There will be no Spanish duel in the quarterfinals of the Euroleague. The Kirolbet Baskonia he could not win in Moscow and as the Panathinaikos defeated the Buducnost in Athens it will be the Greeks who will finally measure up to Real Madrid in the eliminatory before the Final Four of Vitoria. The whites, without Llull at least in the first two matches, will have the court factor in a reissue of the quarter-crossing of last season. The difference is that then the court factor was for the Greeks, although Madrid ended up winning 3-1.
The Baskonia was for more than half a game citing with Madrid, but his collapse in the last quarter ended his options to reach the sixth place. He sent up by eleven points. It was their maximum difference. With which closed the third quarter, but then came the debacle. He played a partial 18-5 led by Clyburn -14 points in the last period- and when he wanted to give an account he was already behind and was unable to react.
And that the Baskonia was managed for many minutes with solvency. It helped that CSKA did not play anything, but it was more merit of the vitorianos. Before the Russians it is key to minimize the mistakes because at the minimum they take advantage of the rival lapses. Perasovic's players only needed to control some details during the first two quarters. Moles in fouls (16) and losses (9) prevented a premature takeoff. With Orchards in charge, the Baskonia chose their shots very well. It disposed of differences that reached eight points (25-33), but the gaps prevented the pulls from materializing into something more important. Every time there was a slight lug it was quickly aborted. Kurbanov, De Colo and Higgins countered the good game of Huertas, Poirier and Shields. The differences widened in the third quarter and exceeded the ten points, but ...
Baskonia now depends on other results to reach the quarters. It is at the expense of what happens in the games of Zalgiris and Olympiacos. The most logical thing would be to occupy the eighth place and be measured at Fenerbahçe. Only one carom would leave him out.
82. CSKA Moscow (17 + 23 + 15 + 27): Hackett (11), De Colo (11), Kurbanov (9), Bolomboy (5) and Hunter (2) -quintet holder- Hines (4), Higgins ( 14), Clyburn (16), Rodríguez (6) and Peters (4).
78. Kirolbet Baskonia (21 + 23 + 22 + 12): Vildoza (5), Garino (4), Shields (12), Voigtmann (10) and Poirier (12) -quintet starter- Hilliard (6), Shengelia (6) ), Huertas (17) and Diop (6).
Referees: Ryzhyk (Ucr), Jovcic (Ser) and Lavrinavicius (Lit). Eliminated Kurbanov.
Incidents: 5,437 spectators at the Megasport Arena in Moscow. Match corresponding to the thirtieth round of the Euroleague.
30th day: CSKA Moscow, 82-Kirolbet Baskonia, 78; Anadolu Efes, 101-Armani Milan, 95; Panathinaikos-Buducnost; Real Madrid-Zalgiris; Fenerbahçe-Maccabi (19:45); Bayern Munich-Herbalife Gran Canaria (20:00, Movistar +); Olympiacos-Darussafaka (20:30) and Barcelona Lassa-Khimki (21:00, Movistar +).
Classification: 1. Fenerbahçe (24/5) *; 2. CSKA Moscow (24/6) *; 3. Real Madrid (22/7) *; 4. Anadolu Efes (20/10) *; 5. Barcelona Lassa (17/12) *; 6. Panathinaikos (16/14) *; 7. Kirolbet Baskonia (15/15); 8. Zalgiris Kaunas (14/15); 9. Armani Milan (14/16); 10. Maccabi (14/15); 11. Olympiacos (14/15); 12. Bayern (13/16); 13. Khimki (9/20); 14. Herbalife Gran Canaria (8/21); 15. Buducnost (6/24); 16. Darussafaka (5/24). (* Classifieds).
Quarter-final crosses (start on April 16 to the best of five games): Fenerbahçe-¿?; CSKA Moscow-¿?; Real Madrid-Panathinaikos and Anadolu Efes-Barcelona Lassa.