He Valencia Basket struck down (81-97) to Herbalife Gran Canaria, thanks to a tremendous third quarter, and ended with the accounts of the tight Group B of the Endesa League Final Phase, with the ‘taronja’ pass next to the San Pablo Burgos from the previous match, leaving out the current champion, Real Madrid.
The fifth and last day was red hot this Friday but in the first two games the semifinals on Sunday were sentenced: Burgos-Barcelona (17:00 hours) and Valencia-Baskonia (20:00). Madrid closes the day against Casademont Zaragoza, but it will do so knowing that it has no options to advance.
The elimination of Pablo Laso’s team, a fixed in the finals for the title the last eight years and champion of four of the last five leagues, was the news collateral damage of a direct duel for the crossings. And is that the ‘Granca’ also had options to be in ‘semis’, but a 12-26 in the third quarter was decisive.
Loyd (26 points), connected since the last game; Tobey (18 points and 11 rebounds), one of the best men during these 10 days at La Fonteta, and a Colom who broke into this fifth day, were the foundations of the host’s pass and the confirmation of the historic Burgos ticket.