Little more than two months remain for the Final Four of Vitoria and Real Madrid sent a warning to Fenerbahçe, the leader of the Euroleague. In case anyone had doubted the ability to rearm the whites. With an offensive recital, as in the best nights of the Laso era, Madrid was a cyclone for the Fenerbahçe of Obradovic. The stampedes and tangerines of Llull, the Tavares effect, the talent waste of Randolph … The team has been regenerated after the trauma of the Cup and before the decisive section of the season.
And that was too patronizing of departure. He allowed easy baskets and as Fenerbahçe scored the first three triples the match went up (10-19). But the Laso boys have been determined to forget the endless hangover and already emit the first signals. In just three minutes a partial of 12-2 gave the command to Madrid and no longer abandoned him throughout the game. Boosted by the umpteenth explosive start of Randolph -11 points in the first quarter-, the team was very active. That helped to alleviate the production of Sloukas and Vesely.
Given the best defense of the Euroleague (73 points scored per game and only 63 in the first round, 65-63 for Fenerbahçe in Istanbul), Madrid scored 27 points in the first quarter. He started the second with a partial 7-0 and the collective game demonstration was amazing. With the maximum difference (42-33), the Whites had scored 16 baskets and 14 had arrived after an assist. To the monologue of Randolph was added an impeccable choral work in attack. Madrid went to rest with 52 points, only 11 less than in the whole game in Turkey. And of the 19 baskets in play, 17 had arrived after the gift of a partner.
He was missing to complete the rehabilitation an overdose of Llull and arrived in the third quarter. It was a few minutes of madness led by the soul of the team. Tavares was the one who gave the start signal with a mate and a sidereal plug to Vesely. And what was being a balanced room became nonsense. Llull connected one of his tangerines. As if possessed, he threw another impossible in the next attack. Result? Triple and missing. The dead time of Obradovic was the only way to stop the perfect storm of Madrid (70-56, min 28).
The most feared defense of the Euroleague had received before the end of the third quarter more than the 73 points allowed each night and Madrid did not stay there. It was about having the therapy session complete. There was no truce because the group needed such a triumph. With the Palace standing, the point and apart from everything about the Cup is already given.
101. Real Madrid (27 + 25 + 25 + 24): Llull (17), Causeur (7), Deck (9), Randolph (21) and Tavares (11) -quintet holder- Carroll (12), Campazzo (3), Ayón ( 7), Taylor (9), Reyes (5), Rudy (0) and Yusta (0).
86. Fenerbahçe (25 + 20 + 16 + 25): Sloukas (15), Guduric (12), Datome (5), Melli (11) and Vesely (12) -quintet holder- Green (8), Kalinic (1) , Ali (11), Mehli (2), Ahmet (4) and Biberovic (0).
Referees: Christodoulou (Gre), Paternico (Ita) and Hordov (Cro). Without eliminated.
Incidents: 11,471 spectators in the WiZink Center. Match corresponding to the twenty-fifth day of the Euroleague.
Twenty-fifth day: Darussafaka, 67-Panathinaikos, 91; Zalgiris, 98-Herbalife Gran Canaria, 64; Bayern Munich, 70-Maccabi, 77; Real Madrid, 101-Fenerbahce, 86; CSKA-Armani Milan (18:00); Anadolu Efes-Barcelona Lassa (18:30, Movistar +); Buducnost-Olympiacos (20:00) and Kirolbet Baskonia-Khimki (20:30).
Classification (victories / defeats): 1. Fenerbahçe (21/4); 2. CSKA Moscow (19/5); 3. Real Madrid (19/6); 4. Anadolu Efes (15/9); 5. Barcelona Lassa (15/9); 6. Armani Milan (13/11); 7. Kirolbet Baskonia (12/12); 8. Olympiacos (12/12); 9. Maccabi (12/13); 10. Panathinaikos (12/13); 11. Bayern (12/13); 12. Zalgiris Kaunas (10/15); 13. Khimki (9/15); 14. Buducnost (6/18); 15. Herbalife Gran Canaria (6/19); 16. Darussafaka (3/22). * Classifieds for rooms