Credit: Real Madrid
Credit Real Madrid

After thirty minutes of playing sub-par, Real Madrid woke up on time and, thanks to a great last quarter by Sergio Llull, brought down a competitive Monbus Obradoiro side 78-68 (20-13, 16-17, 15-21, 27-17).

The 34-year-old guard, without a leading role until then, appeared in the last action of the third quarter to tie the game with a triple at the buzzer. That play prolonged his good momentum in the closing ten minutes in which he led struggling Real Madrid to their third consecutive victory.

Overall, Poirier was Madrid's leading scorer with 13 points, while Llull had 12 and Causer 11. For Obradoiro, Henry Ellenson was the indisputable MVP with 20 points, followed by Robertson and Scrubb who posted 11 apiece.

Vincent Poirier was the author of eleven points in the second quarter and the player who gave his side a double-digit lead two minutes before the break (36-30).

A triple by Alex Suarez and a 2+1 action by Scrubb forced Pablo Laso to a time out, as the Basque coach could not find solutions to the offensive jam of his players. In the next action, Zurbriggen put Obradoiro upfront to finish a  0-11 run. In the last ten minutes, Llull took the reins of the game and produced five early points, with Rudy Fernández and Williams-Goss following suit (66-55).

Real Madrid will be taking on reigning EuroLeague champs Anadolu Efes next Thursday.

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