MADRID, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid continue with their incredible form in the ACB Endesa basketball league in Spain.
Pablo Laso's side this Sunday made it 18 wins out of 19 games with a routine 87-75 home win against Blancos Rueda Valladolid.
In a weekend which saw more than its fair share of away wins, Caja Laboral kept up their winning streak under coach Jan Tabak. The side from Vitoria have lost just one game in 19 in all competitions since Tabak's arrival last November and thanks to Maceij Lampe, who netted 20 points, had just too much for an improving Cajasol Sevilla.
Valencia remain third despite a shock 96-94 defeat in an east coast derby against UCAM Murcia, for whom Matt Gatens was the standout player with 21 points, although Bilbao Basket were unable to produce an a surprise in a thrilling 86-84 defeat away to Regal Barcelona, who bit by bit are recovering their form in the league. Nathan Jawai pulled down 14 rebound to help the reigning Champions in their cause.
Despite Barca's improvement, Bilbao were centimeters away from the win as Kostas Vasileadis saw a three-point throw, which would have given them the win, drift agonizingly wide in the final second.
Herbalife Gran Canaria were another top-five to suffer a shock defeat, losing 75-65 at home to struggling Manresa, while Blusens Monbus were another side to crash at home to struggling rivals. The side from Galicia lost its third consecutive game, going down 79-73 to Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada.
CIA Zaragoza didn't slip up, however, and cruised to a comfortable triumph 81-67 at home to CB Canarias, while Asefa Estudiantes also strengthened their grip on the top eight thanks to a 79-77 triumph over Lagun Aro, who are now bottom of the table.
Finally Uncaja Malaga's miserable recent form continue with a 79-71 defeat to FIATC Joventut in a game between two of Spain's most historic sides who are struggling to earn a place in the end of season play-offs.