Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 17: January 21-22, 2012
by: Euroleague.net
January 22, 2012
Felipe Reyes - Real MadridFC Barcelona Regal and Real Madrid both won to continue on top of the Spanish League, while two of their three nearest rivals lost, giving the leaders a little breathing room. Barcelona was pushed to the brink by CAI Zaragoza, but pulled out the victory at home 71-68, thanks to clutch free throws by Juan Carlos Navarro, who returned after a month-long injury. Zaragoza, fighting for King’s Cup qualification, took a 61-64 lead into the last minute on a triple by Carlos Cabezas, but Navarro came up big on the foul line, especially in last stages of the fourth quarter, going 12 of 12 for the game. He led the winners with 17 points, while Erazem Lorbek added 16, the only other player in double figures. Cabezas paced the losers with 14 points. Real Madrid dominated second-place Caja Laboral at home 84-73, winning three of the four quarters. Felipe Reyes came up big with a double-double, registering 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Carlos Suarez knocked down 17 and Martynas Pocius added 12. Sergio Rodriguez dished out 8 assists. Caja Laboral, now 12-5, got 18 points from Brad Oleson, who nailed 4 of 9 from downtown. Assigna Manresa took out Unicaja at home 86-68, getting the better of the losers on the boards, 39 to 29, and from three-point range, 48% to 26%. Justin Doellman and Micah Downs had 19 points apiece to lead the winners, while Josh Asselin added 17. The losers got 17 points from Kristaps Valters. Unicaja slipped to 12-6. Lucentum Alicante was the only team on the top of the board to keep pace with the leaders, lifting its record to 13-5 after it outgunned Asefa Estudiantes 68-76 on the road, as Tyrone Ellis knocked down 15 points, Pedro Llompart had 14 with 8 assists and Kaloyan Ivanov added 12. Gescrap Bizkaia took care of Blusens Monbus 65-79 on the road, as D’or Fischer rose to the occasion with a double-double, scoring 23 points on 10 of 11 from two-point range and adding 11 rebounds. Marko Banic added 15 points for the winners. FIATC Mutua Joventut held on to beat Valencia Basket at home 81-73, as the visitors tried but failed to overcome a 42-23 halftime deficit. Five players scored in double figures for Joventut, led by Derrick Obasohan’s 13 points. Cajasol Banca Civica outdeulled Gran Canaria 2014 at home 75-70 as Paul David led the way with 15 points. In other games, Lagun Aro outlasted UCAM Murcia 85-89 on the road, and Fuenlabrada defeated Blancos de Rueda Valladolid at home 65-54.


LAST GAME GAME 17
January 21-22, 2012
Day Match Result
Jan. 22 Asefa Estudiantes vs. Lucentum 68-76
Jan. 22 Real Madrid vs. Caja Laboral 84-73
Jan. 21 Assignia Manresa vs. Unicaja 86-68
Jan. 22 UCAM Murcia vs. Lagun Aro GBC 85-89
Jan. 22 Barcelona Regal vs. CAI Zaragoza 71-68
Jan. 22 FIATC Joventut vs. Valencia Basket 81-73
Jan. 22 Fuenlabrada vs. Blancos de Rueda 65-54
Jan. 21 Blusens Monbus vs. Gescrap Bizkaia 65-79
Jan. 22 Cajasol  vs. Gran Canaria 2014 75-70
NEXT GAME GAME 18
January 28-29, 2012
Day Match
Jan. 28 Valencia Basket vs. Asefa Estudiantes
Jan. 29 Blanco de Rueda vs. CAI Zaragoza
Jan. 29 Blusens Monbus vs. Lagun Aro
Jan. 28 Gran Canaria 2014 vs. Unicaja
Jan. 29 Cajasol Banca Civica vs. Caja Laboral
Jan. 29 Gescrap BB vs. Lucentum Alicante
Jan. 29 Fuenlabrada vs. Real Madrid
Jan. 29 FIATC Joventut vs. Assignia Manresa
Jan. 29 FC Barcelona Regal vs. UCAM Murcia


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Real Madrid 17 14 3 1412 1227
2 FC Barcelona Regal 17 14 3 1263 1096
3 Unicaja 17 12 5 1351 1274
4 Caja Laboral 17 12 5 1226 1149
5 Lucentum Alicante 17 12 5 1212 1210
6 Cajasol Banca Cívica 17 10 7 1285 1223
7 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 17 9 8 1250 1265
8 Lagun Aro GBC 17 8 9 1336 1294
9 Valencia Basket 17 8 9 1263 1258
10 Gescrap Bizkaia 17 8 9 1310 1309
11 CAI Zaragoza 17 8 9 1239 1251
12 Assignia Manresa 17 8 9 1216 1237
13 Gran Canaria 2014 17 6 11 1130 1182
14 FIATC Mutua Joventut 17 6 11 1227 1319
15 Asefa Estudiantes 17 6 11 1159 1283
16 Blusens Monbus 17 4 13 1178 1255
17 UCAM Murcia 17 4 13 1182 1283
18 Blancos de Rueda Valladolid 17 4 13 1185 1309
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