Asvel still defeated in Kaunas
Asvel conceded a seventh consecutive loss in Euroleague Thursday during the 28th day on the floor of the Lithuanians of Kaunas (85-67).
The Villeurbannais, who realistically have nothing more to hope for in the queen of European competitions, are in penultimate place in the standings with eight wins and 20 losses. Despite a successful start to the match with a first quarter dominated in a beautiful way and winning 22-16 against a team in contention to qualify for the play-offs, Asvel did not make the weight, too fragile defensively .
By suffering the address of Isaiah Thomas (15 points) and Ignas Brazdeikis (19 pts), Villeurbanne fell apart in the second quarter lost 31-15 and was never able to catch up. Nando De Colo, however, took advantage of the evening to enter a little more into the history of European basketball: a month after becoming the top scorer in the history of European cups, he became, with nine points, the second top scorer in the history of the Euroleague, overtaking the Spaniard Juan Carlos Navarro, with 4,154 points scored.
The Rhodanians are now concentrating on the French championship, where they will try to continue their rise in the standings on Sunday in Nanterre (5:00 p.m.), when they are currently sixth, before receiving Panathinaikos next Thursday.