Date: February 3, 2013 An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Vitoria. Second ranked Caja Laboral faced 4th ranked Valencia Basket. Host Caja Laboral (17-3) defeated guests from Valencia (12-8) 79-75. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-75. Caja Laboral made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Valencia Basket turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Valencia Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Italian-Argentinian Andres Nocioni (199-79) who scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. French Fabien Causeur (193-87) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Caja Laboral's coach Zan Tabak used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. point guard Pau Ribas (193-87) produced 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and Ukrainian power forward Serhiy Lishchuk (210-82, agency: Beo Basket) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Caja Laboral and five Valencia Basket players scored in double figures. Caja Laboral have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record having just two points less than leader Real Madrid. Valencia Basket lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with FCB Regal and Gescrap BB. Caja Laboral are looking forward to face Blusens Monbus (#11) in Santoago de Comp in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Valencia Basket will play at home against CB Canarias (#13) in Tenerife and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series. Top scorers: Valencia: S.Lishchuk 15+6reb+1ast, B.Dubljevic 13+2reb, P.Ribas 12+5reb+9ast, J.Doellman 11+1reb+1ast, R.Martinez 10+4reb+1ast, T.Kelati 9+3reb+1ast Caja Laboral: A.Nocioni 20+8reb+4ast, F.Causeur 16+6reb+1ast, M.Lampe 15+4reb, T.Pleiss 10+6reb, M.Bjelica 8+3reb+5ast, N.Bjelica 3+3reb
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