Real Madrid holds on in Malaga, extends perfect run

2022-10-09T14:31:00+00:00 2022-10-09T15:25:44+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

09/Oct/22 14:31

Sixth win in as many official games across all competitions for Real Madrid at the top of the new season

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A convincing display for Real Madrid at Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena.

Powered by Sergio Llull down the stretch, Los Blancos topped Unicaja, 76-71, in Malaga Sunday.

The experienced captain was scoreless down to the final 30 seconds, before making an acrobatic bucket and sinking a couple of free throws. Under pressure, he added yet another game-winning showing in his long run at the Madrid powerhouse. Two rebounds and two assists painted the picture on his remaining efforts in Spain’s Liga Endesa Regular Season Round 3 contest.

Dzanan Musa tallied 15 points, including six points in the fourth quarter as the team guided by Chus Mateo battled off the hosts. Walter Tavares chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds. Guerschon Yabusele logged 12 points, six rebounds, and two blocks.

The Madrid powerhouse has won six games so far in the 2022-23 season, including a 3-0 record to start the ACB. The next challenge brings up rival FC Barcelona Thursday, in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 2 action.

Plenty of movement on the injury list. Carlos Alocen, Adam Hanga, Rudy Fernandez, Anthony Randolph, and Nigel Williams-Goss are all sidelined. Coming off the injury list, Alberto Abalde suited up but did not play.

Limited to 4/25 from three-point range, the Basketball Champions League outfit was forced down to 1-2 at the domestic level. Dario Brizuela scored 17 points in the losing effort.

Another BCL team, UCAM Murcia ruled out James Anderson for four to six weeks due to an injury suffered in the Champions League Regular Season Round 1 affair opposite Tofas Tuesday. Back to domestic duties, a home loss, 89-82, to Coviran Granada shaped a 1-2 start.

Photo Credit: Real Madrid Basket Twitter