Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 16: January 14-15, 2012
by: Euroleague.net
January 15, 2012
Nikola Mirotic - Real MadridCaja Laboral was the only one of the three Spanish League leaders to lose over the weekend, leaving FC Barcelona Regal and Real Madrid to share the top spot with 13-3 records. Barcelona handily beat Lagun Aro 56-71, taking an early lead and never surrendering it, while Real Madrid narrowly escaped with a thrilling victory against Lucentum Alicante 86-92. Barca beat Lagun Aro using superior shooting from two- and three-point range to control the game. Pete Mickeal led the way with 17 points, while Marcelo Huertas and Chuck Eidson tallied 12 apiece and Joe Ingles added 10. Real Madrid got two three-pointers from Jaycee Carroll in the final minute to hold off Alicante as the Whites used a 34-27 rebounding edge and heavy scoring in the paint to counter Alicante's torrid 15-of-28 shooting from beyond the arc. Madrid got balanced scoring, with five players in double figures, led by Niloka Mirotic’s 16 points and Ante Tomic’s 14, while Felipe Reyes added 13 points and 7 rebounds. Alicante was led by Ty Ellis, who scored 23 points, including 7 of 10 from downtown. Assignia Manresa upended Caja Laboral 65-76, as Josh Asselin piled up 28 points on 11 of 14 from two-point range, and Micah Downs knocked down 23. Laboral held a 41-37 halftime lead but was outscored 9-20 in the third quarter, then slipped further behind in the fourth. Mirza Teletovic paced the losers with 12 points and Milko Bjelica added 10. Unicaja joined Caja Laboral in second place with a 12-4 record by outlasting UCAM Murcia at home 87-79, led by Hrvoje Peric, who poured in 18 points. Unicaja opened a commanding 72-52 lead after three quarters, but gave up some of the lead in a 15-27 final quarter. The winners also got 15 points from Jorge Garabosa and 14 from Kristaps Valters. Murcia was led by Andres Miso, who netted 22 points. Gescrap Bizkaia outscored Blancos de Rueda Valladolid 24-44 in the second half to prevail on the road 73-81 as Alex Mumbru scored a game-high 26 points to lead the visitors. Raul Lopez chipped in 12, while Marko Banic and Roger Grimau added 10 apiece. Valladolid was paced by Herve Toure’s 17 points. Fuenlabrada took the lead with an 11-22 second quarter and held on to beat Valencia 69-76 led by Kirk Penney’s 27 points and Saul Blanco’s 16. Nik Caner-Medley scored a double-double for the losers, with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams are now tied at 8-8 with CAI Zaragoza, which battered FIATC Mutual Joventut 96-73 as six players scored in double figures, led by Rafael Hettscheimeir’s 17 points. Carlos Cabezas contributed 8 assists. In other games, Gran Canaria held on to beat Asefa Estudiantes 73-65 behind 20 points by Marquez Haynes, while Cajasol took care of Blusens Monbus 70-77, as Paul Davis led all scorers with 26 points.

LAST GAME GAME 16
January 14-15, 2012
Day Match Result
Jan. 15 Gran Canaria vs. Asefa Estu. 73-65
Jan. 15 Blusens Monbus vs. Cajasol
70-77
Jan. 14 Valladolid vs. Gescrap BB 73-81
Jan. 14 Valencia B. vs.  Fuenlabrada 69-76
Jan. 15 CAI Zaragoza vs. FIATC Jov. 96-73
Jan. 15 Lagun Aro  vs. FCB Regal 56-71
Jan. 14 Unicaja vs. UCAM Murcia 87-79
Jan. 14 Caja Laboral vs. Assignia
65-76
Jan. 15 Lucentum vs. Real Madrid 86-92
NEXT GAME GAME 17
January 21-22, 2012
Day Match
Jan. 22 Asefa Estu. vs. Lucentum
Jan. 22 Real Madrid vs. Caja Laboral
Jan. 21 Assignia vs. Unicaja
Jan. 22 UCAM Murcia vs. Lagun Aro
Jan. 22 FCB Regal vs. CAI Zaragoza
Jan. 22 FIATC Jov. vs. Valencia B.
Jan. 22 Fuenlabrada vs. Valladolid
Jan. 21 Blusens vs. Gescrap BB
Jan. 22 Cajasol vs. G. Canaria 2014


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Real Madrid 16 13 3 1328 1154
2 FC Barcelona Regal 16 13 3 1192 1028
3 Unicaja 16 12 4 1283 1188
4 Caja Laboral 16 12 4 1153 1065
5 Lucentum Alicante 16 11 5 1136 1142
6 Cajasol Banca Cívica 16 9 7 1210 1153
7 Valencia Basket 16 8 8 1190 1177
8 CAI Zaragoza 16 8 8 1171 1180
9 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 16 8 8 1185 1211
10 Lagun Aro GBC 16 7 9 1247 1209
11 Gescrap Bizkaia 16 7 9 1231 1244
12 Assignia Manresa 16 7 9 1130 1169
13 Gran Canaria 2014 16 6 10 1060 1107
14 Asefa Estudiantes 16 6 10 1091 1207
15 FIATC Mutua Joventut 16 5 11 1146 1246
16 Blusens Monbus 16 4 12 1113 1176
17 UCAM Murcia 16 4 12 1097 1194
18 Blancos de Rueda Valladolid 16 4 12 1131 1244
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