By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A brilliant showing spilling into overtime, rising star Victor Wembanyama helped Metropolitans 92 grab the win, 95-91, against JL Bourg Saturday night.
Wembanyama, 18, recorded 23 points with six made free throws in overtime and 7/12 field goals over 36 minutes. In addition, he rejected four shots, including two key defensive efforts in the extra period. Pulling down ten rebounds formed the double-double in the Betclic Elite LNB Pro A Regular Season Round 7 contest.
The game was streamed on the NBA App in North America. Besides the incredible reach and further qualities of Wembanyama, the frontrunner to be selected with the first overall pick of the 2023 NBA draft, viewers saw his side improve to 5-1 in the French league with a fifth win in a row. The hosts fell to 3-4.
Elsewhere, Le Mans routed Roanne, 100-75, and jumped to 6-1. Cholet went up to 5-1 thanks to an away win, 75-66, against Paris.
Earlier Saturday, Limoges CSP rolled ADA Blois, 95-68. In the Round 7 opener Friday, JDA Dijon landed the 100-66 victory over Fos-sur-Mer.
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams, AS Monaco and LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, will be in action Sunday and Monday, respectively.
Fos-rur-mer – JDA Dijon 66-100
ADA Blois – Limoges CSP 68-95
Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez – ESSM Le Portel 84-89
Paris – Cholet 66-75
Le Mans – Roanne 100-75
Nanterre 92 – BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque 103-95 OT (84-84)
JL Bourg – Metropolitans 92 91-95 OT (76-76)
SIG Strasbourg – AS Monaco (30/10)
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne – SLUC Nancy (31/10)
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