NEWS STORY. 14/05/2022. Edu Bueno
The final game of the ACB Regular Season is also Real Madrid's last outing before they head to Belgrade for the semi-finals of the Final Four on Thursday 19. Our team take on Gran Canaria, who are fighting for an eighth-place finish which would see them into the playoffs, at a venue where we have won all seven previous visits in the league. Tonight, Laso's boys will discover their quarter-final opposition, set to come from one of three sides: Lenovo Tenerife, Bitci Baskonia or Baxi Manresa.
Despite the result having no bearing on Real Madrid's league position, having already sealed second place, Laso was clear about the teams intentions following the game against UCAM Murcia: “We're going to Gran Canaria to win, we're not thinking about anything else". Further proof of that came in Wednesday's victory (90-69), as the team produced a faultless display in every respect.
Video.Gran Canaria-Real Madrid: final game ahead of the Final Four
The two teams are in somewhat opposing states of form. Madrid are seeking a ninth consecutive win, number 25 in the league so far, while Gran Canaria have lost four of their last six in domestic competition. Win, and they make the playoffs. Lose, and they'll have to wait on the results of UCAM Murcia and Bilbao Basket. Laso's charges know they are up against a dangerous team full of quality and experience in the ACB.
A high-scoring month
Our team go into the Final Four in the midst of some of their best showings this season, displaying frightening levels in offense. In their three wins already this month, they're averaging 92.6 points (98 against Joventut, 89 against Obradorio and 90 against UCAM Murcia). In their longer, eight-match winning run, that figure is almost 90. The focus tonight is on closing out the Regular Season with another victory on the islanders' turf.