By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Few days before the tournament for the Spanish Cup takes place in the city of Corruna, the biggest contenders for the title sharpened their teeth in the games for the championship.
Steady at the top of the standings, Valencia (19-1) picked up its pieces after the elimination in Eurocup, albeit with a certain difficulty. The 9 point lead with which the “Bats” entered the final quarter of the game against Badalona (8-12) was not really safe, since Greg Suton scored 9 points in 4 minutes to keep the hosts right behind their opponents. But with the score 66 – 67 and 2 minutes to go, Antoine Diot and Justin Hamilton scored key baskets that allowed their team to get back to the path of victories.
By pouring down a rain of 3s, Barcelona (18-2) destroyed Sevilla (6-14), that had just announced the addition of Cedric Simmons. Seven different players from the Catalans scored in double digits and eight of them made at least one basket from downtown. Right behind Barcelona, Real Madrid (16-4) remains in the third place, after winning San Sebastian (6-14) more easily than what the final difference shows. The “Two Sergios” creative force was once again supreme, combining for 15 assists.
This was not just a win for Fuenlabrada (11-9) over Unicaja Malaga (10-10), but also an emphatic statement on why this team is worthy of competing in the Copa Del Rey. The team from Madrid was too impressive to be stopped by the Andalusians. As for Obradoiro (6-14), the hosts of the Copa Del Rey will definitely don’t want to repeat their performance against Laboral Kutxa (16-4) in the teams’ quarterfinal battle, yet the Basques also have a say on the matter.
Two other teams that will fight for the Cup, Gran Canaria (13-7) and Bilbao (10-10), provided a splendid show to the fans, with the hosts being superior enough during the fourth quarter, in order to get the win.
Liga Endesa 2015/2016 – Day 20:
Obradoiro – Laboral Kutxa (Kim Tillie 14 p. 7 r.): 69 – 86
Andorra – Tenerife (Nicolas Richotti 17 p.): 77 – 79
Barcelona (Sasa Vezenkov 12 p. 7 r.) – Sevilla: 108 – 54
Fuenlabrada (Ivan Paunic 25 p. ) – Unicaja Malaga: 88 – 79
Murcia (Scott Wood 33 p.) – Zaragoza: 110-102
Real Madrid (Sergio Llull 27 p. 8 a.) – San Sebastian: 94 – 88
Joventut Badalona – Valencia (Bojan Dubljevic 14 p. 11 r.): 66 – 73
Estudiantes (Nacho Martin 21 p. 10 r.)- Manresa: 86 – 57
Gran Canaria (Alen Omic 20 p.) – Bilbao: 91 – 85