After missing his debut in the Champions League, Dijon was able to recover from the reception of Nizhny Novgorod (89-75).
Dijon looks up. Shortly beaten by Lavrion for his entry into the Champions League, the JDA responded with success on its floor at the expense of Nizhny Novgorod. But the start was particularly difficult for the Dijonnais who saw the teammates of Rolands Freimanis (16 points) take their ease in Burgundy. Indeed, it is with a delay of fourteen points that Dijon concluded the first quarter. However, the situation immediately changed once the second quarter started. Leaving Nizhny Novgorod to score just four points in almost eight minutes, the JDA turned the tide. Inflicting a 20-4 on their opponents, Gavin Ware’s teammates (18 points, 6 rebounds) were able to get back in front and even reach half-time with the advantage on the scoreboard, however limited to a single short length.
On the return to the floor, Zoran Lukic’s players tried to find the going that was theirs in the first quarter. But Dijon had firmly entered its match. If the Russians came back to two points as soon as they returned to the floor, the JDA immediately recovered to reach the ten point lead for the first time in the game. An ascendant confirmed at the start of the last ten minutes, reached with an advantage of eleven lengths for the proteges of Nenad Markovic. Last ten minutes during which the Dijonnais could not rely on a good mattress to score. Nizhny Novgorod was able to get closer to four points but a better managed end to the game allows the JDA to win by fourteen points (89-75) and start its European season.
BASKET – CHAMPIONS LEAGUE / GROUP C
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Dijon – Nizhny Novgorod : 89-75
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
20h30 : Malaga – Lavrion
Group C classification
1- Dijon 3 points
2- Malaga 2
3- Nizhny Novgorod 2
4- Lavrion 2