Fabien Causeur (poor, -6 PIR). Possibly the most incisive man in attack in the semi-final against Barça suffered the opposite effect in the final match of the season. He had to wear himself out defensively against the Larkin-Micic couple, especially with the former being the one assigned to him, and he had little gas left to hit on offense.

John Nunez. He did not play.

Anthony Randolph (good, PIR 7). During the second quarter he opened the gap with a couple of triples, showing that he could contribute something despite his battered physique and not counting as much this year for Pablo Laso for that reason. Opening and shooting. In just seven minutes he did as he was asked.

Rudy Fernández (enough, 2 PIR). The experience was a grade for Rudy, logically moved at the end of the game by the personal moment that he and his family spend. In a close match you always want to have players like him on your team. He failed to hit the triples he threw, which were three, but the intangibles bear his name one more day.

Alberto Abalde (enough, -6 rating). His disastrous attacking game cannot make us lose focus because Laso wanted him to be Micic’s defender, both at the start and for most of the afternoon,

Adam Hanga (Fair, 5 PIR). She came out in both parts of the field. Warm this time, not like in other important encounters that Madrid has had this year, but with some interesting brushstrokes considering that he was one of the wild cards when Laso went without a base after Nigel Williams-Goss was injured.

Gabriel Deck (Fair, 2 PIR). A shot from three in the race at the end of the clash was about to elevate him to the category of hero when those are not his functions. It was not worth to come out with the victory. Not having a strong matchup meant that he wasn’t too bright as a brake either.

Vincent Poirier (Notable, PIR 12). Good job, like in the semi-final, on offense and defense. However, he lost concentration a bit with a scuffle with James Anderson and let Tibor Pleiss live, key in the Turkish victory, and the match did not end on the court.

Walter Tavares (remarkable, PIR 20). His start to the day was impressive. The giant that no one coughs up in the painting. It has been like this for so many months and so many years now. Almost nothing to blame the Cape Verdean, since even his error in controlling the third foul was saved with a Poirier that perfectly covered the gap. He lacked, as with the Frenchman, more harshness against Pleiss so that it was not decisive.

Sergio Lull (remarkable, 10 rating). The heart of this Real Madrid is him and he showed it until the end. The lack of points tarnished his statistics against Efes; however, good job to try not to lose footing in a very tight outcome in Belgrade.

Guerschon Yabusele (poor, -2 rating). Huge difference from the semifinal to this match, the same case as in that of his compatriot Causeur. He touched some important ball, but it was not at all an option to pass the ball in the hot moments and it was not a difference in defense either.

Jeff Taylor (fair, 5 PIR). He contributed one of his triplets and with that he fulfilled the little with which he is counted on in attack. But he lacked that he was that presa dog that he fell in love with in this structure of Laso, today and during the last two years.


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