Valencia remain top of the pile in the Liga Endesa after a comfortable 81-67 road win over Sevilla.

It improves Valencia’s start in the league to 9-0 as Rafa Martinez hit five triples on his way to a game-high 22 points.

Euroleague giants Barcelona and Real Madrid though continue to chase the Eurocup side at the top as both sides recorded victories of their own to improve to 8-1.

Barca were 75-60 winners at Manresa thanks to Justin Doellman’s 14 points and Real eased past UCAM Murcia 101-80 in the Spanish capital.

One side that lost ground with the top three are Laboral Kutxa, as they slipped to a surprising 98-92 defeat at home to Tenerife.

Blagota Sekulic exploded for 29 points, cancelling out Tornike Shengelia’s 24 for Baskonia who drop to 7-2.

Joventut Badalona and Unicaja Malaga played out an exciting encounter in Catalonia with the visitors form Malaga recording a 90-84 victory.

An equally exciting game saw struggling Zaragoza notch up their second win of the campaign with a 166-110 win away at Estudiantes where two overtime sessions were required.

Eleswhere, Gran Canaria were victorious at home 88-75 over Rio Monbus, Andorra beat winless Gipuzkoa 88-70 and Fuenlabrada scored a 79-75 win at home to Bilbao.