Valencia Basket wins and will play the final against Asvel

Ponsarnau's team, with lights and shadows, beat Bayern Munich in front of 375 spectators. This Wednesday, final against Asvel (20:00, Dazn).


The heat returned to the Fonteta. In dropper but the first followers entered. 375 fans, with all security measures, attended the second semi-final of the We're back Preseason Tour in which Valencia Basket beat Bayern Munich (84-76). Tobey was the best of the locals (17 points) and the new ones left quality touches.

Jaume Ponsarnau drew very valid conclusions from the bid against Bayern Munich, the first Euroleague rival of the preseason. The first and foremost, the one that was already known: in the highest continental competition you have to raise your physical level one point, both behind and in attack. The Germans demanded the taronjas with a tight defense in several moments of the duel. And the Valencians pulled their old libretto, in many moments, to solve it. Tobey and Dubljevic play 2x2 by heart with Vives and, above all, with Van Rossom. And so they went back to solving complicated situations.

Precisely the Belgian was the protagonist of one of Ponsarnau's tests, lining him up for many minutes as a guard, while the Icelandic Hermansson was the base. At times it worked although the pieces still have to adjust something. With Prepelic and Marinkovic healthy, it will be difficult for an official match to happen but the alternative is there.

The 375 chosen also saw the debut of Derrick Williams. The number 2 in the 2011 draft stood out for his athleticism. His letter of introduction was an offensive rebound off the ceiling of La Fonteta seasoned with the back basket. In addition, he made two side triples in the second half. It lacks adaptation, obviously, but it looks like a great signing. Kalinic also liked, who played for the first time out of 3 for Valencia Basket and left hints of what he can become: a decisive player in the Euroleague. Hermansson (12 points and four assists), more adapted, opposed being the starting point guard in the Endesa League premiere, next Sunday, against Baskonia.

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