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Eurocup: Nanterre wins with forceps

basket Aurelie SACCHELLI 11:28 pm – November 18, 2020

Nanterre won 104-102 after two overtime at Trento, leader of his Eurocoup group, thanks in particular to a huge Chris Warren, author of 29 points.

You didn’t have to be cardiac to follow the French clubs in European Cups this Wednesday! While Dijon won after extra time for Turks Bursa in the Champions League and ASVEL lost two seconds to go in Berlin in the Euroleague, Nanterre also needed extra time to win in Eurocup: 104-102 in Trento. Facing the leader of Group D, who had lost only one of his seven matches so far, Nanterre signed his third victory in the competition and can still dream of the Top 16. This meeting was extremely close, since Trente had a maximum of six points in advance, in the 27th minute, and Nanterre eight, during extra time.

Pascal Donnadieu’s men won the first quarter 17-15, then widened a small gap afterwards (15-21, 11th), but Trente had already returned to half-time (37-37). It was the Italians who then took a little lead, with this score of 53-47 in the 27th, but Nanterre was only three points behind at the start of the last quarter (58-55). The Ile-de-France residents passed in front at 5’33 from the end on a 3-point shot from the incredible Chris Warren, who will finish with 29 points, and kept their lead until 3’05 from the buzzer (69-69). Trente led 75-72 with 46 seconds to go, but Isaia Cordinier extended overtime to her team seven seconds from the buzzer (75-75), Gary Browne missing the winning shot for Trente.

And it was even two overtime, since the first was very close and ended with a score of 89-89. But the second turned to the advantage of the French club, who started with a 6-0 to break away. Thirty returned to -2 (97-99) but Nanterre perfectly managed the free throws at the end of the match to win. In addition to Warren, the French Isaia Cordinier and Alpha Kaba were also very good, with respectively 24 points and 8 rebounds, and 21 points and 12 rebounds. Here is Nanterre fourth three days from the end. Next match: against Patras on December 8.

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