The Endesa League and the ACB They have confirmed today that they will continue with the league and will close it with a new Final phase that will be played in the city of Valencia, where Valencia Basket has its facilities. This new format presents several changes with respect to the traditional playoffs, so here we bring you in detail how the league champion will be defined:
There will be 12 classified instead of the traditional 8. These will be separated into two groups of six teams, following the classic order to pair up in the playoffs. Each team will play against all of its group once and going to the semifinals the two best classified in each group
Then the semifinals and the grand final will be played to a single match as well, giving a total of 33 matches to be played in two weeks.
Final Phase #LigaEndesa
12 teams divided into two groups of six
All teams will play five games, one against each rival in their group
The first two of each group will meet in the semifinals, and the winners will play the final pic.twitter.com/ehWNzOYWhh
– Endesa League (@ACBCOM) May 27, 2020
In group A would be Barcelona (1st), Iberostar Tenerife (4th), Retabet Bilbao (5th), Kirolbet Baskonia (8th), Unicaja Malaga (9th) and Joventut de Badalona ( 12 °)
In group B would be Real Madrid (2nd), Casademont Zaragoza (3rd), MoraBanc Andorra (6th), local Valencia Basket (7th), San Pablo Burgos (10th) and Herbalife Gran Canaria (11 °)
The resolution of the league still does not have an official date, but from different sources it has been talked about from June 17 to 30 as the best alternative to complete this mini-tournament in Valencia, which will allow to see top-level Spanish basketball again and start little by little to work on the new normal.