90-96: Unicaja cannot beat Madrid and is out of the playoff

The Unicaja wanted to beat in the last quarter a Real Madrid who overwhelmingly dominated a game that ended with the saddest of the endings for the typesetters (90-96), who accused their lack of ambition and did not achieve the goal of entering the playoffs. Jaycee Carroll and his 22 points helped the Madrid to get another victory on the road.

The Real Madrid jumped onto the José María Martín Carpena track with the tranquility of having the first place in the table assured and with the forcefulness that comes from being the leader of the ACB and represented it with three starting triples thanks to an exuberant Jaycee Carroll Y Nicolas Laprovittola.

Those of Pablo Laso they crushed the locals from the outside shot reaching a +12 in the equator of the first section (8-20) and forcing Fotis Katsikaris to ask for the first time-out thanks to which the typewriter reaction came from the hand of Tim Abromaitis.

The American took the reins and the Unicaja made a 7-0 run to get within 5 points of the whites, but far from being intimidated, the madridistas raised lines and Tristan vukcevic signed the sixth triple of the first section to close the first 10 minutes with a 17-25.

To the extent that Madrid displayed their game, the people from Malaga faded, accused the lack of public before a rival of those who like in the capital of the Costa del Sol and the errors were precipitated, so much so that the team took two minutes to score and only one alley-oop of Ruben Guerrero saved the disaster (26-39 min 3:00 2Q).

The game got rough, the referees pointed out unsportsmanlike of Rudy fernandez on Darío Brizuela as well as double technique on the forward, which ended up disqualified and was an oxygen bomb for the Andalusians, who with two consecutive triples –Brizuela Y Abromaitis– They cut distances with respect to the Madrilenians in the face of the break (39-45).

Axel bouteille appeared with a triple and served to put 42-49 as soon as the third round began and thus face Carroll, his triples and his 15 points (44-51 min. 8:00 3Q), but the Malacitanos lacked desire and a bit of luck facing the basket because the Real
Madrid he easily positioned himself with a +10 at the equator of the stage (51-61).

Laprovittola took the lead and Katsikaris He did not find the formula to stop Laso’s strategy and the typesetters remained on the 10-point line below the whites and thus the third quarter ended (61-72).

The Andalusians wanted to fight their place in the playoffs, Francis
Alonso signed a triple at 7:00 and gave hope, but it was insufficient because the Real MadridDespite playing at half throttle, he imposed a frenetic pace forcing the local bench to stop the bleeding (73-84 min 35).

The final measures were a tireless struggle to achieve the impossible, Brizuela, Alonso were worn to exhaustion and the icing on the cake was Deon Thompson with a triple blocking the whites -three minutes without scoring- and putting the score 86-83 with 2:30 left and forcing the TM of Pablo Laso, which did not work because Thompson tied the game (86-86).

The locals believed in themselves and tried – for the first time in the entire match – to get ahead of a Real Madrid perplexed by the Malaga reaction, the defenses took action on the matter and the Madrid looked for Carroll, but found Usman Garuba at the free throw line and the green errors could not avoid the inevitable (90-96).

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Summary of Unicaja - Real Madrid (90-96)

Data sheet

90-Unicaja (17 + 22 + 23 + 28): Thompson (16), Brizuela (11) Díaz (2), Waczynski (2) and Guerrero (4) – starting five- Fernández (8), Alonso (9), Thomas (8), Sánchez (0), Abromaitis (15), Tamba (0) and Bouteille (15).

96-Real Madrid Basket (25 + 20 + 26 + 25): Tyus (9), Laprovittola (11), Poirier (11), Carroll (22) and Taylor (6) – Causeur (14), Fernández (0), Abalde (9), Vukcevic (3), Alocén (3), Garuba (5) and Llull (3).

Referees: Antonio Conde, Arnau Padrós and Roberto Lucas. They expelled by double technique Rudy Fernández from Real Madrid and Vincent Poirirer; Alberto Díaz with five fouls by Unicaja.

Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 38 of the Endesa League played at the José María Martín Carpena Sports Palace in Málaga behind closed doors.

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