• April 15, 2019 21:30 CET
  • PABELLON FUENTE DE SAN LUIS

Highlights

Game notes

This will be the seventh time ever that these two teams play against each other in the EuroCup.
Valencia dominates their head-to-head series, 5-2.
The first time they played each other it was in the 2010 Finals, played in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Valencia won 44-67 and lifted the title for the second time.
Valencia could win its fourth EuroCup title, the most by any team ever.
ALBA is playing for its first EuroCup trophy.


DID YOU KNOW THAT...?

...Valencia is in its sixth EuroCup Finals? It is a new all-time record. Valencia previously played the Finals in 2003, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017.
...Valencia can win its fourth EuroCup title? It already leads the all-time standings with three titles in 2003, 2010 and 2014.
...Rafa Martinez can become the first player to win three EuroCup titles? Martinez won the competition with Valencia in 2010 and 2014. Rimas Kurtinaitis (Lietuvos Rytas 2009; Khimki 2012, 2015) previously won three titles as a coach.
...Sam Van Rossom and Bojan Dubljevic already won the EuroCup with Valencia in 2014? They are looking for their second title.
...Aaron Doornekamp can become the first-ever Canadian to win the EuroCup?
...as many as eight of its current players - Dubljevic, Martinez, Van Rossom, Will Thomas, Antoine Diot, Guillem Vives, Fernando San Emeterio and Joan Sastre - plus Jaume Ponsarnau - as assistant coach - were with Valencia in its last EuroCup Finals appearance in 2017?
...Dubljevic is the competition's all-time leader in points (1,427), rebounds (640) and PIR (1,656)
...Dubljevic has been chosen to the All-EuroCup teams for the fourth time this season? It is an all-time record. He made it to the first team in 2017 and 2019, and to the second team in 2012 and 2014.
...Martinez leads the all-time charts in games played (144), games started (103), wins (109) and three-point shots made (223)? He is second in scoring (1,240).
...Van Rossom ranks 8th all-time in assists (320)? He needs 11 assists to go past Marko Popovic (331).
...San Emeterio is in his third EuroCup Finals - it lost two finals, with Akasvayu Girona in 2008 and Valencia in 2017.
...Joan Sastre is in this third EuroCup Finals - it lost two finals, with Cajasol Sevilla in 2011 and Valencia in 2017.


...ALBA Berlin is in second EuroCup Finals? It previously made it to the Finals in 2010, losing against Valencia. It is the first repeated final in competition history.
...ALBA can become the first German team to win the EuroCup? Only teams from Spain (6 titles), Russia (5), Lithuania (2), Turkey (2) and Israel (1) have ever won the competition.
...head coach Aito Garcia Reneses has made it to the EuroCup Finals with three different teams? It led Joventut to the finals in 2008 and did the same with Gran Canaria in 2015. Only Joan Plaza (Real Madrid 2007, Cajasol Sevilla 2011, Unicaja Malaga 2017) did that before him.
...Coach Garcia Reneses can win his second EuroCup title? He won the competition with Joventut in 2008. Only three other coaches have won multiple EuroCup titles. Rimas Kurtinaitis won the competition three times, while Evgeny Pashutin and Joan Plaza each have two EuroCup crowns.
...at age 72, Garcia Reneses can become the oldest coach to win an European competition? Dusan Ivkovic led Olympiacos to the 2012 EuroLeague title at age 68.
...Garcia Reneses has become the first two-time EuroCup Coach of the Year winner?
...Luke Sikma played for Valencia Basket from 2015 to 2017? He helped Valencia reach the EuroCup Finals in 2017.
...Martin Hermannsson can be the first Icelandic player to win the EuroCup?
...Landry Nnoko cam be the first Cameroonian player to win the EuroCup?
...Peyton Siva earned both Quarterfinals MVP and Semifinals MVP honors?
...ALBA leads the EuroCup in assists (22.1 apg.). It is the third-best mark ever until now - Khimki Moscow Region dished 22.9 assists per game in 2013-14 season.
...ALBA leads the EuroCup in PIR (100. 5 per game). It is currently the 10th-best mark in competition history.
...ALBA is second in the EuroCup in steals (8.52 spg.)?
...Siva and Niels Giffey won the NCAA title - and now look for their first EuroCup crown? Giffey won two NCAA Tournaments with Connecticut in 2011 and 2014. Siva won that tournament with Louisville in 2013. No-one has ever won both titles.

