ANDhe Herbalife Gran Canaria this Wednesday surprised Valencia Basket from the perimeter (92-86), in a clash in which the taronjas ended up dissolving in their errors against a team that went from less to more, thus rushing their play options. off.
In a brilliant start, Valencia began hammering with the outside success of Kalinic and Van Rossom (2-8) to later compensate from the paint Costello and Diop (11-13) in just four minutes.
However, Jaume Ponsarnau’s men did not slow down from the perimeter, stretching the score again (11-18). And, when it seemed that the Claretians managed to compensate by putting centimeters with the Costello-Balcerowski duo on the track, the Levantines raised the intensity even more from the 6.75 line with the entry of Prepelic (15-24).
In the second quarter, the islanders made use of Dimsa and Shurna, two wild cards who knew how to move in the area based on blocks and ‘back doors’.
The visiting area was a drain, but instead the Valencian vanguard continued to function like a roller (23-35 at 7:10 for the break) and the scoring dribble in their favor seemed uncontrollable.
From there, the exchange of baskets intensified. The islanders had to also enter the rag in that particular improvised triple contest. However, the almost immaculate success of Valencia was suffering little by little and Herbalife took advantage of it, with an 11-0 partial, to reduce the difference to three points, after a suspension shot by Javier Beirán from the outside line (44-47).
In the resumption, Vives breathed oxygen to the Valencians with the 46-54 in the electronic, giving a balsamic income of eight points to the visitors. But, immediately, a more than versatile Matt Costello, who was also encouraged with the triple despite being a center, gave the canaries the first advantage (56-55) after the initial 2-0.
Even so, Valencia took air again (59-67) before tackling a final quarter to the dog’s eye. Lithuanian Tomas Dimsa assumed the role of sniper with two triples in a row, seconded by an incisive Shurna, who balanced the score with seven minutes to go (69-69).
The tables had turned radically. Now it was the Herbalife that seemed to get everything, while Valencia had run dry on the perimeter. With a tremendous short circuit, Slaughter, Beirán and company pressed the accelerator with an eloquent 22-4 partial that forced Ponsarnau’s time out (81-71).
Things did not improve after the tactical stop. Herbalife continued in the same dynamic, while Valencia was diluted, without gunpowder and without fortune, in an unfortunate closing that prevents for the moment from shielding the fourth place in a day in which Dubljevic celebrates 300 games in ACB.
92. Herbalife Gran Canaria (18 + 26 + 15 + 33): Slaughter (10), DImsa (18), Costello (14), Diop (2) and Beirán (16) -starting team-; Shurna (15), Albicy (2), Okoye (10), Balcerowski (5), López (-) and Stevic (-).
86. Valencia Basket (24 + 23 + 20 + 19): Van Rossom (12), Kalinic (17), Tobey (5), Vives (3) and Williams (4) -starting team-; Prepelic (15), Labeyrie (9), Dubljevic (11), Hermannsson (4), Sastre (6).
Referees: Miguel Ángel Pérez, Alberto Sánchez and Fabio Fernández. Without eliminated.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the thirty-seventh day of the Endesa League played at the Gran Canaria Arena.
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