You had to be crazy to predict a 15-point gap in favor of the Bressans at the end of the first quarter (29-14), given the opposite dynamic of the two teams. And yet, they did it thanks to a very aggressive defense, the 13 points of Maxime Courby in 10 minutes (19 points in the end) and the gross errors of the Monegasques.
By tightening their defense and finding the outside address, Zvezdan Mitrovic’s men returned for a time to -10 (36-26, 16th), before retreating again (49-33, 20th). The Roca Team coach took a technical fault (20th) and his team was outclassed in the collective evaluation (66 to 30 for JL Bourg).
Were the Burgiens going to keep up this insane pace in the second half? In view of the efficiency and energy diffused by Alexandre Chassang (21 points), it was off to a good start. Laurent Legname’s players relied on an incredible three-point skill to widen the biggest gap so far (64-39, 27th, then 66-46, 30th).
He climbed to +28 (86-58, 37th), and not sure that ASVEL is delighted to face JL Bourg, next Sunday at the Astroballe …