Gran Canaria has become the first team to win at the WiZink Center this season and also the first to topple Real Madrid in the Spanish ACB Liga Endesa.
Herbalife Gran Canaria came to Madrid with a game plan; slow down the pace and focus on defense, and it worked. Real Madrid only scored 70 points and turned the ball over 17 times.
Cape Verdian giant Walter Tavares (220 cm) played his best game of the season and posted 18 points and 13 rebounds, but it didn’t help Real Madrid. In the end, the aggressive defense of Gran Canaria wore Real down and caused the biggest upset of the ACB season so far.