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Real Madrid-Baskonia: looking for a 19th straight win at the WiZink Center

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NEWS | 19/01/2020 | Rodrigo Salamanca

The Whites head into their third game of the week looking to stay top of the league (6:30pm CET).
Real Madrid finish off a demanding week of action with a clash against Kirolbet Baskonia at the WiZink Center, on Endesa League match day 18 (6:30pm CET). The Whites hosts the Basque team as they attempt to record a 19th straight win at home this season (8 in the league and 10 in Euroleague) to stay top of the table.

They'll be up against an outfit desperate to turn their recent fortunes around following a run of four defeats in five games). Prior record looks good for Laso's men, who have beaten the Vitoria-based side on the last ten League meetings.

Real Madrid have won eight league games in a row at home.

Stopping the visitors' interior play will be one of the key objectives for the league's best defense (75 points against). Tavares, the championship's third-best rebounder and Thompkins, who has averaged 18.5 PIR over the last two league games, will be two crucial weapons in the paint against the team led by Ivanovic.  
Accuracy on two-point shots is another area where Kirolbet Baskonia excel in offense. They're averaging 57% conversion rate, the second-best in the league. The leaders will have to be especially vigilant of Shengelia (16.2 points and 18.4 PIR) and Henry (11.4 and 13.9), key attacking reference points for their Basque rivals.