Basketball: Unicaja returns to the court 19 days later

The Unicaja, without the power forward Carlos Suárez, the Congolese center Yannik
Nzosa and the Israeli base Gal mekel, the three injured, receives Thursday in the Endesa League to Retabet Bilbao Basket after nineteen days without competing, although the appointment is important due to the aspiration of the people of Malaga to be in the phase for the title and of the people of Biscay to get out of the relegation places.

The Andalusian team, which played its last game against him Inherits
San Pablo Burgos (93-101) on March 27 at the Palace
Martin Carpena, could not face last day in Malaga to the MoraBanc
Andorra when the game was postponed after detecting two positives in coronavirus in the visiting team.

The squad led by the Greek Fotis Katsikaris faces this appointment, with the problem of the absence of players and also the lack of competition in recent weeks, against a rival with whom he has faced 31 times in the regular phase of the ACB, with a balance of twenty wins and eleven defeats favorable to the Unicaja.

Even more favorable data if only the matches in Malaga, where he Unicaja he was victorious in twelve of his fifteen games played.

The last time he beat el Retabet Bilbao Basket in Malaga in the regular phase was eleven years ago, in 2010, with a 66-77 victory, although two years before, when they met in the Euroleague, the people of Bilbao also triumphed in the Martin Carpena (55-59).

It will be a special duel for the French forward Axel bouteille, who will face his former team, in which he played half a season before joining the Unicaja, and also for the point guard Alberto Díaz, who played on loan for the Bilbao team in 2014.