Asvel in the final after their victory (61-73) on the Dijon floor

The huge rant of Dijon coach Nenad Markovic, in the middle of the third quarter, will not change anything. On their floor, the Burgundians did not find the key to staying alive in this Betclic Elite playoff semi-final.

At the end of a match where there was no suspense beyond the first quarter, Lyon-Villeurbanne easily won (61-73), in the third match of the series after successes ( 81-68) and (101-90), acquired from them, at the Astroballe.

Lyon very effective at three points

In front of their public, the Dijonnais failed to sound the charge despite the fine copies of Rashard Kelly, the game’s top scorer with 20 points (4 rebounds and 5 assists) and Gavin Ware (13 points, 4 rebounds). The two Americans were no match for the Lyon offensives, which were particularly sharp in the second quarter (10-28). Asvel was also able to count on its efficiency outside the racket: 8 out of 16 from 3 points, against 4 out of 15 for the locals.

After dismissing Cholet in the quarter-finals and Dijon tonight, TJ Parker’s men are the first to qualify for the final and will attempt the pass of three after their success in 2019 and 2021, the 2020 edition having been canceled due to the Covid. The other semi-final sees Pau and Monaco face off in Béarn on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., and the Pau, led 2-0, must imperatively win at home to still dream of a final.


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