Valencia Basket made a huge spurt in the second half and destroyed BC Khimki — 76-92 (19-15, 15-24, 20-27, 22-26). Our team says goodbye to EuroCup. European season is over! The next game will be played in Perm on Saturday, March 11 vs. Parma. Tip-off at 15:30 msk.
Valencia Basket: Van Rossom (17 + 3 rebounds + 3 assists), Dubljevic (16 + 11 rebounds + 3 steals), Oriola (13 + 3 rebounds), Sikma (12 + 6 rebounds + 5 assists), Martinez (11 + 4 rebounds), Thomas (10 + 4 rebounds), Sastre (7 + 9 assists + 4 rebounds + 3 steals), San Emeterio (6), Vives, Sato, Puerto
BC Khimki: Shved (21 + 4 assists + 3 rebounds), Rowland (14 + 4 rebounds + 4 assists), Monya (12 + 3 rebounds), Zaytsev (8 + 3 rebounds), Hummel (7 + 5 rebounds), Pullen (7), Todorovic (3), Brown (2), Ilnitskiy (2), Sokolov, Vyaltsev.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
“First of all, congratulations to Valencia Basket, I think they deserved this win, and in the overall of all three games, they were a better team. They played with patience, waiting for their momentum, as we just played well when things were good for us. When they were bad, we just fell and didn't have this push to win this game. Without any inside game, it was very hard to play, moreover if we just tried to take advantages on the pick and roll in the center, it was so easy for their defense”.
Photo by Miguel Angel Polo Aguado