An emotional Will Thomas was
named MVP of the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals after playing a strong and
consistent role in leading Valencia Basket to the title. Thomas
contributed 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in Valencia's Game 3
rout of ALBA Berlin to capture the club's fourth and the big man's
first EuroCup crown. He was Valencia's top scorer and MVP of Game 1 of
the series with 22 points with just 5 missed shots plus 6 rebounds.
Thomas led all players in the finals in scoring with 17.3 points per
game and in performance index rating at 21.3. He was remarkably
efficient by shooting 72.0% on two-pointer and making 4 three-pointers
from 6 tries behind the arc (66.7%). Thomas was also worth 4.3 rebounds
and 2.7 assists in the three-game series. Read more here.
April 16, 2019 - Valencia routs ALBA for record fourth EuroCup crown
Valencia Basket is the 2018-19 7DAYS EuroCup
champion! Valencia Basket made the most out its home-court advantage by
downing ALBA Berlin 89-63 in front of a sellout crowd at Pabellon
Fuente de San Luis in Game 3 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals on Monday.
Valencia won its fourth EuroCup title, twice as many as any other team
in competition history, and earned the right to play in the 2019-20
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. The Spanish powerhouse had previously won
the competition in 2003, 2010 and 2014. Matt Thomas knocked down 5
three-pointers en route to 19 points to pace the winners. Bojan
Dubljevic posted 18 points and 8 rebounds, Fernando San Emeterio also
scored 18 and Will Thomas netted 15 for the victors. Rokas Giedraitis
led ALBA with 19 points and Peyton Siva netted 14 in defeat. Siva and
Giedraitis fueled an 0-11 opening run, but Dubljevic and Matt Thomas
came off the bench and cut ALBA's lead to 17-18 after 10 minutes. Read
April 15, 2019 - Game 3
All is set for the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals Game 3,
which will decide the champion of a thrilling season. After each team
protected its home court, Valencia Basket and ALBA Berlin are tied at
1-1 in their best-of-three series. It is now back to Valencia for the
third game on Monday in a winner-takes-all showdown, with the new
champion set to earn a spot in the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
Read more here.
Valencia Basket - ALBA Berlin 89-63
April 14, 2019 - Finals Game 2 MVP: Luke Sikma, ALBA Berlin
the season on the line, the reigning 7DAYS EuroCup MVP Luke Sikma
stepped up in a major way, helping ALBA Berlin pull out a thrilling
95-92 overtime win over the visiting Valencia Basket, and in the
process earned himself the Finals Game 2 MVP honor. Sikma scored 7 of
his 15 points in overtime, including an important three-pointer, and
key free throws that sealed the win. Sikma also pulled down a game-high
6 rebounds, dished 4 assists, and had 1 steal and 1 blocked shot,
accumulating a performance index rating of 20, the highest on ALBA. The
highest PIR in this game, 21, belonged to two Valencia players, Sam Van
Rossom and Fernando San Emeterio. Van Rossom netted a game-high 22
points on 6-for-8 three-pointers, along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists,
while San Emeterio scored 16 points, drew 9 fouls and made 10-of-12
free throws. Read more here.
April 12, 2019 - Game 2
After Valencia Basket took care of business against
ALBA Berlin on its home floor to open the 2019 7DAYS EuroCup Finals and
extend its winning streak to 15 games, the best-of-three series now
heads to the German capital for Game 2 on Friday. Valencia will be in
search of a win that would give the club its fourth EuroCup title and
earn a spot in the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season.
Read more here.
ALBA Berlin - Valencia Basket 95-92
April 12, 2019 - Finals Game 1 MVP: Will Thomas, Valencia Basket
Basket struck first in the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals and won the opening
game of the series against ALBA Berlin, 89-75. The major driving force
for the winners was veteran Will Thomas, who earned the MVP honor for
Game 1. Thomas led the winners with a performance index rating of 25,
thanks to 22 points – including 9 of 13 two-point shooting – to go with
6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 26 minutes on the court. Following
him in Game 1 were his two teammates Sam Van Rossom and Bojan
Dubljevic, each with a PIR of 17. However, the second-best individual
performance in the game came from the losing side as guard Peyton Siva
of ALBA continued with his impressive season and a PIR of 20. Siva
netted 17 points, pulled 1 rebound and dished 7 assists. Read more here.
April 9, 2019 - Game 1
strike in the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals went to the home team, Valencia
Basket, whose 89-75 victory on Tuesday over visiting ALBA Berlin was
worth one hand on the trophy. A packed house of 8,000 fans at Pabellon
Fuente de San Luis let out roar after roar after their team broke open
a tie game with a 14-0 third quarter run that ALBA could not recover
from. Valencia Basket is a victory away from the 7DAYS EuroCup title
going into Game 2 of the best-of-three finals in the German capital of
Berlin on Friday. Its next victory will give Valencia its fourth
EuroCup crown, a record, and with it a guaranteed spot in the Turkish
Airlines EuroLeague next season. Read more here.