Real Madrid dominated Olympiacos and qualified for the Euroleague final.

Real Madrid dominated Olympiacos and qualified for the Euroleague final.

Olympiacos didn’t even seem to be on the floor in the first half, and Real Madrid didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. They maintained the lead throughout the game, playing excellent defense and forcing the usually strong Olympiacos into many turnovers and poor choices. Last year’s Euroleague champions managed to lead by as many as 24 points. The half ended with a score of 56-37, with Real Madrid demonstrating why they are the favorites to win the Euroleague again this year.

Olympiacos didn’t get anything meaningful from either their guards or their centers, with T. Walkup finishing the game 0 for 6 from three-point range standing out. On the other hand, D. Musa was outstanding for Real Madrid, scoring 20 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, handing out 2 assists, and recording 1 steal. The game ended with a final score of 87-76, and Real Madrid will face Panathinaikos in the Euroleague Grand Final on Sunday, May 26.

Scorecast:

Real Madrid

Starters:

  • Dzanan Musa: Min 26:09, Pts 20, Reb 3, Ast 2, Stl 1
  • Mario Hezonja: Min 33:19, Pts 12, Reb 6, Ast 0, Stl 2
  • Edy Tavares: Min 22:30, Pts 9, Reb 4, Ast 0, Stl 0
  • Facundo Campazzo: Min 29:55, Pts 3, Reb 5, Ast 9, Stl 2
  • Eli N’Diyae: Min 10:34, Pts 0, Reb 1, Ast 0, Stl 0

Bench:

  • Guerschon Yabusele: Min 22:44, Pts 11, Reb 2, Ast 0, Stl 1
  • Vincent Poirier: Min 17:30, Pts 11, Reb 3, Ast 0, Stl 1
  • Sergio Llull: Min 10:43, Pts 9, Reb 1, Ast 3, Stl 0
  • Sergio Rodriguez: Min 14:34, Pts 8, Reb 3, Ast 4, Stl 1
  • Fabien Causeur: Min 06:19, Pts 4, Reb 1, Ast 0, Stl 0
  • Rudy Fernández: Min 05:32, Pts 0, Reb 1, Ast 1, Stl 0
  • Alberto Abalde: Min 00:11, Pts 0, Reb 0, Ast 0, Stl 0

Olympiacos

Starters:

  • Alec Peters: Min 28:40, Pts 23, Reb 10, Ast 1, Stl 0
  • Isaiah Canaan: Min 19:09, Pts 7, Reb 0, Ast 1, Stl 0
  • Thomas Walkup: Min 26:42, Pts 4, Reb 3, Ast 5, Stl 2
  • Kostas Papanikolaou: Min 21:35, Pts 3, Reb 3, Ast 0, Stl 0
  • Moustapha Fall: Min 27:21, Pts 2, Reb 6, Ast 2, Stl 0

Bench:

  • Shaquielle McKissic: Min 26:06, Pts 17, Reb 4, Ast 1, Stl 3
  • Nigel Williams-Goss: Min 29:54, Pts 15, Reb 4, Ast 3, Stl 4
  • Filip Petrusev: Min 07:54, Pts 5, Reb 1, Ast 0, Stl 0
  • Nikola Milutinov: Min 10:10, Pts 0, Reb 0, Ast 2, Stl 0
  • Moses Wright: Min 02:29, Pts 0, Reb 0, Ast 0, Stl 0

DNP – Coach’s Decision: Naz Mitrou-Long, Giannoulis Larentzakis

Game stats:

StatReal MadridOlympiacos
Field Goals31/55 (56.4%)26/62 (41.9%)
3 Pointers12/27 (44.4%)14/33 (42.4%)
Free Throws13/19 (68.4%)10/15 (66.7%)
Assists1915
Rebounds3031
Off. Rebounds714
Def. Rebounds2317
Steals89
Blocks71
Turnovers1314
Personal Fouls2222

From the game statistics, it is clear that Olympiacos had a bad day, shooting only 41.9% from the field. Despite prevailing in rebounding, they made more turnovers and poor choices on offense.

Olympiacos tried to turn the situation around in the second half, but they only managed to reduce the deficit to 8 points before Real Madrid easily regained their lead.

QuarterReal MadridOlympiacos
Q12810
Q22827
Q31521
Q41618
Total Score8776

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