Fear the wrath of Valencia

2016-01-31T23:05:15+00:00 2016-02-01T18:26:20+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

31/Jan/16 23:05

Eurohoops.net

Interesting changes in the playoff spots, while The “Bats” are still unbeaten at the top.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Valencia (18-0) returned to victories, after the break in the mid of the week, not just in style, but in a devastatingly convincing way that took Bilbao (9-9) by storm. Taking a 20 points lead, 11 minutes into the game (31-10), coach Martinez’s players made their point that no matter what happens in Eurocup, they will remain unbeatable in Liga Endesa. The huge effort against Alba in Berlin, obviously overwhelmed the Basques which are now ninth in the standings.

Through its experience, Barcelona (16-2) pushed back Obradoiro (6-12) on the road, remaining second in the classifications. Samardo Samuels’ post up game and free throw accuracy where key aspects of the last minutes in the game.

The “lesser of two basketball evils” won in the game between Murcia (8-10) and Laboral Kutxa (14-4). Both teams played bad basketball, with a negative assist/turnover ratio, yet ultimately coach Fotis Katsikaris took the victory against his friend Giannis Bourousis of Baskonia.

Real Madrid 14-4) didn’t let the chance slip away and climbed at the third place in the standings. In Augusto Lima‘s debut, the Madridistas were superb versus Manresa (7-11) on the road, winning easily.

Against Sevilla (5-13), Unicaja Malaga (9-9) returned to positive results, tied with Andora (9-9), that overpowered Zaragoza (5-13) thanks to a great second half, at the last place of the playoff spots.

Fuenlabrada (Marko Popovic 21 p. 5 a.) – San Sebastian: 94 – 82

Andorra (Luka Bogdanovic 21 p.)  – Zaragoza: 91 – 81
Murcia (Facu Campazzo 12 p.) – Laboral Kutxa: 68 – 66
Joventut Badalona (Alberto Abalde 18 p. 7 r.)- Estudiantes: 75 – 58
Manresa – Real Madrid (Jaycee Carroll 20 p. 4 .): 70 – 102
Gran Canaria (Albert Oliver 18 p.) – Tenerife: 90 – 80
Unicaja Malaga (Dani Diez 14 p. 6 r.) – Sevilla: 71 – 66
Valencia (Guillem Vives 17 p. 4  r.) – Bilbao: 85 – 49
Obradoiro  – Barcelona (Justin Doellman 13 p.): 62 – 69