Basketball: Victor Wembanyama’s Mets 92 qualify for the championship semi-finals

Victor Wembanyama continues his farewell tour in France. His Mets 92 team won in a support match during the quarter-finals of the French championship against Cholet. The Metropolitans thus spin in the semi-finals and will face Asvel.

Still at least a triple dose of Victor Wembanyama in the championship. The Mets 92 postponed the farewell of the French basketball prodigy before his departure to the NBA by dismissing Cholet with authority (81-69) during the decisive support match of the quarter-finals, Thursday at Levallois-Perret. Boulogne-Levallois will find Asvel in the semi-finals, triple reigning French champion who left Wembanyama last summer to join a project more likely, according to him, to prepare for his entry into the NBA.

A best-of-five series that promises at least three more matches in Wembanyama’s Elite before he leaves for the United States, most likely for San Antonio, who inherited the first pick in the June 22 draft.

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Pushed to a support game after the equalizer Choletaise Tuesday to a victory everywhere on a winning shot at the buzzer of Dominic Artis (83-80), the Mets 92 did not really shake two days later. Leading by nine lengths at the end of the first quarter (20-11) then 18 at half-time (42-24), the team coached by Vincent Collet certainly experienced a slight hesitation when the CB is back to seven units (76-69) at 1 min 40 sec.

But she was solid in free throws (3/4 for Thomas and Konaté) unlike the Choletais (0/2 for Sako), who also saw Artis miss two crucial baskets in the last minute. Behind, Ile-de-France captain Lahou Konaté (14 pts at 2/5 at 3 pts) sealed the victory on the counterattack 30 seconds from time. Wembanyama did not score any points in the last quarter, where he protected the racket more and acted as a deterrent. He still finished as his team’s top scorer (19 pts, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks) and continued his play-offs in the form of a farewell tour.

Source: Europe1

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