April 14, 2024


The Spanish males’s basketball workforce received this Friday 87-57 in opposition to Venezuela of their first preparatory match for the following World Cup in absolute class, and so they did it on the WiZink Middle in Madrid with out Willy Hernangomez, Alex Abrines, Sergio Llull, Rudy Fernandez or Ricky Rubio.

The coach of Spain, Sergio Scariolo, didn’t have the sacred cows of the dressing room for this primary dedication of the tour. Thus, it was an amazing alternative for Jaime Pradilla, Usman Garuba, Jaime Fernandez, Alberto Abalde and firm to shine in opposition to a positive rival, with 9 defeats of their baggage after 9 duels with the Spanish workforce.

Nonetheless, Fernando Duro’s males began with extra impetus than their rivals, motivated by the excellent assist within the stands. Tons of of compatriots cheered the primary baskets of their workforce (2-8), with ahead Garly Sojo scoring a few three-pointers and with energy ahead Michael Carrera exhibiting himself to be sturdy within the ‘paint’.

Lately signed by Movistar Estudiantes to return this season to the LEB Oro, Carrera has already left his mark on the second division of Spanish golf equipment sporting the ICG Forca Lleida jersey. And in what can be his new ‘residence’ beginning within the fall, he was probably the most in tune in Venezuela till Juancho Hernangomez started to carburize in entrance of him.

The model new energy ahead from Panathinaikos signed eight factors in only a few minutes, on the fee of two triples and a shot from midrange, to show the rating round within the first quarter. Together with the intimidation of Garuba underneath the boards and the purpose of Joel Parra, the Spanish workforce started to movement and inspired different names to take up assault.

Newcomer Santi Aldama’s nerves weren’t very noticeable and he additionally noticed a hoop, and even the younger Juan Nunez hit a key triple to provide the stretch simply earlier than closing the primary interval (29-20). The beardless level guard of Ratiopharm Ulm, who has been substituting for Ricky Rubio for a couple of days, nevertheless, he faltered in different actions of recreation course.


It was then the flip of Jaime Fernandez to take the reins of Spain within the typical block ‘B’ inside Scariolo’s plans, however this time he needed to act as block ‘A’ with Alberto Diaz, Victor Claver, Sebas Saiz and Dario Brizuela finishing the rotation. In the meantime, Juancho Hernangomez continued to make vital baskets.

Not surprisingly, his contribution was what broke the sport in favor of Spain within the second interval. Due to an amassed partial of 17-6, Scariolo’s males escaped within the digital of the WiZink Middle. Not even the push from the stands to Sojo and the resurgence of Carrera, subdued for a very long time, might reverse the state of affairs.

A triple by Garuba, 4:48 from the tip of the third interval, made it 54-35 and prevented the Venezuelan comeback try. The group led by Duro lacked extra spark within the administration of Gregory Vargas and extra experience within the pitches of Pedro Chourio. To high it off, some defensive errors helped Juancho improve his statistics.

With 61-35 the thirtieth minute ran out, the duel was already sentenced and Scariolo took the chance to provide stripes to Pradilla and Brizuela, discreet till then. However the ‘taronja’ and the brand new cule didn’t shine in a final quarter dominated, after all, by a Juancho who loved being the participant with the best cachet on the pitch. He alone embittered Venezuela.


–RESULT: SPAIN, 87 – VENEZUELA, 57 (46-26 at halftime).


SPAIN: Diaz (-), Abalde (4), Parra (5), J. Hernangomez (27) and Garuba (11) –beginning 5–; Aldama (16), Brizuela (8), Claver (3), J. Fernandez (3), Pradilla (4), Nunez (3) and Saiz (3).

VENEZUELA: Guillent (-), Zamora (6), Sojo (11), Carrera (11) and Graterol (-) –beginning 5–; Cubillan (-), Chourio (7), Ruiz (2), Vargas (2), Sifontes (2), Materan (3), Pugliatti (5), Medina (2) and Colmenares (6).

–PARTIALS: 29-20, 17-6, 15-9 and 26-22.

–REFEREES: Arana, Zamorano and Mendoza. No deleted.

–PAVILION: WiZink Middle.

–INCIDENTS: The Affiliation of Skilled Basketball Gamers (ABP) paid tribute to the just lately retired Dominican Eulis Baez through the break.