JL Bourg will have to defeat Turkish club Besiktas for a place in the Eurocup final. Qualified earlier in the week thanks to their victory against the Ukrainians of Prometey, the Bressans were certainly in front of their screens on Wednesday evening to see the victory of the Istanbulites against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (94-89).

But the road has not been smooth for the Turks. Manhandled by the former Betclic Elite MVP, Will Cummings, author of 28 points, the Besiktas players were also able to count on a former resident of the French championship. Jonnah Matthews, who played for Asvel last season, matched his opponent (also 28 points) to lead the Turks to victory. Trailing by 21 points in the second quarter (47-26), the visitors showed a real extra spirit to seek this qualification.

For Tel Aviv and Frenchman Jaylen Hoard, the adventure ends again in the quarter-finals this year, despite another great performance for the French winger (16 points on 6/7 shots, 9 rebounds). Besiktas is the only team to have brought down Paris Basket in this competition after a dragging match at the Halles Georges Carpentier (68-63) last November. After a decisive match in the quarters, the semi-finals will be played as a best of 3 matches, with the first team with 2 wins winning this series. The Bressans will have home field advantage and will therefore play the first match at Ekinox on March 26