An action from Real Madrid-Maccabi. .
Real Madrid signed their fourth consecutive victory in the Euroleague, against Maccabi 79-63, after a first quarter in which his offensive fluidity was essential in the development of the game.
A great circulation of the ball in attack, with a good percentage of completion from the triple, and a special vigilance on the star of Maccabi, Scottie Wilbekin, was the key to the great first quarter of Real Madrid, which was reflected on the scoreboard (29-18).
Alberto Abalde was the first person in charge of reducing Wilbekin’s benefits and he succeeded, as they later did Rudy Fernández and Sergio Llull in the second quarter. The American shooting guard went into halftime with only 6 points to his credit.
Gabriel Deck was the great beneficiary of the connection with Facundo Campazzo and Madrid’s best scorer in the first minutes.
On the Maccabean side, Against Zizic he was taking advantage of the defensive aids of Walter Tavares to go scoring points and prevent his team from falling further on the scoreboard, since his 1 of 12 in triples did not help anything.
The 45-32 with which the half-time was reached even gave the feeling of a certain ease for a Real Madrid that did not have to use itself thoroughly in defense either.
Wilbekin came out aware that he had to return to his highest scoring version to give Maccabi options and in the first 70 seconds he scored two triples (48-38).
The improvement of the defense of the Israeli team, Wilbekin’s 8 points, in the first 4.30 minutes of the third quarter, and Madrid’s lower ease of scoring points put Maccabi in the game (50-43).
Real Madrid reacted immediately by pressing on defense, which allowed them to once again exceed a ten point advantage, 58-45 (m.27.30). And close the third act with a promising 62-50.
In the room of truth Real Madrid was sparing again in points, but Maccabi did not do better in that section (m.32; 64-52).
Pablo Laso’s team once again demonstrated its experience when it came to managing positive differences in important minutes, which gradually closed the minimum options that Maccabi might have.
A distant triple from Rudy with three and a half minutes to go closed the game definitively (75-56), against a Maccabi who He ended up lowering his arms until the final 79-63.
– Data sheet:
79 – Real Madrid (29 + 16 + 17 + 17): Randolph (15), Abalde (7), Campazzo (9), Deck (16) and Tavares (10) -the starting five-, Rudy (5), Alocen (3), Carroll, Garuba (2), Llull (10) and Thompkins (2).
63 – Maccabi Tel Aviv (18 + 14 + 18 + 13): Bryant (4), Wilbekin (18), Caloiaro, Cohen and Zizic (14) -the starting quintet-, Jones (9), Hunter (5), Dorsey (6), Blayzer, Bender (7) and Sahar.
Referees: Olegs Latisevs (LET), Piotr Pastusiak (POL) and Tomislav Hordov (CRO). Without eliminated
Incidents: Match corresponding to the ninth day of the Euroleague played at the Palacio de Deportes (Wizink Center) in Madrid behind closed doors.