Valencia Basket hosts Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on Wednesday. Valencia looks for its ninth semifinal berth. Metropolitans wants to reach the semifinals for the first time.
Keys to victory: Valencia vs. Metropolitans
Valencia needs to involve frontcourt
Valencia leads all quarterfinals teams in scoring with 87.4 points per game. It has made 57.3% of its two-point shots and a lot of that has to do with its deep, versatile frontcourt. Mike Tobey (62.2% 2FG), Bojan Dubljevic (60.7% 2FG), Jasiel Rivero (71.0% 2FG) and Jaime Pradilla (80.5%) combine for 40.6 points on excellent shooting percentages. Neno Dimitrijevic is back, giving head coach Joan Peñarroya more options at guard. If Valencia (20.7 apg.) can circulate the ball well and get its big men involved, it should have a good chance to reach the semifinals.
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
Metropolitans relies on star guard Cummings
Metropolitans has held opponents to just 34.3% shooting on their three-point shots and needs that kind of defensive effort at La Fonteta, preventing Tobey and Dubljevic from spreading the floor with their shots from beyond the arc. Playmaker Will Cummings is Metropolitans' key player due to his experience, high basketball IQ and character. He needs to control the game tempo against Sam Van Rossom and Dimitrijevic, getting Jordan McRae and Vincent Hunter involved on offense. Metropolitans is 8-2 this season when it outrebounds its opponent, so fighting for every board should be more important than ever this week.