After producing 35 minutes of very good quality, Limoges completely missed the end of the match and fell to Benfica down the stretch (67-68). Massimo Cancellieri’s men did not capitalize on this weekend’s victory in the League and will have to recover this weekend.
There were five minutes left, the Limougeauds won by 7 points (65-58) and that’s when there was no sound or image. Against Benfica, Massimo Cancellieri’s men shot themselves in the foot and sank in the last quarter by conceding a terrible 10-0. Punished by the defense and the Portuguese team, Limoges lost again on the wire in BCL and did not surf in the dynamics of his first victory of the season in the league.
Against a Benfica that was working behind the goal, Limoges did not know how to react and suffered the onslaught of the rival in the afternoon (5/8 in the first quarter) and was already ten minutes behind at the end (16-22). “Like against Manresa last week, we could have won this match”, analyzed Wilfried Yeguete, in the columns of Le Populaire du Center. “But they had experienced players who made the difference at the end of the match, while on our side we didn’t know how to make the right decisions.”
Limoges didn’t get far
Limoges ended up holding and changed defense. Past the zone, the Limougeauds perked up and took back the direction of the march by nailing Benfica 15-2, just before the break to take control of the match (40-36). If the Portuguese continued to float on three points, they also floated on the racket. Touched in the flesh and private by Nicolas Lang – released for 5 fouls in the 34thme minutes – the Limougeauds fought back but were hampered by off-road pressure from Benfica. Without a solution, Limoges relied on the baskets of Jayvon Graves (10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists) to stay in the game. Finally, 13 seconds from the buzzer, Toney Douglas got up and planted another winning basket to crucify Limoges (65-68) before Wes Clark (8 points) got three free throws. If he made the first two free throws, he missed the last one.
—Kevin Cao (@kevincao87) October 11, 2022
Limoges records a second loss at home in the BCL and will have to react during the next round to continue dreaming of the next round. In two weeks, the CSP will practically play its continental future in Riga.
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October 11, 2022 at 10:25 am
There were five minutes left, the Limougeauds won by 7 points (65-58) and that’s when there was no sound or image. Against Benfica, Massimo Cancellieri’s men shot themselves in the foot and sank in the last quarter by conceding a terrible 10-0. Punished by the defense and the collective for…
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