On Wednesday, Asvel had largely outscored Dijon (81-68) in the first game of these Betclic Elite semi-finals. The course of the game was very different on Friday night. If Villeurbanne, at home, broke away in the first quarter, the match would be closer.
At the start of the third quarter, Dijon returned to 57-57 and then went ahead (70-72) thanks to a 3-point shot from David Holston. But Asvel regained the lead in the fourth quarter (29-15) to finally prevail with a gap of eleven points. Villeurbanne will be able to get his place in the final from match 3, on Monday in Dijon.
It will be without Victor Wembanyama, which would affect the psoas. The 18-year-old French hopeful is out until the end of the season.