The victory of Unicaja over Monbus Obradoiro this weekend he has established the compositor team in the noble part of the Endesa League table. After matchday 8, the people of Malaga are going to “sleep” in fifth place in the standingsa position higher than what they already did on the last day thanks to these last three wins -Betis, Granada and Obradoiro- that keep them in the positions that give access to the 2023 Copa del Rey in Badalona.
Only Lenovo Tenerife, Barça, Real Madrid and Gran Canaria surpass the Los Guindos club in the table. In the absence of the Blaugrana team finishing the derby against Joventut, which began at 6:30 p.m., to define their position, Txus Vidorreta’s team is the ACB leader with seven wins and one loss. While those of Chus Mateo and Jaka Lakovic accumulate six wins and two setbacks.
Unicaja is fifth with a average from +66. Behind the compositors, although with the same balance, is the baskonia after falling on the court of BAXI Manresa (93-80). Those of Joan Peñarroya are at +15. This group will join throughout the night Covirán Granada or Breogan. Both faces are seen from 20:00. The one that wins of the two will be the third team with five wins and three losses.
From the eighth position everyone will have a balance of 50%. Bilbao Basket is, for the moment, the “leader” of all of them with a average of -5. They are followed by Valencia Basket (-16) -Unicaja’s next rival- and UCAM Murcia (-25). They will be joined by the loser of Granada-Breogán. In addition, Joventut could also join if they beat Barcelona. Otherwise, it would remain in that twelfth place with three wins and five losses, the same balance as Fuenlabrada. In the lower zone are Zaragoza, Obradoiro, Gerona, BAXI Manresa and Betis.
Unicaja’s next three matches will be against Valencia Basket, Casademont Zaragoza and Fuenlabrada. Much of the interest in being in the 2023 Copa del Rey goes through adding those victories -if one takes into account that the final stretch of the cashiers in the first round is the most difficult in the League-. The classification, for now, is almost unbeatable.