Thursday, January 20

Real Madrid almost threw a good game in three minutes to forget




El Real Madrid made lots of good for 37 minutes to try to win at Armani Miln and did it almost all darn bad in the last three to give the game to your rival. Despite this incomprehensible effort, he did not succeed and, even with the absences of Abalde, Alocn, Thompkins, Heurtel and even Laso -the last two due to coronavirus-, he took a valuable triumph from northern Italy that allows him to continue on the heights of the Euroleague.


  • 72 – Armani Miln (19 + 8 + 21 + 25): Delaney (9), Daniels (3), Shields (18), Melli (6) and Hines (2) -starting five- Sergio Rodríguez (10), Tarczewski, Ricci (6), Hall (6), Bentil (6) and Datome (7).
  • 75 – Real Madrid (18 + 17 + 20 + 20): Williams-Goss (5), Causeur (17), Hanga (4), Poirier (3) and Tavares (5) -starting five- Juan Nez, Randolph, Rudy Fernndez (10), Llull (12), Yabusele (15) and Taylor.

With a lot of work and a lot of toe from the triple, Madrid found 11 points up with three minutes to go (62-73) after a basket of a inspirado Talker (17 points). Rudy, man for everything again, missed a triple released from the corner that would have brought the difference to 14 and almost finished the game with 2:57 to go. However, that mistake was the beginning of a extreme white suffering, which did not stop accumulating errors until the end.

A Yabusele, who had moments of great brilliance (11 points in the second quarter), a ball slipped from him, which could well have been touched by a Milan defender. Then came another loss of Llull, which almost adds another before Italian pressure. They missed and missed a free throw. The first of a antology of nonsense from the staff line. Datome scored five points in a row for a partial 10-1 who, with 23 seconds to go, left the scoreboard in a tight 72-74.

Madrid, who had it in hand, had to suffer. Causeur missed another free throw, the second, but the rebound caught him. Tavares, punished to the bench for a long time for one of those avoidable techniques. Build He was fouled and missed all three shots, including a tip. Yabusele committed personal on the rebound.

With five seconds to go Hall He scored the first free throw and missed the second. The rebound escaped the whites. The last mistake, which added to the previous ones could cost the game. The ball hit Delaney, who had a triple from the corner to win. It came out of the inside.

That’s how Madrid won, between tachycardias. Three minutes of gifts to the rival almost weighs more than the hit from triple (48.1%), higher than free throws (46.1%), that the great work of Rudy on the whole court, that the toe of Causeur and Llull, that the talent of Yabusele and that the intimidation of Tavares … when the referees respect him and he does not warm up.

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