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ACB – semifinal – working day 1

Real Madrid

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From the misplaced closing within the Euroleague to a restorative traditional towards Barcelona. Madrid healed the wound from the defeat within the European Cup final Sunday with the primary victory within the ACB semifinals towards the nice home rival. Campazzo's educating, adorned with 20 factors and 10 assists, Tavares's hammer translated into 18 factors and 15 rebounds, and 4 consecutive triples by Llull within the final quarter knocked down the Blaugrana firstly of a sequence that this Friday will expertise its finish. second chapter additionally on WiZink. Barça crashed within the triple (4 of twenty-two) regardless of having more energizing legs. Chus Mateo had requested for an “angry” group and hit the precise proper button.

The Palace obtained the European runners-up as champions. The applause rewarded the journey, the second straight Euroleague closing, and harangued his group within the face of the problem of a extra rested Barça. For that bodily battle Chus Mateo opted for Hezonja as a 4 to face Parker, an inside with the soul of a ahead. The American missed the primary triple and as an alternative Campazzo acquired it proper, displaying his repertoire: penetration and bingo from the perimeter to make it 5-0. Parker now not forgave within the dunk, a sponge to soak up the Barça sport. Like Tavares within the whites. The large celebrated his upcoming renewal by stretching his arms beneath the 2 rings. A alley oop from Campazzo to Hezonja compelled Grimau to cease the clock (17-9) as a result of the locals scored very simply, particularly within the paint, and ran at will beneath the command of Facu, very snug in scoring and directing. Barça, refreshed with Laprovittola, was cloudy from the perimeter, additionally failing in free throws. A bombed del Chacho stretched the white lead earlier than the primary break: 24-14.

Da Silva acquired as much as hit the white ring however a airplane referred to as Yabusele arrived from behind. On the counterattack, Hezonja destroyed the Barça basket with two arms. A pattern summarized in seconds. However, it was Da Silva who supported Barça by means of mobility among the many hustle and bustle on the benches. The change of face suited Grimau's group higher, which grew supported by the protection and a extra agile quintet. A run of 2-11 made it 26-25 and Ricky turned the night time round (30-31). Chus Mateo caught Campazzo and this time there was no Euroleague confusion: balls to Tavares. In the sport there was no truce and within the bullfight, Facu's intelligence to all the time select the most suitable choice counted for 2. The Argentine deployed his catalog of passes and returned the wheel to the whites. Barça had run aground once more within the exterior shot. This time the basket within the final second was not from Llull, however from Yabusele, with the rating already falling (44-36 at halftime).

Campazzo in all corners of the courtroom and Tavares in his space of ​​management turned Barça round at the start of the second part. They have been two gamers injured by the European closing towards Panathinaikos who this time did present their claws. Facu scored and handed with no rival to handcuff him. No one might overshadow the Cape Verde tower. Madrid's pace to steal and run, with Hezonja and Musa as hammers, knocked out the Blaugrana with a run of 17-2 to ascertain a distinction of 23 factors: 61-38. Grimau charged with a technical after a foul referred to as on Ricky, the purpose guard distraught as a result of totally different speeds of the 2 groups. Barça acquired twisted up in protests to the referees and gave the whites straightforward factors. Laprovittola's riot with some particular person spark and Ricky's step ahead to chop the white protection within the middle adjusted the distinction (66-53). Grimau's group was nonetheless alive because of his two brains, exactly when Campazzo was resting, and to a better defensive minimize. Before the fourth quarter, 72-62.

Parker decreased the deficit and Willy shouted current, nevertheless it was Llull who dynamited the sport with 4 triples in a row in 1m 50s, some in an acrobatic manner, with the ball very excessive. The Spaniard introduced the Palacio de los Deportes to its toes along with his unstoppable second of inspiration (84-69). Yabusele took over along with his intention and a block on Willy to extinguish any try at resistance from Barcelona. The Spanish middle was then stopped by Tavares. End of the film. Madrid was way more of a group than Barça and alleviated the Euroleague wound within the traditional.


Real Madrid: Campazzo (20), Causeur (2), Musa (10), Hezonja (10), Tavares (18) -starting quintet-; Abalde (3), Yabusele (16), Sergio Rodríguez (2), Poirier (2), Rudy (0), Llull (14).

Barcelona: Ricky Rubio (8), Satoransky (5), Abrines (8), Parker (11), Vesely (4) -starting quintet-; Laprovittola (13), Willy Hernangómez (12), Kalinic (1), Da Silva (10), Brizuela (3), Jokubaitis (0), Parra (3).

Partials: 24-14, 20-22, 28-26 y 25-16.

Referees: Peruga, Aliaga and Castillo.

WiZink Center: 11,274 spectators.

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