He “cleaned” Valencia and Partizan finished 11th

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In a completely indifferent match, Partizan defeated Valencia 79-66 for the 34th and final game of the EuroLeague regular season and took the 11th place in the standings, leaving the “bats” in 13th, both of them out of the top ten from the previous game.

The Spaniards held the lead in the first half, but the “defunct” Nunnally began scoring in a flurry in the second, turning the tide and bringing the 1992 European champions into double figures.

Nunali scored a total of 19 points, supported by Smith with 15. For the Levantines, Otzelege with 17 and Harper with 13 points stood out.

The match

Partizan led 4-0 and 8-2 with Abramović leading the game. Valencia responded with an 8-0 run to make it 8-10 with Rovers as the star. Ponitka tied the game at 12-12, while Ojeleghe single-handedly played Partizan’s defenders into the opposing racket. A 7-0 run by the “bats” in the last two minutes made it 15-21 at the end of the first period.

A 5-0 Partizan run at the start of the second period made it 20-21 for Zeljko Obradovic’s team. A 4-0 run by Valencia brought +5 for the Levantines. There, Pander “awakened” and helped spark an 11-0 run for 35-29 by the Serbs, who responded with an offensively-rich 8-0 run of their own for 35-37 at the end of the first half.

With a 7-0 run at the start of the third period, Partizan took a 42-37 lead with many solutions in and out of the racket. Most Serbian solutions kept them at +2 to +4 during this time. Pradija tied the game at 46-46 and Ojelege’s three-pointer made it 48-49. Nunnally went on a personal 6-0 run to make it 54-49, 56-50 and 58-52 at the end of the quarter, scoring a total of 10 straight points in that span.

Nunnally’s streak continued at the start of the fourth period for the home team 60-52 and he made another 3-pointer to make it 65-54 for the 1992 European champions. Ponitka took action for 67-54, keeping the +10 for Partizan. Smith made it 72-61 and the Serb’s perimeter shots kept +10 to +13 for the final 79-66.

The quarters: 15-21, 35-37, 58-52, 79-66

The statistics

Source: Sport Fm

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