Three Boomers suit up in Eurocup Final overnight

Three Boomers suit up in Eurocup Final overnight

Three Australian Boomers will take to the floor in the Eurocup Final overnight, when Valencia battle Khimki for the title, from Khimki in Russia.

Suiting up for Valencia are swingman Brad Newley and big man AJ Ogilvy. To get to the final, Valencia defeated Lietuvos Rytas, Newley’s previous club before he was traded earlier this season. Despite a late fight-back from the Lithuanian team, it was Valencia who advanced 80-70. Brad Newley was the equal top-scorer for Valencia with 12 points.

Suiting up for Khimki is Boomers captain Matt Nielsen. Khimki advanced after a nail-biting victory over Spartak SPB. Matt Nielsen played 16 minutes in the semi-final for 2 points and 2 rebounds, as Khimki held on for a thrilling 77-73 victory.

The Eurocup Final tips off overnight at 12.30am AEST, (Monday, April 16). Coverage of the game is on the Eurosport Channel, Foxtel Channel 511 from 3:15am AEST Monday, 16 April.