01 September, 2016
30 April, 2017
20 Demarcus De Jaun Nelson (FRA)
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ASVEL turn the tables on Oldenburg with last-gasp win

OLDENBURG (Basketball Champions League) – In a complete reversal of fortunes from opening week, ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne were the ones to celebrate a victory in the dying seconds while EWE Baskets Oldenburg were on the receiving end of a last-gasp defeat as the French side prevailed 81-79 on the road thanks to a put-back lay-up by Nikola Dragovic with 1.6 second left on the clock.

ASVEL had led for over 29 minutes and by as many as nine points in the first half but Brian Qvale pushed Oldenburg ahead 79-77 with 16 minutes remaining. The excellent on the night Adrian Uter scored the equaliser for ASVEL with 2.7 seconds to play and drew the foul. He missed his free-throw, but Dragovic took advantage of some confusion between Oldenburg's big men and grabbed the offensive rebound to score the game-winner.

Uter paced the winners with 15 points while Nicolas Lang and Walter Hodge chipped in with 12 points apiece and man-of-the-game Dragovic finished with nine points, including of course the decisive basket. Rikcey Paulding had a game-high 19 points and seven boards in a losing effort.

Both teams now stand at 1-1 in the very balanced Group E, where Neptunas Klaipeda are the only side to have won both games and Muratbey Usak Sportif the only ones to have lost both their encounters so far.