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Real Madrid achieves another goal in the League and Barça takes advantage of the derby with Joventut

MADRID, March 24 (.) –

Real Madrid knew how to suffer this Sunday to win the victory in their visit to Zunder Palencia (78-86) on matchday 26 of the Endesa League, with which they sealed their mathematical presence in the playoff, while Barça won ( 75-93) to Joventut to regain sensations in the derby.

Chus Mateo’s team preserved its lead alone (23-3), two wins ahead of Unicaja, also fulfilling its first objective in the League, to play in the playoffs, where they will undoubtedly seek to be first seeded. Real Madrid’s first visit to Palencia ended with a very close match.

The bottom team wanted to surprise the leader, but a great Facundo Campazzo (35 rating) unevented the match in favor of the whites. Palencia rose from several blows from Madrid, which ruled the first two quarters with two good sets of 0-12 and 0-13. All in all, the home team, 10 down in the last quarter, got closer to three, but Madrid knew how to suffer in delicate moments and find the quality of a decisive Campazzo and a Dzanan Musa who scored 21 points and a PIR of 19.

Meanwhile, the day of the derbies in the Endesa League returned some confidence to Barça, after losing last week at home against Río Breogán and giving up two more games in the Euroleague. Roger Grimau’s men brought out the defense they had lost in those three games in a row and took revenge in Badalona.

The second half of Barça brought that march further back that the ‘Penya’ could not match and the success and good performance of Darío Brizuela (18 points), Tomas Satoransky and Álex Abrines brought the victory to Barcelona, ​​which Carles Duran’s team also wanted to enter the ‘playoff’ zone.

From Barça’s 17 wins to Lenovo Tenerife’s 16, the Canarian team won the dramatic La Laguna derby against its neighbor Gran Canaria (93-92). Tim Abromaitis gave the home team the victory from the free kick, while Gio Shermadini scored a PIR of 38 and Marcelinho Huertas became the ACB’s all-time top assist scorer.

On the other hand, Valencia Basket prevented UCAM Murcia’s 17th, to add 16 and continue in the fight to be seeded in the ‘playoffs’. The ‘taronja’ team, which stopped the Murcians who had won five in a row, had a great Semi Ojeleye (24 rating). La Fonteta savored a victory that could have gone into extra time with the last free throw that Dylan Ennis missed.

Furthermore, in the Basque derby between Surne Bilbao Basket and Baskonia, Kristian Kullamae was the architect of the local victory at the Bilbao Arena (82-80) with a tremendous triple almost at the buzzer. The defeat complicates Dusko Ivanovic’s team in their search for the ‘Top 8’, who remain at 14 wins, tenth.

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