Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com-Scanpix
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Gran Canaria (2-1) took down Valencia Basket (1-2) 90-89 (25-23, 26-18, 24-24, 15-24) in the Spanish clubs' battle of 7DAYS EuroCup.

Player of the Game
Andrew  Albicy
EFF
17
Andrew Albicy
Points 9
Accuracy 3-5
Rebounds 0
Assists 10

Valencia opened the last period with a 6-0 spurt (71-75) thanks to Martin Hermannsson, Xabi Lopez-Arostegui, and Jasiel Rivero. However, AJ Slaughter and Dylan Ennis scored 2 two-pointers in a row to give a tangible 7-point advantage for Gran Canaria (83-76). 3:49 were left on the clock.

Both teams kept trading buckets. Jasiel Rivero converted two free throws with 1:09 to play (83-87) but Andrew Albicy made a crucial trey on the other side (90-83). That was not an end, as Sam Van Rossom responded with three on his own (86-90) with 33 seconds to go.

Valencia did not use the fouls' tactic, got a stop, and Klemen Prepelic drained a miraculous trey (89-90) with 1.8 seconds remaining. But it was not enough time for something more, as AJ Slaughter got a ball and burned the time.

Porfi Fisac's squad managed to maintain their 10-point lead in the third quarter, despite Valencia's effort to cut the deficit (75-65). 

Gran Canaria created a double-digit advantage (23-13) in the first quarter but Valencia struck back with a 10-2 run (23-25).

Nevertheless, Gran Canaria pulled away from the Oranges again. Nicolas Brussino hit a buzzer-beater to close the first half and give his team a 10-point lead (51-41).

For the winners, Nicolas Brussino was a top scorer, posting 17 points (4/4 2PT, 3/7 3PT), 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, and 11 PIR.

Jasiel Rivero led the route for Valencia, accumulating 16 points (7/8 2PT, 2/4 FT), 3 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 2 blocks, 4 drawn fouls, and 17 PIR.

Nenad Dimitrijevic, Victor Claver, and Mike Tobey did not play for Valencia due to injuries.

Gran Canaria: Nicolas Brussino 17, Dylan Ennis 16 (5 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL), AJ Slaughter 13, John Shurna 12 (4 REB), Andrew Albicy 9 (10 AST).

Valencia: Jasiel Rivero 16 (3 REB), Martin Hermannsson 15 (3 AST, 3 STL), Sam Van Rossom 14 (5 AST), Xabi Lopez-Arostegui 12 (5 REB), Klemen Prepelic 11 (5 AST).

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Valensijos Basket
Las Palmo Herbalife Gran Canaria
54%
32/59
Field goals
56%
35/62
31
Rebounds
25
19
Assists
17
5
Steals
9
67%
20/30
2-pointers
66%
25/38
22
Fouls
23

Best players

Jasiel  Rivero
16 PTS
7/8 FG
2/4 FT
Nicolas  Brussino
17 PTS
7/11 FG
0/0 FT
Louis  Labeyrie
6 REB
4 DREB
2 OREB
Dylan  Ennis
5 REB
4 DREB
1 OREB
Valencia Basket
Few players
5 As
Andrew  Albicy
10 As
2 TO
30 MIN
Xavi  Lopez-Arostegui
19 EFF
100% 2P%
50% 3P%
Dylan  Ennis
17 EFF
71% 2P%
33% 3P%