The triple of Rudy Fernández and the defense of Tavares allowed Real Madrid not to take off from Valencia, which dominated almost the entire game. But the Valencians did not know how to close the match and granted an extension in which they could not keep up with the whites. It was in those five minutes when Real Madrid showed all its offensive and defensive effectiveness, which triggered the precipitations of Valencia. Those of Jaume Ponsarnau could not seal their qualification for the Copa del Rey although it still retains options. The pass will be played this Sunday against Joventut.
In the base position there was a duel between Campazzo and Van Rossom, while Tavares and Dubljevic were measured in the painting. Laso’s tremendous anger during the disastrous third quarter of his own, which came to be 13 points apart, reacted to the targets of Causeur’s hand, who signed seven consecutive points.
Among the good news of Madrid, which did not show its best level, they highlight the recovery of Thompkins and Carroll, the growing participation of Garuba, who ended up cheered, and Rudy’s streak. Fernandez is still sweet with the shot of three, improving even his numbers in the previous game against the French AVEL (5/6). Yesterday he scored 22 points and seven triples of ten attempts, which were crucial to stay within the party. Quino Colom from the bench, Abalde de tres and Dubljevic, contributing with points and rebounds, were the best Valencians.
– Data sheet:
85 – Real Madrid (26 + 14 + 16 + 20 + 9): Campazzo (17), Causeur (13), Taylor (11), Thompkins (12), Tavares (2) -initial quintet-, Rudy Fernández (22) , Garuba (4), Carroll (2), Mickey, Laprovittola and Mejri (2).
78 – Valencia Basket (19 + 22 + 27 + 9 + 2): Loyd (2), Van Rossom (11), San Emeterio (10), Dubljevic (11), Labeyrie (5) -initial quintet-, Colom (8 ), Ndour (9), Abalde (16), Tobey (2), Doornekamp (4), Tailor and Vives.
Referees: José Antonio Martín Bertrán, Luis Miguel Castillo and Iyán González Gálvez. Without eliminated.
Incidents: game of the sixteenth day of the Endesa League played at the WiZink Center (Sports Palace) in Madrid before 7,256 spectators.