2016-17Regular SeasonRound 4
November 02, 2016 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Viacheslav Kravtsov - Valencia Basket - EC16 (photo Valencia Basket - Miguel Angel Polo)

Valencia uses team effort to down Olimpija at home

Valencia Basket registered its second win in Group D by downing Union Olimpija Ljubljana 87-74 at home on Wednesday. Valencia improved to 2-1, while Olimpija dropped to 0-4. Slava Kravtsov led the winners with 12 points. Fernando San Emeterio added 11 while Rafa Martinez and Joan Sastre each had 10 for Valencia. Gregor Hrovat led Olimpija with 14 points. Mirko Mulalic and Brandon Jefferson each scored 13 and Blaz Mesicek had 10. Even though Olimpija had the game's best three scorers, Valencia wonby outrebounding the Slovenian powerhouse 33-26 and forcing the guests into 21 turnovers. Valencia made 26 of 37 two-point shots, recording the best percentage (70.3%) for any team in this season's 7DAYS EuroCup.

A three-pointer by Romain Sato ignited a 10-1 opening run in which Sastre had 7 points. Hrovat tried to change things with 5 unanswered points, but Bojan Dubljevic stepped up to give Valencia its first double-digit lead, 17-6. Hrovat kept pacing Olimpija and got help from Jefferson to bring the guests a bit closer, 24-16, at the end of the first quarter. Martinez banked in a three-pointer and San Emeterio added free throws to keep Valencia way ahead, 31-20, early in the second quarter. A reverse layup by Dubljevic soon made it a 13-point game. Pierre Oriola dunked twice, but Nikola Jankovic singlehandedly kept Olimpija within 46-32 at the break. Hrovat stayed on fire and a three-pointer by Mirko Mulalic gave Olimpija hope, 53-43, midway through the third quarter. Free throws by Romain Sato and a three-point play by Kravtsov boosted Valencia's lead to 61-46 after 30 minutes. A three-pointer by Martinez and a dunk by Kravtsov broke the game open, 68-49, early in the fourth quarter. Nothing changed from that moment, as Valencia kept a safe margin until the final buzzer and cruised to a well-deserved win.

Valencia visits Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar next week, in a rematch of the 2013 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals. Olimpija will rest with a round 5 bye.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Referees: MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT)
Attendance: 4310
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Valencia Basket24221526
Union Olimpija Ljubljana16161428
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Valencia Basket24466187
Union Olimpija Ljubljana16324674
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 14:43 7 2/4 1/2   1   1   1       1 1 6
8 DIOT, ANTOINE 16:52 8 2/3 0/3 4/4 1 2 3 7 3 2     2 2 15
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 15:30     0/4     1 1 1   2     3 1 -6
10 SATO, ROMAIN 18:57 7 1/1 1/4 2/2 1 5 6 3   1     4 2 10
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 17:23 7 2/3 1/2     2 2   1 2   1 1 1 5
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 7:38 3 1/2 0/1 1/1   2 2 1   3       1 2
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 16:53 10   3/5 1/1   1 1 1 1 1     2 1 9
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE 13:18 8 4/7           1 1   1   3 1 6
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 18:23 11 4/4 0/1 3/3   3 3 3   1     1 3 17
30 SASTRE, JOAN 25:47 10 4/5 0/4 2/3 1 1 2 3 5 2     3 2 11
43 SIKMA, LUKE 21:14 4 2/4 0/1   3 6 9   3   1     1 15
55 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV 13:22 12 4/4   4/5 1 2 3   1 3 1   3 3 13
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 87 26/37 6/27 17/19 9 26 35 20 16 18 3 1 23 19 104
        70.3% 22.2% 89.5%
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
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BARBARIC, JAN 9:25 2 0/1   2/4       2 1 1   1 1 2 1
5 OLIVER, DEVIN 23:24 5 2/3 0/1 1/2   4 4 2 3 3 1   2 1 8
6 SHASHKOV, SEMEN 5:50     0/2     1 1   1       1   -1
7 BUBNIC, DRAZEN 16:36 7 2/4 1/3   2 1 3     2         4
8 MULALIC, MIRKO 21:45 13 2/2 3/7     2 2 1   1   1 1 1 10
9 MESICEK, BLAZ 24:47 10 0/1 2/3 4/4   2 2 1 1 4   1 4 7 10
10 PELKO, JURE 7:14   0/1 0/1         2           1 1
11 MILOSEVIC, STEVAN 15:22 5 2/5   1/2 4 3 7     3     4 2 3
12 JANKOVIC, NIKOLA 24:38 5 2/6   1/2 2 2 4 1 3 3     3 2 4
13 JEFFERSON, BRANDON 28:03 13 0/4 3/5 4/4   2 2 6 2 3     1 3 16
15 HROVAT, GREGOR 22:56 14 4/4 1/3 3/5   1 1 1   1     3 4 12
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 74 14/31 10/25 16/23 10 21 31 16 11 21 1 3 20 23 73
        45.2% 40% 69.6%
Head coach: OKORN, GASPER

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"We had a good ability to read what was going on in the game, on defense we were good with some mistakes on the three-point shot defense, but they got some good shots. All the players got minutes and I think that that also is positive for team spirit. "
OKORN, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"Congratulations to Valencia Basket, I think that it has seen very clear that we tried our best, we are not disappointed. Maybe we could have started better, we were a little bit scared."

Players

THOMAS, WILL
Valencia Basket
"It was a good team win, we came out aggressive on both ends to start the game and took the lead and we didn´t look back. Everyone contribute to the win and this is the way we want to play."
JEFFERSON, BRANDON
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"Obviously Valencia is a strong team; they proved it on the court today. We played hard. It’s true we had lapses, but played hard and we must learn from it. We must come back to practice and be ready for the next game."
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