By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
ACB leader, Real Madrid made 18 three-pointers and grabbed its 18th win in a row, 98-89, against Casademont Zaragoza on Sunday evening.
Nicolas Laprovíttola registered a team-high 20 points without playing in the final quarter. Rudy Fernandez logged 17 points and Jeffery Taylor had 14 points. A late 9-0 sprint after an 87-87 tie made all the difference for the Whites upping their record to 32-1. The hosts went down to 14-20, despite Elias Harris banking in a game-high 23 points.
Barcelona, idle in the Regular Season Round 35 weekend, remained second at 28-4. Tenerife’s third-best record was forced down to 26-8 after the loss, 98-65, to Fuenlabrada.
Bojan Dubljevic packed 22 points leading Valencia past Estudiantes, 100-89. The fifth consecutive win lifted the fourth-placed team to 22-11.
Dario Brizuela dropped 30 points powered by 5/8 triples for Unicaja Malaga in the overtime win, 102-93, versus Joventut Badalona.
ACB Round 35:
Monbus Obradoiro – MoraBanc Andorra 79-51
Unicaja Malaga – Joventut Badalona 102-93 OT (84-84)
Coosur Real Betis – Baxi Manresa 86-70
Valencia – Movistar Estudiantes 100-89
Casademont Zaragoza – Real Madrid 89-98
Urbas Fuenlabrada – Lenovo Tenerife 98-65
Herbalife Gran Canaria – UCAM Murcia 91-81
Photo Credit: Real Madrid