There it’s finished. Asvel is on vacation. On Sunday, she lost when she had the ball several times to give herself some air and afford the right to play a decisive fifth match. But she failed to repeat her performance on Friday, when she managed to smother the kids in the Parisian suburbs. In her lair, on this floor of the Astroballe where it is so delicate to come and impose herself, she trembled, and wasted a lot. “We made a lot of mistakes.says TJ Parker, the coach. It’s all about the details. We had been asked to defend on the left hands of some of their players. It is played on the game without the ball, the offensive rebounds. It hurts at the end. »
De Colo missed
Asvel played this series without its best player, Nando De Colo, calf hit against Le Mans in the quarters. Sunday, he was in uniform, he even warmed up, but remained seated on the bench. In a press conference, his coach explained that he could have played match 5. There will not be. De Colo therefore tried to do what he could, to encourage his partners, to transmit the good vibes to another former, Antoine Diot, the one who sounded the revolt in the second half with 13 points scored.
“It’s a big disappointment, recognizes Captain Charles Kahudi. We fought but it wasn’t enough. This match sums up our season, with good times and bad times. We showed two faces. We should have played better. »
To tell the truth, we rather want to write that Tony Parker’s club missed its season, despite a victory in the Leaders Cup and a Coupe de France final against Monaco (70-90). We expected him in the Championship and on the European scene. He failed on both counts, with above all a last place in the Euroleague which is messy, especially in comparison with Monaco, who played in the Final Four (3rd). TP, who was at Roland-Garros on Sunday, will probably take stock in a few days so as not to relive such disappointments.