The Valencia Basket has opened its 2022 with a solid victory against the weak Frutti Bursaspor Turkish in a match in which he complied with the script that had been marked and that included a good start as a first step, something he achieved and that allowed him to live the rest of the match comfortably despite losing the two central rooms and adding a victory that allows you to regain step in the Eurocup after his last loss in the tournament.
Started the Valencia Basket somewhat imprecise in attack, but intense and tougher than he has usually done so far. A pair of triples allowed him to open a gap before a denied opponent facing the basket and whose coach had to stop the match so that he did not escape but without success (15-2, m.6)
Faced with the loss by covid-19 of the bases Martin Hermannsson Y Nenad Dimitrijevic, took advantage Joan Peñarroya the good time to give rest to Sam van rossom and although the young Guillem Ferrando He tried it, the local team lost the initiative although the visitor’s poor aim prevented it from taking its toll. Cuban baskets Jasiel Rivero bass the hoop fed his marker and he was even able to rehearse with Louis Labeyrie of ‘three’ (23-7, m.10)
The change of room slightly improved the Turkish team, who moved the ball better and occupied the spaces better, hand in hand with Allerik Freeman Y Onuralp Bitim He began to score with some frequency and that although he did not manage to cut his disadvantage much, he could arrive at the break with better sensations and still with some option (42-27, m.20).
At the restart, the energy and points of Josep Puerto and of Jaime Pradilla pushed Valencia but a couple of open shots from Guven they kept the Turkish hope alive. The locals endured the renewed thrust of the Bursaspor that soon collapsed when he assumed that he did not make his rival doubt.
The Turkish team again took advantage of the break from Van Rossom to narrow the score, again with Freeman stiletto, but again the points and the fight of Rivero and remarkable rebound control allowed him to prevent the Bursaspor He entered the last minutes with faith in being able to turn the game around, which gave him a placid end to the game.
Valencia Basket-Bursaspor, 86-68
86.- Valencia Basket (23 + 19 + 20 + 24): Van Rossom (3), Puerto (7), López-Arostegui (14), Pradilla (8), Tobey (6) -five starter- Prepelic (11) , Ferrando (3), Dubljevic (2), Rivero (24) and Labeyrie (8).
68.- Frutti Extra Bursaspor (7 + 20 + 21 + 20): Needham (4), Freeman (25), Bitim (7), Dudzinski (-), Hayes (8) -five starters- Turen (3), Guven (18), Brown (3) and Olmaz (-).
Referees: Obrknezevic (SER), Laurinavicius (LIT) and Peer (ISR). Without eliminated.
Incidents: match corresponding to day 7 of the regular phase of the Eurocup in group B of the competition that was postponed in its day due to the cases of covid-19 in the Valencian team. The meeting was attended by 1,896 spectators in the Fonteta, whose capacity was limited to half of its 8,000,000 spectators capacity due to sanitary restrictions due to the new wave of the pandemic.