Thursday, June 8, 2023

Unicaja takes advantage in the fight for fifth place and threatens Lenovo Tenerife’s fourth

Good day for Unicaja this weekend in installment number 29 of the Regular Phase of the Endesa League. And not only because of the close and hard-fought 70-74 victory for the greens on the Casademont Zaragoza track, but also because the rest of the results were positive, with defeats by the two teams that are just behind Ibon Navarro’s team in the standings. .

Joventut lost 76-86 in Badalona against Real Madrid and also Gran Canaria 87-79 on their visit to the Palau Blaugrana on Saturday. that is, that Unicaja, which now has 20 victories, has two ahead against the Catalans, who have 18, and already three against Jaka Lakovic’s team, which has 17.

This means that those from Los Guindos settle in fifth place and with only five games to go they have it in their hands to maintain that position in the table for the next playoff for the title.

Next week will be key to this challenge since it will be Joel Parra’s Joventut de Badalona who visits the Martín Carpena Palace on Sunday from 6:30 p.m.. A new victory for Unicaja that day would leave fifth place virtually assured with only the last four league dates to go.

Fourth place?

The question is: Can Unicaja still dream of fourth place that Lenovo Tenerife now has? The Islanders did win their game this weekend. It was on Sunday morning by 85-67 against Breogán de Lugo. In this way, Txus Vidorreta’s team already has 21 victories, one more than Unicaja.

It must be remembered that the penultimate day of the league, Lenovo will have to visit the Palacio de los Deportes to pay a visit to the greens in a match in which that fourth place may be decided. The fight between the two is very important because finishing fourth has the added bonus of having a home field advantage in the first matchup for the title, which looks like it will face, precisely, compositors and canaries.


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