To such an extent did Real Madrid need
to defeat MoraBanc Andorra that the giant sentenced the game with the first triple of his career (86-79).
The last white attack had been so muddled that the ball came burning into his hands at the line of three, unknown territory for the Cape Verdean pivot.
Let's say that in more than 300 games between the NBA, the ACB and the Euroleague, he had only shot seven 3-pointers and he had missed them all.
There were about 20 seconds left, MoraBanc was rushing their comeback options, the possession clock was dying, and the ball fell into their hands.
And Tavares, who had returned to throw the team on his back, did the only thing he needed to do: hit a triple on the horn to sentence the game.
Again Tavares was the differential factor for Real Madrid, unable to close a match that seemed to be under control.
He was always ahead from the first basket and came to command by 16 points, but between MoraBanc's defensive improvement and a small downturn in the second half they bogged down the morning.
Those of Ibon Navarro got to put itself to only three points in the final stretch.
Tavares, always a beacon, took over the paint to save the white victory: 12 points and five offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter.
He finished with 16 points, 13 sacks and a PIR of 32.
Real Madrid started strong with
at the wheel.
has left the Aragonese as the only natural base available and he responded well from the beginning, participating in 11 of the first 13 white points.
However, two quick fouls sent him to the bench and on his return he had already lost the thread of the game.
picked it up
, the solution for everything in
(12), who always has the scoring machine on, they began to build that advantage that would reach 16 points.
The tax (it was inevitable this week) that Andorra had to pay for a bad start.
An income to which
(11, nine in the first part) were driving the spoon until it was reduced to only three.
It was there that Edy Tavares emerged, whose dominance in Europe begins to find little precedent in more recent history.
The Cape Verdean scored 10 of the last 14 points for Real Madrid to stop the Andorran team's comeback attempt.
A climb that settled with the only thing left to do, a triple on the horn.
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See links of interest
Rayo Vallecano - Mallorca
Seville - Cadiz
Milan - Atalanta
Alavés - Real Madrid, live
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