This Wednesday evening, as part of the 4th day of the Champions League, Limoges narrowly lost against Turk Telekom (70-75).
Limoges was not far away. This Wednesday evening, on the occasion of the 4th day of the Men’s Basketball Champions League, the CSP narrowly lost against Turk Telekom (70-75), while at the break, it was well the Limougeauds who were in front (35-31). The Turkish club took over, narrowly, the first quarter, before giving up the second (20-14), to regain the upper hand in the third (14-23). Finally, in the fourth and final period, the two teams failed to decide (21-21). Overall, the debates were therefore relatively balanced. In the first quarter, the most important advance was to be attributed to Turk Telekom, with +6 (11-17). In the second quarter, it was Limoges who then took off somewhat (+7, 24-17), thanks to a 13-0, straddling the two periods. In the third quarter, the Turks were back in front (+8, 42-50), before confirming in the final period (+5, 61-66, 64-69, 67-72, 70-75).
Limoges relied in particular on Scrubb
At the Palais des Sports de Beaublanc in Limoges, to ensure their precious victory definitively, the Turks relied in particular on one man in particular, namely the American Nick Johnson, who finished top scorer of his team but also top scorer of the meeting , with a very solid double-double to the key (18 points, 7 rebounds, 13 assists). Behind, to support him, still on the Turkish side, they are also four to have scored more than ten points in total. Indeed, it is the Canadian Kyle Wiltjer (16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists), the American Sam Dekker (14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist), the Turkish Muhammed Baygül (13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) and Nigerian Micheal Eric (12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist). Opposite, Limoges had only three elements with more than ten points registered, in total. Indeed, it is the Canadian Philip Scrubb (18 points, 6 rebounds), who thus finishes top scorer of his team, of Frenchman Nicolas Lang (14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist) and of American Kenneth Smith (12 points, 3 rebounds).