No problem for Real Madrid in Game 1 against Gran Canaria

2023-05-28T14:23:07+00:00 2023-05-28T22:54:13+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

28/May/23 14:23

The EuroLeague champions started the ACB Playoffs on a positive note

By Eurohoops Team/

Only a few days after lifting up their 11th EuroLeague in Kaunas, Real Madrid stepped foot on the court of the WiZink Center to take on DreamLand Gran Canaria in Game 1 of their ACB Quarter-Finals series. They did it successfully, always having the game in their control and winning 95-68.

Dzanan Musa led the way with 20 and 5/5 from two, and Sergio Llull ended the game with 16 points and 4/5 from beyond the arc, including the two long-distance shots which permit him to become the club’s leading scorer in the ACB and the first-ever Real Madrid player with at least 900 three-pointers made.

For Chus Mateo’s team, moreover, Chacho Rodriguez had 11 points and 3 assists in only 14:41 minutes, while the former Gran Canaria giant Walter Tavares had 6 points and 8 rebounds. On the other end, Aleksander Balcerowski and Damien Inglis scored 15 points each and combined for 10 boards.

Game 2 will be played in Gran Canaria on May 31 at 21:00 CET. The winner of this best-of-three will face who wins the confrontation between Baskonia and Joventut Badalona. The black-and-green side took the 1-0 lead thanks to Kyle Guy’s 36 points.

Unicaja defeated Tenerife on the road

In the match of Basketball Champions League semifinalists, Unicaja prevailed over Lenovo Tenerife on the road 59-72 and will have a chance to finish the job in the ACB quarterfinals at home on June 1 (21.00 CET).

Kendrick Perry led the winning side with 16 points, while Dylan Osetkowski added 11.

For Tenerife, who shot just 19/54 from the field, Bruno Fitipaldo had 13, Leandro Bolmaro 11, and ACB MVP Giorgi Shermadini 10 points.

The guests took control early and finished the match dominating the glass with 40 rebounds, while Tenerife recorded 27.

2022-23 ACB Quarter-Finals results and schedule:

Baskonia – Joventut Badalona, G1: 91-99
Joventut Badalona – Baskonia, G2: (30/05 at 21:00 CET)

Real Madrid – Gran Canaria, G1: 95-68
Gran Canaria – Real Madrid, G2: (31/05 at 21:00 CET)

Lenovo Tenerife – Unicaja Malaga, G1: 59-72
Unicaja Malaga – Lenovo Tenerife, G2: (01/06 at 21:00 CET)

FC Barcelona – Valencia, G1: (29/05 at 21:00 CET)
Valencia – FC Barcelona, G2: (02/06 at 21:00 CET)