2019-20Regular SeasonRound 8
November 15, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 LA FONTETA

Valencia routs Bayern at home

Valencia Basket grabbed its second consecutive home win by thrashing FC Bayern Munich 82-56 at La Fonteta on Friday. Valencia improved to 2-6 in the standings while Bayern dropped to 3-5. Vanja Marinkovic led the winners with 19 points. Brock Motum added 14, Guillem Vives 13 and Bojan Dubljeic 11 for Valencia. Vladimir Lucic paced Bayern with 14 points while Maodo Lo added 11. Vives and Marinkovic shined early, then Mike Tobey allowed Valencia to get a 20-16 margin after 10 minutes. A three-pointer by Lo gave Bayern its first lead, 24-25, early in the second quarter. Marinkovic had 8 points in a 15-2 run which gave the hosts a double-digit margin, 39-29, at halftime. Lucic brought Bayern within 39-36 soon after the break but Vives led a 10-0 run which boosted Valencia's margin to 49-36. The hosts kept a 59-47 margin after 30 minutes and then went up 72-53 behind an outstanding Quino Colom, enough to seal the outcome.

Vives got Valencia going with a driving layup that Fernando San Emeterio followed with a running basket for a 4-0 lead. Marinkovic bettered Lo's jumper with a three-pointer and Vives added another basket to make Bayern call timeout at 9-2. Petteri Koponen downed a triple and Lucic added a driving layup, but Dubljevic and Marinkovic kept Valencia fully in charge, 14-7. Petteri Koponen insisted from beyond the arc and DeMarcus Nelson added a layup to bring Bayern within 14-12. Tobey and Colom helped Valencia restore a 20-16 lead after 10 minutes. Jordan Loyd hit a stop-and-pop jumper early in the second quarter but Greg Monroe and Zipser brought Bayern as close as 22-20. Dubljevic and Monroe traded close baskets before a three-pointer by Lo gave the guests their first lead, 24-25. Motum hit a floater and Colom added a layup to give Valencia fresh air at 28-25. Marinkovic followed a layup with his third bomb from downtown, and soon added a jumper as Valencia led at halftime 39-29. Lucic stepped up after the break with a three-pointer, a jumper and a backdoor layup to singlehandedly bring Bayern within 39-36. Valencia called timeout and found a go-to guy in Vives, who hit a floater and followed Aaron Doornekamp's triple with his own bomb from downtown for a 47-36 lead. Marinkovic capped a 10-0 run with a layup at 49-36, but Alex King quickly buried a triple for Bayern. Vives kept pacing Valencia and Motum added a coast-to-coast layup good for a 53-39 lead. Koponen and Lo each struck from beyond the arc, bringing Bayern within 59-47 after 30 minutes. Lo downed a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter that Dubljevic erased with a layup-plus-free throw. Colom joined the three-point shootout to break the game open, 65-50. Dubljevic followed a dunk with a layup, then Colom buried another three-pointer to seal the outcome, 72-53, allowing Valencia to celebrate a well-deserved win long before the final buzzer.

Pivotal performer

As usual, Dubljevic was his team's main pillar around the rims, finishing the game with 11 points on 5-of-9 two-point shots. He added 7 rebounds, 2 assists, an assist, a steal and 3 fouls drawn for a PIR of 16 in less than 22 minutes on the floor.

Game-changing moment

A three-pointer by Lo gave Bayern its only lead of the game, 24-25. Brock Motum and Quino Colom rescued Valencia with quick baskets, then Marinkovic had 8 points, including a couple of triples, in a 15-2 run that put Valencia ahead for good, 39-27.

Stellar stat

Two-point shots made the difference in this game. Valencia scored fluently around the basket and protected its rim very well. Valencia hit 24-of-37 shots inside the arc (66.7%) and Bayern scored only 13-of-31 two-pointers (41.9%). Valencia only allowed Bayern to pull down 4 offensive rebounds, too.

Did you notice?

Motum broke the 1,000-point mark in the EuroLeague. He entered the game with 993 points in his previous 121 games with Zalgiris Kaunas, Anadolu Efes and Valencia. He is the second Australian to scored 1,000 points in EuroLeague action; three-time champion David Andersen scored 2,299 in his 11 seasons in the competition.

Next game:

Both teams return to EuroLeague action on Tuesday, opening night of Round 9. Bayern hosts Olympiacos Piraeus at 20:30 CET, a half hour before Valencia welcomes Zenit St Petersburg, featuring Will Thomas, the 2019 EuroCup Finals MVP with the Spanish powerhouse.

