Liga Endesa 2015-16 round up (week 3)

Gran Canaria sit top of the Liga Endesa after a hard fought 76-67 win over a stubborn Sevilla side in round three of the domestic Spanish league.

Despite being winless this season thus far, Sevilla showed signs of promise and nearly came away with a much needed win to boost the side’s confidence.

But, led by Sasu Salin’s 14 points, which included four triples, Gran Canaria got the job done.

Barcelona are another of the unbeaten sides in the Liga Endesa after they posted an 82-74 win over UCAM Murcia in a game that let emotions run high in the closing seconds of the game.

Shane Lawal hammered home to effectively seal the win for Barca but his emotions got the better of him and he got in Augusto Lima’s face which did not sit well with Lima and the game ended with both players having to be restrained by the benches.

Laboral Kutxa are 3-0 after beating Unicaja Malaga 74-66 on the road as Slovenian international Jaka Blazic had 15 points for the victors.

And Valencia are 3-0 as well after making the Barclaycard Center a happy hunting ground this season as they toppled Estudiantes 81-73.

Following on from their win on the opening day against Real Madrid, Valencia were led by 21 points from Rafa Martinez.

Real Madrid have definitely turned the corner since the opening week by dismantling Tenerife 112-89 at the Barclaycard Center.

Five players registered double figure numbers for the league champions as they took an early lead and were in no real danger.

Last season’s league MVP Felipe Reyes posted 21 points to lead Real, and there was added relief as new signing Jeffery Taylor played and hit nine points for the winners.

Rio Monbus are 2-1 after week three thanks to a convincing 82-67 win over Zaragoza in Santiago.

The hosts led 24-12 after one and never looked in any real danger as Adam Waczynski led all scrers with 30 points in perhaps the perfoamnce of the weekend.

Joventut Badalona won at home as well by overcoming Fuenlabrada 79-66.

Veteran Demond Mallet led the way for the Catalan side with 15 points as Badalona own a 2-1 record to start.

Elsewhere there were wins for Manresa, who won at Andorra 77-74 and Bilbao, who claimed a 75-63 success at Gipuzkoa.