Updated Sunday, January 23, 2022 –
Bara cut the white streak in a game that dominated 35 minutes, with Sanli and Laprovittola as unexpected protagonists. The final attack by Laso’s men was not enough.
Stop Real Madrid dry, entangled in the board of Jasikevicius, defeated when he most seemed willing to turn the trend before a happy Bara on the stage of the classics, those that not so long ago were his torture. A night of few white luxuries and an unexpected actor like Sanli They ended up opting for the third train wreck of the course, with its final point of controversy, a promise of the battles to come. [75-85: Narracin y estadsticas]
For the first time in a long time, Real Madrid could allow themselves the luxury of flexing their muscles against their eternal rival. Of not surviving between squeezes and patches. What happens is that this is not synonymous with victory and clears up any hint of excuses that they never had. lasso and yours. Looking Jasikevicius’ men in the eye, powerful leaders in the ACB and the Euroleague after having won 20 of the last 21 games, the Whites soon tried to impose that inertia.
Midway through the first act, they scored a 14-3 run, as if they had suddenly discovered all the secrets of the defensive labyrinth proposed by Saras. Surprise triples Jeff Taylor in the midst of the general good tone. But the stoppage of the first quarter put Bara back together, who found the hit, the dagger from the perimeter that supposes Kuric. This time it was the azulgrana who circumvented the rival traps, scoring too easily Davies y Higgins, turning the afternoon around and taking charge of sensations.
The hysterical Saras held the keys to the duel. Last season they won six out of seven and after the lapse in the Super Cup, in the previous Euroleague a few weeks ago they hit the whites again. Laprovittola and Sanli They were his secret weapons. The transformation of the Argentine, which even seems like a defensive trick now. The tactical wisdom of the Turk, who shattered an unfocused Tavares. The giant was noticed lacking rhythm, without his usual intimidation, after his recent absence due to covid. Only the triples of Llull They prevented the classic from breaking (51-61, min. 29).
There was a play around the locker room that had been significant for the local crowd. Two offensive rebounds from Kuric, a baseline rebound from Lapro… Too many failures of concentration and little trace of Give it back.
The point of no return was three times Smits in the absence of six minutes that put the maximum (56-68). Then Madrid had no choice but the fire. And the Bara, who had the stage under control, let himself be strangely entangled. Conceded a 10-0 spurred by the stands, the penetrations of Williams-Goss and the defensive nerve of Rudy and Abalde. But also when he was in the Balearic Islands, his breath did not last long after his break due to the virus.
An unsportsmanlike by Rudy and a string of free throws that ignited the controversy was what rescued a Bara who seemed tremulous before one of those white attacks that work miracles. 10 consecutive points from 4.60 and a triple as the tip of Mirotic They ended with the threat of a comeback to the indignation of the stands. Without heroes or clarity throughout the afternoon, it was not worth Madrid either with the heroic.
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