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Real Madrid is on a mission to defend their perfect EuroLeague home record as they gear up for a clash against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Sitting atop the standings with a substantial 14-point lead over Tel Aviv after 23 rounds, Madrid seeks to extend their flawless 11-0 home record.
Under the guidance of Chus Mateo, Madrid dominates in Europe with a remarkable 20-3 record, maintaining a comfortable 10-point lead over their closest rivals. Despite a recent 90-85 EuroLeague triumph over Olympiacos, a setback in the Spanish league against Gran Canaria, where Mario Hezonja was absent due to injury, raises uncertainties about his availability against Maccabi.
In contrast, Maccabi Tel Aviv faces the challenge of overcoming a previous 99-70 defeat against Real Madrid in November, marking their seventh loss in the last 10 encounters. With a 13-10 record and six road losses, Tel Aviv strives for consistency. Despite recent victories against Panathinaikos and Nes Ziona, Rafi Meco's absence due to a back problem adds to their challenges.
Both Real Madrid and Maccabi boast the top two offenses in the EuroLeague, each averaging over 85 points per game. In their previous matchup against Olympiacos, Real Madrid secured a 90-85 victory, with Dzanan Musa contributing 20 points and Mario Hezonja adding 16. With a current 20-3 record, Real Madrid seems destined to finish the season at the summit.
Facundo Campazzo and Walter Tavares lead the charge for Real Madrid, complemented by talents like Musa and Hezonja, as well as experienced players Sergio Llull and Rudy Fernandez. The team's well-organized style of play, both offensively and defensively, has been instrumental in their dominance, with injuries being the only potential obstacle.
Looking ahead to the upcoming meeting, Real Madrid may opt for a more measured pace, a strategy that has troubled Tel Aviv in the past. Given Real Madrid's depth, impressive home record, and recent success, they emerge as strong favorites in this anticipated matchup. The depth of the team, coupled with a remarkable home record, positions Real Madrid as the likely victor, potentially surpassing bookies' expectations.