MADRID, Dec. 4 (.) –
Real Madrid beat Valencia Basket (79-62) with a stellar Dzanan Musa on matchday 10 of the Endesa League, second alone in the table behind a Lenovo Tenerife that extended its triumphant march with a 97-72 win over the Carplus Fuenlabrada.
Chus Mateo’s team achieved their eighth consecutive victory, between the Euroleague and domestic competition, once again enjoying Musa’s great moment. The MVP of last season with Río Breogán signed 22 points in 18 minutes, with a six of six in triples. With the Bosnian player on court, Madrid had a +27.
Valencia, which was coming off an important victory in Belgrade, found the match uphill from the beginning and no longer in the second half, with a 26-16 lead in the third quarter. Thus, Madrid cemented a placid victory to go up 8-2 and leave behind Barça and Gran Canaria, who lost on Saturday, as well as Unicaja and Baskonia, also 7-3.
Above all, Lenovo Tenerife (9-1) remains after their victory in the morning session over ‘Fuenla’. Txus Vidorreta’s team overwhelmingly dominated the Madrid side, close to the relegation zone in the table. Huertas (17 points and 8 assists) and Salin (21) were the best in La Laguna.
In addition, Cazoo Baskonia did take advantage of the momentum during the week in the Euroleague to win a double at the Fernando Buesa Arena against UCAM Murcia (102-73). Joan Peñarroya’s men went a step further in their awakening in recent games with a clear victory over a rival weighed down by casualties. The Basques, with Rokas Giedraitis (25 points) and Matt Costello (20), were much better.
On the other hand, Río Breogán signed an important victory to closely follow the Copa del Rey zone (5-5). The Galicians beat (66-73) a Bàsquet Girona that did not escape the lower zone, an even duel that was won by the visitors Sergi García (24 PIR) and Nemanja Nenadic (23) in Fontajau.
In the duel that closed the day, Real Betis Basketball achieved its second victory of the season, after six defeats, with a 66-76 victory over Coviran Granada after extra time. The Nasrid team was denied in the triple and later in the free kick to yield in a vital derby for the Beticos of Evans, Bertans and Gerun.