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Real gets back home court advantage after a great team game display

Real gets back home court advantage after a great team game display
Real Madrid was fantastic during the Finals' first game in Barcelona, stealing home court advantage from FC Barcelona, and making a great statement for the series.

The Whites were up to a great start, scoring from the long range and being accurate as well on the mid range and driving to the basket. At the end of the first 10 minutes Real was already leading by 13 points, 17-30.

FC Barcelona tried to come back at the scoreboard in the second quarter but Real Madrid kept focused on defense and intense in offense, and bleeded the locals on the rebound: 6 offensive second options by halftime and 17 at the end of the game. The result at the end of the second period was alarming: 31-49.

Jasikevicius's men had to give their best coming off the locker room, trying to cut Real's edge, but the visitors kept ruling on both paints: Tavares and Poirier either tipped in their team mates shots or got the offensive rebound for new options on offense, and Deck took over Hanga scoring consistently. Real Madrid was taking the quarter's run again and their lead was virtually final for the locals (51-74, min 30).

Barça's 0-12 run at the beginning of the last period forced Real to respond, but the Whites were able to always keep a double digit lead for the final victory, 75-88.

Despite the win, bad news for Real who lost Anthony Randolph during the second quarter, with a knee injury.