The number of candidates for four places at the 2011 NLB League Final Four Tournament is increasing from week to week and after the 18th round there are no less than five teams sharing the first place with at least three more being only a step behind. Union Olimpija, which was alone on the top until Saturday, lost the leading position due to the defeat against Partizan.
The Slovenians managed to make only 50 points in Belgrade after the exhausting Euroleague's victory in Rome, while the Croatian derby between the two city rivals Cibona and Zagreb surprisingly finished in favor of the latter. Krka kept a place among the best teams with a success against Nymburk, while Zadar suffered a huge blow hosting Crvena zvezda at home. Budućnost celebrated a victory against Široki TT Kabeli while Cedevita knocked down Hemofarm Stada on the road only few days after the defeat against the same opponent in Eurocup. On Sunday, Igokea defeated Randički at home.