Copa del Rey basketball: Unicaja believes it and returns to a Cup final 11 years later




The locals crush Andorra (92-59) and meet with Real Madrid, whom they defeated in 2005 for their only title.

Adams, in foreshortening, under the ring of MoraBanc Andorra.

Eleven years later, Unicaja returns to a final cup, the third of all its history, to the ecstasy of Martn Carpena, who try to fly his team this afternoon to the most difficult yet. Not only knock out a Real Madrid launched, but also end the curse of the host, who has not lifted the Cup since 2002. Yes, the only precedent speaks in favor of the Malaga, who in 2005 in Zaragoza raised the title, the only its showcases, before the whites.

There was no chink to the emotion. Do not hesitate the team of Luis Casimiro, plugged from the ball into the air, willing not to miss the opportunity, without a mule in defense. Able to impose its exterior electricity but also a mastery in the painting (annulled Musli, Diagn …) that Andorra and its muscle are presupposed under hoops. The rebound was completely green and Jaime Fernndez returned to a MoraBanc who said goodbye bitterly from his first semifinal cup.

If there had not been a quarter-game without emotion, on Saturday there were some semis resolved very soon. At rest, Fernndez already accumulated 15 points, leader of a Unicaja choral and enrabietado, who ruled by 18 then.

Ejim, Adams and Waczynski

I tried to react the group of Ibon Navarro, who commanded by Clevin Hannah and a partial of 4-10, arrived. A mirage, because the local response was even more convincing: it had a maximum of 35 (88-53), so as not to fear ever for a triumph of those who do not forget.

The faltering Unicaja, who disputes the Cup for his condition as a host – he was not in the top eight at the end of the first league round – reserved his best game for the most opportune moment. My big night, as I played, pure joy, the charanga. Ejim, Adams and Waczynski appeared in the second half to further torture the Andorran people, always overwhelmed.

This afternoon in Mlaga, the memory of that final of 2005 will be present at the Prince Felipe de Zaragoza in which Sergio Scariolo's Unicaja, with Jorge Garbajosa as MVP and decisive JR Bremer and Berni Rodrguez, won Madrid (80-76). Unique cup of its history.

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