Valencia remained top of the Liga Endesa after week 30 as Real Madrid’s EuroLeague commitments saw their game against Manresa moved to May 4.
So with the open window, Valencia took full advantage by registering a narrow 80-75 success over struggling Real Betis who remain second from bottom.
Antoine Diot and Fernando San Emeterio scored 15 points each to lead the winners.
Barcelona also moved up the table as they settle into their one game a week routine following elimination from the EuroLeague as they beat EuroCup winners Unicaja Malaga 89-70.
Ante Tomic did all with 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists, with Tyrese Rice pitching in with 17 points as the Catalan side overtook fading Tenerife into fourth with Basketball Champions League Final Four hosts falling to fifth with their game against Baskonia rescheduled for May 4, also.
Real Betis 85–90 Valencia
Andorra 96–78 Fuenlabrada
Gran Canaria 104–86 Estudiantes
Joventut Badalona 82–55 Bilbao