Real Madrid and Barça go hand in hand while Howard makes history


Real Madrid took (88-77) an important and top clash this Sunday against Lenovo Tenerife on matchday 19 of the Endesa League, to continue leading alongside a Barça team that also fulfilled, in the morning session, against Valencia Baket (81-75), while Cazoo Baskonia won with a historic Markus Howard.

Chus Mateo’s team extinguished the Canarian illusion at the WiZink Center with a good first half (50-36), in which a Dzanan Musa already stood out, who ended up being the best of the whites together with Poirier, both with 15 points and 20 valuation. The center grew in the second half, just like Mario Hezonja who came from an exhibition in the Euroleague and Sergio Rodríguez.

Txus Vidorreta reserved Giorgi Shermadini and Marcelinho Huertas, his two best men, thinking of the Champions League and the Intercontinental, with which Lenovo Tenerife competed as far as they could with the good performance of Jaime Fernández, Cook and Doornekamp. Thus, Madrid added the 16th victory and left the canaries in 14.

Hours before, Barça had completed a long-suffering comeback at the Palau Blaugrana, with a recovery and a three-pointer from Abrines that settled the match, 30 seconds from the end. Sarunas Jasikevicius’ men defended their unbeaten home game with the reaction in the second half led by their two best men: Mirotic (13 points in the third quarter) and Laprovittola (19).

In addition, Baskonia added the 15th victory thanks to a Howard who, in a scoring trance, signed 30 points in 18:56 minutes, a historical record in ACB. The American striker signed another chapter of his amazing year in Vitoria to annihilate (91-79) Casademont Zaragoza from the second quarter.

In the same way, Stefan Momirov was key for Río Breogán, eighth in the table, to win (92-70) their Pazo dos Deportes in the morning session against Bàsquet Girona who stood up. The Serbian forward finished with 19 points, with a lethal third quarter, and was decisive along with Happ (20).

In addition, Coviran Granada came out of a crisis of 10 straight losses by beating (83-71) Carplus Fuenlabrada. The Nasrid team put together the choral performance it needed to stop the fall against a Madrid team that remains in the relegation zone.



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