Si are the Betis, you go last, you play against the first, which is the Madrid, at home and with casualties the mission of winning is almost impossible. If above you give away the first room, then the almost is eliminated. You lose 10 out of 10, always. And by beating.
That happened in the Real Madrid – Coosur Real Betis in which the team of Joan Plaza He came out only in body to play. He left his soul in the locker room. Whites went on to lead 11-0 until Shannon Evans, the best Verdiblanco player in WiZink, released the account of the Sevillians played five minutes into the clash.
Without forcing, almost on autopilot, the Madrid won his eighth game in a row (71-48), his best streak of the course, against a Betis that justified in the Wizink his condition of bottom. The problem for Betis is not losing against Madrid, their problem was the horrible sensations that I leftó.
Madrid played with the handbrake on, with the automatic pilot. He did not play a good game in attack or defense, he did not need it. Saved energy, after exhausting almost all of them in a week with a double Euroleague matchday. And the game also served to see the return to action of Nigel Williams-Goss.
The first quarter, which Betis did not attend until minute five, already reflected an advantage, 18-6, which would be decisive. It seemed enough for the Madrid win the game because, despite the fact that there were only 12 points, the feeling of superiority of the whites, with Tavares in painting, it was absolute.
There was green-and-white improvement in the second act. Although Madrid went 23-8 and threatened to end the clash, the first Sevillian triple also arrived (Almazán), and good minutes of Evans and Brown who left the score at 32-21 at halftime. Two minutes before finishing, Laso called his players to chapter for two losses and an easy basket. It is one thing to save energy and another to let go and give life to the contrary.
The locker room exit gave way to two very different stories. The first was the face of a more aggressive Betis and involved in the game. So much so that he managed to reduce the distance to 8 points, 32-24. It was the closest the team got to Plaza of dreaming about something, and it was a mirage. From there, came the collapse of the Betis, coinciding with the increase in intensity in the white defense. Five attacks in a row with Seville loss and punished by the Madrid (with triples, 2 + 1 of Heurtel or a large basket of Give it back), placed a partial of 18-2, a score of 57-34 and the bolt to the game.
Joan Plaza had the luxury of giving minutes to two young people from the Verdiblanca quarry, David Gómez and Pablo Marín, who lived their first minutes in the Endesa League on a stage like WiZink and a rival like Madrid. Although the party was a brown.
The last quarter was completely left over. Was there some good deed of Hanga and de Poirier, some pride of Betis (little) to try to make up the beating, but everything was decided, not from the third quarter, but from the first five minutes (11-0) that ended up being a declaration of intentions for the rest of the party.