Valencia Basket has claimed the 2018-19 7Days EuroCup crown after an 89-63 blowout win over ALBA Berlin in Game 3 of the finals. This marks the organization’s fourth EuroCup title (2003, 2010, and 2014). No other team has close to the orange’s four-win record, making them the single most dominant franchise in the tournament’s history.
Will Thomas earned the well-deserved Most
ALBA Berlin managed a slim 17-18 lead at the end of the first quarter, keeping Valencia scoreless for the first four minutes off the game. However, the hosts would mount a big run in the second and would finish the first half up 46-33, thanks to the aggressive attacks to the basket by both Matt and Will Thomas.
The third quarter saw Valencia players knock down key shots, keeping ALBA Berlin at bay despite their best efforts. They did manage to trim the lead down to nine points (63-44) with one final, crucial period left to play. ALBA Berlin would try to mount their rally early in the fourth, but Bojan Dubljevic, the 7Days EuroCup all-time leading scorer and rebounder, would answer, keeping Valencia in charge to cruise to the win.
Matt Thomas hit five 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 19 points, while Sam Van-Rossom and Fernando San-Emeterio chipped in with 18 points each.
Only Rokas Giedraitis and Peyton Siva would manage to score in double figures for ALBA Berlin with 19 and 14 points, respectively.
The sellout crowd at Pabellon Fuente de San Luis celebrated the victory with their beloved basketball team. It was a festive and joyous moment for both the fans and the players, who worked hard all season to reach this point. For now, they get to enjoy the thrill of the win but expect Valencia to take this momentum and build on it for yet an even bigger 2019-20 season.