Valencia got the upper hand over Unicaja Malaga in their EuroCup final dress rehearsal with a narrow 81-77 win in the Liga Endesa.
The win moved Valencia clear at the top of the table on an 18-6 record as Bojan Dubjlevic led the winners with 20 points.
Outgoing league leaders Tenerife continued their slump as they fell 78-65 at UCAM Murcia.
Vitor Benite paced Murcia with a game-high 18 points in the surprise win.
Hot on Tenerife’s tail are the EuroLeague trio of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Baskonia as they all picked up wins over the weekend.
Real Madrid thrashed Bilbao 104-76 in the Spanish capital, Barcelona made light work of Andorra 102-65 but Baskonia were made to work hard for their eventual 76-70 triumph over Estudiantes.
Real Betis (8-16) 57-71 Joventut (8-17)
Zaragoza (8-16) 82-90 Gran Canaria (16-8)
Manresa (4-21) 82-90 Fuenlabrada (11-14)