Cuban Jasiel Rivero and his club Valencia Basket will host the Joventut team on their court today, on the ninth competitive day of the Endesa 2021-2022 Basketball League in Spain.
In the Fuente San Luis Pavilion, known as La Fonteta, the home representatives will try to get out of their losing streak of a defeat in that tournament, which increases to three with the two successive setbacks in the Eurocup, considered the second highest level event in the so-called old continent.
The Valencians, with four victories and the same number of failures, occupy eighth place in the standings, while their rivals this Saturday are fourth with five successes and three trips.
In their most recent match in the Spanish tournament, the Taronja team lost 81-84 against Real Betis (2-6), which is ranked 18th and last.
Held on October 31, in that duel they could not take advantage of their local status and saw the possibility of adding their third victory in a row escape, in a clash in which Rivero scored 10 points and captured five rebounds.
Also with double scoring digits finished his teammates Kiemen Prepelic, who led the offense with 21 cards, Martin Hermannsson (16) and Bojan Dubljevic (11).
Keka Burjanadze (18) and Marko Todorovic (17) stood out for the winners, well supported by Shannon Evans (14) and Vrenz Bleijenbergh (10), according to the official website of the competition.
To achieve success, Real Betis relied on its excellent effectiveness from long distance, with 46.7 percent (%), the product of 14 triples in 30 attempts.
Quite the opposite happened with the Valencia Basket players, who only made two triples in 20 opportunities, for a poor 10.0%.