LThe Copa del Rey basketball game that will be played in Granada between February 17 and 20 is still waiting for its eighth passenger. After seeing how Real Madrid, Barcelona, ??Joventut, BAXI Manresa, Valencia Basket, UCAM Murcia and Breogán got the ticket to Andalusian lands, now it is Lenovo Tenerife and Bitci Baskonia who are trying not to miss the cupbearer train at its last station.
Everything will depend on what happens in the confrontation between the islanders and Valencia Basket, the only game that counts on Sunday in which matches corresponding to days 15 and 17 are played, the one that closes the accounts for the cup tournament.
If Lenovo Tenerife wins, it will not depend on calculators and will seal its pass to the Cup. But if it is the Taronja that win, it will be time for mathematics. If Valencia misses Lenovo Tenerife by between one and eight points, Lenovo Tenerife qualifies. On the other hand, if Vidorreta’s team falls by more than eight points, the pass will go to Baskonia. In that clash, moreover, the Taronja are playing for the possibility of being seeded in next Monday’s draw. For this you have to win your match. Otherwise he wouldn’t be in the top four.
Joventut is the other team that has everything in their hands to be seeded. For this they have to win in their match against Barça. If it loses it will also be, unless it falls by at least 60 points (in which case BAXI Manresa would overtake it) and Valencia Basket wins its match against Valencia Basket after having already finished the first round.
For its part, Pedro Martínez’s team will be seeded if Valencia Basket loses their match or if, winning it, Joventut Badalona falls by at least 60 points.