After a close encounter, Bourg-en-Bresse returned to victory in the Eurocup on the floor of Cluj-Napoca (79-88).
Bourg-en-Bresse has found the recipe. Beaten in Ulm then by Olimpija Ljubljana in their last two Eurocup matches, the Bressan club took advantage of their trip to Cluj-Napoca to return to victory. A meeting that the Romanians took the right end, under the leadership of Patrick Richard (23 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists). However, despite a small mattress of six lengths built very early in the first quarter, Mihai Silvasan’s players saw JL Bourg raise their voices. An 8-0 allowed him to take the lead by three units after these first ten minutes. If Jordan Floyd’s teammates (16 points, 5 assists) broke away as halftime approached, their advantage never exceeded nine units. Cluj-Napoca then finished strong to return to the initial difference of three points. Back on the floor, the situation did not change much and the two teams competed. The result was a difference that could never exceed the ten point mark and a final quarter in which everything remained open. Nevertheless, the Burgiens never gave their opponent hope and, with an eleven-point lead just over a minute from the end of the game, they could see it coming. Bourg-en-Bresse wins by nine points (79-88), its seventh victory in ten days and is now alone at the top of Group A thanks to the defeat of Joventut Badalone in Brescia (85-75) this Tuesday.
In the Champions League, Limoges receives Ludwigsburg on Wednesday in the return leg of the play-in.