Paris end London Lions' historical EuroCup campaign -

Paris end London Lions’ historical EuroCup campaign

London Lions suffered a heartbreak defeat, 85-93, against Paris Basketball at the Copper Box Arena on Friday evening.

London Lions suffered a heartbreaking 85-93 defeat at the hands of Paris Basketball to bring their EuroCup campaign to an end at the Copper Box Arena on Friday evening.

The Paris victory sealed a 2-0 sweep of their best-of-three semifinal series following the London Lions’ Game one defeat in France.

London head coach Petar Bozic praised his team for a gritty performance which encapsulated a fine season in the EuroCup, as the Lions became the first British team to reach the last four in European competition.

“I am not just proud, I am happy and honoured to be a part of this group,” the Serbian tactician said.

“It’s been an amazing season in the EuroCup and we’ve accomplished some historic things for British basketball.”

In front of a raucous crowd, their second sellout game of their European campaign, the Lions put up a fight in a back and forth affair, taking a lead in the second before once again having a slower third that allowed Paris to take control.

The visitors were able to hold onto their lead throughout the fourth quarter to secure a place in the EuroCup finals.

Matt Morgan scored a game-high 25 points to lead London while Jordan Taylor added 17 points.

TJ Shorts showed why he’s a potential MVP candidate as led Paris with  a team-high 21 points, while Nadir Hifi and Sebastian Herrera both scored 13 points.

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