Real Madrid and Barcelona falter in the Endesa League and it is not usual. The two greats of Spanish basketball have dominated national competitions with enormous authority. Both are still at the top of the rankings, but with significantly worse records than in recent seasons. On the way through the day 28this is having played 56 games between the two teams, they already accumulate 15 defeats.

The azulgranas rule the table with a balance of 22-6while the whites are second with 19-9. With six days to go, Pablo Laso’s men have already won the worst regular season since the coach from Vitoria landed on the bench in 2011. Until now they had never reached nine defeats. To find such a record for the Madrid team, you have to go back to the 2008-09 academic year. now until He sees his second place in danger in the face of the threat of BAXI Manresathe Joventutthe Valencia Basketball and the Lenovo Tenerifewho are tied at a single triumph away.

At the moment, the joint percentage of defeats of Madrid and Barcelona rises to 26.78%, the worst figure in the last 15 yearswhen in the 2006-07 season between the two greats they lost 29.41% of their meetings: 20 of 68. The baskoniaby then TAUled the regular league, Madrid was second with a balance of 25-9, the Joventut finished third and Barça finished fourth with 23-11.

Same defeats as in the last two seasons together

The records of the two greats this season contrast with their power in the previous two, in which They added 15 defeats between the two, as many as they have in the present. Last year, they exercised their dominance with a balance of 34-2 for the whites and 32-4 for the azulgranas. Their losing percentage was only 8.33%.

Perhaps when the playoffs arrive, they won’t give rise to surprises and will return to dominate with an iron fist as they have recently, but for the moment the regular League is costing them more than usual. Those 15 defeats are many for what they are used to and they still have 12 games left between them. To begin with, Barça visits the needy this Saturday Casademont Zaragoza and Madrid receives the Breogan River. Next week starts Euroleague playoffs, which is the great priority of both. It can be a focus of distraction… and surprises.