Quarterfinals Analysis: Valencia Basket vs. Alba Berlin

Mar 14, 2014 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Quarterfinals Analysis: Valencia Basket vs. Alba Berlin
Valencia Basket Club
RECORD
RS, 6-4, 3rd
Last 32, 3-3, 2nd

Familiar foes Alba Berlin and Valencia Basket Club square off in an exciting quarterfinals matchup, a rematch of 2010 Eurocup title game which Valencia won 67-44. This is their first meeting since, and it will be a clash of basketball styles. A former two-time champion Valencia plays up-tempo and is a three-point happy team that had 8 different players make at least one triple in the eighthfinals, compared to Alba having only 6 players that even attempted a three-point shot in their two eighthfinal games. Rafa Martinez, Oliver Lafayette, Sam Van Rossom and Pau Ribas all have above 40% accuracy behind the arc, while a Rising Star Bojan Dubljevic, All-Eurocup selection Justin Doellman, and former Euroleague champ Romain Sato give the team balance in the paint, and on offensive boards. However, the Berliners more than match them as the second best in total rebounds (35.8 rpg), and the best on the offensive glass (11.7 rpg) among teams left in the competition. While one-two punch David Logan and Reggie Redding operate on perimeter, no Eurocup team is better than Alba in forcing its opponent outside the paint, with big men Leon Radosevic, Jonas Wohlfarth and Levon Kendall doing the work. So much so, the team is undefeated 9-0 at home despite 78.6 points per game, the worst among the quarterfinalists.
Alba Berlin
RECORD
RS, 8-2, 1st
Last 32, 5-1, 1st

SERIES SCHEDULE

Game 1 @ Valencia, March 19: Valencia Basket vs. Alba Berlin
Game 2 @ Berlin, March 25: Alba Berlin vs. Valencia Basket
Alba Berlin
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 3650:00 1415 406/788 118/310 249/334 210 435 645 249 113 230 54 48 420 373 1492
Average 202:46 78.61 51.5% 38.1% 74.6% 11.66 24.16 35.83 13.83 6.27 12.77 3 2.66 23.33 20.72 82.88
Totals 3600:00 1532 330/632 207/464 251/301 195 393 588 326 149 236 34 41 333 359 1769
Average 200:00 85.11 52.2% 44.6% 83.4% 10.83 21.83 32.66 18.11 8.27 13.11 1.88 2.27 18.5 19.94 98.27
Valencia Basket