Work, defense and ‘Chachismo’ to keep Real Madrid unbeaten | Relief

Real Madrid’s streak adds and continues. Although job It has been difficult for him to do so. Because the truth is that Although the first half was absolutely excellent from Chus Mateo’s team, after the break, Lenovo Tenerife plugged in thanks to the energy of Jaime Fernández and the game changed script. So much so that It was not until the last quarter when the whites finally certified the victory. A triumph of carats and worked in the second half from the defense, the pulse in the paint and the intelligence of Chacho and, of course, of Campazzo. Real Madrid remains undefeated just four days before the big Clásico (Euroleague) against Barça.

There are few better data to show the state of absolute self-confidence that Real Madrid has than the one they signed in the first quarter at the Santiago Martín. Chus Mateo’s team did not miss a shot at the basket during the first 5:49 minutes of play. 19 consecutive points What Chus Mateo’s team did against a Lenovo Tenerife team that was reduced to nine during that period. And that momentum really continued and made the whites lead in that quarter with 14-27 on the scoreboard and also at halftime with 34-47.

Of course, the reality is that there Txus Vidorreta did not hesitate to complain about something that was seen during the first half: the free throws. Although the reality is that Lenovo Tenerife is the team that goes to the free throw line the most, this was not the case against the white team. One free kick for Vidorreta’s team compared to 12 for Chus Mateo’s team. A difference that made the Aurinegro coach very angry, as he said before the start of the third quarter on the microphones of Movistar+.

“We are the team that follows the TL line the most and today we have one against 12 of them. I am not going to put the scoreboard like Sito Alonso last year against this same team, but…” said Vidorreta. And be that as it may, the reality is that After the break the game changed completely, even if it wasn’t from the free throw (the Aurinegros took eight compared to the whites’ 26).

More golden defense to change the script after the break

Lenovo Tenerife made up for the defensive deficiency that had dragged on throughout the first half. While Real Madrid slowed down a gear that gave even more wings to the locals. Two consecutive triples by Jaime Fernández, who was excellent in attack and defense after returning from the locker room, and another by Bruno Fitipaldo made the score 43-47. The white team could not get even for the good work of its rival and even entered a certain point of haste. So much so that after a timeout by Chus Mateo, his team lost the ball and the play ended with Gio Shermadini putting his team within just two points (45-47).

Partial 11-0 for Lenovo Tenerife that Edy Tavares managed to break…shortly before entering foul problems. Because the center, who was in MVP mode (by the way, he was with a PIR of 23), saw the fourth in the middle of the third quarter and that forced Mateo to send him to the bench. However, it didn’t take much for Real Madrid to get what he needed from Vincent Poirier and the Frenchman soon It ended up becoming the pillar of painting for whites.

Dominance in the paint with Poirier and more white defensive action

To that, we had to add the Chacho’s great intelligence, who distributed the game in an absolute way – it has already been said on some occasions about his great understanding with the center Poirier – and also had a good hand from the three-point line; to Campazzolife insurance in any situation always, already a Dzanan Musa who showed a great version on both sides of the court. The same as Gaby Deck acting, of course, as ‘4’. This was what really ended up holding the white team against a good Lenovo Tenerife that had risen up the ranks and improved defensively and that fought until the end.

Chus Mateo’s men get a worthy victory (76-82) against one of the teams called to be at the top in the Endesa League, They remain undefeated and there are now 12 (13 if you count the one they achieved against the Dallas Mavericks) the consecutive victories they have achieved since the season began. Now, let’s think about the Euroleague Classic next Thursday.

Noelia Gómez Mira

Noelia Gómez Mira is a basketball specialist for Relevo, where she reviews what happens in competitions such as the ACB and the Euroleague. She has been the second woman speaker of the

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