In the hunt for Olympiakos, Real “cleaned” Fener and got an advantage


Determined to claim first place in the regular season until the end of the Real beat Fenerbahce 90-75 in Madrid for the 31st matchday of the Euroleague. Thus, Chus Mateo’s team secured home field advantage for the playoffs and came out on top with 22-9 Olympicbut from which it is disadvantaged in terms of equality.

Janan Moussa had 16 points for the “queen”, while Adam Hanga and Vincent Poirier added 11 each. Nigel Hayes with 17 points and Nick Calathes with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists rescued Fenerbahce, which remains fifth at 18-13 but is now tied with Maccabi. Tyler Dorsey had 6 points and 1 foul in 20:16, while Costas Antetokounmpo stepped on the floor just 17 seconds later.

The race

Fener, led by Calathes, who had four assists in the first five minutes, started better, 11-15, but the plurality of Real put them ahead, 24-19, at the end of the first period and even found themselves at +1, 39- 28, midway through the second quarter. Dorsey provided solutions from the bench, Calathes started to score in addition to creating (10 points – 5 assists, Hayes “heated up” and Dimitris Itoudis’ team got closer to the shot, 42-39. However, the Madrid players with the lead Musa (10 points) and 8/11 three-pointers closed the half leading, 49-44.

Real came back from the locker room more determined and with Moussa and Poirier as the protagonists, they were firmly in the lead with double-digit differences (56-44, 64-52). The hosts were not only not threatened in the fourth quarter, but were also outscored by +14 (77-63).

Ten minutes: 24-21, 49-44, 68-58, 90-75

See here the statistics of the match

Source: Sport Fm

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