Real Madrid 76-82 Barça Lassa: Clásico victory

Real Madrid 76-82 Barça Lassa: Clásico victory

Pesic's side are more leaders than ever in the domestic championship after winning at the home of their biggest rivals

Barça Lassa have won the basketball Clásico at Real Madrid (76-82) in a game that they dominated from start to finish. Heurtel led the team’s scoring with 15 points as Barça go 20-4 in the regular season, two wins more than second placed Madrid.

Ruthless attacking and solid defence saw the Catalans fly into the lead at 3-13, but Real Madrid eventually found their own game and the first period ended all square on 17-17.

A 3/3 streak of 3-pointers spearheaded Barça back into the lead, but Madrid again mustered a response, although another Kuric three on the buzzer meant the blaugrana were up by five at the interval (40-45).

The visitors continued to dominate after the restart, with Tomic slam-dunk getting the lead back into double figures. Once again the all-whites picked their back into contention, but going in to the final period, the 57-62 scoreline was still very favourable to the league leader’s interests.

Every time Madrid looked like they might be back in it, Barça powered ahead again. A 0-8 streak put ten points between the sides again, and this time the lead was definitive.

It’s always nice to win a Clásico, while the ACB table makes for some very pleasant reading material right now.

MATCH STATS

Real Madrid: Llull (13), Causeur (2), Taylor (9), Randolph (9), Tavares (2), Campazzo (7), Ayón (10), Yusta (-), Thompkins (7), Carroll (15) & Reyes (2).

Barça Lassa: Ribas (2), Heurtel (15), Claver (12), Singleton (7), Tomic (6), Oriola (10), Kuric (13), Pangos (8), Smits (9) & Blazic (-).

Periods: 17-17 / 40-45 / 57-62 / 76-82

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