Defeat for Levallois in Boris Diaw’s debut

2017-10-07T23:01:31+00:00 2017-10-07T23:42:02+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

07/Oct/17 23:01

The atmosphere in “Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan” was festive because of Boris Diaw’s arrival but Limoges spoiled the party for Levallois Metropolitans.

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Boris Diaw’s first game upon his return to Europe wasn’t combined with a victory for a Levallois Metropolitans.

A three-point play with by Kenny Hayes (18 points, 5 assists) with 28 seconds remaining in the extra period gave Limoges an 81 – 87 win on the road and improved the team’s record to 2-2.

Even though he hasn’t played a game since the EuroBasket and spent only a few days practicing with his new team, Diaw managed to score 10 points (1/2 2-pointers, 2/3 from beyond the arc), gather 6 rebounds and dish out 3 assists to his teammates.

It would’ve been a solid statline given the circumstances if not for the four turnovers he also committed during the 34:40 he spent on the floor.

The captain of the French national team also delivered a highlight with this powerful block.

Mistakes was generally an issue for Levallois (also 2-2 in the league) that finished with 21, a big contrast with Limoges’ 11. Klemen Prepelic, who had a game-high 21 points finished with 6 turnovers.