The first victory of the weekend came to TAU Castelló’s locker after the good match led by Toni Ten’s men at the opening of the day. A duel that gave way to a Saturday afternoon of visiting victories and in which Movistar Estudiantes were able to hunt down Covirán Granada at the top of the table.
PHOTOS: The best images of the day, in the Flickr FEB gallery
TV: The whole day, on LaLigaSports.tv
TRACING: Results – Calendar – Official page
It promised to be a day full of great matches and the first assault of the weekend did not disappoint in the least. A duel in which TAU Castelló achieved a valuable victory against Unicaja Banco Oviedo after 40 minutes of solid work on both sides of the track. In this way, the Castellón team was able to overcome the good start of the match by the Oviedo team to begin to impose their direction of the game and, especially, the solidity of their inside men who made a difference under the hoops. Although if there was a key moment in the outcome of the game, it was a third quarter in which the direction of Alvarado and Faner was decisive to take distance in the electronic. Especially a stellar Joan Faner during the final bars thanks to his exterior success (WATCH VIDEO). In this way, the victory ended up staying in each giving a new morale boost to the team (82-74).
Already in the visiting afternoon, the visiting victory was the most common result with up to three teams imposing their law far from their respective tracks. The first of them, an ICG Força Lleida that won the Catalan derby after overcoming a CB Prat that had commanded for a large number of minutes in the electronic. But the good role of the always intractable Michael Carrera (WATCH VIDEO) began to reverse the luck of the people from Lleida in the match to sign a great final partial with which to certify their fourteenth victory of the course (72-82. Minutes later Bàsquet Girona was the team that managed to score away from home thanks to the good game of a Marc Gasol who returned to his best numbers once his injury was over in order to nullify the great start of the game by an intractable Eddy Polanco (WATCH VIDEO). Because the people from Girona had to work hard to annul a rival who turned around in the last quarter with 31 points that, however, were not quite enough (87-93).
In the last assault of the night, Movistar Estudiantes did not fail in their visit to HLA Alicante, thus adding a key victory when it came to hunting down the leader of the League at the top of the table. A duel in which Kevin Larsen’s pick and shovel in the low post (WATCH VIDEO) gave the necessary results in a clash finished off by Arroyo in his hottest moments (75-98). For its part, UEMC Real Valladolid was able to add the only local win on a night in which the Valladolid team took a breather at the expense of a Levitec Huesca team that suffered from the latest player departures, but stood up thanks to a solid Xavi Rey . But the good work of the locals moving the ball perfectly (WATCH VIDEO), ended up leaving the victory in Pisuerga (82-69).
LEB GOLD LEAGUE – MATCHDAY 21:
– TAU Castelló vs. Unicaja Banco Oviedo (82-74) | MVP: F. Stutz – 22 val.
– CB Prat vs. ICG Força Lleida (72-82) | MVP: M.Career – 30 val
– UEMC Real Valladolid vs Levitec Huesca (82-69) | MVP: A. Wintering – 33 val.
– CB Almansa with Afanion vs Bàsquet Girona (87-93) | MVP: M. Gasol – 31 val.
– HLA Alicante vs. Movistar Students (75-98) | MVP: I. Stream – 28 val.
– Cáceres P. Humanity vs EasyCharger Palencia (D-12:30 p.m.) | LaLigaSports.tv
– Juaristi ISB vs. Melilla Sport Capital (D-5:00 p.m.) | LaLigaSports.tv
– Palmer Alma Mediterránea vs Leyma Coruña (D-7:00 p.m.) | LaLigaSports.tv
– Covirán Granada vs. Acunsa Gipuzkoa (April 13) | LaLigaSports.tv