real Madrid made two out of two wins and took a first win on the road after taking a sublime away from MoraBanc Andorra with a good team performance. Five players finished the game with double digits, led by Tavares (15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks and 26 in PIR). The team, trained by Pablo lasso – who reached the 600-victory mark as the whites in charge – delivered another good defensive performance that Andorra – which had previously recorded 98 – limited to only 58 points. In less than 48 hours, Madrid will be back in the league against Mombus Obradoiro WiZink Center.
The Whites got off to a flying start, taking a 0-10 lead in the first two minutes and 39 seconds – a perfect magic when the team defended solidly, had the rebound on top, moved the ball well and kept running, to take the initiative against a shocked home team. Heurtel determine the tone of the game (5 assists) and its follow-up game Tavares (9 points and 5 rebounds), along with Give it back‘s contribution (5 + 3), led the Madridistas in the early stages. MoraBanc Andorra responded well from the three-point line (14-16) but the rotations around lasso helped the guests to a comfortable seven-point lead at the end of the first quarter (14:21).
Madrid under control
The high number of sales and the introduction of diagnosis for Andorra prevented Madrid from clearing the scoreboard in the first half. The defensive solidity of the team, which corresponds to the physicality of the opponent, and the contribution of the players who come off the bench in the form of Llull, Taylor, Pear tree and Alocén, allowed the team to extend the lead to 12 points at 22:34 in the 17th minute. By this point in the game, the Vitoria-born coach had already used all 12 players, including Rudywho, after an injury in the Spanish Supercup (30-38, at least 20).
The team remained determined even after the break and, thanks to an aggressive defensive and energetic offensive, gradually built the gap to an opponent who was rarely able to react. At 32-38 in the 21st minute, Build put Madrid firmly in power with an exhibition from the three-point area. His three straight threesomes were followed by another six points from the fire Tavares, kept pounding on the home side’s basket as he approached a doubles doubles. Until then, Madrid was very comfortable and the combination Heurtel, Entertainer and Give it back opened in the third quarter with a minute before the end a 22-point lead (42:64).
Madrid remained mentally strong and did not let the big lead carry them away as the guests continued to shoot determinedly and fought for every ball. MoraBanc Andorra couldn’t counter lassoTroops and encountered a remarkable defense in which both Tavares and Pear tree Proved to be unbeatable (4 blocks from Cape Verde). Williams-Goss made sure that the lead was expanded further, which was 33 points at 53:84 one minute before the end. It was the second win for real Madrid and the team is sure to start clicking. The whites must now concentrate on the duel against Monbus Obradoiro, who the WiZink Center on Sunday (8 p.m. CET).