Strasburg signs its major victory against the Metropolitans 92
SIG Strasbourg scored a convincing win against Metropolitans 92 this Monday evening. The Alsatians claimed their sixth Betclic ELITE victory in the last seven days after the winners saw their visitors reduce the deficit in the last minute from 84 to 81. He continues to hope for a qualification for the Leaders Cup 2022. He scored 26 points (12/12 on free throws, but 6/18 on shots), 18 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks thanks to 37 ratings. 3 steals and 7 fouls in 35 minutes, Victor Vembanyama for a very long time it was difficult to influence the course of the meeting.
Marcus Keene was released
Luka Bancini’s men made the difference on several occasions. Unlike the other day, he was upset that he was not selected for the All-Star Game. Tremont Waters (15 points on 7/14, 4 assists and 3 steals for 17 ratings in 30 minutes), Marcus Keane (24 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 stray shots on 8/15 shooting for 19 ratings in 30 minutes) was too hot to let his men take off. Taking advantage of Altoséquanais’ poor offensive options, they built a lead of more than 15 points in the final quarter. Aggressive against circle, Paul Lacombe pleased his partners including (4 points and 4 rebounds plus 7 assists). Leopold Cavaliere inside (9 points in 4/4) or Kaspars Berzins 3 points (9 points on 3/3 behind the arc in 11 minutes). last comer Rodions Kurucs (16 points with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes) who couldn’t escape the speedster Victor Wembanyama Bodian Massa on the other side of the court, scoring (sometimes generously) only by going to the free throw line.
Finally, getting on the defensive block in all-area presses, the Metropolitans chained 92 interceptions (11) to score in transition. Fast forward and with nothing to lose, they came back, as Victor Wembanyama finally scored from behind the arc, but fell short of a 3-pointer on the final 3-pointer.Hugo Besson (15 points on 5/6).
Leaders Cup ahead
Strasbourg has 7 wins after 15 days. An almost balanced record during the international break, the team then coached by Lassi Tuovi was limited to a single win after 8 league matches. And yet this Thursday, GIS did without the addition of Matt Mitchell (injured) and DeAndre Lansdowne (sick).
Bodian Massa, who was excellent in defense on Monday, said on beIN Sports’ microphone after the match: “We did teamwork. Since the start of the season we have lost a lot of games against teams in the top 8 and despite the absences we can be proud of what we achieved today. The matches were on the line since the arrival of the new coach. We had not specifically planned a plan against Vembanyama. We tried to stop him as much as we could and he still scored 26 points. Thanks to Luca Banchi, we manage to overcome ourselves even when everything goes against us. He is able to give us strength to move forward. If you had asked me when I was 1-7, I wouldn’t have believed it. Now if we take it game by game, we believe it even more. We’ll watch Le Mans tomorrow (vs. Nancy this Tuesday, editor’s note) knowing we have the middle basket. Hopefully we won’t be on vacation in February.”
SIG Strasbourg still has two days to climb into the Top 8, hoping that the results of its direct rivals will work in its favour.
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— LNB (@LNBofficiel) December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022 at 10:01 am
SIG Strasbourg scored a convincing win against Metropolitans 92 this Monday evening. The Alsatians claimed their sixth Betclic ELITE victory in the last seven days after the winners saw their visitors reduce the deficit in the last minute from 84 to 81. Keep hoping for a major for the leaders…