CSKA Moscow held off a big challenge from LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, earning an entertaining 90-83 win in the Russian capital on Friday night. There was nothing between the teams during the first half, which ended with CSKA leading 40-39. After a similarly close third quarter it was 62-61 heading into the final period, which saw CSKA briefly surge into a double-digit lead before ASVEL fought back to keep it close until the end.
Hackett inspires CSKA against battling ASVEL, 90-83
Daniel Hackett was the chief inspiration for CSKA with 27 points, while Nikola Milutinov provided 12 points and 9 rebounds. Alexey Shved scored 17, and Marius Grigonis added 16. ASVEL was led by a career-high 16 points from Marcos Knight. Elie Okobo added 15, James Gist scored 14 and Chris Jones contributed 12 in defeat. CSKA improves to 12-7, while ASVEL is now 8-10.
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Zalgiris Kaunas - LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne | Round 28 | Highlights
FC Bayern Munich - LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne | Round 27 | Highlights
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7DAYS Magic Moment: Fall's monster dunk
7DAYS Magic Moment: Bost banks it to beat the shot clock
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LDLC ASVEL Vielleurbanne - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 25 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Obasohan beats the buzzer!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Risacher's great pass!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Pons stops Larkin!
Round 24 | 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague | Friday review
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7DAYS Magic Moment: Diot's buzzer-beater from logo
7DAYS Magic Moment: Noua puts teammate on a poster
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - Virtus Segafredo Bologna | Round 23 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Fall's fastbreak dunk!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Kahudi beats the clock!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Noua's put-back slam!
Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade - LDL ASVEL Villeurbanne | Round 22 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Bost to Pons alley-oop
Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade - Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade | Round 21 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Lessort monster-dunks on Petrusev
7DAYS Magic Moment: Smailagic steals and slams
7DAYS Magic Moment: Vildoza gets the bounce at the buzzer
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Round 21 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: De Colo feeds Risacher!
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7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Pons goes pow!
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - Valencia Basket | Round 19 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Pons pins it to the glass
7DAYS Magic Moment: Pons goes pow!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Retin Obasohan skies for the block
7DAYS Magic Moment: Diot to Pons for the slam!
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - FC Barcelona | Round 18 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment Mathews just in time!
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne | Round 17 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: De Colo to Pons for the dunk
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - ALBA Berlin | Round 16 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: No look pass by De Colo!
Real Madrid - LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne | Round 15 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Noua wins it!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Noua wins it!
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A quarter with Kyle Hines and David Lighty
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Toko Shengelia opened the scoring inside but Youssoupha Fall sent ASVEL ahead with an alley-oop layup and one. Shved, Hackett and Milutinov scored inside, but Fall and Dylan Osetkowski responded for another ASVEL lead, 8-10. Shved hit the game’s first three-pointer and soon added another for a 19-12 advantage, before Antoine Diot and Grigonis were also on target from deep. Two scores from Knight pulled ASVEL closer, and Okobo beat the first quarter buzzer to tie it, 23-23, after ten minutes. Iffe Lundberg’s transition layup opened the second quarter and Grigonis added a three-pointer, before Gist scored twice to spark ASVEL. Hackett kept CSKA ahead with a deep three, but Gist scored again and Paul Lacombe netted an offensive rebound for a 33-33 tie. Hackett and Gist stayed hot by trading baskets, before two dunks from Milutinov helped make it 40-39 at the break.
Milutinov showed muscle to score the opening basket of the second half, but free throws sent ASVEL ahead, 42-43. Jones, Knight and Okobo kept the French team ahead despite a three-pointer from Ukhov and it was 48-49 midway through the third. Two more baskets from Hackett and a Grigonis triple gave CSKA some breathing room, but two baskets from Charles Kahudi and a threeball by Jones sent ASVEL in front, before Shved’s three-pointer ended the third quarter 62-61. A three-point play from Voigtmann and 5 fast points from Grigonis gave CSKA a fast start to the final period, but a triple from Knight kept ASVEL fighting, 71-66. Hackett nailed his fourth triple and added a driving layup for a double-digit lead, 78-68. Consecutive triples from Knight and Okobo gave ASVEL fresh hope, but Shved hit from deep and it was 83-76 with three minutes left. A three-point play by Jones and two scores from Gist kept ASVEL alive, but the unstoppable Hackett added a layup-and-one to seal the deal.