They had spent two quarters, Madrid had already scored 52 points and Luca Vildoza, the Argentine base of the Baskonia, found the key to the Laso team in the big days. "They have many resources," he confessed to the Movistar + cameras. And that before the last quarter his team was forced to raise the white flag for the amount of arguments that has Madrid. The team solved the first double session of the Euroleague in a big way. Two victories against two serious candidates to be among the eight best there for the month of April, Milan and Baskonia.
When in Madrid there are many players who accumulate merits it is very difficult not to say impossible that the team loses. Laso's arsenal can be expressed on both sides of the track and goes further because it also comes from the bench. That was what managed to combat the Baskonia for just over three quarters, but the energy expenditure was such that in the umpteenth white acceleration the Vitorians ended up derailing. Llull was expected to appear untied. Two days after one of the grayer matches that are remembered, before the Armani Milan, he lived his first big night after fatherhood. All the good that happened in the attack of the Madrid of exit was a thing of the base. He scored 13 points and distributed 3 assists in less than ten minutes. The spotlights then pointed to Campazzo and Rudy. The Argentine climbs the temperature on the track as soon as he enters. With the new outside game came another serious pull (34-24) to which the Baskonia was replaced thanks to Garino and Huertas.
It has become customary for rivals to live more comfortable when Tavares enjoys a truce. The presence of the giant every day marks more games and does so against increasingly powerful rivals. The Baskonia balanced the game taking advantage of his absence (65-65), but what Vildoza said about the resources emerged. Causeur, missing until then, scored 11 points in the third quarter. Llull was encouraged with a pair of triples. The result? A partial 9-0 and a catapult to victory. The relief in the hammer pylon was taken by Rudy and Reyes. Between two of the veterans, 24 points coming out and with only two failures in the
threw. "We have had a lot of energy, we have finished very well and we have had help from the people on the bench," said Laso. With this formula and at this stage of the season there are few teams capable of looking at the eyes of Madrid.
97. Real Madrid (25 + 27 + 22 + 23): Llull (23), Causeur (11), Taylor (4), Randolph (11) and Tavares (7) -quintet holder- Campazzo (6), Prepelic (0), Reyes ( 10), Ayón (4), Rudy (14), Deck (2) and Carroll (5).
79. Baskonia (19 + 25 + 23 + 12): Huertas (14), Granger (5), Janning (10), Shengelia (9) and Diop (2) -quintet holder- Poirier (8), Vildoza (11), Voigtmann ( 5), Hilliard (3) and Garino (12).
Referees: Ryzhyk (Ucr), Mogulkoc (Tur) and Mantyla (End). Eliminated Shengelia. Technique to Shengelia.
Incidents: 10,000 viewers in the WiZink Center. A minute of silence was observed for the death of FIBA Secretary General, Patrick Baumann.
Results 3rd day: CSKA Moscow, 79-Darussafaka, 75; Buducnost, 68-Maccabi, 78; Panathinaikos, 102-Herbalife Gran Canaria, 87; Barcelona Lassa, 83-Bayern Munich, 73; Khimki, 84-Anadolu Efes, 85; Zalgiris, 75-Fenerbahce, 82; Olympiacos, 75-Armani Milan, 99 and Real Madrid, 97-Baskonia, 79.
Classification (wins / losses): 1. Real Madrid (3/0); 2. Fenerbahçe (3/0); 3. CSKA (3/0); 4. Armani Milan (2/1); 5. Panathinaikos (2/1); 6. Anadolu Efes (2/1); 7. Olympiacos (2/1); 8. Maccabi (2/1); 9. Zalgiris (1/2); 10. Barcelona Lassa (1/2); 11. Darussafaka (1/2); 12. Kirolbet Baskonia (1/2); 13. Bayern Munich (1/2); 14. Herbalife Gran Canaria (1/2); 15. Buducnost (0/3); 16. Khimki (0/3).