The secret behind Real Madrid's success against Milan
It ended up going down to the wire, but Real Madrid pulled out another win over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in Round 29 of the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. This triumph, 91-87, is Real's fourth straight over the Italian side and its 19th in 22 matches against Milan this century.
Despite the one-sided dominance in this rivalry, it is worth noting that the last time a game between these two opponents finished with a double-digit margin was back in the 2017-18 season. The last 10 games have been decided by 9 points or fewer, and each of Real's last four wins have been by 6 points or fewer.
The secret, according to Real center Walter Tavares, is down to the respect that he and his teammates have for Milan.
"I think we respect Milan a lot, and that's why I think we have many victories against them", Tavares said after the victory. "We take the games seriously, and that's why we win them."
Tavares has had some big games against Milan in the past, and in this one he finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks, which took his career tally to 351 shot rejections, the most all-time in the history of the EuroLeague.
However, the main driving force for Real in this one was Dzanan Musa, who scored 27 points. For the second time this season, Milan failed to find a way to slow down Musa, who paced Los Blancos with 25 points and made a career-high 5 three-pointers in a 77-83 win in Milan back in Round 6.
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Real Madrid - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan | Round 29 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Alley-oop dunk by Hezonja
7DAYS Magic Moment: Offense to defense by Real
7DAYS Magic Moment: Yabusele's poster dunk
7DAYS Magic Moment: Melli dunks by Tavares
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7DAYS Magic Moment: Deck's wild assist!
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7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Pangos, a great no-look pass for a perfect pick and roll!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Deck finds Tavares!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Rudy stops Rivero!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Napier nails a buzzer-beating triple!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Melli dunks after a fine pass from Pangos!
Real Madrid - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 27 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Real on the break!
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7DAYS Magic Moment: Poirier's huge block!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Baron nails a deep three- pointer!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Yabusele's big block!
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - Olympiacos Piraeus | Round 26 | Highlights
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Real Madrid - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 25 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Poirier stops the show!
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - Panathinaikos Athens | Round 25 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Huge dunk by Melli!
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7DAYS Magic Moment: Hezonja from way way way beyond the arc
7DAYS Magic Moment: Cornelie's monster dunk
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade | Round 23 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hines buries it at the buzzer!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hines and Voigtmann combine for the slam!
Real Madrid - Panathinaikos Athens | Round 22 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Sergio Llull and Mario Hezonja combine for the alley-oop!
Focus on: Chus Mateo, Real Madrid
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 22 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Napier feeds Davies for the dunk!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Voigtmann goes backdoor for the dunk!
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7DAYS Magic Moment: Hanga's huge block!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Rudy beats the shot clock!
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