They only had 48 hours to digest. Beaten in Cholet on Sunday at the end of the first day (91-89), TJ Parker and Asvel want to spoil the party on the floor of the promoted Blois this evening (8 p.m.) to launch their season – and their quest for a fourth consecutive national title – on better grounds.
First project: defence. Nando De Colo had pointed the finger ” the holes “ of his new club in this sector against the Mauges club, in particular in a badly managed “money-time”. Back in the elite of French basketball for the first time since 2009, the Olympic vice-champion was the most restless rookie in Cholet (21 points), ahead of the American back
Jonah Matthews (15 points, five award-winning shots). Two of the eight new faces landed this summer in Villeurbanne.
Asvel will quickly have to find automatisms: facing the promoted, it disputes
his penultimate outing before returning to the Euroleague, on October 6 against Milan at the Astroballe.