With great comfort and having aggressive pluralism the Valencia crushed 87-72 the Zalgiris inside Kaunas, going up to 4-1! On the other hand, the Lithuanians retreated to 3-2.
Top for Moubru’s team, who even reached at +29 (32-61)was the Jones with 16 points, with Harper on his return to action to add 13p., while from 11p. had the Davis and Rivers.
From the hosts, he stood out Evans with 18 points.
The two teams were tied (12-13) in the first seven minutes of the match, with Valencia taking control in the final minutes, closing the first period at +8 (12-20). With the same… time, the “bats” entered the second quarter as well with Toure and Rivers sending them to +20 (17-37), at 15′. After that, Zalgiris improved offensively, but Jones punished their defensive weakness, while a buzzer beater by Jovic from almost the center, the visitors went to the locker room with +22 (30-52).
The match had a similar picture at the beginning of the second half, with Valencia increasing the difference to +29 (32-61), at 23′. From that point on, Zalgiris only picked up their pace on offense, as they were inconsistent on defense and so Moubru’s team ended the third period at +19 (53-72). Not even in the fourth quarter did the image of the match change, with the guests leaving with the victory and the final 72-87.
The quarters: 12-20, 30-52, 53-72, 72-87
See here the match statistics
Source: Sport Fm
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