Unicaja comes out of a slump and Bilbao Basket continues very high

Defeat of Girona against Tenerife and fabulous comeback from Andorra to Obradoiro


Unicaja de Málaga beat Joventut de Badalona 113-91 this Saturday during matchday 5 of the Endesa League, emerging from a slump that lasted several weeks, while Surne Bilbao Basket remained high in the standings after winning by 94-93 to Coviran Granada.

At the José María Martín Carpena Sports Palace, the local team smiled more than its opponent in a scoring festival. Kendrick Perry led Unicaja with 19 points and 26 PIR credits, while DeShaun Thomas’ 18 points were insufficient to avoid defeat for the black and green team.

This result ended the bad streak of the Malaga team, who had lost three consecutive days. Thus, Unicaja placed itself with a 2-3 balance in the area of ​​chasing the ‘playoffs’; For its part, ‘Penya’ suffered its second league defeat and moved to 3-2.

A few steps above in the table, Bilbao Basket obtained its fourth victory on the back of a superlative Kristian Kullamae. His card with 33 points and 33 rating credits, a personal record in the ACB League for both statistics, seasoned a match that made Miribilla vibrate.

Lluís Costa and David Kramer, with 20 points each, were the most outstanding of a visiting team that succumbed in the final moments. Granada’s fifth defeat in as many games, occupying relegation places; In contrast, the Bilbao ‘Men in Black’ enjoy a 4-1 balance among the top positions.

There, Bàsquet Girona lost ground, losing to Lenovo Tenerife 66-79 and now joining Joventut among those with a 3-2 record. Their choral offensive performance made the aurinegro team come back midway through the second quarter and never give up the lead. Joan Sastre stood out with 13 points and 17 assessment credits.

Meanwhile, MoraBanc Andorra made a fabulous comeback in the last quarter to win (92-89) against Monbus Obradoiro. The 40-20 of that period rewarded the faith of Poliesportiu d’Andorra, which had relentlessly pushed a squad where Markel Starks, author of 17 points, and Andrew Goudelock, with 16 points and 19 rating credits in their statistical card, stood out. .

Due to this result, those from the Principality and ‘Obra’ equaled the aforementioned Unicaja and Tenerife with a balance of 2-3, forming a group that this Sunday would increase if Río Breogán (vs Valencia Basket) and Casademont Zaragoza (vs Baskonia) win. , and also if BAXI Manresa (vs Zunder Palencia) and Dreamland Gran Canaria (vs Barça) lose.