Lyon, France – In a closely contested match between two struggling teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, LCLC ASVEL Villeurbanne emerged victorious with a 79-73 road win over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. The game was marked by solid performances from both teams, with Jonah Mathews leading the way for ASVEL with 17 points and 5 assists. Nando De Colo added 13 points, and Charles Kahudi and Youssoupha Fall chipped in with 10 each, highlighting ASVEL’s balanced effort.
ASVEL Snaps Losing Streak with Victory Over Milan
Despite a game-high 26 points and 8 rebounds from Brandon Davies, Milan was undone by poor long-range shooting, hitting only 4-of-21 shots from beyond the arc. The French side had just 6 turnovers throughout the contest, compared to the 11 committed by Milan.
Milan guard Billy Baron struggled, finishing with just 3 points and 0-for-3 from three-point range, while Milan dominated the boards with 39 team rebounds to ASVEL’s 22. However, the hosts were unable to make their dominance in the paint count.
The visitors hit 16-of-18 free throws, while Milan went 15-of-21, with most of those misses coming in the fourth quarter when the game hung in the balance. Milan did a good job shooting from inside the arc, hitting 23 of its 35 shots, but ASVEL, who nailed 15 of 27, had the last laugh as it benefited from a more balanced offense.
This win snaps a five-game losing streak for ASVEL, and drops Milan to 6-14, meaning that the Italian team has the joint-worst record in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague standings. Despite a tough loss, Milan will look to regroup and come back stronger in their next match.
Milan vs ASVEL highlights