Credit: Scanpix Baltics
Credit Scanpix Baltics

Visitors Valencia Basket (6-3) demonstrated a tough character, coming back from 16 points deficit to get over Ratiopharm Ulm (4-5), 76-70 (10-19, 17-23, 25-13, 24-15). 

Player of the Game
Jasiel  Rivero
EFF
21
Jasiel Rivero
Points 12
Accuracy 6-9
Rebounds 11
Assists 2

Semaj Christon and Cristiano Felicio-led Ulm arranged a 10-0 run in the first quarter to gain a substantial 11-point lead (19-8). The German squad did not stop and built a 16-point advantage (32-16) in the mid-second period, which they maintained until the break (42-27).

However, the second half was a whole different story. Valencia came back on track, organizing a 7-0 run and reducing the deficit to 6 points (40-46) in the mid-quarter.

They gradually kept erasing the margin between the clubs and had minus one before the decisive period (52-53). The Spanish powerhouse opened the last 10 minutes with yet another push, which let them in front by 6 points (63-57).

Xabi Lopez-Arostegui nailed a crucial trey with 1:56 to go (70-65). Valencia got the stop on the other end and burned the seconds by grabbing one offensive rebound after another. Eventually, Lopez-Arostegui was fouled and converted two free throws to seal the deal (72-65).

All-time EuroCup leading scorer Bojan Dubljevic hit a milestone, reaching 1500th career point in the competition.

He finished the game with 9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 19 PIR.

Jasiel Rivero was a top performer of Valencia, posting a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 21 PIR.

Louis Labeyrie missed the game for Valencia due to COVID-19.

Valencia: Jaime Pradilla 15 (6 REB), Jasiel Rivero 12 (11 REB), Mike Tobey 11 (5 REB).

Ulm: Semaj Christon 15 (4 REB, 4 AST), Cristiano Felicio 11 (8 AST), Jaron Blossomgame 9 (11 REB).

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Ratiopharm Ulm
Valencia Basket
38%
22/58
Field goals
38%
28/73
35
Rebounds
44
11
Assists
17
6
Steals
5
46%
16/35
2-pointers
59%
24/41
69
Efficiency
87

Best players

Semaj  Christon
15 PTS
6/12 FG
2/2 FT
Jaime  Pradilla
15 PTS
6/8 FG
3/3 FT
Jaron  Blossomgame
11 REB
10 DREB
1 OREB
Jasiel  Rivero
11 REB
3 DREB
8 OREB
Semaj  Christon
4 As
2 TO
32 MIN
Valencia Basket
Few players
5 As
Semaj  Christon
19 EFF
63% 2P%
25% 3P%
Jasiel  Rivero
21 EFF
75% 2P%
0% 3P%