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Euroleague: Asvel clears a 19-point delay and signs an XXL feat against Anadolu Efes, European champion


Authors of an exceptional comeback this Tuesday at the Astroballe, President Tony Parker's players still have an immaculate record in the Euroleague.

Asvel continues its perfect course in the Euroleague.

And how !

The band to TJ Parker offered the scalp of the European champion, Anadolu Efes, at the Astroballe (75-73), this Tuesday evening during the third day, in a molten Astroballe.

A victory all the more unexpected as the Rhone were led by 19 points in the first minutes of the third quarter.

Asvel equalized with 4'55 to play (67-67) and took the reins - for the first time since 2-0 - at 1'56 from the end (71-70), on a basket of the international tricolor William Howard (13 pts).

Elie Okobo (7 pts, 6 rbs, 10 pds) drove the point home (73-70) but this devil of Vasilije Micic (24 pts) brought the Turks up to their hosts as the last minute approached (73-73 ).

It was finally Kotas Antetokounmpo (10 pts), the brother of the Bucks MVP in the NBA, Giannis, who made the decision, on an offensive rebound (75-73 final score).

“The team showed a lot of heart.


TJ Parker

This crazy recovery, TJ Parker explains it by "

the heart

" of his team at -19. “

The team showed a lot of heart. We hitchhiked. We scored decisive baskets at the end. Congratulations to the guys. It is a great victory. You must always believe that you can win. You have to show your team that they can win the game. You can't help it. The match lasts 40 minutes and until the buzzer sounds, you never know what can happen,

”said the happy coach of Asvel.

Note the 16 points of Chris Jones, best scorer of an Asvel who had to do without David Lighty and Antoine Diot but who finished with five players at 10 points and more.

On the Istanbul side, the French Rodrigue Beaubois and Adrien Moerman finished with 13 and 6 points respectively.

This is his third victory in as many Euroleague meetings for Villeurbanne, after the successes against Zalgiris Kaunas and on the floor of Alba Berlin.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-10-13

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