REPORT | 07/09/2019 | Nacho Díaz | PHOTOGRAPHER: Germán PozoThey beat Unicaja Málaga to get their second win of pre-season.
- Torneo Costa del Sol
- Sat, 07 Sep
Laso mixed youth with experiences, as in the game against Zenit. Unicaja Málaga, with an inspired Avramovic, helped them go ahead on the scoreboard early on. Laso changed things around for the madridistas with a timeout. The Whites sunk several threes to make the score 16-24.
There were moments in the second quarter where the hosts challenged the Whites, but the Whites pushed again to take the lead in Nerja, as Mickey and Tavares dominated on the rebound. It went to 28-43 at half-time, with Spagnolo, Nakic, Garuba, Núñez, Duscak and Tisma scoring. Unicaja Málaga had chances but Carroll was on form to rise above the rest.
Casimiro's side were not done and brought the game back to within five points (45-50), but Laso's side dominated to make it 47-61. The final ten minutes saw Reyes join the list of scorers for Real Madrid, in a game where twelve players scored. After a final push from the Malaga side, but Taylor and Carroll killed the game from the free-throw line (69-76).
UNICAJA 69 (16+12+19+22): Avramovic (20), Díaz (4), Sánchez (0), Guerrero (4), Suárez (4) -starting five- Fernández (6), Stilma (0), Tamba (2), Adams (17), Elegar (6), Godspower (0) and Gerun (6).
REAL MADRID 76 (24+19+18+15): Spagnolo (5), Carroll (18), Nakic (2), Garuba (2) y Tavares (5) –starting five- Núñez (4), Thompkins (7), Taylor (12), Duscak (5), Mickey (9), Tisma (5) and Reyes (2).