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Betclic Elite: brutal end of series for Wembanyama and the Mets


Vincent Collet's players fell heavily (102-77) this Tuesday in Roanne in a late match for the 4th day. They are joined at the pr

Vincent Collet was right to be wary of this trip to Roanne.

But the warnings of the coach will not have been enough.

Unrecognizable, apathetic, dominated in rebounds, the Metropolitans experienced a real ordeal and lost heavily (102-77), Tuesday evening, in the Loire, in a staggered match of the 4th day.

A meeting originally scheduled for early October, but which had been postponed due to the Mets tour in Las Vegas.

It's the first time they've scored more than 100 points this season.

It is therefore a brutal end to the series for the partners of Lahaou Konaté.

They had not known the bitter taste of defeat since September 23 and the opening of the season at Gravelines (85-73).

Since then they had chained victories, 9 in a row, and Victor Wembanyama the arabesques and performances.

The prodigy of French basketball indeed remained in four games at 30 points or more.

He too sees this series end abruptly.

If he did try to restore hope to his people at the start of the 3rd quarter after a starving first period (4 pts, 2 rebounds and 3 fouls), he finally ended the game far from his usual standards with 12 points ( 7 of 14 on shots), 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists.

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Still in the discovery phase, the Latvian Anzejs Pasecņiks (2.16m), replacing pivot Ibrahima Fall Faye (knee) for the rest of the season, played his first minutes but weighed too little on the game (3 pts, 3 rebounds).

After offering himself Cholet (98-72), then co-leader, last Friday, Roanne confirms his reputation as a head cutter… and a pet peeve for the Metropolitans.

Last season, already, the players of Jean-Denys Choulet had indeed already taken pleasure in putting an end to a good series of 12 Mets successes.

They had beaten them twice.

With this setback, the Mets see Cholet - winner 73-70 on a midfielder shot at the Fos buzzer on Tuesday - and Monaco - 97-78 scorer of Asvel at the same time and future opponent - return to their height in top of the ranking.

The clash at the top against the Roca Team on Sunday promises to be thrilling.

Facing the Monegasque machine, Victor Wembanyama and his partners will have to digest this slap and find their basketball to avoid another disappointment.

In addition, the Boulogne-Billancourt club learned on Tuesday afternoon that it will have to travel to… Monaco in mid-February, during the round of 16 of the Coupe de France.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-12-06

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