This is a matchup between Baskonia and Real Madrid in the Euroleague. Baskonia and Real Madrid will meet at Fernando Buesa Arena, the home of Vitoria-Gasteiz. This is an entertaining game, so please review our thoughts here below.
Currently, Baskonia is in the 8th seed of the Euroleague standings and are looking to win, to make it to the playoffs. They are on 3 games winning streak and look very confident. It is because of their defense as they allow only 73.7ppg, on this streak.
Marcelinho Huertas has been playing very well lately. He is carrying his team with assists and also scores pretty well. Huertas averages 9.5ppg and 6.5apg, in his last 4 games. Vincent Poirier is playing some great basketball lately, as well. Moreover, Poirier is averaging 11.0ppg and 8.5rpg. He is replacing Shengelia very nicely, as Tornike injured.
Baskonia’s leaders this season: Matt Janning (11ppg, 2apg), Vincent Poirier (11ppg, 7.6rpg), Darrun Hilliard (9.3ppg, 2.7rpg).
Currently, Real is in the 3rd place of the Euroleague standings. They are struggling lately, as they won only 3 of their last 5 games. It probably was because of their offense. Real has not been scoring well lately as in 4 of the last games they average 81.3ppg. On the other hand, Madrid is coming off an impressive win against Khimki as they scored 100 points in this game.
Felipe Reyes is going to break a record on Friday, for the most games played in Euroleague. He is going to play his 343rd game in Euroleague and it is a beautiful sight, to witness. Sergio Llull has been getting it done lately. He is averaging 12.3ppg and 6.5apg. Moreover, Llull is a playmaker that shoots very well and can initiate a huge scoring run.
Real Madrid’s leaders this season: Anthony Randolph (13.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 47% 3FG%), Sergio Llull (10.6ppg, 3.7apg), Gustavo Ayon (8.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.6apg).
In their 1st meeting of this season, Real crushed Baskonia by result 97-79. Now, after a few months, it looks like Baskonia is even weaker now, a few of their players are injured. Real’s leaders in this game: Sergio Llull (23pts, 4ass), Rudy Fernandez (14pts, 2rebs). Baskonia’s leaders: Marcelinho Huertas (14pts, 3ass), P. Garino (12pts, 5rebs).