Unicaja recovers the shine of ACB and Obradoiro wins the vital Galician derby


Unicaja de Málaga won this Saturday by 62-90 during their visit to Coviran Granada in the 26th day of the Liga Endesa, while Monbus Obradoiro won a vital derby against Río Breogán by 83-72, MoraBanc Andorra defeated Casademont Zaragoza scored 85-80 and BAXI Manresa beat ‘in extremis’ (83-84) at Básquet Girona away from home.

After their painful defeat the previous day against Real Madrid (81-87), giving up the lead in this ACB League, the Malaga team healed wounds during the week thanks to a victory over Cholet (85-70) in the Champions League. However, Ibon Navarro’s pupils needed to recover the brilliance they had had in the domestic competition.

Said and done, they cleared up doubts at the Palacio de los Deportes in Granada with a 0-9 run that turned the first quarter around, after which Unicaja’s advantage grew thanks to Nihad Djedovic and Tyson Carter. Without any scares after the break (29-38), the Malaga team broke the game in the third act to seal the victory and now boast a balance of 21-5 in second place, just behind the leader (22-3).

Meanwhile, Coviran continued with a 7-19 record on the verge of relegation and focused its attention on Fontes do Sar. The Galician derby measured an Obradoiro with six victories in his baggage before this Saturday against a Breogán with seven. And neither the 25-14 score in the first period nor the 41-27 score at halftime predicted any problems for the ‘Obra’, whose scoring was entrusted to Rigoberto Mendoza, helped by Thomas Scrubb in key moments.

Stefan Momirov brought Breogán back afloat, which in the fourth quarter got within five points (72-67). However, the courage of Artem Pustovyi prevented the visitors’ comeback from coming to fruition. This harvest of the Compostela team tightened a fight for salvation where Andorra (9-17) breathed with suffering, guided by Tobias Borg and Tyson Pérez to beat a Zaragoza tied in the standings with Girona (10-16).

Not in vain, the Girona team missed a victory in the last play that had seemed impossible. After recovering from a 16-point deficit (60-76) in the last quarter and going one up (83-82), Fotis Katsikaris’s men conceded a drive to the basket by Brancou Badio and missed a three-pointer by Ike Iroegbu at the final buzzer. in desperation.