MADRID, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Matchday 6 of the Spanish Endesa ACB Basketball League maybe overshadowed by the start of the NBA in North America, but that shouldn't stop basketball fans enjoying some thrilling action in Spain.
The game of the week sees Caja Laboral look to go one better than their narrow overtime defeat to Real Madrid last weekend as they take on reigning Champions Regal Barcelona. The return of Juan Carlos Navarro has seen Barca go on a three game winning run and climb into the play-off zone. A win in Vitoria is just what they need to confirm their title credentials, but with the home side not willing to back down it promises to be a classic.
Real Madrid are now the only side in Spain with a 100 percent record and they will be confident of extending that to six wins on their trip to Murcia. Point guard Sergi Lluch returns for Madrid and he and Sergio Rodriguez will look to direct the play, while Jaycee Carroll continues to hit the net from outside of the D.
There is a rare Canary Islands derby as bottom of the table CB Canarias from Tenerife host Gran Canaria is a game that should provide an entertaining sideshow.
The weekend starts with Asefa Estudiantes, currently second in the table traveling to play Blancos Rueda Valladolid, while Valencia will think that can claim their fifth win of the campaign when they travel to play struggling Cajasol Sevilla.
Sunday tips off with what looks like being a close affair in Bilbao as the home side look to make it five wins in five games at the expense of Unicaja Malaga, who currently stand in third place with four wins this season.
Unicaja travel with their morale sky high after an important EuroLeague win at home to Alba Berlin on Thursday night.
Elsewhere Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada aim for their second win of the campaign at home to FIATC Joventut, CAI Zaragoza face the season' s surprise package, Blusens Monbus, while Lagun Aro aim to break their duck away to Manresa in a dramatic match between two sides without a win between them all season.