Clear acceleration of the Betlic Elite calendar, while the teams participating in the Championship will have played -except in exceptional cases, in particular for European clubs- four games in twelve days until next Tuesday.
Roca Team manager Sasa Obradovic had not yet spared his American star Mike James (17 points in 32 minutes), but the JDA, led by Khadeen Carrington (26 points) and his iconic US point guard David Holston (19 points, 8 assists), led the entire game, strong.
Victor Wembanyama is still gorgeous
The fall of the Monegasques thus benefited the metropolitans of Boulogne-Levallois and Vincent Collet, long engaged by Le Portel and finally winners (99-94). Against a rival who had beaten them two months earlier (82-91), the Mets took advantage of a good direction of three points (11 of 19) to take the throne alone four days away in Strasbourg, the coach’s former stronghold. of the France team.
Chasing down the leading duo, Asvel took half the time to take the full measure of Roanne (44-39, 20). The lack of 13 turnovers in the first twenty minutes, the average of the season of the Rhône club. Returning from the locker room with better intentions, the defending champions relied – a trend of late – on his nugget Victor Wembanyama, present on both sides of the field (11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks). With one game less disputed (on April 26 against Pau), the villeurbannais can still aspire to return to Monaco, or more if they want.
Nanterre, the JLB and Cholet on the prowl
Particularly in good form (8 wins in their last 9 matches), winner in Pau on Sunday for the Clásico (69-66), Limoges achieved its return to Beaublanc and the reception of Le Mans (82-75), dominated by the duo CJ Massinburg – Demonte Harper (46 points). The CSP thus continues its ascent towards the Top 5 of the Championship, waiting for the Strasbourg-Pau to be played, postponed to let the SIG compete his Champions League return against Hapoel Holon (80-81 defeat, synonymous with elimination).
MSB’s loss (their fourth in a row) is especially a matter for a trio of pursuers more concerned than ever about the playoff race. At Gravelines, Bourg-en-Bresse delivered a good collective copy (7 players with 10 points or more) and defense (92-55 win) to keep hopes of a breathless end to the season. Nanterre, sheltered from the break (49-24, 20), offered a card to Chalons-Reims, red lantern (104-73). Finally, Cholet, which has the second best record in the League in 2022 (10 wins in 14 games in 2022), ended up beating Orleans away (80-71).
Finally, by beating Paris Basketball quite comfortably (93-75), Fos-sur-Mer offered itself a breath of fresh air in the race to stay, with a victory ahead of Orléans (9 against 8), although the OLB He has one less game. The capital club (11 wins) has a more comfortable mattress.