The Unicaja faces this Sunday (6.30 pm) before the Real Madrid, outstanding leader of the Endesa League, the last match of the regular phase with the mission of winning to ensure their qualification for the ‘playoff’ for the title, since, otherwise, it will depend on other results.
The Malaga team, who after their last two victories against the TD Systems Baskonia (70-79) and the Acunsa GBC (75-81), recovered his options to finish in eighth position, he plays it against a colossus like Real Madrid, which is already guaranteed the first place in the regular phase and intends to reaffirm its numbers and good feelings.
In the case of losing against Real Madrid, Unicaja will have to wait for the MoraBanc Andorra I did not win at Acunsa GBC and that Herbalife Gran Canaria lose to him Coosur Real Betis.
Both teams have met on a total of 97 occasions throughout all competitions, with a clearly favorable balance to the Real Madrid: 29 victories for the malagueños against 68 defeats.
In the regular league, the precedents between the two are 20 wins for the typesetters by 50 defeats in 70 games, although, however, in the games played in Malaga the balance is more even, with 16 home wins and 18 lost games.
This season, the Unicaja fell last December on his visit to Madrid by 91-84.
The coach of the Malaga team, the Greek Fotis Katsikaris, has the losses of power forward Carlos Suarez, from the Israeli base Gal mekel and the Congolese pivot Yannik Nzosa.