April 14, 2024

Scariolo’s males speed up their preparation for the World Cup with an awesome victory on the FEB Centenary Event in Malaga


The Spanish males’s basketball workforce went from much less to extra this Friday to overwhelm (99-79) Slovenia at first of the Centennial Event of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) that’s held on the Martin Carpena in Malaga, a severe train regardless of being solely the second recreation on the way in which to the 2023 World Cup.

Sergio Scariolo’s males took a number of steps ahead of their set-up, consistent with the extent of a stellar triangle the place they may face the USA on Sunday. Spain annulled Luka Doncic and confirmed a a lot larger workforce situation. In contrast to the hosts, Slovenia, way more pushed, began robust and profitable however already within the second quarter misplaced management of the match.

The world and European champion put her batteries into protection and ended up discovering lots of success, with excellent performances by Santi Aldama (18 factors), Willy Hernangomez (17) and Juancho (17), along with the great work of Juan Nunez and Alberto Diaz. The sport had its pitfall, with pending accounts for the World Cup that begins in 14 days, and Spain lamented the attainable unintentional damage to Garuba.

Regardless of seeing herself down 13 in opposition to one of many candidates to grab the title from her subsequent month and being alone in her second preparation pleasant, the world champion left a carat response within the first half. Scariolo’s males improved with the rotation and located options and an excellent protection to stop the excessive tempo of Slovenia and Doncic.

Spain tied the ex of Actual Madrid quick, generator nearly completely of the rival recreation, and equalized the battle for the rebound in a really severe second quarter (25-14), to go to the break with a meritorious 51-41 for a way that they had began issues. The hostess had taken time to seek out her place, with much less filming than a rival with lots of triple beginning, profiting from the surplus consideration generated by the one from Dallas.

The NBA star, a Doncic idolized by the Carpena crowd, was the largest offender for that +13, however between Juan Nunez, very energetic in protection, plus the tour debut of Rudy Fernandez and Willy Hernangomez –additionally debuted Alex Abrines, not Sergio Llull–, or the contribution of Juancho and Santi Aldama, the European champion was taking command of the match. Doncic’s relaxation was felt in a much less highly effective Slovenian rotation.

Spain elevated its aggressiveness on the again, together with Aldama as Scariolo requested after his debut in opposition to Venezuela final week. De Madrid didn’t change Juancho’s success, whereas Nunez took a step ahead earlier than Ricky Rubio resigned from the World Cup. The worst of the primary half was the attainable damage to Usman Garuba’s proper ankle, whereas Doncic withdrew at instances.

The Mavericks participant returned to the observe earlier than the break, however very very similar to his workforce. Spain lacked a greater three-point proportion, till Rudy and Juancho recovered it earlier than going to the locker room, and he took time to carburet once more on the restart. The occasion threatened to overlook concerning the pleasant character within the third quarter, and the piques had been a number of. Willy was in nearly all of them, with Dimec, Samar, Morgan or a really offended Bine Prepelic.

The Slovenian workforce was not capable of turn into robust in protection and the native revenue didn’t change, with an excellent run from Abrines. With the sport very uphill, Aleksander Sekulic didn’t pressure his workforce and placed on a platter the competition of a Spain that wished to get pleasure from Carpena. The native idol Alberto Diaz gave his dedication till the final play and the rain of three-pointers closed a optimistic take a look at for Scariolo.


–RESULT: SPAIN, 99 – SLOVENIA, 79. (51-41, at halftime).


SPAIN: Alberto Diaz (7), Àlex Abrines (13), J. Hernangomez (17), Joel Parra (7) and Willy Hernangomez (17) –beginning 5–, Rudy (3), Jaime (3), Aldama (18), Brizuela (7), Claver (-), Garuba (-), Nunez (7).

SLOVENIA: Luka Doncic (17), Prepelic (11), Hrovat (10), Blazic (11) and Morgan (5) –beginning 5–, Samar (4), Nikolc (2), Tobey (10), Dimec (2), Cebasek (-), Glas (-), Dragic (3), Bine Prepelic (4).

–PARTIALS: 26-27, 25-14, 22-22, 26-16.

–REFEREES: Torres, Cortes and Sanchez. Eradicated for Abrines fouls.

–PAVILION: Martin Carpena.