The Valencia Basket has taken advantage of this Sunday the wear suffered by the Real Madrid in their quarter-final match of the Euroleague against the Anadolu efes and he has added his sixth straight win, 69-79, in a clash that he dominated from start to finish.
The ValenciaIncidentally, he ended his rival’s streak of four and a half months without losing in the Endesa League and prevented him from certifying the first place in the regular phase.
The meeting started with the freshest Valencia head and legs. With Mike Tobey stiletto, scoring from near and far twelve points almost in a row, and, against a somewhat sleepy Real Madrid, opened a first gap. Pablo Laso He could not hold out any longer and asked for a timeout to try to change the script of the clash (7-19, m.5).
But neither the harangue of his coach nor the rotation he introduced altered the course of the game. With no ideas and no aim in attack (one of ten on his first triple throws) and no intensity behind (he made his first foul in the second quarter), the Real Madrid He was also unable to fight the rebound to a Valencia that escaped loosely behind (16-37, m.15).
Alone Vincent Poirier could win some of his duels, but the persistence of the French ended up infecting Jeffrey taylor already Sergio Llull. With some outside shots from both, the white team managed to reduce damage before the break (27-43, m.20).
Laso opted for a hitherto unpublished Jaycee Carroll and the US guard changed the local attacks, both those in which he scored or assisted and those that did not, but attracted the attention of the visiting defense and made room for his teammates (39-49, m.26).
A lack of Taylor In a blockade he ended Real Madrid with two techniques, which the local team used to try to take another step in intensity with the idea of getting a little closer before the fourth quarter.
But Valencia read the movement, increased the defensive intensity with a remarkable Guillem Vives and with the free throws of Bojan dubljevic and a triple of Martin Hermannsson on the horn he recovered all the lost ground and something else (43-60, m.30).
The minutes fell and the crash became an exchange of triples from the interiors of both teams from which the visitors came out with hardly any damage, which allowed them to sleep the crash a while longer, also helped by the poor aim of the rival despite the momentum. from Fabien Causeur, Poirier Y Llull.
With Rudy fernandez out of the game for a hit, Valencia put the ball in the hands of Hermannsson and Icelandic, with a couple of strokes of Louis Labeyrie, closed the triumph without suffering.
69.- Real Madrid (12 + 15 + 16 + 26): Laprovittola (4), Caseur (5), Thompkins (2), Tyus (3), Poirier (16) -five starters- Rudy Fernández (-), Vukcevic (6), Alocen (-), Garuba (-), Llull (15), Carroll (7), and Taylor (11).
79.- Valencia Basket (27 + 16 + 17 + 19): Van Rossom (9), Vives (3), Kalinic (6), Williams (-), Tobey (16) -five starters- Prepelic (8), Labeyrie (10), Dubljevic (8), Hermannsson (11) and Sastre (8).
Referees: Cortés, Caballero and Fernández. Without eliminated.
Incidents: match corresponding to matchday 36 of the Endesa League played behind closed doors at the Wizink Center in Madrid.