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.