Valencia sets several Eurocup Finals records

May 07, 2014 by Print
Valencia sets several Eurocup Finals records
Justin Doellman - Valencia Basket - Finals Kazan 2014 - EC13

On its way to a competition-record third Eurocup title, Valencia Basket Club set a number of records both on defense and offense in the second leg of the Eurocup Finals series against Unics Kazan on Wednesday. By hitting 12 of 24 attempts from behind the arc, Valencia collected the most three-point shots made in a finals game ever. The previous record of 10 three-pointers shot made was set by Real Madrid in 2007. Rafa Martinez led the way for the new Eurocup champions by landing 4 of his 5 attempts from downtown.

On defense, Valencia also set a new mark for the fewest points allowed in a quarter in a Eurocup Finals game by holding Unics to just 4 points in the first quarter of Game 2. The previous record was held by Joventut Badalona, which limited Akasvayu Girona to 6 points in the second quarter of the 2008 title game.

Valencia also broke the record for fewest turnovers in the title game with 7 turnovers in Kazan. Valencia bested the previous mark of 8 turnovers set by three teams, Hapoel Jerusalem in 2004, Lietuvos Rytas in 2007 and Joventut in 2008. Valencia also allowed only 3 steals, tying the mark for fewest steals allowed. Dynamo Moscow also allowed just 3 steals in the 2006 ULEB Cup final victory over Aris BSA.

In addition to team records, there was a pair of individual Eurocup Finals records set in Game 2 on Wednesday. Justin Doellman of Valencia Basket tied a record with 4 steals, which he now shares with five other players. Unics Kazan guard Andrew Goudelock went 10 of 12 from the free throw line in Game 2, tying the Eurocup Finals record with 12 free throw attempts.