Full session in Oviedo with the over-time win vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria (108-102)


Valencia Basket closed its participation in the Oviedo Movistar Pre-season Circuit with a victory against Herbalife Gran Canaria by 108-102. After three close quarters, the taronja squad distanced themselves in the beginning of the last with a 13-2 run but the Canarian squad recovered and forced the overtime with a triple of Hannah. In extra time, the accuracy of Matt Thomas and Alberto Abalde closed the fourth triumph of the preseason. The final run of Abalde was key in the triumph and the Galician beat the record of PIR of this competition with 37 credits. Abalde was also the top scorer with 26 points, helped by Matt Thomas (22) and Labeyrie (20). In addition to the absences of the three internationals and the long-term injured Rafa Martínez, the taronja team reserved as a precaution Fernando San Emeterio (discomfort left knee) and Antoine Diot (overload in the hamstrings).