Valencia advanced to the semi-finals – EuroCup Game 2 recap

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The second game of the EuroCup quarter-finals saw Valencia qualify to the semi-finals for a record eighth time, while the other three series will be decided in Game 3 on Wednesday (13/03).

Rytas Vilnius vs Valencia (56-71)

Despite losing by six at halftime (39-33), Valencia turned things around to earn a double-digit lead (50-64) and never look back. The Spaniards crushed their opponents (56-71) and will play in the semi-finals.

Mike Tobey led the winners with 18 points, as Fernando San Emeterio added 11. On the other hand, Martynas Echodas had 11 points for the losing squad.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs UNICS Kazan (68-59)

Lokomotiv Kuban played excellent defence, allowing UNICS Kazan to score 26 fewer points than its season average (85.2), and tied the series to force a Game 3 (68-59).

Dmitry Kulagin led the way for the winners, with 26 points, whereas Errick McCollum was the only player that scored in double figures for the losing squad (11).

Andorra vs ASVEL Villeurbanne (98-79)

Andorra dominated ASVEL Villeurbanne and remained undefeated at home, forcing a Game 3 next week (98-79).

The Spaniards were in front from the opening tip and never looked back, as the series will return to France for a must-win game.

Rafa Luz led the winners, with 17 points, while Dylan Ennis had 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Theo Maledon was the best player of the losing squad, with 16 points and five assists, as AJ Slaughter added 14 points and Miro Bilan 12.

Unicaja Malaga vs ALBA Berlin (81-101)

ALBA Berlin was unstoppable and decimated Unicaja Malaga on the road (81-101) to bring the home-court advantage back to Germany.

The visitors were in front by 13 (45-58), but the Spaniards went on an 11-0 run to cut the deficit to two (56-58). Yet, the Germans stood tall and brought their lead back to double digits to seal the deal (75-92).

Five players scored in double figures for the winners, as Rokas Giedraitis had a game-high 23 points.

Five players also scored in double figures for the losing squad, as Giorgi Shermadini posted a team-high 15 points.

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