Paris beats London to make it to the EuroCup finals

2024-03-29T22:40:21+00:00 2024-03-29T23:48:07+00:00.

Aris Barkas

29/Mar/24 22:40

Paris got the road win against the London Lions and waits for their opponent in the finals

By Eurohoops team/

Paris basketball emerged during the season as the team to beat in the BKT EuroCup and proved it in the semifinals.

The French side beat the Lions in London (91-83) with TJ Shorts leading a balanced effort with 19 points, six assists, and five steals.

Matthew Morgan with 23 points tried his best for the home team, but it was not enough.

Paris qualified with 2-0 wins to the finals, waiting the winner of Game 3 between JL Bourg and Besiktas.

Getting distance in the last period

The hosts led by six at halftime (45-39) despite Paris having an early 19-12 advantage.

Matthew Morgan with 13 points in the first half set the tone for London, while Shorts also had 13 before halftime.

Paris stayed close and got the 58-56 lead after a three by Mehdy Ngouama, eventually entering the last period with a 66-64 advantage.

That was just the start of it. Paris opened the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run (73-64) and never looked back.