   Game Facts - Valencia Basket

Guillem Vives is out with injury.
Matt Thomas has hit at least one three in his last 14 EuroCup games.
Mike Tobey has pulled at least 6 rebounds in 7 of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Fernando San Emeterio has scored at least 10 points in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Will Thomas posted his career high in points with 22 for Valencia against ALBA in Game 1.
Will Thomas posted his career high in assists with 5 for Valencia against ALBA in Game 2.
Will Thomas posted his career high in minutes with 34 for Valencia against ALBA in Game 2.
Bojan Dubljevic posted his career high in steals with 4 for Valencia against ALBA on January 11, 2017.
Guillem Vives posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 2 for Valencia against ALBA on January 11, 2017.
Valencia Basket Bojan Dubljevic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 3.8 per game.
Valencia Basket Bojan Dubljevic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 5.4 per game.
Valencia Basket Fernando San Emeterio is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 84.7% .
Valencia Basket Fernando San Emeterio is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 2.6 per game.
Valencia Basket Guillem Vives is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 225.0% .
Valencia Basket Matt Thomas is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 46.1% .
Valencia Basket Matt Thomas is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.1 per game.
Valencia Basket Matt Thomas is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 90.9% .
Valencia Basket Mike Tobey is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.0% .
Valencia Basket Mike Tobey is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 0.7 per game.
Valencia Basket Sam Van Rossom is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 1.8 per game.
Valencia Basket Sam Van Rossom is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 468.1% .
Valencia Basket Sam Van Rossom is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 4.9 per game.
Valencia Basket Will Thomas is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.5% .
Valencia Basket Will Thomas is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 58.4% .
Valencia Basket Will Thomas is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 3.7 per game.
Valencia Basket Will Thomas is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 14.7 per game.
Valencia Antoine Diot ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 101 steals total for his career.
Valencia Antoine Diot ranks 13th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 292 assists total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1427 points total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 228 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 412 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 501 field goals made total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 640 rebounds total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 303 free throws made total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 379 2-pointers made total for his career.
Valencia Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1656 index rating total for his career.
Valencia Rafa Martinez ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1138 index rating total for his career.
Valencia Rafa Martinez ranks 14th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 87.7% free throws % total for his career.
Valencia Rafa Martinez ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 270 assists total for his career.
Valencia Rafa Martinez ranks eighth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 387 field goals made total for his career.
Valencia Rafa Martinez ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 223 3-pointers made total for his career.
Valencia Rafa Martinez ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 243 free throws made total for his career.
Valencia Rafa Martinez ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1240 points total for his career.
Valencia Sam Van Rossom ranks eighth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 320 assists total for his career.
Valencia Sam Van Rossom ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 251.9% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.

   Game Facts - ALBA Berlin

Stefan Peno is out with injury.
Lorenz Brenneke, Khristopher Lane-Burrell and Hendrik Drescher are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Stefan Peno has dished at least 3 assists in his last 12 EuroCup games.
Peyton Siva has dished at least 3 assists in his last 13 EuroCup games.
Siva has scored at least 10 points in his last 12 EuroCup games.
Siva has hit at least 1 three-pointer in his last 12 EuroCup games.
Martin Hermannsson has scored at least 10 points in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Rokas Giedraitis has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 12 EuroCup games.
Martin Hermannsson posted his career high in total rebounds with 4 for ALBA against Valencia in Game 2.
Martin Hermannsson posted his career high in minutes with 30 for ALBA against Valencia in Game 2.
Luke Sikma posted his career high in minutes with 34 for ALBA against Valencia in Game 2.
ALBA Berlin Dennis Clifford is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 63.6% .
ALBA Berlin Dennis Clifford is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 63.6% .
ALBA Berlin Landry Nnoko is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 5.1 per game.
ALBA Berlin Landry Nnoko is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 0.7 per game.
ALBA Berlin Landry Nnoko is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.2 per game.
ALBA Berlin Luke Sikma is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 4.2 per game.
ALBA Berlin Luke Sikma is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 4.6 per game.
ALBA Berlin Luke Sikma is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.5 per game.
ALBA Berlin Luke Sikma is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.0 per game.
ALBA Berlin Luke Sikma is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.4 per game.
ALBA Berlin Luke Sikma is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.0 per game.
ALBA Berlin Luke Sikma is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.5 per game.
ALBA Berlin Martin Hermannsson is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 13.1 per game.
ALBA Berlin Martin Hermannsson is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 233.3% .
ALBA Berlin Martin Hermannsson is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 4.7 per game.
ALBA Berlin Martin Hermannsson is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 85.4% .
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 237.7% .
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 58.1% .
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.8 per game.
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 8.2 per game.
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.3 per game.
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.3 per game.
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.5 per game.
ALBA Berlin Peyton Siva is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 52.1% .
ALBA Berlin Rokas Giedraitis is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 15.7 per game.
ALBA Berlin Rokas Giedraitis is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 84.6% .
ALBA Berlin Rokas Giedraitis is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.2 per game.
ALBA Berlin Rokas Giedraitis is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 14.6 per game.
ALBA Berlin Rokas Giedraitis is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.0 per game.
ALBA Berlin Rokas Giedraitis is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.6 per game.
ALBA Berlin Stefan Peno is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 4.8 per game.
ALBA Berlin Tim Schneider is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 57.5% .
ALBA Luke Sikma ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 293 defensive rebounds total for his career.
ALBA Luke Sikma ranks sixth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 463 rebounds total for his career.
ALBA Luke Sikma ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 170 offensive rebounds total for his career.
ALBA Peyton Siva ranks 24th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 220.5% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.

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