Real Madrid hit it in Zaragoza and Barça and Tenerife take advantage of it


Real Madrid lost (94-89) in their visit to a Casademont Zaragoza that came out of the relegation zone with their first victory of the season, while Barça and Lenovo Tenerife took advantage of the white defeat to stay up in the table with 6- 1.

Chus Mateo’s team left their worst side of the course at the bottom team’s house. The hands found the prize for the progressive reaction since Porfirio Fisac ​​returned to his bench three weeks ago. Jessup (28 points and a PIR of 31) was the best of a Zaragoza team that gave the bell on matchday seven of the Endesa League.

In addition, the young Spanish Aday Mara, 17 years old, signed 8 points and 4 rebounds in eight minutes, showing virtues that promise a lot for national basketball. Madrid did make-up work after going down 16 in the last quarter, without avoiding a bad image or a second defeat in the League.

Meanwhile, Barça beat (72-69) a Bàsquet Girona with a long-standing acquaintance of the Barça fans, who believed in their options too late. A final quarter of 7-19 was close to hitting the Palau, but Sarunas Jasikevicius’s team kept the victory in the return of Marc Gasol to what was his home.

Oscar Da Silva (16 points and a PIR of 25) and Jan Vesely (14 and 24) were an unstoppable duo at home. Similarly, Lenovo Tenerife became the leader 6-1 thanks to the beating (73-57) over Surne Bilbao Basket. Shermadini (20 points and 7 rebounds) was once again the best of the Canaries in a duel without a rival.

In addition, Cazoo Baskonia beat Betis (107-103) in extra time, an extra time that forced a free kick by Costello. Joan Peñarroya’s men, who came from their triumph over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Euroleague, continued their positive line, with a 5-2 in the wake of the leaders. Henry left his best performance since his return and Howard was once again lethal in scoring (29 points).

Meanwhile, Valencia was placed at the bottom of the ‘Top 8’ with its victory in a direct duel over the Breogán River (83-88). A great second quarter (17-30) put the game on track for the ‘taronja’ team, also with rising motivation after winning in Piraeus on Friday. Álex Mumbrú’s men still had the strength to finish off in the last quarter.

On the other hand, Unicaja tightened the fight even more up front with the 94-68 they signed against Coviran Granada. Martín Carpena enjoyed his team, which chained two wins in the league for the first time, since a great start by Djedovic (15 of his 20 points in the first quarter) that facilitated the local work.