It was a duel between two teams in good form which took place at the Halle Carpentier this Tuesday. Two teams attacking the match, with a series of seven consecutive victories each: Paris Basketball against Badalone, for the 16th day of the Eurocup. Pushed to their limits during a match full of twists and turns, the Parisians continued theirs (89-82 victory), they who are already assured of finishing at the top of Pool A (15 victories, one defeat) . The Spaniards have already qualified for the play-offs (10v-6d). Remember that Paris had already won 101-94 in the first leg, in Spain. Six players with 10 points or more in the Parisian ranks, including Nadir Hifi, decisive at the end of the game. 20 points for Andres Feliz for Badalona.
Paris Basketball started the game like a dream, quickly posting a 13-point lead (17-4). Ride. It didn't last. The visitors, skilful from a distance but responsible for numerous ball losses, found their spirits and their game to stay alive and even catch up on the heels of their hosts (32-30). Paris started again and finished the first period in the lead (41-35 MT), with only eight points from the Shorts/Hifi tandem. Tuomas Iisalo's men continued to race in the lead after the break, but they made more and more mistakes, like these two losses of the ball in quick succession from Hifi. Feliz took his responsibilities and largely contributed to Badalone's comeback, tied on the scoreboard with 10 minutes on the clock (62-62).
TJ Shorts chained the bricks while Feliz continued his festival (65-69). Hazard ! Shannon Evans also got in on the action, and the rebounds were Spanish. Fortunately for Paris Basketball, Collin Malcolm and Tyson Ward provided scoring. But more was needed to get by (70-76). No more defense already. More Hifi too. The future French international caught fire in the money-time (11 points in the last 4'12) while Badalone no longer had any success and was deprived of access to the circle. Enough to overthrow then bury Badalone (89-82 final score).