Fixtures

DateRHome vs Away-
08/13 21:00 - Fuerza Regia vs Correcaminos View
08/14 01:00 - Abejas vs Astros View
08/14 01:05 - Mineros de Zacatecas vs Dorados View
08/18 00:00 - Correcaminos vs Abejas View
08/18 02:00 - Dorados de Chihuahua vs Fuerza Regia View
08/19 00:00 - Correcaminos vs Abejas View
08/19 01:00 - Halcones de Xalapa vs Soles Mexicali View
08/19 02:00 - Dorados de Chihuahua vs Fuerza Regia View
08/20 01:00 - Astros de Jalisco vs Plateros de Fresnillo View
08/20 01:00 - Halcones de Xalapa vs Soles Mexicali View
08/20 01:30 - Libertadores De Queretaro vs Mineros de Zacatecas View
08/20 23:00 - Astros de Jalisco vs Plateros de Fresnillo View

Results

Date R Home vs Away -
08/13 03:00 - [1] Soles de Mexicali vs Libertadores De Queretaro [2] 78-84
08/13 01:05 - [4] Mineros de Zacatecas vs Dorados [1] 76-50
08/13 01:00 - [2] Fuerza Regia vs Correcaminos [5] 104-86
08/13 01:00 - [3] Plateros vs Halcones de Xalapa [5] 78-76
08/13 01:00 - [4] Abejas vs Astros [3] 89-91
08/12 03:00 - [1] Soles de Mexicali vs Libertadores De Queretaro [2] 80-70
08/12 01:00 - [4] Plateros vs Halcones de Xalapa [5] 103-84
08/07 01:00 - [3] Libertadores De Queretaro vs Plateros [4] 98-89
08/07 00:00 - [5] Halcones de Xalapa vs Abejas [2] 91-89
08/06 23:00 - [4] Astros vs Fuerza Regia [3] 66-71
08/06 03:00 - [1] Soles Mexicali vs Mineros de Zacatecas [2] 86-83
08/06 01:30 - [3] Libertadores De Queretaro vs Plateros [4] 90-87

The National Professional Basketball League (Spanish: Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional or LNBP) is the top professional basketball league in Mexico. The league was founded in 2000 with 11 teams. Despite its short history, the LNBP has established itself as the one of the most important basketball leagues in Latin America.

Famous basketball players who have played in the league include Jamario Moon, Dennis Rodman, Sun Mingming, Horacio Llamas and many others.

History

Foundation

In January 2000, some teams of CIMEBA (Circuito Mexicano de Básquetbol), the national basketball league in Mexico at the time, exited the league, citing CIMEBA's financial difficulties, and decided to form a new league. On March 11, 2000 the league was founded in the city of Durango with 11 teams participating. These were the founding teams, with the respective city and state:

  • Algodoneros de la Comarca (Torreón, Coahuila)
  • Correcaminos Matamoros de la UAT (Matamoros, Tamaulipas)
  • Correcaminos Reynosa de la UAT (Reynosa, Tamaulipas)
  • Correcaminos Tampico de la UAT (Tampico, Tamaulipas)
  • Correcaminos Victoria de la UAT (Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas)
  • Dorados de Chiuhuahua (Chihuahua, Chihuahua)
  • Garzas de Plata de la UAEH (Pachuca, Hidalgo)
  • Indios de la UACJ (Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua)
  • La Ola Roja del Distrito Federal (Mexico City, Distrito Federal)
  • Osos de Saltillo (Saltillo, Coahuila)
  • Vaqueros de Agua Prieta (Agua Prieta, Sonora)

The first president was Modesto Robledo. The LNBP set out to support and develop professional basketball in Mexico. The first edition of the league started on August 7, 2000 and finished in December, with the regular season finishing on November 11 and the playoffs starting on November 14. The first game was played in Torreón between Algodoneros de Torreón and Dorados de Chihuahua at the Auditorio Municipal: Dorados won, 80–78. The league coexisted in its first seasons with CIMEBA.