In game two of this year’s Liga Endesa final Real didn’t have any problems taking a 2-0 series lead as they dominated Barcelona, en route to a 100-80 victory.
Barcelona never had a chance from the get go, as the Sergio Llull show began with him hitting 5/5 three-pointers in the first quarter.
Barcelona did play some bad defense, but Llull also did hit some very tough shots. With the majority of the shots going in and also playing some tough defense, Real won the first quarter 31-10.
Barcelona did came alive in the second quarter behind Justin Doellman who gave them some nice boost of the bench with 24 points which was a game high for the Catalans.
In the third, Real did restore the order back as great shooting continued, but they’ve also out-worked the visitors on the boards as well collecting nine more rebounds than Barca.
Llull did finally miss some shots in third, but still had game high 24 for the hosts. Rudy Fernandez joined the party with some nice shots from the perimeter as he had 17.
Biggest problem for Barcelona throughout the game was their pick and roll defense as both Ante Tomić and Tibor Pleiss were having big problems which resulted in many easy baskets for Real.
In the fourth quarter Madrid just had to close the game down and they’ve done that easily. Barcelona will have to make some major adjustments before game three on Wednesday as they now need to win three games in a row to win the championship.