Monaco had a difficult start at Betclic Elite but managed to get ahead on the Nanterre court (78-75) while Bourg-en-Bresse needed extra time to beat Paris 92 (102-99).
Monaco suffered for its entry into the race in this Betclic Elite 2022/2023. The Roca Team, once again the favorite along with Asvel this season, had all the trouble in the world to get rid of Nanterre (78-75). The victory was finalized in the last minutes thanks to Alpha Diallo. The American bet, with pain, two shots in the last minute and did not flinch, allowing his team, which was down by five points (64-59), at the start of the fourth quarter, to go ahead.
The Monegasques, however, were a long time getting started, finishing the first quarter eight points behind the Ile-de-France residents (26-18). Led by Benjamin Sene (20 points) and Justin Bibbins (14 points), Nanterre took advantage of the clumsiness of Sasa Obradovic’s men, who finished the third quarter with 37% shooting efficiency. But, with experience, Monaco managed to get ahead, led by Jordan Loyd (17 points) and Adrien Moerman, author of a good match for his return to France.
Impressive Bourg-en-Bresse, surprising Nancy
In a match between two teams that will participate in the European Championship, Bourg-en-Bresse defeated Paris in extra time (102-99). Bressan’s men returned a poorly embarked game (55-41 in favor of Paris at halftime). You can thank Jordan Floyd, author of a capital performance with 41 points.
Nancy, meanwhile, created the sensation against Limoges (87-78). For their return to the first division, the promoted team started strong (26-15 at the end of the first quarter) and resisted well the return of CSP to achieve an inaugural victory. Without a doubt, the promoted ones surprise a lot at the beginning of the season, the next day Blois’ victory against Roanne.
In the other match of the afternoon, Le Mans relentlessly beat Fos-sur-Mer (101-83). Les Manceaux could count on a great game from Matt Morgan (27 points).