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short recaps of 9th round

9th round of ACB league offered many surprises and turnarounds of results.

After TAU Vitoria and Pamesa Valencia, Canaria defeated even third "big" away, Real Madrid playing superb basketball. Despite of having problems in attack, Canaria found the way to win with good teamplay ad defence.They kept the pace with Real during the whole game and in the overtime they finaly overtook them with great coolness. For Canaria Williams 17pts and Savane 16pts. Bullock was alone with 31pts for Real Madrid.
Unicaja totally outplayed Fuenlabrada with superb defence and great effectiveness in attack. Fuenlabrada newer was in the game. In 17th minute Unicaja was already ahead by 28 (44-16) and kept control of the game during whole 40 minutes. Four players in double digits for Unicaja, Wideman was the best for Fuenlabrada with 16points and Garcia collected 15.
Estu has won first game on the road this year. Game was in complete parity until 25 seconds before end when Montanez missed triple for 73-73. Foreigners of Bilbao have had a bad day.Panko and Scott finished both with 9pts. Banic scored 13 and Weis collected 13 rebounds. At winners Jasen 15, McDonald 16 and Jimenez 12pts.
Barca had problems only before kick-off when Navarro and Fucka got injured and Thornton was in roster but still not ready to give full contribution. Trias stopped Roe and Caja had big problems to score while Kakiousis and Basile with outside shots made the difference (38-24 19'). Barca started second half with another 3 triples and game was over in 26' with score at 63-37. Williams and Kakiousis had 15pts each.For Caja Bramlett 13pts.
Even pretty in form these days DKV could not stop Girona. Great shooting night again with triples 12-21 and bad free throws percentage was the key of new Girona's win. Girona started well right away leading 11-25 8', but good play of Rudy Fernadez and Bennett kept Juventutes hopes alive at half (41-46). In the second half Girona's tremendeous effectiveness was again decisive with Myers killing al DKV hopes with 2triples. Benett 20pts, Fernandez 18 and Vasquez 22pts for Akasvayu.
Pamesa took imortant victory staying in run for Copa del Rey. Tau was very nervous and without points from outside. At the start there was no defence from Pamesa at all and TAU took big lead early up to 35-17 15' and game had same curse till halftime which ended 46-30. In the second half with much better defence and unbelievable series of triples Pamesa took charge of the game completelly and outscored TAU. Ukic 14pts for TAU, Dikoudis 19 and Avdalovic 18pts for Pamesa.
Menorca achieved second consecutive win in bad game with low scoring percentages.Game was close till very end when hosts had better nerves in shocking thriller. Miguel 15pts for hosts, Sanmartin 14pts for Granada.
After 3 consecutive defeats Manresa stopped their negative trend winning in overtime against Leche Rio with significant injuries. Leche was better team, thanks to hard work in the paint of McNaull and to Mickael and Grant scoring some important points, until 3' from the end when with many shooting errors allowed Manresa to tie the game and finally win it in overtime. McNaull 15pts,Mickael 25 and Grant 18 for Leche Rio. Oliver 23 for Manresa and Ferran Lavina added 20 points.
Valladolid took advantage early in the game thanks to Alicante without offencive solutions. But hosts got themselves together in time and returned game in parity at halftime (40-39). In the second half existed only one team - Alicante. They closed well Davis and Hopkins while Larry Lewis was unstopable. Lewis 17 and Johnsen 16pts for Alicante, Radulovic 20, Hopkins 16 and Gomis 15pts for visitors.

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TAU awaits Valladolid without Scola | 04/03/2006 | Spain
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Thornton to miss action for a 3 weeks | 04/03/2006 | Spain
Barca's small wing, Bootsy Thornton will miss action for about 3 weeks due to a muscular injury...

Stepp doubtfull against Estudiantes | 02/03/2006 | Spain
USA shooting guard of Pamesa Valencia, Blake Stepp injured himself at last training...

Davis doubtfull against TAU | 01/03/2006 | Spain
Valladolid's player Devin Davis injured himself during the practice...

Stefanovic finally arrived | 01/03/2006 | Spain
Sasa Stefanovic, new reforcement of Lagun Aro Bilbao...

Rentzias and Valladolid part ways | 01/03/2006 | Spain
Valladolid and Rentzias decided to split after only 10games disputed...

Barcelona inked Cota | 11/02/2006 | Spain
Barcelona inked point guard Ed Cota, recently in force with Zalgiris...

Menorca without Stimac against C.S. Fernando | 10/02/2006 | Spain
Andrej Stimac (6.8 ppg, 2.3rpg) broke his nose during training and

News from Spain | 10/02/2006 | Spain
The American SG of Real Madrid, Louis Bullock (186-G-76), suffered an injury last Tuesday...

Santiago out against Valencia | 04/02/2006 | Spain
Malaga's Portorican center Daniel Santiago will be out for Malaga

Bullock about to miss 7 to 10 days | 28/01/2006 | Spain
Real's shooting guard, Lewis Bullock is expected to miss action for about 10days...

Leche Rio adds Brown | 22/01/2006 | Spain
Leche Rio inked guard, Gerald Brown till the end of season...

Garces to miss clash against Caja | 21/01/2006 | Spain
Pamesa visits Caja S.F. without it center, Ruben Garces due to the injury...

Mcnaull questionable to face Funelabrada | 21/01/2006 | Spain
Joseph Mcnaull, center of Leche Rio is questionable for sundays game against Fuenlabrada...

Juventud awaits Real with many doubts | 21/01/2006 | Spain
Tough schedule and long trips took the damage at Aito's squads...

Granada splits with Chris Owens | 18/01/2006 | Spain
Granada and american center, Chris Owens, decided to split and break the contract...

Caja S.F. inks Kommatos, Bramlett leaves | 18/01/2006 | Spain
Caja S.F. signed greek international, forward, Nestoras Kommatos...

Estudiantes makes Martinez new coach | 14/01/2006 | Spain
Martinez and Estudiantes signed a deal through the end of the 2007-08 season...

Orenga fired, Maljkovic extended | 09/01/2006 | Spain
Adecco Estudiantes has decided part replace his current Head Coach, Juan Antonio Orenga...

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