PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB

The first assaults will arrive distributed between the nights of Thursday on Friday and the seconds, between Saturday and Sunday. In this way, the four quarterfinal eliminators will mark their cards on the way to a Final Four that will take place on June 18 and 19, in a venue yet to be determined and after some quarterfinals that will be resolved to the best of five meetings.

FORECASTS: The pool of… Jorge Sanz (Cáceres P. Humanity)

TV: The whole day, on LaLigaSports.tv

TRACING: Results – Calendar – Official website

They have been one of the main entertainers of the competition, especially since the arrival of Marc Gasol in their ranks and perhaps that is why destiny has wanted Bàsquet Girona to be the first to jump onto the pitch. A team that will have the home court factor in their favour, but having to face one of the most complicated qualifiers, the one that will lead them to seek the pass against the rocky Leyma Coruña. Two teams with solid inside games and a lot of outside mobility and that will have their first battle under the rim with the 1v1 between Marc Gasol and Nick Ward. Surely one of the highlights for the fans in a series that will mark the debut of Zaid Hearst with the Coruñeses after his recent incorporation to replace Álex Hernández’s loss. And all this, with the first two battles in Fontajau where Sergio García’s men will start with the aim of being able to achieve at least one victory with which they can take home court advantage back to Riazor.

In parallel, Thursday night will bring us the premiere of Zunder Palencia on their court against a Unicaja Banco Oviedo that will arrive with a former member of the house like Natxo Lezkano on their bench. A series in which the exes will even be on the track with faces as recognized in the competition as that of center Oliver Arteaga or that of a Jeff Xavier who will burn the last cartridges of his career in search of the ticket to the Final Four. Although, for this, the people from Oviedo will have to win at least one game during their visit to Palencia, a really complicated field and in which Pedro Rivero’s scoreboard rules over any other factor. Because the Segovian coach knows very well what it means to rise as a player in the Playoffs, something that he will now pursue from the other side of the track with the support of a crowd that will not fail his team. Because trying to add a 2-0 would be key to his interests before visiting the impregnable Pumarín.

Already in the afternoon-night of Friday, the one who has been the main candidate for promotion throughout the course will come into play. But on this occasion, Movistar Estudiantes will have to be the strongest possible team on a mental level in order to emerge victorious from the long road. A challenge that will not be far from easy from the start given that his first dance partner will be the fittest team in the League, UEMC Real Valladolid. Because Paco García’s men arrive in an ascending dynamic and with seven consecutive victories that have been key to their classification. A priori “inferior” team in terms of budget and bench depth, but that will arrive at the WiZink Center with the peace of mind that comes from having nothing to lose. And that, for a team trained by Paco García, helps to have a lot of cattle. For this reason, Diego Epifanio will have to put the experience of his two previous promotions at the service of a locker room in which several of his men have already been seen in very similar situations in the past.

Finally, the Barris Nord de Lleida will once again dress in their best clothes to try to carry the great revelation of the championship, an ICG Força Lleida ready to prolong their good form. Although, on this occasion, they will have to stand up to an exciting Cáceres P. Humanity who has reached the final Playoffs after a great season and willing to endorse the game that led them to defeat the leader on the last day of competition. Among the main concerns of the people of Extremadura, being able to minimize the effects of a Michael Carrera launched throughout the course and who has been the main source of scoring from Lleida. Through his hands and through the role of the Catalan court, a large part of the classification options of Gerard Encontr’s men will pass for the Final Four.

PLAYOFFS FOR PROMOTION – QUARTER-FINALS:

MATCHDAY 1:

Movistar Students vs UEMC Real Valladolid
Data: Friday May 27 | 8:00 p.m. | WiZink Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Francisco J. Bravo – Jacobo Rial – Igor Esteve

ICG Força Lleida vs Cáceres P. Humanity
Data: Friday May 27 | 9:00 p.m. | Pavello Barris Nord | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Angel of Lucas – Mikel Cañigueral – Jose Javier Marqueta

Basketball Girona vs Leyma Coruna
Data: Thursday May 26 | 8:30 p.m. | Pavello Fontajau | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Enrique Miguel Lopez – Sandra Sanchez – Javier Avila

Zunder Palencia vs Unicaja Banco Oviedo
Data: Thursday May 26 | 8:30 p.m. | Pab. Municipal Palencia | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: F. Jose Zafra – Joaquin Lizana – Cristian Martin

MATCHDAY 2:

Movistar Students vs UEMC Real Valladolid
Data: Sunday May 29 | 12:30 p.m. | WiZink Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Paula Lema – Pere Munar – Eric Carrera

ICG Força Lleida vs Cáceres P. Humanity
Data: Sunday May 29 | 8:30 p.m. | Pavello Barris Nord | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: C. Javier Garcia – Jorge Muñoz – Dani Checa

Basketball Girona vs Leyma Coruna
Data: Saturday May 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Pavello Fontajau | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Lucas Angel – Asier Quintas – Maria Angeles Garcia

Zunder Palencia vs Unicaja Banco Oviedo
Data: Saturday May 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Pab. Municipal Palencia | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Angel A. Albacete – Jose M. Olivares – Juan R. Hurtado

MATCHDAY 3:

UEMC Real Valladolid vs Movistar Students
Data: Friday June 3 | 8:45 p.m. | Pisuerga Sports Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Francisco J. Zafra – Guillermo Rios – Jorge Baena

Cáceres P. Humanity vs ICG Força Lleida
Data: Friday June 3 | 9:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Cáceres | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: German F. Morales – Angel A. Albacete – Jesus M. Martinez

Leyma Coruna vs Basketball Girona
Data: Thursday June 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Riazor Sports Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Carlos J. Garcia – Asuncion Langa – Pol Franquesa

Unicaja Banco Oviedo vs Zunder Palencia
Data: Thursday June 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Pumarin Sports Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Enrique M. Lopez – Victor Mas – Francisco Gonzalez

MATCHDAY 4: (if necessary)

UEMC Real Valladolid vs Movistar Students
Data: Sunday June 5 | 12:30 p.m. | Pisuerga Sports Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

Cáceres P. Humanity vs ICG Força Lleida
Data: Sunday June 5 | 8:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Cáceres | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

Leyma Coruna vs Basketball Girona
Data: Saturday June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Riazor Sports Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

Unicaja Banco Oviedo vs Zunder Palencia
Data: Saturday June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Pumarin Sports Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

MATCHDAY 5: (Determined)

Movistar Students vs UEMC Real Valladolid
Data: Friday June 10 | 8:00 p.m. | WiZink Center | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

ICG Força Lleida vs Cáceres P. Humanity
Data: Friday June 10 | 9:00 p.m. | Pavello Barris Nord | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

Basketball Girona vs Leyma Coruna
Data: Thursday June 9 | Hours to be defined | Pavello Fontajau | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

Zunder Palencia vs Unicaja Banco Oviedo
Data: Thursday June 8 | Hours to be defined | Pab. Municipal Palencia | LaLigaSports.tv
Referees: Determined

FINAL FOUR FOR THE PROMOTION:

Semifinals: Saturday June 18
1: Winner A vs Winner D
two: Winner B vs Winner C

Final: Sunday June 19
– Winner 1 vs Winner 2

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