Gran Canaria's bid to win some hardware this season took another blow on Thursday when they lost in the Copa del Rey to holders Unicaja Malaga, 74-64.
The Canary Islanders played in the EuroCup this season but bowed out after Round I, and on Thursday they lost to Unicaja, who have been one of the hottest teams in Europe of late.
Winterthur Barcelona moved to the top of the Liga ACB on Sunday with an 87-80 win over former FIBA EuroCup participants Gran Canaria.
Taking advantage of TAU Ceramica's surprise 92-78 defeat at Lagun Aro Bilbao Basket, Barcelona are now back on top of the pile ahead of TAU and Pamesa Valencia, although all three clubs boast 12-5 records.
Gran Canaria fell out of the tie for first place in Spain's ACB on Tuesday when they suffered a major collapse in the fourth quarter and lost 78-72 at league giants Unicaja Malaga.
Salvador Maldonado's men, who played in this year's EuroCup but exited after Round I, had stormed to a 41-33 lead at half-time and stretched that to 62-50 by the end of the third quarter.
Former EuroCup side Gran Canaria consolidated their position at the top of the ACB with a win at the weekend. Gran Canaria are in third place behind Tau Cermica and Winterthur Barcelona after a 69-64 win over Forum Valladolid.
Marcus Norris had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead his team to victory.
CB Gran Canaria
|Centro Insular de Deportes|
Avda. Alcacde Ramirez Bethencourt, 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
Tel: +34 (928) 21 95 60
Fax: +34 (928) 33 22 75
|Pabellon Insular Vega J-José|
Cordoba 31A, 35016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
Tel: +34 (928) 33 34 30
Fax: +34 (928) 38 22 75
Cordoba 31 A, 35016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
+34 (928) 33 34 30
+34 (928) 33 75 52
President: Agustin Medina Santana
General Manager: Himar Ojeda Perez