He executed Valencia in the last period and Baskonia got eight points!


He took the Spanish Civil War of the… small and caught eight h Baskonia!

Having a dream fourth quarter, where the partial score was 31-14 (!), Dusko Ivanovic’s team left home with a great double Valencia with a score of 98-84 for the 11th matchday of the Euroleague!

With this victory, the Basques went up at 6-5as much as both “eternals” have, simultaneously climbing to the 7th place of the event.

Leading for the winners was Howard with 24 points and 5 rebounds, with Monk to follow him with 19 points and 7 rebounds. For the “bats” that fell in, Otzelege stood out with 16 points.

The match:

The beginning of the race had a very good and fast pace, with Valencia to enter the court better and lead 8-3 and 15-10 in 6′. A little later, the excellent in the first quarter, Semi Ojeleghe, sent his team to +7 (19-12), before Sendekerskis with 8 personal points in the last two minutes, reduced to a point for the Baskonia (21-20)!

The scene was similar at the beginning of the second period, with the “bats” entering the match better, building and maintaining a good difference until half-time. In particular, with their defense as an ally, the hosts ran a partial score of 12-2 in the first five minutes of the quarter for +10 and 33-23. Despite Marcus Howard’s 12 points in the quarter, Valencia kept the lead high, going into the locker room with in favor of 52-44.

In the second half came the counterattack of the Basques, who with a quick 11-3 run, they tied the match for the 55-55 at 24′. With consecutive baskets by Brandon Davis, Valencia remained – albeit marginally – in front of the score, closing the third quarter at +3 for 70-67.

And while everything showed that the Spanish civil war would lead to a derby, Baskonia had the opposite opinion! And that’s because Dusko Ivanovic’s team entered with… broken brakes in the fourth and final quarter and with an improbable 16-2 run led by Moneke and Howard, they not only overturned the difference, but also escaped with +11 for 83-72 at 35′. Valencia were short-circuited for good, with Moubru’s side then unable to return to the match, with Baskonia picking up an impressive pink card with final 98-84.

The quarters: 21-20, 52-44, 70-67, 84-98.

See here the statistics of the match.

Source: Sport Fm

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