The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.
The most exciting game of round 31 in the CIBACOPA took place in Guaymas. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of much higher ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (20-7) to fourth ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales (14-13) 78-76 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Ostioneros de Guaymas
30-year old point guard Luis Ramirez (180-PG-82) had a very impressive game in the last round for Tijuana and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
He had the game-high 33 points adding four rebounds and six assists for Tijuana in his team's victory, helping them to crush Los Mochis (#8, 9-17) with 18-point margin 106-88. Tijuana maintains the 3rd position in Mexican league
S.Jose/Unimed - Flamengo 96-88
Sao Jose/Unimed held off visiting Flamengo to force the decisive fifth game of the semifinal series. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-19. But Flamengo won third quarter 32-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sao Jose/Vinac looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Flamengo's players
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