2016-17Top 16Round 5
January 31, 2017 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Valencia Basket celebrates - EC16 (photo Valencia Basket - Miguel Angel Polo)

Valencia remains perfect in Group H by beating Cedevita

Valencia Basket bested Cedevita Zagreb 71-58 to remain undefeated in Group H. Valencia, which had already clinched first place, improved to 5-0, while Cedevita fell to 1-4 and will be eliminated from quarterfinals contention if Unicaja Malaga beats ALBA Berlin on Wednesday. Pierre Oriola led Valecnia with 13 points, of which all but 1 came in the last six minutes of the second quarter when he helped the hosts erase an 8-point deficit to lead 35-34 at the break. Fernando San Emeterio added 11 points and Bojan Dubljevic posted 8 points and 10 rebounds for the victors. Valencia overcame a poor three-point shooting night (2 of 23, 8.7%) to secure the win. Miro Bilan led Cedevita with 17 points and 9 rebounds and John Shurna added 14 points in defeat.

Valencia looked to take control early as it Antoine Diot dished a pair of assists and hit a triple in a 9-0 start. Bilan and then Karlo Zganec helped get Cedevita going. Shurna tied the game at 13-13 from the line and then drilled a pair of threes to give the visitors their first lead, 15-19, after 10 minutes. Marko Arapovic extended the difference with a put-back and Shurna later made it 17-25. Oriola scored three baskets in an 8-0 run as Valencia surged ahead 31-30. Cedevita had no answer for Oriola, but managed to match his baskets to make it 35-34 at the break. Valencia took charge to start the second half with a 12-2 charge in which San Emeterio scored 5 points. Guillem Vives nailed a triple to make it 52-38, but Cedevita rebounded as Bilan and Toni Katic led a 0-8 run. Bilan free throws trimmed the gap to 4 before Romain Sato gave Valencia a 57-51 lead through three quarters. Katic free throws made it a 4-point game to start the fourth quarter, but soon a three-point play by Dubljevic and a San Emeterio basket pushed the margin up to double figures. Bilan scored twice for the visitors before a 7-0 Valencia run put the game away.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Referees: SHEMMESH, SEFFI (ISR), SILVA, SERGIO (POR), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT)
Attendance: 4196
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Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 THOMAS, WILL 13:24   0/1       2 2 1   2     1 1  
8 DIOT, ANTOINE 26:21 7 2/7 1/2     2 2 4 3   1   2 2 11
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 4:10 2 1/2                     2   -1
10 SATO, ROMAIN 18:57 4 2/3 0/3   2 2 4 1     1   2 1 5
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 21:35 8 3/6 0/3 2/3 3 7 10 1 1 5 1 1 3 5 10
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 9:29 5 1/2 1/3     1 1 1         1   3
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 17:15   0/1 0/3     2 2 3   1     2 2  
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE 8:49 13 5/8   3/4 4 1 5     1     3 2 12
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 21:03 11 5/5 0/2 1/1   2 2 3         2 2 14
30 SASTRE, JOAN 22:45 9 4/5 0/3 1/2 1 1 2 1         1 1 7
43 SIKMA, LUKE 26:36 8 4/7 0/4   2 6 8 2 2   1 1 1   12
55 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV 9:36 4 2/2       2 2   1   1   2   6
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 71 29/49 2/23 7/10 12 30 42 17 7 9 5 2 22 16 81
        59.2% 8.7% 70%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 JAMES, RASHAD 21:40 2 1/4 0/3     4 4   1 2     2 1 -2
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP 15:43 2 0/3 0/4 2/4   2 2 1 2     1 1 3 -1
3 BOATRIGHT, RYAN 26:10 8 3/7 0/3 2/2   3 3 1   5   2 1 2 -1
6 KATIC, TONI 18:10 7 1/3 1/1 2/2   1 1 1 1 1     2 4 9
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 8:47 4 2/2       1 1             1 6
15 BILAN, MIRO 26:00 17 6/8   5/5 4 5 9 2   2 1   2 6 29
24 SHURNA, JOHN 27:23 14 3/5 2/3 2/2   3 3         1 2 3 14
25 BEGIC, MIRZA 11:35   0/2       3 3     1 1   2 1  
32 ROGIC, ROKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 TOMAS, MARKO 27:24   0/3 0/2     3 3 3   2     3 1 -3
35 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 17:08 4 2/6 0/3   6 1 7     1   1 1   1
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 58 18/43 3/19 13/15 11 28 39 8 4 14 2 5 16 22 55
        41.9% 15.8% 86.7%
Head coach: MRSIC, VELJKO

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket

"We won a difficult game. We had a very bad moment in the second quarter and we recovered without any three-point shooting accuracy. It is very difficult to take a game forward without getting outside points and it was possible because we were very good in defense, especially in the second half. We had a lot of rhythm and that is what saved us."

MRSIC, VELJKO
Cedevita Zagreb
"Congrats to Valencia Basket on this victory. I think we have had a good game on defense, but our offense was not good."

Players

SATO, ROMAIN
Valencia Basket
"We knew it wasn’t going to be easy; we are in first place and everybody wants to beat us. I think we played a good game even though we didn’t make a lot of shots. But in the second half we played better and we keep improving in the EuroCup."
SHURNA, JOHN
Cedevita Zagreb
"We had bad luck in the game; we came here to win. I appreciate the warm welcome I got from the fans, it was really nice."