Fixtures

DateRDomáci vs Hostia-
04/18 01:00 1 Quimsa vs Comunicaciones View
04/18 23:00 1 San Lorenzo vs Union Santa Fe View
04/19 00:00 1 Riachuelo de La Rioja vs Ferrocarril Oeste View
04/21 01:00 1 Olimpico vs La Union Formosa View
04/21 23:00 1 Obera TC vs San Martin View
04/22 00:00 1 Regatas vs Instituto View
04/23 00:00 1 Penarol vs San Lorenzo View
04/23 01:00 1 Quimsa vs La Union Formosa View
04/25 00:00 1 Riachuelo de La Rioja vs La Union Formosa View
04/26 23:00 1 Ferrocarril Oeste vs Platense View
04/27 00:30 1 San Martin vs Independiente de Oliva View
04/27 23:00 1 Gimnasia Comodoro vs Penarol View

Results

Date R Domáci vs Hostia -
04/17 00:30 1 [2] Instituto vs Ferrocarril Oeste [16] 80-78
04/16 23:00 1 [6] Obras Sanitarias vs Union Santa Fe [19] 97-90
04/15 23:30 1 [14] Independiente de Oliva vs Regatas [12] 70-78
04/14 23:30 1 [13] Penarol vs San Martin [9] 69-76
04/14 00:00 1 [19] Argentino Junin vs Obera TC [10] 73-78
04/13 14:30 1 [2] Olimpico vs Regatas [12] 67-73
04/13 00:00 1 [13] Independiente de Oliva vs Instituto [3] 87-93
04/12 23:00 1 [5] San Lorenzo vs San Martin [7] 87-76
04/12 01:00 1 [17] Comunicaciones vs Platense [4] 63-67
04/11 23:00 1 [15] Penarol vs Obera TC [10] 74-57
04/11 00:30 1 [18] La Union Formosa vs Zarate Basket [15] 61-64
04/10 00:00 1 [20] Union Santa Fe vs Platense [4] 98-96

The Liga Nacional de Básquetbol (abbreviated LNB, and literally in English, "National Basketball League"), also commonly referred to as "La Liga de Básquet" ("The Basketball League"), is the top-tier level of the Argentine basketball league system. The league is under the auspices of the Basketball Clubs' Association (in Spanish: Asociación de Clubes de Básquetbol). The LNB's predecessor league is the now defunct Campeonato Argentino de Clubes, which was organized by the Argentine Basketball Confederation.

The league was created through the efforts of basketball coach León Najnudel, and sports journalist Osvaldo Orcasitas, in the 1980s, to make Argentine men's club basketball more competitive, through the merging of the many existing local leagues. It is designed like the NBA, with a regular season, all-star game, and playoffs. However, unlike the NBA, the LNB has a promotion and relegation system, with the La Liga Argentina (LLA), the league level that is immediately below the LNB.

A tribute to Najnudel's vision, is the string of successes of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team, culminating with the team's Summer Olympic Games gold medal won at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and the international careers of many players who started in the league.

History

Creation

León Najnudel with the ball in the first LNB game ever: Argentino de Firmat v. San Lorenzo (in red uniform), 26 April 1985

Before the league was established, the regular tournament was Campeonato Argentino de Clubes where teams from all the provinces took part. The league had a regional format and playoffs.

For the 1984 edition there was 64 teams. The association decided to retire 10 teams, moving them to "Primera Nacional A". Of those teams, 4 were from city of Buenos Aires, and the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Santa Fe were represented by 2 teams each.

As a result, a number of 54 teams played the Argentino de clubes. At the end of the tournament, the six best placed team would promote to Primera A, and the rest of the clubs would be relegated to Primera B (second division).

First seasons

Ferro Carril Oeste, the first champion of the LNB

The first edition of Liga Nacional was played within 1985, with 16 teams participating although Independiente de Tucumán abandoned the championship for economic reasons. The first game was played on April 26, 1985, when San Lorenzo de Almagro faced Argentino de Firmat at Estadio Obras Sanitarias.

Ferro Carril Oeste was the first LNB champion after defeating Atenas de Córdoba in 3 games. The next season (1986), Ferro Carril Oeste won its second consecutive title, beating Olimpo de Bahía Blanca in 5 games (3-1 on aggregate). The Verdolaga played its third consecutive final series in 1987, but was finally defeated by Atenas, that won the first of 9 titles, being the most winning LNB team to date.

In 1988 Atenas won a second championship beating River Plate and the next year Ferro won another title, being the only title won by León Najnudel as coach.

**Argentína - Liga Nacional**

Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Argentina, tiež známa ako Liga Nacional, je najvyššia profesionálna basketbalová liga v Argentíne. Bola založená v roku 1984 a je organizovaná Argentínskou basketbalovou konfederáciou (CABB).

Liga Nacional sa hrá systémom základnej časti a play-off. Základná časť prebieha formou dvojitej kruhovej súťaže, kde každý tím odohrá s každým ďalším tímom dvakrát. Osem najlepších tímov po základnej časti postupuje do play-off, ktoré sa hrá formou vyraďovacej súťaže s jednou elimináciou.

Liga Nacional je považovaná za jednu z najlepších basketbalových líg v Južnej Amerike a jednu z najkvalitnejších líg na svete mimo NBA. Medzi jej najúspešnejšie kluby patria Atenas de Córdoba, San Lorenzo de Almagro a Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

Právom sa nazýva "Superliga", pretože sa v nej stretávajú najlepšie tímy v krajine a aj niektoré zo zahraničia. Intenzívne súboje, neuveriteľné výkony a výnimočná atmosféra urobili z Argentínskej basketbalovej ligy jednu z najsledovanejších športových súťaží v krajine.

Okrem špičkového basketbalu je Liga Nacional tiež známa svojou rozsiahlou mládežníckou súťažou, ktorá vychováva budúce hviezdy tohto športu. Liga zohrala kľúčovú úlohu pri rozvoji argentínskeho basketbalu a pomohla vytvoriť množstvo talentovaných hráčov, ktorí reprezentovali krajinu na medzinárodnej scéne.