Euroleague working day 1
Breaking away from the rival was a Herculean task in Buesa. Neither Baskonia nor Madrid were capable of stretching the gum a little when it seemed that the opportunity came, so everything depended on the final minutes, and on those details that tip the balance towards one side or the other, among them, the minutes by Llull in the second part.
Everything was very even, from start to finish, and although the first quarter ended with a Baskonista difference of four points (23-19), Madrid did not wait too long to change the trend of the match, with a partial score of 0-6 that put him ahead at the start of the second round. That’s how the whole game went. Baskonia was kept going by the drive of Costello, his team’s top scorer, and the success of Mannion, one of the new players who seems to have integrated into the team.
For Madrid, the absence of Tavarez did not allow them to dominate in the hot zone, so they entrusted themselves to Yabusele, a titan on the entire field, and to the minutes of Sergio Llull, fundamental with his 15 points to allow his team not to lose. picked up when Baskonia was pressing.
The details were essential. There was one minute left when Sedekerskis put Baskonia ahead with a come on immense (77-75), but Yabusele’s reply immediately balanced the score again. The Vitorian team took the lead, Madrid pressed very high, and the robbery was definitive, because with 40 seconds left, Campazzo put the white team ahead (77-79).
Nobody gave up there. Baskonia missed its first attempt, and after a Madrid foul with only seven seconds left, Marcus Howard, the specialist, took responsibility from the three-point zone, but missed the shot. The first Spanish duel in the Euroleague went to Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, at the Fuente de San Luis, Valencia Basket won the match against Monaco (70-65).
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