Without his inner pair Guerschon Yabusele – Moustapha Fall but also without energy or imagination (13 assists for 21 lost balls), ASVEL only lasted 15 minutes on the floor of Fenerbahçe Istanbul for the 17th day of the EuroLeague. Behind, TJ Parker’s team collapsed in the face of a collective which is gaining momentum (23 assists), losing in the end 81-59.
In the third quarter, Nando De Colo (12 points at 5/9 on shots, 4 assists and 4 fouls caused for 12 evaluation in 26 minutes) & co killed the suspense, relying on a Jan Vesely dominant (16 points at 8/13, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 stray balls in 27 minutes) and a Marko Guduric already bleeding (16 points at 6/12, 4 assists and 3 fouls caused for 15 evaluation in 24 minutes).
ASVEL already out of the race for the playoffs?
In the end, ASVEL, in great difficulty in attack (11/33 at 2-point, only 12 free throws attempted), did not reach the 60 point mark for the second time this season. The team scoring the fewest points per game so far, Igor Kokoskov’s side have scored 80 points or more for the second time in a row.
With 11 defeats in 16 matches, ASVEL occupies the last place in the EuroLeague and already seems behind for the race for the playoffs, the 8th having already 9 victories. For its part, Fenerbahçe (7 wins and 10 losses) is replaced.