REPORT | 04/04/2021 | Rodrigo Salamanca | PHOTOGRAPHER: Pedro CastilloReal Madrid recorded their 12th consecutive win in the competition against Gipuzkoa Basket. Tyus had his best game for the Whites (26 PIR).
- Liga Endesa
- Matchday 29
- Sun, 04 Apr
There was a lack of accuracy at the basket for both teams in the early stages of the game. Real Madrid looked to establish a lead in the opening minutes, with Abalde and Tyus, with 8 points, moving the scoreboard. The emergence of Radoncic from the fifth minute onwards, prevented Real Madrid from widening the gap and they ended the first quarter at 18-15.
Real Madrid were more active in attack
The team switched things up and started to play on the front foot in the second 10 minutes. Rudy's introduction and 100% three-point shooting along with Reyes opened up a 13-7 lead for the home side. In spite of Radoncic's impressive performance, the Madrid side stretched the lead even further thanks to Laprovittola's 11-point haul, giving Laso's team the maximum difference at half-time (44-30).
The league leaders did not let up, coming out of the locker room with a bang. The madridistas continued with the good dynamics shown in the second quarter and were a little more careful on defence. Abalde, Taylor and Tyus, with 14 points in less than five minutes, led an offensive surge that gave Madrid a cushion and closed the third period at 67-46.
Ease on the three-pointer
Despite the response from the side from San Sebastian, Laso's men did not step off the pace in the last 10 minutes. Rudy (two consecutive three-pointers), Carroll, Vukcevic and Garuba all scoring with ease from long range saw Real Madrid keep their opponents at bay. Another standout performer was Tyus, who put in an all-round attacking performance and had his best game as a Real Madrid player (20 points and 26 PIR). A win for the league leaders who continue their good run of form (27 wins from 28 games).