In Game 1 of the EuroCup Finals, Valencia rallied past ALBA Berlin at home on Tuesday night (89-75) and is very close to claiming the title.
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At the sold-out Pabellon Fuente de San Luis, the German visitors remained competitive until the first minutes of the third quarter (20-13, 41-38, 49-49).
Since then, though, the Spanish hosts took over. They went on a 14-0 run to take a 14-point lead (63-49) and never look back. After that, they extended their lead to 18 points (71-53) and sealed the deal.
Four players scored in double figures for the winners, with Will Thomas leading the way with a game-high 22 points.
Peyton Siva had a team-high 17 points for the losing squad, while Martin Hermannsson added 16.
Valencia now has the upper hand in the best-of-three series, with Game 2 taking place on Friday (12/04) in Berlin.
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