Credit: imago images/camera4+ - Scanpix
Credit imago images/camera4+ - Scanpix

Having lost to Paris Basketball in their last game at the French LNB Pro A League, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (6-2) redeemed themselves, handling JL Bourg (4-4) 85-77 (25-14, 19-28, 25-18, 16-17).

Points this season

Points made: 77,4
Accuracy: 49,9%
Place in standings: 7
Record max: 88
Record min: 67
Best scorer: Elie Okobo

ASVEL started the game strong, going on a 10-0 run in the first period and gaining a double-digit advantage (22-12). Bourg answered with a run of their own at the end of the first half to tie the game and were only down by two going into the break (42-44).

ASVEL held a solid advantage in the third period, but the visitors were able to cut it to two after an 8-1 start of the fourth (68-70). But the hosts proved they were the better team, playing well during crunch time, led by Chris Jones and Elie Okobo, winning by eight.

Jones finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, and 17 PIR. Okobo added 16 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 turnover, and 23 PIR.

ASVEL: Chris Jones 19 (6 REB), Elie Okobo 16 (6 AST, 5 REB), Charles Kahudi 14, Marcos Knight 13 (9 REB), Youssoupha Fall 9.

Bourg: Rasheed Sulaimon 19 (6 AST, 5 REB), Axel Julien 18 (6 AST), JaCorey Williams 15 (6 REB), Maxime Courby 8.

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