ASVEL Basket host Saski Baskonia in the EuroLeague fifth-round match at Sasat Astroballe, looking to end their three-game skid in the competition.
With the defeat, ASVEL's record in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague stands at 2-2 after four rounds. ASVEL had a 20-14 lead in the first quarter but yield under the sustained pressure from the host which drew energy from its staunch 15,000 spectators inside Zalgiris Arena.
That said, ASVEL were always the sheep amongst the lions considering their experience at the top level of Basketball in Europe. That's why their two home-court victories in the first two games caught everyone by a surprise.
Baskonia, meanwhile, recorded their first win in three EuroLeague games with a convincing 82-66 win over Greek outfit Olympiacos.
Tornike Shengelia scored a game-high 25 points to go with 3 assists and 9 rebounds, while three more players had points in double-digits.
With the win, Basklonia improved their season record to 2-2 and moved to 7th on the points table.
What competition it is? EuroLeague Basketball
The match will be played between the ASVEL Basket and Saski Baskonia at Astroballe, in Lyon, France. The arena has a capacity of 5,556.
Match Day: October 30, 2019, @ 01:15 AM IST
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ASV vs KB Dream11 Team News:
Theo Maledon has been ruled out until early November with a shoulder injury. Adreian Payne is the latest player to join Maledon on the sidelines due to joint inflammation.
Baskonia will have to deal without Jayson Granger for the most part of the season after the 30-year-old guard suffered an Achilles Heel's injury.
Nik Stauskas made his EuroLeague debut last week and will be in the starting line-up to face ASVEL Basket.
ASV vs KB Dream11 Probable 5:
ASVEL Basket: Edwin Jackson, David Lighty, Tonye Jekiri, Jordan Taylor, Amine Noua
Saski Baskonia: Tornike Shengelia, Pierria Henry, Shavon Shields, Michael Eric, Nik Stauskas
Players likely to feature from the bench:
ASVEL Basket: Antoine Diot, Charles Lombahe-Kahudi, Ismael Bako, Livio Jean-Charles, Rihards Lomazs
Saski Baskonia: Matt Janning, Luca Vildoza, Achille Polonara, Youssoupha Fall, llimane Diop, Miguel Gonzalez
ASVEL Basket to choose from: David Lighty, Adreian Payne, Tonye Jekiri, Rihards Lomazs, Livio Jean-Charles, Antoine Diot, Ismael Bako, Charles Galliou, Edwin Jackson, Jordan Taylor, Amine Noua, Charles Kahudi
Saski Baskonia: Tornike Shengelia, Nik Stauskas, Matt Janning, Luca Vildoza, Lautaro Lopez, Pierria Henry, Shavon Shields, Tornike Shengelia, Achille Polonara, Michael Eric, Ajdin Penava, Achille Polonara, Youssoupha Fall, llimane Diop, Miguel Gonzalez, Patricio Garino
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