ASVEL collapses in the last minutes and takes the donkey cap – European Cups

Alba Berlin overthrew the Lyon-Villeurbanne club on Wednesday, on the ninth day of the Euroleague. Cruel…

How is it possible ? This is what players, coaches and simple supporters of ASVEL, beaten this Wednesday evening on the floor of Alba Berlin (76-75), during the ninth day of the Euroleague, are still wondering. After the defeats against the Red Star (68-89) and the Zenit (53-66), it stings … Not only the result. It is especially the way that hurts. Led by a great Moustapha Fall (25 pts, 10 rbs, 42 in the evaluation) and consistent for half an hour, TJ Parker’s players have always been in the lead in this meeting, if not a handful seconds during the second quarter (29-28) and in the very last seconds of the game, after the assassin’s three-point basket from Peyton Siva (10 pts) at 2”5 from the final buzzer. Said Siva had not yet returned the slightest award-winning shot so far (1/6 in the end) … “It’s difficult to collect”, storms Antoine Diot, in comments reported from Germany by The team. “We are in front of the whole game and we give them ammunition. This one, it is hard, ”added the international leader of France, author of six points in this meeting.

If Luke Simka (16 pts) and company made several close-ups, notably managing to equalize after the break (36-43 MT, then 43-43), Tony Parker’s team seemed to be in control for a long time, and pushed their lead to ‘to +13 at the very start of the fourth quarter (50-63). The beginning of the end … Because the Villeurbanne boat was rocking seriously, with the Berliners coming to blow them in the neck. A small point difference in the last minute (70-71). Before … a four-point action for Allerik Freeman (12 pts), with 15 seconds to go. Air. Not for a long time. Niels Giffey (10 pts) planted his first prize-winning shot of the match (1/3 to 3 pts) with eight seconds remaining. One in two for Diot on the throws and Siva, who buried the last hopes of the 2019 French champion, beaten for the sixth time in seven C1 matches and now alone in the red lantern position. Cruel. Fortunately, the girls of ASVEL have unlocked their counter in the league, outclassing Charnay (107-71) Wednesday night, with 26 points from Alysha Clark. Good news that will not be enough to make TJ Parker’s boys smile …

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