Nanterre Touches The Sky

After an intense and undecided until the end game, Nanterre dominated Partizan Belgrade (62-61) on Thursday night at the Halle Carpentier, at the 7th day of the Euroleague. This success allows the JSF take a serious option in the race to Top 16.

What Nanterre is crazy. There is no other word. Champion of France to the surprise of last June, the JSF since proves week after week, she did not steal anything at all. In Pro as Euroleague. After playing eye to eye with CSKA Moscow beat Barcelona and Kiev, players Pascal Donnadieu achieved another great performance by offering Partizan Belgrade at the end of suspense (62-61) on Thursday night at the Halle Carpentier.


A doubly important success since more than wipe out the disgrace of losing leg in Serbia (43-73), it allows Parisians take a serious option on qualifying for a Top 16 French club has no reached since Pau-Orthez in 2007. Six years later, Nanterre is the gateway to the feat. With two wins ahead of its two direct rivals in the “group of death”, he’s comfortably in fourth place. Although nothing is guaranteed.

The Gates Of The Top 16

“It’s magic saw the scenario game, enjoyed on BeIN Sport Pascal Donnadieu aware that JSF still has some way to go. I am proud for my club, we have the legitimacy to play the Euroleague and if it may be reflected in the French basketball, so much the better. But we are not yet at the Top 16, it will probably still win a game to go. “With future receipt of Barcelona and Fenerbahce Istanbul, and a trip to Kiev, it is in their strings.

After this kind of game there, breathe until the last second, nothing seems impossible for the JSF. Hung in the first quarter (17-19, 10th), teammates Ali Traore made a difference when they first found the outside address, under the leadership of David Lighty (35-29, 20th ). But Partizan responded well after the break and came back up before the final period (47-47, 30th), in the wake of Dragan Milosavljevic (16 points, 4 rebounds).

Nerves and character is what he then needed to win this match, qualities that are the strength of the collective nanterrien. While Djordje Gajic had just six points ahead of his men (55-49, 33), Trenton Meacham (14 points) came out of his box to allow the JSF to pick up before giving him the victory throws. “We’re not there yet, but ambition rises progressively reacted Johan Passave-Ducteil. were beginning to have stars in their eyes.” Dazzling.