2016-17Regular SeasonRound 5
November 09, 2016 CET: 18:30
Local time: 20:30 BASKET HALL
Will Thomas - Valencia Basket - EC16 (photo Lokomotiv)

Valencia takes battle of champions in Group D

In a battle of former EuroCup champions in Group D, Valencia Basket recorded a big road win by downing Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 64-73 on Wednesday. Valencia improved to 3-1 in Group D, while Lokomotiv dropped to 1-3 and is now on a three-game losing streak. Will Thomas led the winners with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Slava Kravtsov added 11 points and 9 rebounds for Valencia. Taylor Rochestie led Lokomotiv with 23 points, but only had 3 after the break. Mardy Collins added 11 for the hosts. Valencia outrebounded Lokomotiv 37-32, including 16 offensive boards - Kravtsov and Thomas combined for 11 of them. Valencia took good care of the ball, dishing 15 assists and committing just 6 turnovers, as well as limiting Lokomotiv to 7 assists and 14 turnovers, which was one of the biggest keys to its win.

A three-pointer by Evgeny Baburin gave Lokomotiv its first lead, 3-2. It didn't last long, however, as a close basket by Kravtsov ignited a 0-9 run, which Fernando San Emeterio capped with a free throw for a 3-11 Valencia margin. Lokomotiv brought Rochestie off the bench, and he immediately delivered with 12 points in five minutes as Lokomotiv tied the game, 17-17, after 10 minutes. A triple by Guillem Vives ignited a 0-6 run that Pierre Oriola capped with a free throw for a 17-23 Valencia edge. Rochestie kept pacing Lokomotiv and Kevin Jones put the hosts back in charge, 27-26. Thomas rescued Valencia with a couple of baskets, but Collins restored a 34-33 Lokomotiv lead at halftime. A 0-7 run, which Kravtsov capped with a layup-plus-foul, gave Valencia a 34-40 lead soon after the break. Collins stepped up with back-to-back baskets, but Oriola and Rafa Martinez gave the guests their first double-digit lead, 44-54. A wild 21-meter three-pointer by Ryan Broekhoff fixed the score at 47-54 after 30 minutes. Rochestie and Collins gave Lokomotiv hope, 57-60, with six minutes left. San Emeterio hit a critical three-pointer and Antoine Diot downed a mid-range jumper for a 61-66 Valencia lead in the next-to-last minute. The guests excelled on defense when it mattered most and a fast break dunk by Thomas allowed Valencia to seal the outcome down the stretch.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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Referees: KOWALSKI, MARCIN (POL), JURAS, MARKO (SRB), KOLJENSIC, MILOS (MNE)
Attendance: 5047
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 COLLINS, MARDY 24:50 11 5/8 0/1 1/2 1 7 8 2 1 4   2 3 4 12
2 GABRIEL, KENNY 8:42   0/1       1 1     1     2   -3
4 BABURIN, EVGENY 24:52 7 2/3 1/2   2   2 1   3     3   2
5 JONES, KEVIN 13:14 4 2/3 0/1   1 1 2   1 1   1 1 1 3
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 7:57   0/1     1 1 2     1     2   -2
12 JANNING, MATT 17:13 4 2/2 0/2 0/2 2 1 3     1 1   1 1 3
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 5:15   0/1             1 1   1 3 2 -3
14 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 18:49 6 2/4   2/2 1 2 3           4 6 9
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 30:17 6 3/4 0/5     3 3 2   1     3 2 3
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR 32:27 23 5/10 3/7 4/5   2 2 2         2 4 19
31 ZAKHAROV, DENIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 16:24 3   1/4   2 4 6   1 1     3   3
Team           2 3 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 64 21/37 5/22 7/11 12 25 37 7 4 15 1 4 27 20 50
        56.8% 22.7% 63.6%
Head coach: KATSIKARIS, FOTIS
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
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 25:32 15 7/9 0/2 1/4 5 5 10 1         2 3 20
8 DIOT, ANTOINE 15:48 9 4/6 0/2 1/2 1 2 3 3 4 1 1   2 1 13
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 21:10 8 1/2 1/4 3/3 1 1 2 1         2 4 9
10 SATO, ROMAIN 8:47   0/1 0/1                   1   -3
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 5:59 4   1/2 1/2       1         1 2 4
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 16:22 2 0/1 0/2 2/2   1 1 2       1 1 2 2
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE 14:31 7 1/3 0/1 5/6   1 1 1 1 1 1   4 4 6
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 25:01 9 0/3 2/7 3/4 1 3 4 3 1         3 11
30 SASTRE, JOAN 26:53 5 1/2 1/5 0/2   2 2 1 1 2     1 2 1
43 SIKMA, LUKE 17:01 3 1/1 0/1 1/2 2 3 5 2   2 1   3 2 6
55 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV 22:56 11 4/8   3/5 6 3 9       1   3 4 16
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 73 19/36 5/27 20/32 17 21 38 15 7 7 4 1 20 27 85
        52.8% 18.5% 62.5%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"It was a game where we had a good concentration, with all players contributing, with good defense, and I even think that we have not been wrong in the attack, although I think that we were a little weighed down by the three-point and free throw percentages. The triples that we tried were good shots, these situations should continue. We must believe and move forward.”
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