This Wednesday evening, as part of the fourth day of the Champions League, Limoges won its very first victory, with style, against Riga (80-53).
A clear and flawless victory. This Wednesday evening, as part of the fourth day of the Basketball Champions League, Limoges, which currently occupies sixth place in the French championship standings, very clearly beat the Riga club (80-53). The Latvians currently sit fifth in their domestic league standings and were on a three-game winning streak in the top flight. In the first quarter, the debates were particularly balanced and the two teams even went blow for blow. At the end of this first period, the locals were again ahead (24-19). And that’s when they were never seen again. The lead of the Limougeauds was more significant from the second quarter, since it was increased to +21 (45-24). At the break, it was still +17 (50-33). The solo rider continued after returning from the locker room.
Graves has been valuable
In the third and penultimate quarter, few points were scored on either side. But the CSP grabbed and increased their lead to +18 (58-40, 60-42). Then at +29 during the fourth and last quarter (80-51), to stabilize it definitively at +27 (80-53). To build this particularly impressive success, Limoges was able to count on its American point guard or rear Jayvon Graves, who finished top scorer for his team but also top scorer in this meeting, with personal statistics of 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. In the first leg, on October 25, it was the Latvians, who had been alone in the world, against the French (71-51). In the Group F standings, with this first victory (for three defeats), Limoges, which has a second consecutive victory in all competitions, currently occupies third place, while its evening opponent brings up the rear, in fourth position, with a record similar to his executioner of the day (one victory and three defeats).