ACB: Comfortable triumph for Real Madrid on the track of a drifting Betis | CBA 2022


The white team consolidates its second place in the Endesa League thanks to the resounding victory (55-73)

Gabriel Deck crushes against Betis.José Manuel VidalEFE

Real Madrid consolidated its second place in the Endesa League thanks to the resounding victory (55-73) achieved this Sunday on the field of a drifting Betis Basketball, which hardly put up any resistance in the first five minutes and aggravates its position as bottom team with their eighth defeat in nine days.

The madridistas were erratic in an unfortunate start, when they lost four balls in two minutes and conceded an initial run of 5-0, but they immediately turned it around (7-12, m.5) with two consecutive baskets plus an additional shot from Edy Tavares y Gabi Deck. The Argentinian was the top scorer of the match along with the Canarian point guard Sergio Rodríguezboth with 10 points.

At the end of a showy first period, the visiting team dominated in the electronic game (16-23) thanks to the superiority in the paint of their interior players, Tavares and Poirierto which a Betis deprived due to injury of its two starting pivots was unable to counteract.

At the beginning of the second period, the accuracy of Fabien Talker shot the difference (18-33, min. 14) and, despite the momentary reaction led by Shannon Evansthe score at halftime was eloquent (26-39) in favor of a team from the capital in which, at that point, Tavares’ 9 points stood out.

The moment of Chacho and Hezonja

The attacks of both squads got stuck when they returned from the locker room, in a third period in which BJ Johnsonwith two triples, scored more than half of the points against Real entrusted to the success of Cornelia and comfortable in the dynamics of exchanging baskets.

Two triples scored by the chacho rodrguez y Hezonja definitively sealed the fate of the match at the start of the last quarter (39-59, min. 32), in which the báticos could barely make up their tough defeat with some meritorious baskets from Bertans y Cvetkovic.

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