London Lions knocked out of EuroCup by Paris at Copper Box Arena-ZoomTech News

London Lions’ goals of changing into the primary English males’s staff to succeed in basketball’s EuroCup last are over after a 93-85 defeat by Paris at a sold-out Copper Field Area.

Paris have gained the primary two legs of the best-of-three tie, having gained 99-86 at dwelling on Tuesday.

The British champions led 45-39 at half-time however ultimately the French aspect proved too robust.

Paris will play fellow French aspect Bourg or Turks Besiktas within the last.

Lions’ Matthew Morgan was the sport’s prime scorer with 25 factors, forward of Paris’ TJ Shorts’ 21.

A Lions win would have pressured a decider in Paris on Tuesday.

“I am not simply proud, I am joyful and honoured to be a part of the group,” stated London boss Petar Bozic.

“It was a tremendous season within the EuroCup, we completed some historic issues for British basketball.”

The British champions trailed by two factors on the finish of the primary quarter however had been six factors up at half-time.

They fell behind in the course of the third interval, though they pegged it again to 66-64 on the last break earlier than Paris obtained the job achieved within the last quarter.

The EuroCup is Europe’s second-tier basketball competitors after the EuroLeague.

London Lions’ ladies’s staff face Besiktas in a two-legged EuroCup last, starting away in Istanbul on Wednesday. They’re the primary British aspect to succeed in a European basketball last.

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