Real Madrid and Valencia Basket faces are seen in the third game of the Endesa League playoff semifinals. On the occasion of the coronavirus pandemic, the qualifiers are played to the best of three games and not five, so this meeting is final to define who will be in the final of the national championship, since the Real Madrid won the first game 81-70, while the Valencia Basket he won in the second game 85-67.
The white team has led the regular phase of the Endesa League with an iron fist, with a historic record of 34 wins to just two losses. Now, yes, in the playoffs everything is contested to life or death and the situation is very different. Pablo Laso’s team has many casualties and has to be played in this anticipated “final” against him. Valencia Basket, who feels that he goes from less to more in the series and intends to assault the Wizink Center.
That is why the Real Madrid Part with the favorable field factor in all the qualifying rounds, something very relevant when the best of three games is played in a short format. Pablo Laso’s team needs to show a more solid version, where he concedes less behind, since with the losses he has, he cannot ensure a high offensive volume. Conversely, Valencia Basket He knows that he has to come out with the competitive tension necessary to impose his biggest “roster”, something that he suffered in the first game and cannot be allowed again in this decisive game.
The Real Madrid, therefore, part as a slight favorite before Valencia Basket when facing this match at home, but must regain the level shown before Herbalife Gran Canaria in the quarterfinals, where although the Canarian team competed, especially in the second game played in their pavilion, they could not scratch either of the two games and lost to the whites 2-0.
Sergio Llul He has not been able to play any of the first two games of the tie, so it will be necessary to see how Pablo Laso can make up for his loss. Also the base Nicolas Laprovittola will be absent in this first game, just like Llul due to muscle injury. Anthony Randolph and Trey Thompkins they are other sensitive casualties at Real Madrid.
It is worth remembering the Real Madrid has suffered many complications before Valencia Basket as far as the season is concerned. The team of Juame Posarnau was able to defeat the Real Madrid in one of the two games he lost in the regular phase, as well as in the regular phase of the Euroleague, who also lost in both of his matches. The whites, yes, sold to the “taronja” in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, so the total number of confrontations is favorable to the Valencia Basket by a meager 3-2.
The Valencia Basket in the second game he had a great Louis Labeyrie with 18 points, seconded by Mike Tobey with 13 points and Klemen prepelic with 11 points. In addition, the “taronja” team needs the offensive contribution of Dubljevic and de Kalinic to have enough scoring rhythm in the face of the aggressiveness that Real Madrid will propose due to the lack of personnel that it accuses.
When is Real Madrid – Valencia Basket played?
The game is played today, Thursday June 10, at 22.00 hours
Where to see Real Madrid – Valencia Basket?
The encounter can be seen by GO (8), platform dial Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Sports World website.