The Valencia Basket certified with his triumph against the RETAbet Bilbao Basket his presence in the qualifying rounds for the title of the Endesa League, settled in the fifth place and won options to be able to snatch the fourth from the TD Systems Baskonia, although the objective remains complicated.
By adding twenty victories, the team of Jaume ponsarnau, has made sure not to fall to ninth place no matter what happens in the regular phase matches that remain to be played. For Valencia it will be their fifteenth consecutive participation in the qualifying rounds for the ACB title.
In the absence of five games to play, the Valencian team also has a comfortable cushion of two victories that protects them from falling to seventh place, which would lead them to face the Barcelona. Even softer is the one that makes it almost impossible for it to fall to the eighth and have to be measured with the Real Madrid.
The two stumbles in a row this week the Inherit San Pablo Burgos, who has fallen before him Herbalife Gran Canaria and the Casademont Zaragoza, have allowed him to stabilize in fifth place with one more win and one game less than the team he leads Joan Peñarroya.
On the other hand, the three victories in a row that he has added in the last three days allow him to keep alive the complicated dream of snatching fourth place from the Baskonia, which adds twenty-two wins, and thus win the track factor in the quarterfinal crossing that it seems they will dispute.
To achieve this, given that he has won the particular ‘basket average’, he must win two more games than the set of Dusko Ivanovic. That is to say, for example, to win in the five crashes ahead and the Alava team to win only three.
The Valencia will play this Friday on the court of UCAM Murcia, will receive on Sunday the Movistar Students, will consecutively visit the Real Madrid and to Herbalife Gran Canaria and will close the regular phase at the Fonteta against Urbas Fuenlabrada.
The Baskonia, for his part, is still pending the order of his matches because he suffers an outbreak of covid-19, but he must play his court before him Unicaja and the Joventut and must visit the Acunsa GBC, to the Barça and to BAXI Manresa.