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Well the better team won. Or a better coach. Babrauskas showed why he is the captain of Rytas once again. 0 talent, but hell of a worker, incredible fight and devotion. Too bad majority of others did not share that feeling.
Valanciunas is still too young to lead a team in crucial games. Although he is usually useless (more or less) against physically stronger opponents.
I was not a big fan of referees as well. They were not biased, subjective or whatever, just there was absolutely no contact allowed, every single touch was whistled, while Rytas plays a physical, athletic basketball. Nevertheless, it was up to Rytas to adapt, but they did not.
Luck was also on valencia's side, we missed a lot of open shots, tripped or felt in some mystical cases..Valencia made 3 difficult shots during the Rytas' break in the 4th quarter over Samardzinski's hands or during the last seconds of shot clock. Even Newley had a great game for valnecia , despite being completely useless the last 2 years in Rytas.
Nevertheless, Valencia was better today, by far. They deserved to be in the final. Good luck.