76-80. El Valencia se atasca ante Zalgiris y suma su cuarta derrota followed

Valencia, Nov 25 (EFE).- Valencia Basket suffered from this defeat in its fourth consecutive season in Liga Endesa and Euroliga and held it short of a limit for trabajador Zalgiris Kaunas who was expected to play until the worrying offensive attack of the conjunto local thanks to the addiction of Chris Jones allowed her to give her the vuelta al choque and obtain the triumph of the Fonteta in an open finale.

He arranged the encounter with an intense exchange of canastas, inspired in part by the environment that the many Lithuanian aficionados created. Keenan Evans’ two triples fed from Zalgiris and Jones led local attacks but played no solos. Shots from a certain James Webb III, who scored 11 points for Valencia in just six minutes, and Ignas Brazdeikis hit him for Kaunas, but less (23-15, m. 7).

Jared Harper’s entry opened in Valencia and at the beginning of his rent he was not forced to leave the Zalgiris pudo reengancharse al shock. Given the panorama, Álex Mumbrú tried to use Jonah Radebaugh as a base instead of his compatriot but it also worked and everything that took the hand of Jones (31-29, m.14). The presence of him and the work of players such as Víctor Claver allowed the locals to charge his colchón.

Trianguló Valencia in an attack to meet Bojan Dubljevic and with this second focus of attention, logró recover the certainty of the fluid annotator and llegar al descanso con una pequeña renta (44-37, m.20).

Three actions followed by Jones, two canastas and an assist, made it possible to organize Valencia, but Rolands Smits substituted Zalgiris and brought them to three ante a local team that took the fairy tale to its base and ended up pararse. Harper’s two triples, much better in execution than in conducting, dieron aire to the premises that last a penalty consiguieron sobrevivir al descanso de Jones (61-59, m.30).

But when he regressed, the base lo hizo demasiado pendiente de notar and Evans logró per fin poner por delante to the Zalgiris and forced Mumbrú to parar el encuentro (64-67, m.32). Among many parties denied in the annotation, Klemen Prepelic appeared to recover his team and return the hand to her. But it was a spejismo y el choque se vio abocado a un cara o cruz final (71-71, m.37).

In this decisive moment, Valencia took over the presidency and Zalgiris took it over. A triple from Cavanaugh sent a la lona to los locales. The match seems lost, but the Valencian joint supo trabajarse a canasta from Jasiel Rivero, wrapping him with a robo from Claver and a bandeja from Jones to put him within one 25-second gap but the free throws of Ulanovas sentenced on derrota.

Data sheet:

76.- Valencia Basket (31+13+17+): Jones (19), Puerto (-), López-Arostegui (3) Webb III (15), Dubljevic (9) -starter cinco- Harper (12), Claver (-), Prepelic (10), Pradilla (-), Radebaugh (-), Alexander (2) and Rivero (6).

80.- Zalgiris Kaunas (24+13+22+): Evans (18), Brazdeikis (13), Ulanovas (6), Smits (19), Hayes (4) -starting cinco- Lekavicius (6), Birutis (2 ), Dimsa (4), Cavanaugh (5) and Butkevicius (3).

Referees: Radovic (CRO), Belosevic (SER) and Silva (POR). Sin eliminated.

Incidencias: match corresponding to the 10th day of the regular phase of the Euroliga played on the Fuente de San Luis stage before 6,212 spectators.

c) EFE Agency

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