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Spanish Liga Endesa: Real Madrid dominates

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Real Madrid continued to dominate the Spanish Liga Endesa through Round 16 of the Regular Season this weekend. Los Blancos drained a century of points on the way to defeating Fuenlabrada 100-72 to remains way out in front at the top of the standings. Indeed, Real Madrid gained ground on second placed Barcelona after the Catalan giant fell 73-76 against Unicaja Malaga. After this weekend in the Spanish Liga Endesa, Real Madrid tops with a 15-1 record, while Barca holds second with an 11-5 record.

Despite its loss Fuenlabrada remains in a tie with Barcelona and Valencia at 11-5. As for last season’s champs, Valencia saw off Zaragoza in an impressive home display that saw the team win 103-58. UCAM Murcia welcomed Gran Canaria on Saturday and dispatched the fifth ranked club 84-78. The win lifted Murcia to 8-8, while Gran Canaria stayed at 9-7 in a share for fifth place. That rank is shared by Iberoster Tenerife, which overcame Baskonia 86-74 to stay above Gran Canaria thanks to a superior head-to-head.

As for Baskonia, the club is locked with fellow EuroLeague contender Unicaja Malaga on 9-7 alongside Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Greece

In the Greek A1, Panathianikos continued to dominate and remained unbeaten with a 12-0 record. However, The Greens were forced to overcome AEK Athens in style, claiming a 74-94 win in the Athens derby. Nearest club and arch rival Olympiacos crushed Larissa 100-69 to enhance its record to 9-3 in second place.

Turkey

Reigning double BSL and current EuroLeague champ Fenerbahce Istanbul continued to set the pace at the top of the standings. The club defeated Istanbul BB 70-83 to move to 13-2 in the standings. That’s a single win more than Tofas Bursa, although the second ranked club won over Yesilgiresun with a cruising 92-52 win to move to 12-3.

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