The MoraBanc Andorra, who had not won in Malaga for more than 20 years, gets into the fight to qualify for the playoff of the Endesa League by winning by 85-92 to an off Unicaja that complicates his presence in the fight for the title.
The Malaga team, nervous and outmatched in defense by the Andorran team, made a very weak first quarter, meaningless, with errors in attack and with an improper image, especially in the rebound, with a palpable difference, eight times three of the typesetters.
The MoraBanc Andorra focused on his work, serious behind and with chevrons in attack, he completely dismantled the Unicaja with power forward Tyson Perez, six points, and the forward David jelinek, 11, very successful.
The 10-24 in the 10th minute served to give a wake-up call to the Unicaja, which in the second period improved somewhat in defense, a key piece to start the comeback. He closed ranks in his area and little by little he was reducing distances (31-35, m.17).
The Principality team resisted, despite losing the fourth, with gaps in the game in some moments, but led by Hannah and his solvency in catches, 15 rebounds, 13 of them defensive, came up at the break 37-45.
The Unicaja, despite the irregularity in the game, with ups and downs, managed to equalize the game (59-59, minute 28), although that inconsistency and the gaps allowed the visitors to enter the final last 10 minutes with a small advantage (64- 65).
The composers kept the match level until minute 33 (72-72), in an exchange of baskets with Deon Thompson Y Jaime Fernandez as protagonists, but they disconnected again, which took advantage of the MoraBanc Andorra, which was touched, to recover.
The match entered the final stretch with an 83-88 advantage of the visiting team, more dynamic and calm against a Unicaja very nervous, shaky and without their leader, the escort Darío Brizuela, eliminated, he did not respond and ended up losing.
(+) See the summary of Unicaja – MoraBanc Andorra
85 – Unicaja (10 + 27 + 27 + 21): Díaz (9), Brizuela (12), Waczynski (2), Thompson (19), Guerrero (-) – starting five- Fernández (9), Alonso (5) , Thomas (12), Bouteille (12) and Abromaitis (5).
92 – MoraBanc Andorra (24 + 21 + 20 + 27): Hannah (20), Jelinek (9), Pérez (12), Paulí (11), Parakhouski (8) – starting five-, Sy (3), Olumuyiwa ( 8), Dime (5), García (-), Kulvietis (-), Colom (-) and Senglin (16).
Referees: Perea, Bultó and Mendoza. They eliminated Brizuela for five personal fouls.
Incidents: Postponed match corresponding to the thirtieth day of the Endesa League played at the José María Martín Carpena Sports Palace behind closed doors.