On a Friday night that was the kick-off to the day, Covirán Granada was unable to prolong their good form by visiting an ICG Força Lleida team that ended up winning. The victory on Sunday of Movistar Estudiantes at the WiZink leaves the high zone with people from Madrid and Granada waiting for the transcendental double duel between the two, and the Catalans on the prowl waiting for both of them to stumble.
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They had won eight consecutive wins over the last few weeks, but Covirán Granada’s streak came to an end on Friday night and against a direct rival. Because the ICG Força Lleida continues to strengthen its status as a candidate for promotion at the hands of an Espai Fruita Barris Nord that led its team to victory. A push accompanied by one of the best games of the season by Gerard Find to dry up the direction of his rival, show himself effective in defense and surprise in attack at the hands of the infallible Michael Carrera. A player who was so decisive with the 12-0 with which the team from Lleida started the game to take command of a match that thus allows the Catalan team to keep their pulse on the first place. That yes, with favorable average to a Covirán Granada that breathed a little more relieved (78-69).
Undoubtedly, the most outstanding duel of a night in which only UEMC Real Valladolid was able to win away from home and after coming back from Melilla Sport Capital who had a very long match. Because Paco García’s seem to be a team with much more confidence since their arrival to give a new blow to the table and thus be able to get away from a permanence that is a little more complicated for Levitec Huesca La Magia. This was confirmed after their defeat at the Municipal de Palencia where Pedro Rivero’s men continued to shoot in parallel to the narrow victory of HLA Alicante against CB Almansa with Afanion at the Pedro Ferrándiz.
Sunday arrived and Movistar Estudiantes did not fail in their WiZink duel against Cáceres, a World Heritage Site. Although it was not easy, far from it, he broke down the Extremaduran resistance led by Manu Rodríguez, who insisted on doing his former team a favor. Although a great third quarter and the solidity of Kevin Larsen (17 + 12) left the people of Madrid in the co-leadership before the double duel with Covirán Granada in the League and Cup. The one who continues to advance positions, settling in playoff positions and aiming to Dangerous team in the final stretch of the season is Bàsquet Girona. Marc Gasol’s men (20 points and 9 rebounds) dominated the game from the first quarter, but Acunsa Gipuzkoa narrowed the gap until they tied at 75 and took it to extra time. He got ahead in extra time (75-79) but the Catalans increased their shooting effectiveness to get their 15th victory of the season.
Unicaja Banco Oviedo delved into Leyma Coruña’s wound and dealt them another defeat, the third in a row, which puts them on the verge of staying out of playoff positions. In a very defensive match with many losses, Oliver Arteaga’s 10+9 was fundamental. And the remaining two games on Sunday were closed with visiting victories. Tau Castelló won in Azkoitia (75-85) with Jorge Bilbao very effective; And Palmer Mediterranean Soul Palma shone at Joan Busquets (78-98) with an offensive festival starring Brown (27), Van Beck (24) and Pavelka (22).
LEB GOLD LEAGUE – MATCHDAY 26:
– HLA Alicante vs CB Almansa with Afanion (96-95) | MVP: J. Van Zegeren – 27 val.
– Melilla Sport Capital vs UEMC Real Valladolid (60-79) | MVP: J. Pantzar – 18 val.
– ICG Força Lleida vs Covirán Granada (78-69) | MVP: M. Career – 25 val.
– Easycharger Palencia vs Levitec Huesca (72-55) | MVP: N. Sikiras – 25 val.
– CB Prat vs Palmer AM Palma (78-98) | MVP: E. Brown – 29 val
– Juaristi ISB vs. Tau Castelló (75-85) | MVP: J. Bilbao – 25 val
– Basketball Girona vs. Acunsa Gipzukoa (91-88) | MVP: A. Zubizarreta – 25 worth
– Unicaja Banco Oviedo vs. Leyma Coruña (67-60) | MVP: N. Ward – 22 val
– Movistar Students vs. Cáceres Pat. Humanity (83-76) | MVP: K. Larsen – 25val