They left him for dead before starting and five minutes from the end, losing by 13, he seemed to have no choice. The Madrid He knew how to combat all those adverse forecasts to impose himself on the Efes and force the fourth game of their playoff series (80-76).
Twenty points and 7 assists from Llull They worked the miracle for the Whites who signed a mind-boggling 19-2 run in the final moments to turn a strange game around. The changing defenses that Pablo Laso raised and Usman’s rebounds Garuba did the rest to overcome the absence of Tavares, for the discomfort in the pubis, and thus keep the flame of the white team alive.
With 2-1 still for the Turks the series will resume on Thursday in the same WiZink
The Madrid I only commanded the scoreboard in a strange first quarter (13-8), with an Efes displaced by the local defensive zones and a general mistake in both teams. The Turks reacted to draw at the end of that period and put the direct in the second with greater success thanks to an inspired Beaubois. The rents of ten of the visitors (17-27) were already a constant despite attempts to Causeur Y Llull to lead reactions of their own. After the break, Micic he gave an absolute recital, becoming a constant nightmare until 40-55. Larkin He took over in the final period until his team went into an inexplicable offensive block. Llull smelled blood and with his baskets and assists, in addition to actions of merit of Garuba, Rudy Y Thompkins, the whites floated out.
(+) See the summary of Real Madrid – Anadolu Efes
80 – Real Madrid (15 + 13 + 20 + 32): Alocén, Carrol (7), Abalde (11), Tyus (10) and Garuba (10) -the starting quintet- Causeur (9), Rudy Fernández (3), Llull (20), Laprovittola, Taylor (2), Thompkins (8) and Vukcevic.
76 – Anadolu Efes (15 + 23 + 20 + 18): Larkin (6), Sanli (7), Moerman, Micic (29) and Simon (3) -the starting five- Beaubois (18), Anderson, Dunston (9) , Singleton (4) and Pleiss.
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Fernando Rocha (POR) and Anne Panther (ALE). Without eliminated.
Incidents: Third game of the playoff for the title played behind closed doors at the Palacio de Deportes (WiZik Center) in Madrid.