MADRID, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The majority of the matches in the second round of games in the Endesa ACB basketball league are held in Spain over the coming weekend.
Real Madrid' s trip to the USA saw them bring forward their match away to Blancos Rueda Valladolid and they brought Valladolid, who defeated Barcelona in the first game of the season, back down to earth with a 100-77 win, thanks to a stunning display from Nikola Mirrotic, who scored 26 points, while pulling down 10 rebounds.
Madrid' s start to the campaign takes them top of the table and with a points average that will be hard to beat.
Barcelona have to take up the challenge, but have a difficult trip to face Gescrap Bilbao, who also lost their opening match of the season.
Valencia had a solid win on the opening day and it will be interesting to see how their game away to a greatly improved Murcia turns out. Murcia ended last season on a high and won their opening match in this campaign to keep the morale up in the clouds.
Unicaja Malaga on the other hand disappointed last season and were Madrid' s first victim this campaign. They are at home to FIATC Joventut and the Catalans will look to keep their 100 percent record.
Caja Laboral suffered a surprise defeat in the first round of games and look to get back to winning ways at home to Cajasol, while Lagun Aro, who were last season' s surprise package aim to hit the winning trial at home to Estudiantes, who tipped off the season with a home win and will be looking to climb the table rapidly to put memories of last year' s dreadful campaign behind them.
Saturday sees one game with CB Canarias at home to an in form CAI Zaragoza, while the weekend also sees Manresa entertain Gran Canaria, while Mad Croc Fuenlabrada take on Obradoiro in a game between two sides that could spend the season in a battle to avoid relegation.