Sunday, June 4, 2023

Unicaja will play the Final Four after a league defeat, just as it happened before the Copa del Rey in Badalona

The green team will be the only one of the four participants in the event for the Basketball Champions League title that reaches the fight for the European trophy with a defeat in its last league game, something that by the way has been unusual this season in which Ibon Navarro’s men have accumulated 22 victories in 32 days.

He lenovo tenerife won this past Saturday in his visit to Basketball Girona by 72-88. With many more difficulties, they won their league clash on Sunday afternoon. Telecom Bonn, who will be the rival of the compositors in the semifinal of the Final Four. The Bundesliga leader beat ratiopharm Ulm 85-83, with a basket 9 seconds from the end of his great star, the North American point guard TJ Shorts. He will also arrive in Malaga full of morale on Hapoel Jerusalemwho beat the almighty Maccabi from Tel Aviv on their court, whom they beat 83-76.

Coming to the FIBA ​​European title with defeat doesn’t seem to be a problem for those in green and purple either, and it also brings back good memories. And it is that Unicaja faced the last Copa del Rey in Badalona, ​​a pleasant memory for the entire compositor family after losing the previous weekend at the Martín Carpena, against Baskonia, in a League match. The Basque team won in Malaga, after extra time, by 81-89. Will it be a good omen for this next continental Final Four?


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