Leo Westermann and Monaco knocked out Limoges in a crazy match

In Beaublanc, Léo Westermann is like his garden. Returning to Limoges where he was crowned French champions in 2015, the Monaco leader was one of the pioneers in Roca’s victory (89-88). He has never set foot in Hot Vienne since he left it in 2016 and yet… The Circular Track, he knows it by heart. And Ultra Limogeauds haven’t forgotten her. More than Sasa Obradovic and Jerry Botselli, who are also former members of the CSP house, received a standing ovation before the match.

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The clutch at 3-in-the-money and a 16-for-25 rating author, his best performance of the season, didn’t waver on the free-throw line to give his side a 25th win in 33 games. His close friend, Nicholas Lang, also highlighted his performance at a press conference. Although it could have been good…

“We’re back with the loopholes, that’s our team’s identity”

“Let him go…” he turns away, all smiles, full-back/winger from Limoges. He was skillful. It’s hard to be happy about an opponent who put in a good game, but as much as it is. When I’m in the game, whether it’s Leo, my son, or my wife, it’s the same. » A performance that was great given that Leo Westerman had been suffering from a sprained wrist for three weeks, although For seven days, it was better »reassures the person concerned.

Abused in the third quarter (10-31) and moving up to 13 points (69-56, 31 min), Monaco were almost apathetic. Unrecognizable, when she counted back up to 16 lengths forward in the first inning (21-37, 14′). However, Sasa Obradovic’s followers were able to find solutions in the last ten minutes against Limoges’ defensive changes.

It was a crazy match,” emphasizes Leo Westerman who is still hoping to snatch first place from Asfael. “Winning those matches no matter what is always important. In the second quarter, Limoges managed to change the pace of the area’s defense. It makes us lose our foothold completely. We find ourselves in a difficult situation and come back with exploits, but it is the identity of our team. »

“It was like a semi-final match.”

With Mike James also in the party and too easily (21 points at 7/14 in shots, 6 rebounds and 11 assists), Monaco put an end to Limoges’ enthusiasm. Massimo Cancellieri’s men were brave: they didn’t go far from that feat and came out under Ultras Green’s “Thank Limoges, Thanks Limoges”, after a well-deserved victory run. However, a win would have allowed them to verify their place in the top four, which would have meant a land advantage in the playoffs quarter-finals. “I am very disappointed but also proud of our reaction in the second half,” said Nicholas Lange. This makes us want to keep working on the details and come back to the room tomorrow. »

Struggling to find solutions in the first half with only CJ Massinburg (14 points in 11 minutes) moving, CSP was changed after returning from the locker room. “Have you seen how the team plays?” Wonders on his part, Massimo Cancelleri. Yes, his men never gave up, were generous in their efforts and intense in responding to the physical challenge of Monaco. Unable to hit the ball in the first half (rating -4), Nicholas Lang, with 16 points, is the perfect illustration. Demonte Harper and his malice also invaded Beaublanc. “We lose the details,” he continues. I hope this game will give us more energy for the future. It was like a semi-final match. “With such strength of character, CSP can hope for a good run in the playoffs…

in Limoges,

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