Real Madrid jumps out at Valencia and Barcelona routs Tenerife

2024-02-17T19:53:59+00:00 2024-02-17T23:18:11+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

17/Feb/24 19:53

Convincing displays for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in the Semifinals of Spain’s Copa del Rey

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Building on a quick double-digit advantage, Real Madrid retained the lead over 20 points for large stretches of the second half, dominating Valencia on Saturday.

With Luka Doncic watching from Indianapolis, his former team ended up with a 95-76 victory in Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena to reach the Final of Spain’s Copa del Rey.

A brilliant showing with multiple standout players for head coach Chus Mateo. Dzanan Musa put in a game-high 18 points and Guerschon Yabusele followed with 14 points. Fabien Causeur and Alberto Abalde did not play, while Carlos Alocen remained out of the lineup.

Despite fouling out and being limited to 14 minutes of action in Malaga, Brandon Davies shared a game-high 18 points with Musa. Nate Reuvers and Kassius Robertson sat out alongside Boubacar Toure (back).

A similar dominating performance by FC Barcelona against Lenovo Tenerife in the second Semifinal set up a clash between the archrivals on Sunday’s Final. Tucking in 12/25 from beyond the arc created a safe distance en route to a 108-76 victory.

Six players scored in double-digits for the team guided by Roger Grimau. Willy Hernangomez stood out pairing 15 points with eight rebounds. Dario Brizuela and Tomas Satoransky added 13 and 11 points, respectively. Inching closer to suiting up for the reigning ACB champions down the stretch of the 2023-24 season, Ricky Rubio was ruled out alongside Oriol Pauli and Michael Caicedo.

For the team coached by Txus Vidorreta, Tim Abromaitis registered a game-high 16 points. Coming out of three months on the injury list, Fran Guerra suited up but did not play.

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