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Howard and Giedraitis dismantle Madrid in the fratricidal duel of the Euroleague

The Real Madrid has been another guest on the show markus howardwho led Baskonia bucket in their sixth consecutive victory in the Euroleague by 92-86, thanks to a second quarter of a dream that ended with a 35-15. The electric North American player scored 28 points with six triples and carried his team in the second act in which the locals reached 18 rental points. Despite everything, the madridistas pulled out all the stops to redress the situation and managed to get within two points of their rival in the third quarter.

The Baskonista inspiration and the support of a packed Buesa Arena prevented Chus Mateo’s men from turning around a game in which they Rokas Giedraitis he was the most regular with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Edy Tavares was the best of the whites with 15 points and 12 rebounds and Nigel Williams-Goss He played a great second half, but it wasn’t enough to turn the score around.

The Barca team made up for the visiting inside superiority imposed by Edy Tavares and Petr Cornelie, who also punished his peers from abroad. Markus Howard kept the Basques close to a Real Madrid team that was very comfortable in attack and achieved the first gains thanks to outside success and offensive rebounding. Baskonia reacted on defense but a triple by Nigel William-Goss closed the first round and made the difference again, 24-28.

The whites’ third consecutive three-pointer opened the first serious differences at the start of the match, 26-34, but seven consecutive points from Daulton Hommes counteracted the incisive play of a motivated Real Madrid and Baskonia regained control of the game with a 21-2 run, after a three-pointer and a Markus Howard’s dream basket that lifted a crowded Buesa Arena from the seat.

The Baskonista scorer, author of 21 points in the first half, raised the score with his fourth triple up to 54-38 and Chus Mateo decided to finish the first half without “five” cigars, given the speed that the Basque team printed in their actions offensive. The whites only found solutions from the free kick, while the azulgranas did not hesitate to punish every defensive error by a team that found itself outclassed one-on-one by Markus Howard and a great reading of the game by Joan Peñarroya’s men who they went to changing rooms with a 59-43.

Real Madrid turned up the intensity after the break, fabien causeur he took care of Howard and the whites endorsed a 4-14 that forced the coach of the Vitoria team to stop the game. The Barça shooter unblocked Baskonia’s problems in the five-on-five game, although the offensive rebounding problems were obvious and that allowed Chus Mateo’s team to return to the game with ten minutes ahead, 73-59.

The direction and scoring of Nigel Williams-Goss provided more attacking options to a Real Madrid that got behind the white team with a 0-7, but two consecutive triples by Lithuanian Rokas Gieadraitis They gave air to a needy Baskonia, with many problems to overcome the white defense, which was going to the limit. Those of Chus Mateo they lost presence when Edy Tavares was not therebut the Catalans did not give the finishing touch to their rival, who arrived alive at the last minute, 87-80, but Baskonia closed the game with two good defenses and free throws that made the final 92-86.

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