Barcelona, Real Madrid latch to 4-0 ACB starts

By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

Real Madrid battled off Lenovo Tenerife, 86-77, on Sunday.

Guerschon Yabusele combined the team-high 15 points with seven rebounds. The French connection extended to Vincent Poirier and his 14 points. Bruno Fitipaldo shaping a game-high 24 points and connecting seven three-pointers fell short for the visitors. Tenerife came within two points early in the final quarter, but Madrid reestablished a double-digit and held on to up its ACB record to 4-0.

Recent New York Knicks acquisition via the 2021 NBA draft, Rokas Jokubaitis starred in the 84-68 victory for FC Barcelona over Bilbao. The 20-year-old Lithuanian point guard poured 22 points, a game-high. Nikola Mirotic added 14 points. Cory Higgins was out along with injured Alex Abrines but the Catalonia powerhouse also went up to 4-0.

In other action, Bosnian star Dzanan Musa scored a game-high 23 points behind 8/11 field goals powering Rio Breogan over Coosur Real Betis, 97-65. His side improved to 3-1.

Baskonia visiting Manresa closes out Regular Season Round 4.

ACB Sunday results:

Rio Breogan – Coosur Real Betis 97-65
Gran Canaria – Joventut Badalona 84-71
Surne Bilbao – FC Barcelona 68-84
Real Madrid – Lenovo Tenerife 86-77
Baxi Manresa – Baskonia (20:00 CET)

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