Real Madrid suffered a bitter defeat in the final of the Copa del Rey of basketball with Barcelona edging them to be crowned champions. The Catalans held on through overtime to secure a 94-93 win in an intense finish. Barcelona, in winning this year’s competition, have successfully defended their crown. The cup has not been won by any team other than Madrid or Barcelona since 2009, when Baskonia lifted the trophy. Since then, the Catalans have won it five times, with the latest triumph taking their total to 25, while Madrid have had their names engraved on the cup 27 times in all, also claiming five successes in this decade-long duopoly.