Dijon signed its fourth victory in as many games in the French Men's Basketball Championship, winning Saturday night at Gravelines (81-67) on behalf of the 6th day, and temporarily seizes the top of the standings .
On Saturday, the JDA was once again carried by the American outside Chase Simon (18 points) and the Belgian inside Hans Vanwijn (16 pts), both arrived this summer to strengthen the Burgundian workforce, which occupied the head of the championship with Monaco and Villeurbanne at the time of the final cessation of last season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dijon is the only team in the French Championship to total four victories.
Laurent Legname's team, 3rd in the Champions League (3rd European level) at the end of September, is provisionally ahead of Boulogne-Levallois and Bourg-en-Brese, who have three victories in as many games.
The Metropolitans 92 will receive Limoges on Monday evening in their hall, while the Burgiens' meeting against Orléans, initially scheduled for Saturday evening, has been postponed, as have Cholet-Monaco, Chalon-sur-Saône-Roanne and Villeurbanne-Nanterre.
This start of the season is strongly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, with positive cases within teams which force the National Basketball League to postpone several matches: of the 54 matches of the first six days of the season, 17 n ' have not yet been played.
Faced with the threat of Covid-19, the LNB has decided to give priority to the regular season and to play the 34 days in their entirety (306 matches) by June 15, 2021, even if it means giving up part or to all play-offs at the end of the season.
On Saturday, Le Mans also recorded its first defeat of the season, beaten at home in Antarès by Châlons-Reims 87 to 84. Stopped for long weeks after seeing all of its workforce tested positive for Covid-19 , Pau-Orthez won his second victory of the season, outclassing Boulazac (89-60).
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