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Real Madrid returns to the old ways (79-67)

The Surne Bilbao Basketball He enjoyed this Wednesday and made his fans happy in Miribilla with a convincing and well-deserved victory against real Madridby 79-67, which delves into the crisis of results of a misguided white team and with less energy than its rival.

It was a triumph from start to finish for the men in black, who certify the permanence in the Endesa League one more year that they had almost secured with the victory last Saturday over Valencia also in a dedicated and festive Bilbao Arena.
The victory was the best gift for the coach Alex Mumbru on the day that the Basque club withdrew his shirt when he was a player with the number ’15’ on his back in an emotional tribute.

Against a rival in which only Sergio Llull (22 points) put up serious resistance, although also with good minutes from Gaby Deck (8 and 9 rebounds) and Fabien Causeur (13), Surne Bilbao imposed a rotation with up to seven players in the vicinity of 10 PIR points. The best Damien Inglis (14 and 18), Andrew Goudelock (14), Gytis Masiulis (12), Jonathan Rousselle (11) and Jeff Withey (3 blocks).

With this victory, Bilbao Basket reaches 13 and is placed two from the playoff. Madrid is three behind the leader Barcelona but now their second position is in danger, with Joventut, Baxi Manresa and Valencia Basket just one victory away and all of them with one game less than the Whites.

Masiulis scored the first basket and with five straight points gave the first lead (5-3) to a Bilbao Basket that responded to three white triples, two from Deck (5-9) with a 12-2 (17-11) led by Inglis and Delgado that already allowed him to dominate a first quarter with a final exchange of baskets (22-18). Those in black opened up even more space at the start of the second quarter (31-20) thanks to a team effort that stopped Llull with 8 points almost in a row in a 0-13 run that returned the initiative on the scoreboard to Real Madrid (31-33).

Those in white stayed ahead for a few minutes with a couple of layups by Causeur (35-39) but the appearance of the ‘Minimamba’ Goudelock He turned the match around again and four points ahead of his team at halftime with a three-pointer at the buzzer (45-41). The former Lakers player, well helped by Rousselle and Masiulis, continued to guide his team in the third quarter, in which Madrid fell into a tailspin until they were down 18 (60-42) after achieving just one point in seven minutes.

A Taylor basket on the fast break, four points from Williams-Goss and Tavares in the same play, an unsportsmanlike to Delgado and a three-pointer to the buzzer by Llull linked a 0-13 that rescued Laso’s men heading into the fourth quarter. That recovery did not help the Whites much, as they went back to their old ways at the start of the last ten minutes and Surne Bilbao, now driven by Withey in both zones, recovered their great advantage, which went from 14 points to four final minutes. A grown Bilbao Basket kept the type and gave a Madrid crestfallen.


Data sheet

Surne Bilbao Basket, 79 (22+23+15+19): Rafa Luz (3), Goudelock (14), Walker (8), Masiulis (12) and Delgado (4) -initial five-; Rousselle (11), Hakanson (4), Reyes, Inglis (14) and Withey (9)
Real Madrid, 67 (18+23+14+12): Abalde, Causeur (13), Deck (8), Yabusele (3) and Tavares (6) -initial five-; Williams-Goss (2), Llull (22), Taylor (2), Hanga (3), Randolph (7) and Poirier (1)

Referees: Carlos Peruga, Luis Miguel Castillo and Esperanza Mendoza. without eliminated
Incidents: Match of the postponed day 19 of the Endesa League, played at the Bilbao Arena in Miribilla before 7,218 spectators, according to official data

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