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Real Madrid's 25th Copa del Rey win

Real Madrid lifted their second trophy of the season after defeating Barcelona in the final.

Real Madrid made it three Copas del Rey in four years (2012, 2014 and 2015) at the Gran Canaria Arena in Las Palmas. Pablo Laso's side, who had come into the tournament on the back of 14 consecutive wins, extended that run by beating CAI Zaragoza (85-73) in the quarter-finals, Fiatc Joventut (83-100) in the last four and Barcelona (71-77) in a repeat of the 2014 final.

Led by a Rudy Fernández enjoying a spectacular vein of form, Madrid again saw off los azulgranas in the trophy decider. A highly intense clash saw the scores tied at 71-71 on 38', before the Whites' defence prevented their opponents from picking up a single point in the final two minutes. Felipe Reyes, Sergio Rodríguez and Andrés Nocioni sealed the triumph.

Rudy claimed his third Copa del Rey MVP award

Boasting averages of 14.6 points, 5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and a PIR of 22, Rudy Fernández was selected as MVP. The Real Madrid small forward is the only player in ACB history to have scooped the accolade in more than one edition of the Copa (he previously won it in 2004 and 2008).

TROPHY RETAINED AND A THREE-POINT RECORD IN THE PROCESS

On their way towards the trophy, Real Madrid beat the record for three-pointers in a single Copa del Rey match. The feat came in the semi-final with Fiatc Joventut, when the Whites scored 16 from 25 attempts (an impressive success rate of 65%), to better the previous highest tally by two. Six Madrid players notched up threes, with Sergio Llull's total of 5 out of 5 the particular highlight.

"We're happy at making history with this team", declared captain Felipe Reyes. "We want to win everything this year", added Sergio Rodríguez. The kings of Spain's basketball cup competition shared the trophy with the Madrid fans the following day. "This team of champions know that talent is fundamental, but so too are dedication, sacrifice and the unity created with team-mates", said club president Florentino Pérez during the event.

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