End of season showdown for Valencia Basket


LAST MONDAY, Valencia Basket secured their place in the Endesa League Final Playoff vs. Real Madrid, by beating Baskonia 85-77, but also completed the roster of teams that will fight to win the 2017 Gran Canaria Endesa Supercup.

Herbalife Gran Canaria (host), Real Madrid (Copa del Rey winner), Unicaja (EuroCup champion) and Valencia Basket (champion or runner-up of the Endesa League) have confirmed their presence in the tournament for the first time in three years.

It will be the fourth time the Valencia Basket team have made it to the ‘winners’ competition, after previously qualifying in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Following last Monday’s magnificent 85-77 victory over Baskonia, coach Pedro Martinez, summed up how he felt after the game:

“It was an excellent result, because we played with a very good concentration. We started the game excellent in defense, in rhythm, with Romain Sato.

We had moments of difficulty in the second half, but, Fernando, Antoine, Thomas made an excellent match, they have all been at a great level.

I am very happy with what we have achieved today, very proud of the players, Staff, everyone. We have to be very satisfied today of what we have achieved and now to continue in the competition.

The Final Playoff of the Endesa League 2016-17 between Real Madrid and Valencia Basket Club will be played from next Friday, June 9, after the two clubs won through the semi finals of the competition to Unicaja and Baskonia respectively.

The best of three final will be played as follows:
Game 1 – Real Madrid-Valencia Basket – Friday 9 – 20: 30h
Game 2 – Real Madrid-Valencia Basket – Sunday 11 – 18: 30h
Game 3 – Valencia Basket-Real Madrid – Wednesday 14 – 20: 30h
Game 4 – Valencia Basket-Real Madrid – Friday 16 – 20: 30h (if necessary)
Game 5 – Real Madrid-Valencia Basket – Sunday 18 – 18:30 (if necessary)

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