In France this weekend, La Republique’s two Euroleague teams met in the finals of the Semaine des As tournament, with Asvel Basket overcoming the hometown crowd and turning away Entente Orleanaise, 70-69.
Unfortunately, video coverage of this game is sparse and so, unless you were geared up with a nice fat satellite dish or, you know, actually living in France, you probably caught precious little of this action. The official LNB website carries only a French-language writeup of the game and no video, but BiE managed to cobble up a few clips for your recapping pleasure.
At least there’s a nice widely available highlight reel of Aymeric Janneau, Ali Traore, Eric Campbell and the boys Asvel beating Gravelines Dunkerque in the quarterfinals…
Before the final, giving props to the masters of the venue in “ambiance au Palais des sports (d’Orléans)”:
The game’s final three minutes of play can be seen here, and there’s certainly enough to serve as evidence of the incredible tension as this one went down to the wire.
And the view from the stands:
Finally, there are the ever-popular trampoline dunkers at halftime. Part one…
…and part two. Yee ha!