He real Madrid will remain one more week as undefeated leader of the Endesa League after beating Covirán Granada this Sunday 76-83, which is still in the lower part of the standings with only one victory to its credit this season.
The white team, rested in Granada after a week without a Euroleague game, began the match with a strong attack led by Frenchman Fabien Causeur (10-20, m.7 after a 0-10 partial).
Pablo Pin’s timeout did not prevent Real Madrid’s advantage from increasingwhich finished the first quarter 13-25, with 12 points from Causeur thanks to four three-pointers without a miss.
Lluis Costa and Germán Martínez kept the hosts afloat at the start of the second quarter (27-33, m.14) against a Real Madrid with more problems in attack as the Andalusians increased their defensive intensity.
All the success that the whites had in the first quarter was missing in the second, which allowed Covirán Granada to reach the break only six points behind on the scoreboard (34-40).
In the second half the score was tightened to the maximum (47-47, m.23) with the hosts very successful from outside and with the Argentine Facu Campazzo coming to the rescue of his team in the worst moments (51-51, m.25 ).
Real Madrid could not stop the local attack (31 points from Covirán Granada in the third quarter) and the locals, grown in front of their audience, started the last ten minutes ahead (65-62).
Campazzo was the differentiating factor in the decisive moments of a quarter final in which the swords continued for many minutes at full height (67-67, m.34).
The whites finished the match with a partial score of 0-12 (67-79, m.37) taking advantage of the physical wear and tear of a Coviran Grenade who noted the absence due to injury of the American Joe Thomasson.
Covirán Granada, 76 (13+21+31+11): Costa (9), Kramer (16), Tomás, (9), Cheatham (13), Felicio (10) -starting quintet- Díaz (5), Martínez ( 8), Kairys (6), Konontsuk (-).
Real Madrid, 83 (25+15+22+21): Campazzo (21), Causeur (12), Musa (15), Deck (6), Tavares (2) -starting quintet- Rudy (-), Llull (5 ), Hezonja (8), Abalde (5), Poirier (9), Ndiaye (-).
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Arnau Padrós and Yasmina Alcaraz. No eliminations due to fouls.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the eighth day of the Endesa League played at the Palacio de los Deportes in Granada before 8,014 spectators. Full.