (18:45, Movistar +) and Kirolbet Baskonia-Buducnost (20:30, Movistar +).
Classification (wins / losses): 1. Fenerbahçe (21/4); 2. CSKA Moscow (20/5); 3. Real Madrid (20/5); 4. Anadolu Efes (16/9); 5. Barcelona (15/10); 6. Kirolbet Baskonia (13/12); 7. Armani Milan (13/12); 8. Olympiacos (13/12); 9. Maccabi (12/13); 10. Panathinaikos (12/13); 11. Bayern Munich (13/12); 12. Zalgiris Kaunas (10/15); 13. Khimki (9/17); 14. Herbalife Gran Canaria (6/19); 15. Buducnost (6/19); 16. Darussafaka (3/22).