At the end of a rhythmic meeting in which the defenses did not shine, Paris Basketball won an important victory in the fight to maintain Roanne (110-115) on Sunday. Carried by a fiery and still spectacular attack, the capital’s players widened the gap in the third quarter.
The number of Parisians who scored at least 12 points this Saturday: Allman (24), Begarin (18), Simms (18), Toupane (17), Denis (15) and Kamagate (13).
While the first half had been hung up, Aamir Simms, back from injury, and Amar Gregic caught fire from long range to make it 15-2 for the hosts. The Choir, stunned, remained in ambush before a 9-0 at the end of the match to return to 2 points 8 seconds from the end (110-112, 40th). But Simms, again, scraped a decisive offensive rebound before converting his two free throws to secure the victory against Roanne, who had to bow despite the good performances of Stefan Moody (23 points, 8 assists) and Ronald March (21 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists).
With this second success in a row – after that against Le Mans (104-88) on November 6 – their third victory of the season in the Championship, the Parisians distance themselves from Le Portel and Strasbourg, 17th and 18th with only two victories . They remain within reach of Roanne, also bogged down in the bottom of the standings with now 2 wins for 6 losses.