We have repeated it in recent weeks at the Nou Congost, but it is not a cliché: on Sunday, Sant Jordi Day, there is a very important match for the interests of BAXI Manresa. To continue maintaining a safe distance from both red squares, it's necessary to win. And UCAM Murcia, with play-off aspirations and European places, will not make it easy.
BAXI Manresa will have to rule out one of their 13 men before Sunday's match at 12:30. The team has completed a worthy participation in the BCL this week and must now continue its good path in the Endesa League. In recent matches they have been defeated by Barça and Baskonia and the Nou Congost is becoming a difficult place for rivals. But it will be necessary, more than ever, the support of the Manresa fans to be able to give the team a plus.
UCAM Murcia arrives in 12th position, with 12 victories. They have won the last 2 matches against Zaragoza and Valencia and this has allowed them to definitively forget about the places at the end of the standings to focus on being able to scratch a place in the play-offs or European competition. Travis Trice is being the most outstanding man for the Murcia team, although he is closely followed by Nemanja Radovic, a league classic, James Anderson, Thadd McFadden or Chris Chiozza.
Pedro Martínez, coach of BAXI Manresa, said in the previous press conference to the match that “there is nothing out of the ordinary in the physical condition of the players; Murcia's game is an important match, against an opponent at their best moment of the season; with the new players they have won the two matches they have played; They are the best in the league in offensive rebounding, they have great shooters and they have recovered Jelinek. Radovic is a very intelligent player who moves very well without the ball; our season is in danger because we have a starting ballast, we are one of the teams involved in the fight for permanence and there is little time left».