This Tuesday, ASVEL and Bourg-en-Bresse validated their ticket for the semi-finals of the Betclic Elite play-offs. Boulogne-Levallois is pushed to a beautiful despite Victor Wembanyama’s 23 points.
ASVEL provides the essentials. This Tuesday evening, the Villeurbannais validated their ticket for the semi-finals of the Betclic Elite play-offs, after their second victory, in as many matches already disputed, on the floor of Le Mans (63-66). Opposite, it is however the American Matt Morgan, who finished top scorer of this meeting (22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists). But that was not enough, especially against the Belgian Retin Obasohan (16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists). ASVEL had up to 16 points ahead, at the very end of the third and penultimate quarter. In the last, the visitors let their opponents come back to three units, but the essential is therefore assured.
Cholet stays alive thanks to a three-point shot at the buzzer
The Villeurbannais will still have to wait before knowing their next opponent. At the same time, Boulogne-Levallois, who had won the first leg, lost on the return, on the floor of Cholet (83-80). However, the visitors seemed to have won the match, even if they only led by three small units, moments from the end of this meeting. After equalizing at 80-80, the Choletais finally imposed themselves, at the buzzer, thanks to a three-point basket scored by the American Dominic Artis. Despite his double-double, the French Victor Wembanyama (23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists) could not prevent this defeat. The beauty will take place this Thursday 25.
Bourg-en-Bresse releases the 2021 finalist
Bourg-en-Bresse ultimately did not flinch. After surprising Dijon in the first leg, the JL did it again in the return match, this time in their lair (92-90). Therefore, the club officially validates its ticket for the last four. A victory acquired thanks to a game winner from Jordan Floyd. In Dijon, it was the Americans Markis McDuffie (19 points, 3 rebounds) and Gavin Ware (19 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist) who finished top scorers in this meeting. But that was clearly not enough. Finalist in the championship two years ago, Dijon came out this time in the first round of the final phase.
BASKETBALL – BETCLIC ELITE / PLAY-OFFS
Quarter-finals – Match 2
Tuesday, May 21, 2023
Bourg-en-Bresse (5) – Dijon (4): 92-90
Cholet (7) – Boulogne-Levallois (2): 83-80
Le Mans (6) – ASVEL (3) : 63-66
Wednesday, May 23, 2023 (game 1)
8:00 p.m.: Monaco (1) – Strasbourg (8)