Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne, led 56-37 in the 23rd minute, signed a feat by winning 75 to 73 against the reigning European champion, the Turkish club Efes Anadolu Istanbul, Tuesday in its hall. the Astroballe de Villeurbanne in a match of the 3rd day of the Euroleague.
The Villeurbanese team remains undefeated this season after three successes in the French championship and as many in the European competition for which it is at the top of the ranking.
Conversely, the Istanbulites have lost their first three European matches and are at the bottom of the table.
Asvel, deprived in particular of David Lighty and Antoine Diot, two major assets, was however seriously jostled for a long time in this meeting during which it was led 49-35 at halftime.
TJ Parker's men even showed a handicap of 19 points at the start of the third quarter before finally winning it (18-13), which allowed them to return to 9 points ten minutes from the end.
Worn by Chris Jones (16 pts), William Howard (13), Paul Lacombe (11 pts) and Dylan Osetkowski (10), Villeurbanne, superior on outside shots and free throws, also won the fourth quarter (22- 11).
The Rhone thus managed to equalize in the 35th minute (67-67) before taking the advantage 120 seconds from the siren for the first time (71-70) since the French champions opened the scoring (2- 0).
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