July 24, 2014
Eurocup Finals: Valencia Basket Club makes history!
Valencia Basket Champ Eurocup 2014 - Finals Kazan 2014 - EC13
Valencia Basket Champ Eurocup 2014
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Justin Doellman MVP Finals 2014 - Valencia Basket - Finals Kazan 2014 - EC13
Justin Doellman MVP Finals 2014
The 2013-14 Eurocup season is in the books, and Valencia Basket Club has become the first three-time champion in the history of the competition. Valencia never trailed at any point of either finals game, sweeping the two-game, home-and-away Eurocup Finals series, and with an aggregate score 140-165, won the trophy it previously raised in 2003 and 2010. As the 2014 Eurocup champion, Valencia also earned a pass into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season. This was the first time since the inaugural 2002-03 ULEB Cup season that the competition's winner was decided in a two-game series.

Game 2: Valencia Basket Club never trailed in beating Unics Kazan 73-85 in Game 2 of their two-game finals series, and winning the series with an aggregate score 140-165. Valencia dominated behind another brilliant performance from Eurocup Finals MVP Justin Doellman, who finished the return leg with 26 points, 5 assists and tied a Eurocup Finals record with 4 steals. Valencia played it to perfection on defense early on, limiting Unics to a Eurocup finals record 4 points in the first quarter. After leading 4-16 in the opening 10 minutes, a pair of three-pointers from each Pablo Aguilar and Rafa Martinez on four consecutive trips down the floor extended the difference to 10-29 in the second quarter, which translated into 32-point series advantage. Unics never came closer than 12 points the rest of the way. Martinez netted 14 points, Van Rossom scored 11, and Romain Sato collected 9 points and 7 rebounds for Valencia in victory. Eurocup MVP Andrew Goudelock scored 22 points for Unics, Ian Vougioukas had 11, while Chuck Eidson collected 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

Game 1: The Eurocup title is up for grabs after Game 1 of the finals in which Valencia Basket Club downed Unics Kazan 80-67. Valencia led from start to finish, and took the upper hand in the two-game Eurocup Finals series behind Justin Doellman’s 28 points, but it was Unics which finished the game strong, with a 2-18 run to end the game. The Eurocup champion will be decided on Wednesday, May 7 after Game 2 in Kazan, Russia, where Valencia will need a win, or a loss by up to 12 points, to be crowned Eurocup champion for the third time. Valencia started building a lead from the get-go, and opened a 36-12 margin early in the second quarter. After going into halftime up 49-27, Valencia started the second half in the same rhythm en route to 70-37 advantage late in the third quarter. But Unics never stopped playing, and held Valencia to a single basket over the final five minutes, while chipping away the big deficit and cutting the margin to 13. In addition to 28 points, Doellman also collected 6 rebounds and 3 steals, while Pau Ribas netted 14 points, and Rising Star Trophy winner Bojan Dubljevic finished with 12 points. Oliver Lafayette contributed 8 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in victory. Vladimir Veremeenko paced Unics with 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Luke Harangody scored 14, while Chuck Eidson collected 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Eurocup MVP Andrew Goudelock finished with 9 points for Unics.

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Game 2, Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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Game 1, Thursday, May 1, 2014
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