NEWS STORY. 20/11/2022. Edu Bueno
Real Madrid welcome UCAM Murcia today for the round eight league fixture. The second home game in less than 72 hours, after Thursday night's big win over Alba Berlin in the Euroleague. Chus Mateo's team will be looking to keep up their unbeaten run at the WiZink Center in this competition. They have won all 3 matches so far and have won 12 in a row going back to last season.
Another demanding test for our team as the side from Murcia comes to visit us with a win less in the standings. Real Madrid are full of confidence and are on the back of their best game in the Euroleague so far this season, beating Alba Berlin by 18 points and putting in an excellent performance. On top of that, they are unbeaten in the league since March this year. UCAM Murcia, who have won three of their last four games, are the opponents.
Video.Real Madrid-UCAM Murcia: looking to continue the unbeaten run in the league at the WiZink Center
Real Madrid average almost 90 points per game in the league, seven more than their opponents, and in the last two games have gone into half-time with more than 50 points on the board. An extremely high scoring rate that their opponents have been unable to keep up with. Defensive improvement has also been evident and will be crucial against another team with strong offensive talent. The Murcians have plenty of points from the outside thanks to the McFadden-Trice-Davis trio, and are prolific from three-point range with a 35.5% success rate. Williams-Goss is back after returning form a six-month injury (8 points in 7 minutes) to bolster the point guard position, although Hanga, who pulled out with discomfort, is out of the game.
Making the difference from the inside
The team is demonstrating its strength on the paint. Each player is performing at a high level and this is a key factor in the games. An improved contribution from Poirier, with 17 and 28 points in the last two victories. The same goes for Cornelie, who is getting better and better, as well as the emergence of Ndiaye, who is making the most of his minutes in the absence of Yabusele. Obviously, Tavares is there. They'll also have to deal with a big inside game (Pustovyi and Diop). Our side has come out on top in the last ten league games against UCAM Murcia. Most recently, in May this year by 90-69 with the centre from the Cape Verde and Abalde as the stand out players.