Sergio Llull travels to Athens, not ready for Game 3

2019-04-22T13:08:18+00:00 2019-04-22T13:16:26+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

22/Apr/19 13:08

Sergio Llull has progressed, but isn’t ready to return to action for Real Madrid.

By Eurohoops team/

Real Madrid is on its way to Greece ahead of Game 3 against Panathinaikos OPAP. The Whites are up 2-0 in the best-of-five EuroLeague playoffs series and can complete a sweep on Tuesday, otherwise will play again in Athens on Thursday. If the team suffers a pair of defeats, the series will return to Madrid for the decisive Game 5.

Injured Sergio Llull won’t be available for Game 3, but traveled to Athens alongside his teammates. Commenting on the 31-year-old Spaniard, Pablo Laso said: “Obviously, tomorrow he won’t play. He is much better within the terms that we thought at the beginning. He is doing work on the court and we are optimistic, but tomorrow he won’t play.”

Also, the 51-year-old coach said he believes Nick Calathes will be in action in spite of his doubtful status. “I’m more worried about Madrid because I don’t believe these stories. We are talking about the playoffs and I am worried about my team. Tomorrow I expect the best Panathinaikos version. Neither was Gist going to play the first one and he played. I try not to be misled by anything that we can’t control.”