By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
After the double-digit lead was cut to two points, Sergio Llull scored five straight points in crunch time sealing the win, 79-71, for Real Madrid at Rio Breogan.
French forward Guerschon Yabusele registered a team-high 14 points in the ACB Regular Season Round 6 held at Lugo, Spain. Rudy Fernandez, Alberto Abalde, and Walter Tavares had nine points apiece, while Llull, Carlos Alocen, and Thomas Heurtel added eight points each.
Adam Hanga picked up an injury in Friday’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 4 visit at Panathinaikos and joined the list of missing players already featuring Trey Thompkins and Anthony Randolph.
Pablo Laso’s side with Sunday’s W improved to 6-0 in the Spanish League to reach FC Barcelona on top of the standings. The hosts went down to 3-3, despite nearly coming back from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Trae Bell-Haynes packed 17 points behind 7/12 field goals and Dzanan Musa ended up with 16 points to his name.
Coming up for the Whites off to a 3-1 start in EuroLeague, Fenerbahce Beko at home in Round 5 action scheduled for Thursday.
Lenovo Tenerife defeated Baskonia, 71-65, after outscoring the hosts, 22-6, in the last ten minutes. Canadian star Kyle Wiltjer and Bruno Fitipaldo both connected five three-pointers combining for an overall total of 34 points, 19 and 15 respectively. Sasu Salin scored eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Txus Vidorreta’s side improved to 4-2 after going to 2-0 in Group A of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season on Wednesday. On the other hand, the EuroLeague outlet fell to 3-3 with a EuroLeague home game versus AS Monaco coming up on Friday. Rokas Giedraitis pulled in a team-high 17 points against Tenerife.
Earlier, Gran Canaria got to 4-2 in the Spanish League rolling Coosur Real Betis, 94-70. Surne Bilbao notched its first win, 85-80, opposite Urbas Fuenlabrada.