2013-14Regular SeasonRound 9
December 10, 2013 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 LE COLISEE
Jordan Aboudou - Elan Chalon - EC13 (photo Elan Chalon - Charlotte Geoffray)Elan Chalon-sur-Saone edged Bilbao Basket 81-79 in a thriller, keeping alive its chances of advancing on Tuesday. This is the third win in the last four matches for Chalon, while Bilbao suffered its fifth consecutive loss. Both teams hold 4-5 record in the fourth place of Group B, however Bilbao holds a tiebreaker due to a 10-point win in Round 4. Chalon took the lead early, but it evaporated in the third quarter and Bilbao’s 2-14 run for 50-59. However, at the end of the third and start of the second A.J. Slaughter led the hosts in 14-3 spurt to regain the advantage. Leads went back and forth, and Chalon prevailed with going 7 of 8 from the foul line, compared to the visitors’ 2-for-6 in the final 2 minutes. Jordan Aboudou paced the winners with 19 points. Steed Tchicamboud scored 14, and Slaughter finished with 13 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Kris Joseph and Jon Brockman scored 11 apiece for Chalon. Antanas Kavaliauskas had 18 points plus 10 rebounds for Bilbao. Raul Lopez finished with 17 points and 9 assists, Fran Pilepic netted 16 points, while Alex Mumbru collected 14 points plus 10 rebounds in defeat.

Aboudou and Pilepic traded threes to start the game before Clint Capela sparked a 9-0 run for the hosts. Chalon went up 14-4 before Kavaliauskas got the visitors going with 7 points, and Raul Lopez nailed his first triple for Bilbao, but couple of dunks by Aboudou made it 24-17 after 10 minutes. Another one from long range from Lopez, and from close range by Kavaliauskas cut it to 28-24 early in the second. The hosts kept the lead through Aboudou, and with help from Tchicamboud and Brockman. However, Pilepic nailed a triple, Mumbru added a basket-plus-foul, before back-to-back threes from Pilepic and Lopez cut it to 37-36. The hosts held 41-38 at halftime, and a put-back from Capela and a triple from Tchicamboud made it 48-45 midway through the third. However, Lopez and Mumbru hit back-to-back threes for Bilbao, then Pilepic followed his fastbreak layup with a triple, before German Gabriel capped a 2-14 run from close range for 50-59. But A.J. Slaughter nailed a triple for Chalon, and in the final minute of the third, Aboudou had a fastbreak dunk and Ilian Evtimov beat the buzzer with a three-pointer for 58-59. Evtimov and Slaughter scored early in the second, before Brockman added a dunk for 64-61. Tchicamboud buried a triple for Chalon, but Kavaliauskas and Mumbru tied the score at 69-69. After Aboudou and Lopez traded three-pointers, Chalon went back in front from the foul line, but Gabriel sank a three-pointer for 76-77 with 90 seconds to go. However, Tchicamboud made a pair of free throws, putting the hosts in front for good, as Gabriel and Mumbru each missed twice from the floor, and Axel Hervelle missed both attempts from the free throw line. Slaughter’s fastbreak layup sealed it for Chalon, keeping its hope of advancing alive.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 3800 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 TCHICAMBOUD, STEED 22:30 14 2/2 2/3 4/6       1 1 2 1   1 5 16
6 OUATTARA, YAKUBA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SLAUGHTER, AJ 32:16 13 2/5 1/6 6/9 1 5 6 7 2 3     2 7 19
9 BOUTEILLE, AXEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 EVTIMOV, ILIAN 31:31 5 1/3 1/7   2 1 3           4 2 -2
21 CAPELA, CLINT 22:08 8 4/6     1 4 5     1 1   5   6
22 ABOUDOU, JORDAN 31:09 19 6/8 2/5 1/2   1 1 3 3 2     3 3 18
24 JEAN-BAPTISTE-ADOLPHE, MICHEL 6:22                     1   1 1 1
32 JOSEPH, KRIS 34:05 11 2/6 1/6 4/4 2 1 3 8 4       2 4 19
40 BROCKMAN, JON 19:59 11 4/5   3/3 2 7 9   1       4 3 19
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 81 21/35 7/27 18/24 9 20 29 19 11 8 3 0 22 25 98
        60% 25.9% 75%
Head coach: CHOULET, JEAN-DENYS
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Bilbao Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 29:46 16 2/4 4/10         1       1 5   3
12 GABRIEL, GERMAN 10:23 6 1/6 1/3 1/4           2   1   4 -3
15 MUMBRU, ALEX 32:22 14 3/8 1/5 5/5 2 8 10 3 1 4   1 3 4 15
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 25:35 4 2/2   0/2 4 3 7 2   2     3 2 8
21 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 29:35 18 6/8   6/8 4 6 10 2 1 2     5 6 26
22 MARKOTA, DAMIR 14:27 2 1/1 0/1     2 2 1   1     2   1
24 SANCHEZ PEREZ, SERGIO 0:14                              
31 LOPEZ, RAUL 33:16 17 0/2 5/7 2/2 1 1 2 9 1 3     3 4 23
32 CARMICHAEL, JACKIE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 VRKIC, ZORAN 9:42     0/2                   1   -3
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 14:40 2 0/2   2/2 1 2 3 3 1       4 2 5
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 79 15/33 11/28 16/23 12 25 37 21 4 14 0 3 26 22 78
        45.5% 39.3% 69.6%
Head coach: PUEYO, RAFAEL

Head Coaches

CHOULET, JEAN-DENYS
Elan Chalon sur Saone
"This is very good for the mindset, for the morale and for the work to win against Bilbao. This is not everyday that a French team beats a team as strong as Bilbao. Jordan Aboudou made a very tough game on Mumbru, I’m very happy of his game tonight. The team deserved to win the game."
PUEYO, RAFAEL
Bilbao Basket
"We didn’t play well in the first quarter and didn’t manage to slow down Elan’s game. We improved during the second quarter both in offense and defense. That’s why we came back at the end of the first half. We played with much more intensity in the third quarter. The game was really tight, and we lost because of details like our missed free throws. Chalon deserves the victory."

Players

ABOUDOU, JORDAN
Elan Chalon sur Saone
"We had to have a big game if we wanted to keep chances to qualify for the next round. I had a personal assignment on Mumbru that worked pretty well, the rest of the team followed. I let the game come to me, and the coach trusts me."