Credit: BasketNews/Begum Unal
Credit BasketNews/Begum Unal

In a nail-biting Liga ACB battle, Real Madrid (9-1) defeated Fuenlabrada (2-8) 88-85 (34-20, 13-29, 17-20, 24-16) to get their third local competition victory in a row.

Points this season

Points made: 78,9
Accuracy: 46,2%
Place in standings: 6
Record max: 95
Record min: 58
Best scorer: Guerschon Yabusele

Real created an early 15-point lead (25-10) in the first quarter but Fuenlabrada did not give up. They came back to the game behind an 11-2 run and retook game control before halftime, being in front by 2 points (49-47).

After Fuenlabrada outscored the Royal club by 3 points in the third period (69-64), Real went on a mission in the decisive 10 minutes. The Whites led the way (84-78) with 2 minutes to go but the opponents managed to get back on track.

Obi Emegano scored 7 points in a row to tie the game at 85 with 18 seconds to play. Nevertheless, Thomas Heurtel spoke the last word, hitting a heart-breaking trey.

For the winners, Fabien Causeur registered 19 points (3/5 2PT, 3/8 3PT, 4/5 FT) and 6 rebounds.

Obi Emegano and Dusan Ristic led the route for Fuenlabrada. Emegano posted 27 points (7/10 2PT, 2/6 3PT, 7/7 FT), 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Ristic had 25 points (5/8 2PT, 5/6 3PT) and 5 rebounds, 3 assists as well.

Real: Fabien Causeur 19 (6 REB), Alberto Abalde 15, Thomas Heurtel 12 (9 AST), Vincent Poirier 11 (4 REB), Walter Tavares 10 (11 REB), Guerschon Yabusele 10 (4 AST), Sergio Llull 9 (5 AST).

Fuenlabrada: Obi Emegano 27 (5 REB), Dusan Ristic 25 (5 REB), Jovan Novak 12 (5 AST), Kyle Alexander 11.

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