The canaries finish eighth with the defeats also of UCAM Murcia and Bilbao Basket
Urbas Fuenlabrada and Casademont Zaragoza, saved
MADRID, 14 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Hereda San Pablo Burgos and MoraBanc Andorra lost the category this Saturday due to defeats against Urbas Fuenlabrada (66-83) and Lenovo Tenerife (75-77), relegation accomplished on the last day of the Endesa League in which the Great Canaria stayed with the eighth place for the 'playoffs' for the title.
Barça-Gran Canaria, Joventut-Tenerife, Real Madrid-BAXI Manresa and Valencia Basket-Bitci Baskonia will be the quarterfinals, after a Sunday in which UCAM Murcia, Surne Bilbao Basket and 'Granca' failed, but the yellows they saved the 'Top 8'.
The drama was down one more year, with four teams seeking to avoid relegation to the LEB Oro. fired from the ACB. Ristic's 14 points in the third quarter opened a gap for the people of Madrid.
In addition, Meindl was also very successful against a Castilian team without faith despite the push of the Coliseum. Meanwhile, Andorra fell hard at home (75-77) against La Laguna, with a basket in the last tenths by Shermadini. The Principality team reacted in the second half with Miller-McIntyre.
The recent FIBA Champions champion executed his rival to finish fifth in the table. The fight to be seeded in the playoffs was won by Valencia Basket and Joventut, fourth and fifth. The 'taronja' beat Monbus Obradoiro (85-89), while the 'Penya' defeated Bitci Baskonia (81-89).
For its part, Casademont Zaragoza was saved as 'Fuenla' by defeating (72-77) a UCAM Murcia that ran out of 'playoffs'. Kilpatrick (16 points), Radoncic (14 and 12 rebounds), Mekowulu (12) and Waczynski (12) took the hands out of the last two places.
Like the Murcians, Surne Bilbao Basket touched the 'Top 8' but fell (98-99) against Coosur Real Betis, largely due to another display by Shannon Evans. The point guard of the Betis, MVP of this 34th and last day, left 29 points, 6 assists and 37 PIR credits in Miribilla.
As for the favorites for the title, Barça closed the regular phase with a solid victory (80-94) over BAXI Manresa, with Laprovittola acting as leader (20 points and PIR of 23 in 17 minutes) with a great third quarter ( 16-30). Meanwhile, Real Madrid beat Gran Canaria (83-91) with a great version of Tavares, Yabusele, Abalde and Sergio Llull.
The only game that left the unified schedule was the victory (93-84) of Río Breogán over Unicaja de Málaga. After a month without playing, after a broken trachea, Dzanan Musa returned with an exhibition of 24 points and a PIR of 34 to say goodbye to the season and also to Pazo de Lugo.