Real Madrid opened its EuroLeague double-round week, prior to welcoming CSKA on Friday, by racking up a sixth win and a fifth straight triumph at the WiZink Center to extend its perfect record in front of the home fans. The Whites brushed Khimki, one of the major candidates for the Final Four, aside with ease in a strong all-round performance that featured a record-breaking first half with 65 points, the club’s highest-scoring half in the competition’s history.
Everything worked exactly to plan. Randolph (19 points and PIR of 23), Campazzo (15 and 22), Tavares (15 and 22) led a group of six players who ended the game in double figures in the scoring stakes. There were also standout displays from Mickey, Deck and some fine minutes from Thompkins (nine). This win sees Laso claim his 500th victory as Whites’ coach.