Real Madrid, with the participation of the Argentine Gabriel Deck, was consecrated this afternoon champion of the Endesa League of Spanish basketball, by defeating Barcelona in the fourth final, by 81-74.
In this way, the ‘merengue’ team won the decisive series by a clear 3-1, after having previously won 88-75 (as visitors) and 81-66 (also at the Wizink Center like today). The only victory for ‘Barsa’ was at the Palau Blaugrana by 71-69.
The partials of the victory of Real Madrid were the following: 13-10, 34-33, 57-56 and 81-74
Deck from Santiago started as the starter and was on the court for 32 minutes. The former San Lorenzo and Oklahoma City Thunder NBA forward finished with a record of 7 points (2-8 in doubles, 0-2 in triples, 3-4 in free throws), 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
The colossal figure of the brand-new champion was Cape Verde pivot Walter Tavares, who closed a superb performance with a balance of 25 units (9-11 in doubles, 7-7 in free throws), 13 rebounds, a goal pass and a steal in 30m., according to the ACB site.
In Barcelona, the shooting guard from Buenos Aires, Nicolás Laprovíttola, exhibited little filming in 13 minutes. The former San Antonio Spurs player finished with 2 points (1-1 doubles, 0-1 triples), one rebound and two turnovers.
The highlight of the quintet led by Lithuanian coach Sarunas Jasikevicius was in the hands of forward Nikola Mirotic, who finished with a balance of 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Real Madrid and Barcelona defined the Spanish League against each other on 17 occasions, with 10 wins for the former and 7 for the latter.
The ‘merengue’ cast won their 36th league title today, the fourteenth in the ACB era, which was instructed in the 1983-1984 period.