Bàsquet Girona and TAU Castelló led the way with their triumphs on Tuesday night and, 24 hours later, their work was continued by teams such as Juaristi ISB or Cáceres P. Humanity, who achieved important victories for their respective classifications. A day in which Covirán Granada prevailed in Son Moix to transfer all the pressure to Movistar Estudiantes who did not fail at home in the last match of the day either.
FORECASTS: 7/9 In the pool of… David Iriarte (Covirán Granada)
REPORTAGE: Juani Marcos and the poetic justice of that bureaucratic procedure
REPORTAGE: Marc Peñarroya and the talent of an heir with his own history
REPORTAGE: Marc Gasol and the intimate enemies of those summer nights
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Bàsquet Girona managed to see themselves up 22 points midway through the second quarter and managed to put CB Prat one up with a couple of minutes to go, but the Catalan derby ended up being decided in its final stages. Because, after 40 minutes of vibrant emotions, the victory ended up falling to the visiting side thanks to a basket by Jaume Sorolla with just over a minute to go and which had a greater weight than one might think at the time. And that Sergi Costa, with an accurate triple and Marc Blanch, with a 3 + 1, tried to prevent Joan Busquets from flying away, but the greatest success from Girona in key moments was decisive for Jordi Sagartal’s men. In this way, CB Prat saw its positive streak of recent weeks broken (+3) at the hands of a rival who thus learned to win without the injured Marc Gasol (85-89). WATCH VIDEO
And the script for the second match of the night was not very different, where TAU Castelló and EasyCharger Palencia staged a great match with which to compensate for the long wait of the Castellón fans. A night in which they were able to celebrate again a local victory secured by Óscar Alvarado when his team needed him most. Because the Canarian point guard was able to sign an accurate triple with a minute to go in the game with which he broke his long drought of points up to that moment. The best way to complicate the life of an EasyCharger Palencia who was not fine in the final stages and who even missed a triple with 7″ to go with which they could have forced extra time. The victory stayed at home and the TAU Castelló thus gained confidence for the coming weeks (84-82). WATCH VIDEO
No less attractive was a Wednesday night with six games in play practically simultaneously and in which Covirán Granada remained firm in the lead after their victory in the always difficult Son Moix court. A duel in which the great start of the game by the Nasrids, together with the solidity of the block, ended up giving the expected results (77-87). Although, without any doubt, Wednesday’s was the night of the steps forward, such as the one given by Juaristi ISB in their fiefdom to defeat Unicaja Banco Oviedo (88-80) or the one that HLA Alicante starred in winning in his feud against ICG Força Lleida thus cutting short his good streak (84-82). In the Multiusos, victory by the minimum of Cáceres P. Humanity against Acunsa Gipuzkoa who could not prolong their good moment of form (68-67).
Although one of the main winners was a Leyma Coruña who cleared doubts with a solid victory at Pisuerga in the first centenary match of Sergio García’s team away from home (78-100). In the last match of the day, CB Almansa did not fail in front of their public to prevail over a Levitec Huesca that, one more week, was once again on the verge of victory (87-80).
The day concluded on Thursday night with the meeting at the Wizink Center where Movistar Estudiantes did not fail in front of their audience to keep their leadership options intact. On this occasion, after beating a Melilla Sport Capital team that was able to withstand the rhythm of the game from Madrid during the first, but began to give way when the Madrid inside game managed to impose its centimeters. With the solvency of Dos Anjos First and Kevin Larsen’s class later. This is how the problems began for a team from Melilla that was placed ten points down to allow their rival to play with a range of points that was more than enough to close the victory (76-66). WATCH VIDEO
LEB GOLD LEAGUE – MATCHDAY 19:
– CB Prat vs Basketball Girona (85-89) | MVP: TJ Crockett – 34 val.
– TAU Castelló vs EasyCharger Palencia (84-82) | MVP: C. Hermanson – 24 val
– Juaristi ISB vs. Unicaja Oviedo (88-80) | MVP: M. Ansorregui – 23 val.
– Palmer AM Palma vs Covirán Granada (77-87) | MVP: E. Brown – 23 val.
– Cáceres P. Humanity vs. Acunsa Gipuzkoa (68-67) | MVP: B. Mbala – 20 val.
– HLA Alicante vs ICG Força Lleida (84-82) | MVP: Michael Carrera – 26 val.
– UEMC Real Valladolid vs. Leyma Coruña (78-100) | MVP: A.Hamilton
– CB Almansa vs. Levitec Huesca The Magic (87-80) | MVP: K. Bercy – 27 val.
– Movistar Students vs. Melilla Sport Capital (76-66) | MVP: K. Larsen – 27 val.