Although very diminished, Paris Basketball has achieved significant success against Champagne Basket 94-79.
For the reception of Champagne Basket, Paris Basketball had to do with a reduced workforce because of the Covid. The Ile-de-France club also had to deplore the forfeit of last minute of Juhann Begarin. However, this did not prevent the promoted from making an excellent accounting operation by winning in a Halle Carpentier fully behind his proteges.
For a long time in up and down mode, Paris Basketball will however have been able to rely on a long devilish address throughout the match (9/15 at half-time, 17/30 at the end of the match). But it is with a Ryan Boatright (19 points) found in Q3, with a big shot at the buzzer, that the Parisian team definitely tipped the fate of the match in its favor. Dustin Discount (22 points) and Kyle Allman (20 points) will have had fun, making the Reims coach Cédric Heitz furious by the defensive largesse of his players.
With this success, which took a long time to take shape, Paris Basketball can therefore spend the end of year celebrations and the truce warm.
Photo credit: F. Blaise