Strasbourg shines, Paris sinks

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Paris fell back into its failings in the Eurocup with a very large defeat in Gran Canaria. Strasbourg, for its part, signed a second victory in the Top 16 of the Champions League on the Dijon floor.

Paris Basketball did not achieve the feat. In a duel between two teams already qualified for the knockout stages of the Eurocup, Will Weaver’s players fell heavily on the floor of Group B leader Gran Canaria. From the first moments of the match, the Spaniards took control and exceeded the ten-point lead. Despite Aamir Simms (22 points) and Tyrone Wallace (19 points), the players of the Capital have never been able to shake a team which has lost only twice this season on the European scene. Despite 19 points ahead at the break, Gran Canaria did not rest on its laurels, flirting with the bar of 30 units in a difficult third quarter for Paris. Dropping in the last ten minutes, Damien Inglis’ teammates (10 points) won by 19 lengths (118-99)their seventh straight win, cementing their top spot two wins ahead of Ankara and Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Strasbourg brings down Dijon

After their success on the first day of the Top 16 of the Champions League, Dijon and Strasbourg met this Wednesday in Burgundy. If the JDA got off to a flying start, it was the SIG that took the lead by three lengths at the end of the first quarter.. An advantage that the Alsatians did not let go during the ten minutes leading to halftime, well helped by Marcus Keene (22 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists). However, with a nine-point lead at the break, Luca Banchi’s players were not immune. The Dijonnais, under the impetus of the inevitable David Holston (19 points, 6 assists) rebelled to get closer to three lengths ten minutes from the end of the meeting. Raising the tone, the SIG got out of reach in the last quarter for a victory of thirteen lengths (72-85). The only leader of Group I, Strasbourg takes a point ahead of Dijon, which sees Hapoel Jerusalem come back to height, winner on the floor of Hapoel Holon (63-65).

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