Ten years and two months he takes Real Madrid without winning in Moscow, since December 17, 2008. The defeat against CSKA (82-78) leaves the team of Pablo Laso in third place after losing the two duels with the Russians in the first phase (88-93 in Madrid). Without Llull and without Thompkins Madrid had options until the end. The differences for the Russians never exceeded seven points and even Carroll had a triple to force the extension to four seconds of the conclusion, but did not touch or hoop.
A week before the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, Madrid could not add its eighteenth victory in the Euroleague. The huge hole in the defensive rebound (16 offensive rejects came to capture the Russians with what that means of attrition by the second and third options) and three minutes of dismissal in the last quarter were decisive in the defeat. And that the team overcame the initial domain of CSKA -7-0 out-, to the success of De Colo and for some minutes he managed to disguise the black hole he had in the area.
The best for Madrid was again the contribution of Randolph. It's already a classic this season. The Slovenian passport American squanders talent and that is enough to be a permanent reference. The team even had solid moments when Prepelic he had to exercise base due to Llull's loss. The Slovenian scored 10 points, dealt 4 assists and when he settled on the field the team stopped chirping. It was in the second quarter when Madrid after a pair of triple Prepelic acquired the maximum advantage.
CSKA only felt really comfortable when De Colo, Hackett or Higgins produced regularly. The French and the Italian held their own in the first three quarters. And in the decisive minutes, the Russians put themselves in the hands of the American forward. His were nine points in the last quarter and a prominent presence in the partial 8-0 that led the party from 66-68 to 74-68. The difference was decisive despite the fact that Madrid had a last reaction. He scored eight points in just over a minute and a half to discuss the victory (77-76 at 1:41), but that's where the ammunition ended. A triple annulled Campazzo for a previous foul in attack Tavares was the beginning of the end. Carroll, desperate, failed to force the extension.
82. CSKA Moscow (22 + 12 + 30 + 18): Hackett (14), De Colo (21), Kurbanov (6), Peters (2) and Hunter (4) -quintet holder- Rodríguez (6), Hines (6), Clyburn (7), Higgins (15), Antonov (0) and Bolomboy (0).
78. Real Madrid (20 + 20 + 21 + 17): Campazzo (8), Causeur (9), Deck (0), Randolph (20) and Tavares (5) -quintet title- Ayón (11), Rudy (3), Prepelic (10), Taylor (4) and Reyes ( 0).
Referees: Lottermoser (Ale), Javor (Esl) and Vilius (Lit). Eliminated Tavares. Techniques to Hackett and Campazzo.
Incidents: 12,341 spectators at the Universal Sports Hall in Moscow. Match corresponding to the twenty-second day of the Euroleague.
22nd day: Anadolu Efes, 93-Herbalife Gran Canaria, 74; Buducnost, 90-Khimki, 98; Maccabi, 65-Olympiacos, 64; Barcelona Lassa, 78-Zalgiris, 72; CSKA Moscow, 82-Real Madrid, 78; Fenerbahçe-Panathinaikos; Kirolbet Baskonia-Bayern Munich and Armani Milan-Darussafaka.
Classification: 1. Fenerbahçe (19/3); 2. CSKA Moscow (5/17); 3. Real Madrid (17/5); 4. Anadolu Efes (14/8); 5. Barcelona Lassa (13/9); 6. Olympiacos (12/10); 7. Bayern Munich (11/10); 8. Kirolbet Baskonia (10/11); 9. Armani Milan (10/11); 10. Maccabi (10/12); 11. Panathinaikos (9/13); 12. Khimki (9/13); 13. Zalgiris Kaunas (8/14); 14. Herbalife Gran Canaria (6/16); 15. Buducnost (6/16); 16. Darussafaka (3/18).