Unicaja overwhelms UCAM Murcia to be seeded in the Cup

Victory for Dreamland Gran Canaria and defeat for Lenovo Tenerife


Unicaja left another recital this Friday on matchday 15 of the Endesa League to ensure being seeded in 'their' Copa del Rey, with a 65-88 victory over UCAM Murcia, while Dreamland Gran Canaria strengthened its position in the 'Top 8' and Lenovo Tenerife neglected it with a defeat at home.

Ibon Navarro's team adds and continues (12-3), as the main pursuer of the leader Real Madrid. The current champion and host of the Cup from February 15 to 18 achieved its eleventh consecutive victory, dominating from start to finish in Murcia. The Malaga team, with six players in double digits, equaled the best streak in its history against a UCAM that remains 9-6.

In addition, a great Ethan Happ led Gran Canaria's also undisputed victory, with a 77-98 victory over MoraBanc Andorra. Those from Las Palmas added the ninth victory, very close to the ticket to Malaga, with 20 points, 10 rebounds and a 32 rating from the American power forward. Nicolás Brussino (27 points) and John Shurna (21) were also very guilty of the eighth consecutive defeat for the Andorrans, who remain in the relegation zone.

Meanwhile, Lenovo Tenerife remains irregular, putting its presence in the Cup in doubt after conceding 64-70 against Casademont Zaragoza. The skilled team, on a roll with its fourth straight victory, made a splash in La Laguna, with a great second half and with Mitchell Watt (20 points and 27 rating), outstanding.

On the other hand, Surne Bilbao Basket celebrated Christmas at home, returning the excitement to Miribilla. The 'men in black' won after four defeats in front of their home crowd with an 80-74 victory against a Bàsquet Girona team that has been losing strength. Alex Renfroe (20 points and 28 PIR) was the best of the game.