Virtus Segafredo Bologna made it to the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals, knocking out Valencia Basket at la Fonteta. A great first half put Virtus in the right track to win the game.
Telling numbers: Virtus's first half was worth a trip to the final
Virtus reached halftime with outstanding numbers, having hit 21 two-point shots in just 29 attempts (72.4%) while limiting Valencia to just 7-for-16 shooting (43.8%) from the same distance.
Virtus circulated the ball really well in the first half, getting 13 assists and committing just 2 turnovers. The visitors forced Valencia into 7 turnovers and limited the hosts to 9 first-half assists. Virtus played with more aggressiveness, outnumbering Valencia in fouls committed (13-8), blocks (2-1) and steals (4-1).
"Those 21 two-point shots that we allowed in the first half without reaching the foul bonus, in a game like this, is too much of an advantage against a great opponent," Valencia head coach Joan Peñarroya said after the game.
Valencia ended up improving its numbers (45.5% 2FG) in the paint and only allowed Virtus to score 8 two-point shots in the second half. Valencia had 19 offensive rebounds, the most in a EuroCup semifinals since 2017, but Virtus took the game's momentum in the first half and stopped Valencia's comeback at the right time.
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7DAYS Magic Moment: Mickey slams it home!
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Magic Moment: Bako cleans up the miss!
Magic Moment: Bako flushes it home!
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