Euroleague (D): Basket Landes keeps hope

After taking the best of Gdynia, Basket Landes took advantage of the reception of Galatasaray to sign a second consecutive victory in the Euroleague (71-62) and remain in the running for a repechage in the Eurocup.

The series of five defeats in a row is ancient history for Basket Landes. The French champions took advantage of the reception of Galatasaray to pocket a second victory in a row in the Euroleague, after that obtained against Gdynia. The first ten minutes, after a 5-0 signed by the Landaises, was a crossover between the two formations which ended with a score of parity.

If Galatasaray struck first in the second quarter with a three-point shot, Julie Barennes’ players did more than react to race in the lead. If the gap has long fluctuated between two and six points, the Landaises finished strong to reach half-time with no less than nine points ahead. Back on the floor, the Turks had a reaction of pride with a 7-0 to go below the bar of five points behind.

Basket Landes can still believe in the Eurocup

The response from Basket Landes was immediate with a 10-2 to soar again on the scoreboard and exceed the ten-point lead for the first time since the start of the match. It is with a margin of twelve points that the Landaises approached the last ten minutes of the meeting. A last quarter which first turned into a nightmare for Galatasaray, who conceded a 10-0 and saw their deficit reach 20 units.

Back to the wall, the Stambouliotes reacted with a more aggressive defense and a more prolific attack. The result was 18-3 which gave suspense at the end of the game. Basket Landes, not stunned by this return from Galatasaray, did more than ensure to get a success of nine lengths (71-62). The Mont-de-Marsan players return to a length of Galatasaray with one game less. If qualification for the rest of the Euroleague is compromised with two matches still to be played, a Eurocoupe repechage is more than ever within reach of the Landaises.

11th day
Saturday January 22, 2022
Schio – Gdynia : 75-61

Saturday January 29, 2022
Girona – Dynamo Kursk : 66-71
Sopron – Fenerbahce : 59-82

Sunday January 30, 2022
Basket Landes – Galatasaray: 71-62

Group B standings
1- Fenerbahçe 21 points
2- Dynamo Kursk 21
3- Sopron 21
4- Schio 19
5- Galatasaray 18
6- Girona 18
7- Basket Landes 17
8- Gdynia 15

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