Vanja Marinkovic - Valencia Basket - EB19
Friday, November 15, 2019
Euroleague.net
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS; SILVA, SERGIO; ROSSI, MICHELE
Attendance: 7166 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 COLOM, QUINO 16:38 9 1/3 2/5 1/2       4 3 2     1 1 8
2 MARINKOVIC, VANJA 25:08 19 5/6 3/5     1 1     3   1 2   11
3 LOYD, JORDAN 14:52 3 1/3 0/1 1/2       4 1 1   1 2 1 1
5 NDOUR, MAURICE 2:49 1   0/1 1/2 1 1 2             1 2
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO 2:49           1 1               1
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS 19:35 2 1/1       4 4 1           2 9
10 TOBEY, MIKE 18:34 4 1/4 0/3 2/2 2 3 5   3 1       1 6
12 MOTUM, BROCK 17:36 14 4/4 2/3     2 2   3       2 2 18
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 21:26 11 5/9 0/1 1/1 2 5 7 2 1 1 1   3 3 16
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 23:22 13 5/5 1/2     1 1           1 4 16
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 13:39 2 1/1 0/1     3 3 3 2         2 11
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON 23:32 4 0/1 1/3 1/2 1 3 4 2 1 1     1 2 7
Team           2 3 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 82 24/37 9/25 7/11 8 27 35 16 14 10 1 2 12 19 110
        64.9% 36% 63.6%
Head coach: PONSARNAU, JAUME
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 KING, ALEX 17:00 3   1/2     3 3 1   2     3 1 2
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 21:38 9 0/1 3/4     3 3 1         1 1 11
10 MONROE, GREG 21:09 4 1/6   2/2   3 3 2 2 4 1 1   3 5
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 24:45 14 5/7 1/2 1/1   2 2   1 2     1 2 13
12 LO, MAODO 19:03 11 1/2 3/6     2 2   1 2     4 1 5
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 15:33 2 1/2 0/3   1 1 2     2     1   -3
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 17:08 4 2/3 0/2     3 3 1 1 1     2 2 5
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS 18:06 4 2/5 0/1   1   1 2   3     2   -2
21 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 8:19   0/1 0/1             1     2   -5
22 BARTHEL, DANILO 25:07 3 0/2 1/2     1 1 1   3     2 1 -2
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 12:12 2 1/2     1 3 4 2   1 1   1 1 7
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 56 13/31 9/23 3/3 4 22 26 10 5 21 2 1 19 12 38
        41.9% 39.1% 100%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN

Head Coaches

PONSARNAU, JAUME
Valencia Basket
"We played with energy throughout the whole game, and it is very important for our defensive level. We were dynamic on offense. We didn't play well on every offense, but every offense was played according to our concepts. We played with energy, with dynamism. We found more players and inspiration was important. The most important thing for us is believing in our work. This team was working well every day and improving every day. Sometimes, we need the inspiration, the confidence, the energy because it is a very hard experience for us to play the EuroLeague and the Spanish League."
RADONJIC, DEJAN
FC Bayern Munich
"Congratulations to Valencia for the win. They played a good game today. The beginning of the game was bad for us. We were soft and after some minutes, we were better, but they made the advantage and controlled the game. Defensively, they played a really good game today: 21 turnovers are too many for us. They deserved to win, for sure. We played really good games in Munich and had big home wins, but the road games were the opposite, not only today. Our best was the last one against Fenerbahce. But today we played bad and, after having played four road games, we can analyze that in a different way. Still, we will play 34 games, every team is good and you have to play always at your maximum to be competitive. But right now, we are much better at home."

Players

VIVES, GUILLEM
Valencia Basket
"We played at home, with our fans, in a very difficult start of the EuroLeague and now we are trying to improve, especially at home. We played really great defense and on offense we are taking confidence. This is the way. We have to keep fighting until the end."
DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN
Valencia Basket
"We played our best game in the EuroLeague this season. It was a tough game but we knew what to expect and for us, this is a really important game. Of course, we played really well and that is really important for us. This win will give us a lot of confidence and the next two games will be also in our home, so we need to be ready for everything."
KOPONEN, PETTERI
FC Bayern Munich
"It was not, for sure, the best game from us tonight. Valencia was better, I can say, in every aspect of the game. Especially in the second half, we had maybe a few chances to come back in the game, but then maybe it was our own fault also that we couldn't get close enough. Then, in the end, the last quarter, the point difference went really high. Definitely, our offense was a problem. We couldn't find a solution. Under 60 points, it's hard to win."
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