The Real Madrid Basketball was crowned champion of the ACB league In the season 2022. The merengue team defeated the Barcelona in an exciting match, which ended with a score of 81 to 74 and closed the series 3 to 1 to get his 36th title.
Those led by Paul Lasso They managed to close a good season in which they had some setbacks and went through a terrible streak where they lost 15 of 23 games. The team from the capital improved in the playoffs and managed to defeat Barcelona in the final series, with a magnificent performance by Eddy Tavares.
The game 4 was disputed in WiZink Center of the city of Madrid and the whole of Barcelona had to win to stay alive in the series. the quintet “blaugrana” They had just won the league last season and had been reinforced with renowned players to be able to repeat the title.
Eddy Tavares was named the Finals MVP. Photo: EFE SERGIO PEREZ
The Catalan team has players on its squad former NBA as they are Nicola Mirotic (Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks) and Dante Exum (Utah Jazz) which arrived in 2021 to try to get the Euroleague and the CBA. In addition, it has one of the best coaches in Europe, Saras Jasikevicius.
The real Madrid knew that he had to close the series and that is why those directed by Paul Lasso they came out with everything, and were able to win the match, thanks to the incredible performance of Eddy Tavares. The pivot got the double-double by scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. He also highlighted the performance of the Argentine gabriel deckwith a very complete game where he converted 7 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and assisted 3 times.
In the set of Barcelona projection Nicola Mirotic with 14 points and Dante Exum with 13. Nick Calathes grazed the double-double by scoring 12 points and capturing 9 rebounds. In game 4, some important players of the squad, such as Cory Higgins Y Alex Abrines.
The Finals MVP It was won by the Real Madrid center Eddy Tavares which was essential for the merengue team to add a new title. At the end of the game, the former Cleveland Cavaliers spoke with the media
“We have worked hard to achieve this and I am very happy. My job is to defend and in the end if they give me what my teammates give me in attack, then all the better. I am always willing to help and I am happy to have improved a lot .”, affirmed the MVP of the finals.
The coach from Barcelona also made statements at the end of the game in which he congratulated the local team for having won the ACB.
Real Madrid won the league title by beating Barcelona 3-1 in the final series. Photo: EFE SERGIO PEREZ
“We have to congratulate Real Madrid, throughout the series they have been better. Today we have played betterbut the little details the parties decide. It’s a shame.”, assured the strategist.
It should be noted that the two teams were eliminated from the Euroleague, the most important tournament in Europe at club level. Set azulgrana He was one of the favorites to take the title having ranked first in the “all against all”, but was eliminated in the semifinal by his classic rival, the real Madrid. On the other hand, the merengue quintero managed to reach the finalbut lost by one point against Anadolu Efes from Istanbul.