Valencia Basket advanced to the 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals for the ninth time in club history thanks to great efficiency, which led it to a 98-85 home victory over Boulogne Metropolitans 92.
Telling numbers: Valencia's efficiency was the key
Valencia finished the game with 24 assists and just 11 turnovers. Martin Hermannsson was the difference-maker, finishing the game with 11 assists and no turnovers. That set a new club record and was close to the all-time mark - Nick Calathes of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar had 14 assists without any turnovers in a game against Trefl Sopot on December 12, 2012. Metropolitans committed just 7 turnovers - its fewest in a game all season, but could only dish 15 assists, which tied for its second-lowest mark in the present campaign.
Five Stars: One magic Valencia quintet
All-EuroCup First Team: Will Cummings, Boulogne Metropolitans, 92
Valencia Basket vs Virtus Segafredo Bologna | Highlights | Semifinals
Magic Moment: Belinelli throws it down!
Magic Moment: Dubljevic to Labeyrie for two-handed slam
Magic Moment: Cordinier flies high to beat the buzzer
Magic Moment: Belinelli hits an off-balance shot!
Magic Moment: Tobey dunks in transition
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Dimitrijevic's bullet pass!,
Valencia Basket vs Boulogne Metropolitans 92 | Highlights | Quarterfinals
Magic Moment: McRae beats the halftime buzzer!
Magic Moment: Hermansson to Rivero for two-handed slam
Magic Moment: Dimitrijevic's bullet pass!
Valencia Basket vs Hamburg Towers | Highlights | Eightfinals
Magic Moment: Metropolitans’ showtime on the break
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 vs Umana Reyer Venice | Highlights | Eightfinals
Magic Moment: Hermannsson lets Tobey fly
Magic Moment: Rivero says no sir
Magic Moment: Watt dunks with authority
Magic Moment: Halilovic takes flight
Hunter soars for two-handed jam
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 vs Lietkabelis Panevezys | Highlights | Round 18
Magic Moment: Hunter throws it down!
Magic Moment: Maldunas with the big block!
Magic Moment: Halilovic feeds Hunter for a dunk!
Magic Moment: Tobey with a powerful alley-oop dunk
Valencia Basket vs ratiopharm Ulm | Highlights | Round 18
Magic Moment: Labeyrie rises high to block
Magic Moment: Jallow blocks and dunks
Magic Moment: Nice passing from Valencia
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs Valencia Basket | Highlights | Round 17
MoraBanc Andorra vs Boulogne Metropolitans 92 | Highlights | Round 17
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 vs Joventut Badalona | Highlights | Round 16
Frutti Extra Bursaspor vs Valencia Basket | Highlights | Round 16
Valencia Basket vs Umana Reyer Venice | Highlights | Round 15
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs Boulogne Metropolitans 92 | Highlights | Round 15
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 vs Hamburg Towers | Highlights | Round 14
Mincidelice JL Bourg-en-Bresse vs Valencia Basket | Highlights | Round 14
2021-22 Rising Star candidate: Jaime Pradilla, Valencia Basket
Valencia Basket v Segafredo Virtus Bologna - Game Highlights - Round 13
Dolomiti Energia Trento v Boulogne Metropolitans 92 - Highlights - Round 13
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - Highlights - Round 12
Gran Canaria takes thrilling OT win! | Round 12, Highlights | 7DAYS EuroCup
Metropolitans triumphs in Wroclaw! | Round 11, Highlights | 7DAYS EuroCup
Valencia runs past Buducnost! | Round 11, Highlights | 7DAYS EuroCup
UNICS Kazan v FC Barcelona - Round 22 - Highlights
Tobey, Puerto lead Valencia to epic win! | Round 10, Highlights | 7DAYS EuroCup
Metropolitans hits 16 threes, beats Turk Telekom! | Round 10, Highlights | 7DAYS EuroCup
Valencia rallies from 15 down to win in Ulm ! | Round 9, Highlights | 7DAYS EuroCup
Lietkabelis hits 19 threes runs past Metropolitans!| Round 9, Highlights | 7DAYS EuroCup
Valencia's outstanding ball circulation translated into good shooting percentages. Valencia buried 26 of 37 two-point shots (70.3% 2FG) in this game. Jasiel Rivero made 7 of 8 shots inside the arc and Jaime Pradilla downed 5 of 6. The hosts converted 39.3% of their shots from downtown, 11 of 28, and 86.7% of their free-throw attempts, 13 of 15. Metropolitans had lower percentages from all angles (55.3% 2FG, 36.4% 3FG, 73.1% FT), taking more shots than Valencia inside the arc, 38, but getting fewer baskets, 21. All of that allowed Valencia to finish the game with a team PIR of 122.