BAXI Manresa faces the leader for three quarters
BAXI Manresa faces the leader for three quarters
BAXI Manresa faces the leader for three quarters

BAXI Manresa faces the leader for three quarters

The Bages team was competitive on the court of a Real Madrid that remains unbeaten. Eatherton, with 16 points, and Vaulet, with 13, the best of BAXI Manresa.

Sunday 22 of November of 2020 at 22:30

100 Real Madrid I Campazzo 20, Llull 17, Deck 12, Randolph 3 and Tavares 11; Causeur 4, Abalde 7, Laprovittola 4, Reyes 2, Garuba 7 and Carroll 13

78 BAXI Manresa I Dani Pérez 4, Jou, Vaulet 13, Hinrichs 5 and Eatherton 16; Mason 11, Rafa Martínez 11, Sajus 8, Dulkys and Sima 10

Partials: 25-18, 22-22, 26-18, 27-20

BAXI Manresa faced for three quarters on the court of the undefeated leader of the Endesa League, a Real Madrid that could only sentence in the last minutes (100-78). Now the Bages team face three weeks without competition before receiving Joventut de Badalona in the Nou Congost, on Saturday 12 December at 18:00.

In the initial moments the locals dominated thanks to the tandem formed by the ex-Manresa Sergi Llull and the center Walter Tavares. The reds tried to keep a short distance, and a counterattack culminated by Rafa Martínez left a score of 25-18 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second the tonic was of exchange of baskets between the two teams. The visitors did not let the whites escape, and a three-pointer converted by Mason put his team just five points (45-40), which caused Pablo Laso to call a timeout. Later, two free throws scored by Llull left a 47-40 at the half-time.

In the second half, the Madrid players took a step forward in defense, and the players led by Pedro Martínez had trouble in scoring. The rival opened a hole, but three three-pointers, from Eatherton, Mason and Rafa Martínez, and a shot in the middle distance by Sajus made BAXI Manresa nail a partial 0-11 and force the local coach stop the confrontation. Madrid then reacted and went electronic again at the end of the third period (73-58).

The last ten minutes did not have much history, as the whites, led by a Campazzo who said goodbye to the team before leaving for the NBA, left the Bages team without options to take the seventh victory of the season.