Group G Roundup: Matt Thomas helps Valencia clinch top spot

2019-01-30T22:51:01+00:00 2019-01-30T23:20:09+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

30/Jan/19 22:51

Eurohoops.net

Valencia remains unscathed in the EuroCup Top 16.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Valencia beat Unicaja Malaga 72 – 69 in a dramatic finale and mathematically won the top spot in EuroCup’s Group G.

Matt scored a team-high 18 points in 24 minutes for Valencia while Bojan Dubljevic scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. They and their teammates forced Malaga to just 10 points in the game’s last 12 minutes to get the win.

Jaime Fernandez dropped a game-high 20 points and dished out six assists for Malaga that fought for potentially landing first place in the Group. The Andalusian squad had mathematically sealed a quarterfinals spot after Crvena Zvezda‘s loss on the road to Limoges.

Standings:

Group G W L PTS+ PTS- +/-
1. Valencia Basket (qualified) 5 0 410 374 36
2. Unicaja Malaga (qualified) 3 2 379 380 -1
3. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 1 4 385 396 -11
4. Limoges CSP 1 4 366 390 -24