ASVEL 3-3 in Eurocup

ASVEL hosted the German team Artland Dragons on Wednesday November 19 in game six of the Eurocup.

In a tight game that saw ASVEL lead by five at quarter time, one at half time and 10 at the final break, the home team walked away one point winners 84-83.

Dave was rested for the game that saw Amara Sy top score for the home team with 19 points while Ahmad Nivins grabbed top rebounds for the team with three offensive and five defensive boards as well as 18 points for the game.

ASVEL currently sit in fourth position on the Eurocup Group B table and take on second place Dijon on Tuesday November 25.

ASVEL topple Boulogne

ASVEL played SO Maritime Boulogne in Boulogne-sur-Mer on Saturday November 15.

With a 10 point lead at halftime, ASVEL kept the home team at bay to win by nine points, 90-99.

Dave played 27 minutes and scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds (1 offensive 4 defensive) and had one assist for the game that saw ASVEL hold onto 15th place on the LNB Pro A table.

Edwin Jackson top scored for ASVEL with 30 points for the game while also grabbing six rebounds.

Their next Pro A game is on Saturday November 22 against 14th placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket are currently sitting 15th in the LNB Pro A standings after opening the season with two wins and five losses while they are fourth in Group B of the Eurocup after two wind and three losses so far.

ASVEL’s latest loss in the LNB was a close match against ninth placed SPO Rouen on Saturday November 8.

ASVEL led at the end of the first quarter by three points with Rouen coming back in the second to lead at half time by two points, 35-37.

ASVEL had a massive third quarter outscoring Rouen 27-14 saw ASVEL head into the final term with a an 11 point lead.

Rouen came out firing in the final quarter to score 28 points to ASVEL’s 12 with the final score being ASVEL 74 Rouen 79.

Dave played 22 minutes scoring nine points, two defensive rebounds, three assists with one steal.

Amara Sy top scored for ASVEL with 16 points and eight rebounds while Georgi Joseph pulled in the most rebounds for the home team with five offensive and four defensive boards.

ASVEL will play 18th ranked Boulogne in their next LNB Pro A game on Saturday November 15 with their next Group B Eurocup game on Tuesday November 18th against fifth ranked Art. Dragons.

Boomers 2014 FIBA World Cup

The Airbnb Boomers are out of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup after a one point loss to Turkey in the Round of 16 this morning in Barcelona.

The Boomers led at every break but two three pointers inside the last minute from Turkey saw them steal the game, Boomers 64-65 Turkey.

Dave played 24 minutes in the game scoring six points with one offensive and two defensive rebounds.

Aron Baynes top scored for the Boomers with 15 points and seven rebounds.

After finishing third in Group D with three wins and two losses the Boomers advanced to the knockout Round of 16 traveling from Gran Canaria to Barcelona after their loss to Angola on Friday September 5 (Australian time).

Angola won the fifth and final Group D game 91-83 after the Boomers led at the end of every quarter.

The Boomers had already secured a spot in the Round of 16 so took the opportunity to rest some of their star players in the lead up to the knockout games in Barcelona.

Dave played 3.37 minutes in the first quarter and was then rested for the rest of the game.

Chris Goulding played 30 minutes for the Boomers top scoring for the team with 22 points and six defensive rebounds.

The  loss to Angola came off a 12 point win over Mexico the day before.

The Boomers secured their place in the Round of 16 with their third Group D win over Mexico, 70-62.

Dave played 21 minutes with six points, two offensive and five defensive rebounds, one assist and two steals.

Aron Baynes top scored for the Boomers with 21 points while Dave pulled in the most boards with a combined total of seven rebounds for the game.

The win over Mexico came on the back of a massive win over European powerhouse Lithuania the night before.

The Boomers came out firing to hold a 19 point lead over Lithuania at the major break in Gran Canaria.

Dave played 30 minutes scoring seven points, five defensive rebounds, two assists and one steal in the 82-75 win.

Joe Ingles top scored for the Boomers with 18 points while Aron Baynes pulled top rebounds for the team with three offensive and three defensive rebounds and 14 points.

The Boomers scored their first win of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup with a win over South Korea in game two of Group D on Sunday September 1.

The Boomers walked away with an impressive 34 point win, 89-55 after the loss to Slovenia in the opening game.

Dave played 18 minutes scoring five points, four offensive and four defensive rebounds and one assist for the game while Joe Ingles top scored with 17 points and Baynes grabbed six rebounds.

The opening game for the Boomers in the 2014 FIBA World Cup saw the Boomers suffer a 10 point loss to Slovenia.

Dave played 26 minutes scoring 14 points, one offensive and three defensive rebounds and one assist.

Aron Baynes top scored and pulled in the most rebounds for the Boomers with 21 points and seven rebounds.

France defeat Boomers

The Airbnb Boomers played their final game before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Strasbourg overnight.

Playing France on home soil was never going to be an easy game and the French were out to settle the score after their narrow loss to the Boomers in Nice.

France held the lead at every change and walked away 23 point winners, 73-50.

Dave played 23 minutes scoring three points, grabbing four defensive rebounds, one assist and one block.

Aron Baynes was the only Aussie to score in double figures with 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

August 31 will see the Boomers played their first World Cup game in Gran Canaria against Slovenia.

All Boomers games will be broadcast live, AEST, on ABC2.

Boomers beat Finland

After a couple of days break, the Airbnb Boomers travelled to Strasbourg to play their final two pre-2014 FIBA World Cup games.

Playing Finland for the third time in two weeks, the first quarter finished with the Boomers up by two points (15-13).

The Boomers stepped up to lead by 16 points at half time and finished the game 23 point victors, 80-57.

Dave posted a double-double with 10 points (5-7 FG), shooting at 71 percent and 10 defensive rebounds and two assists in just under 21 minutes on the court.

Ryan Broekhoff top scored for the Boomers with 14 points, Aron Baynes was second top scorer with 13 points six rebounds and three assists.

The Boomers play France on Sunday August 24 in Strasbourg before heading to the 2014 FIBA World Cup.


Boomers finish in Nice with a win

The Boomers will head to Strasbourg on a winning streak after beating France in their third game in Nice overnight.

The Boomers were down by seven points heading into the final quarter but an 11-3 run by the Aussies saw them take the win 76-74.

Dave played 24 minutes and scored six points, grabbed one offensive and two defensive boards for the game.

Baynes was again the top scorer for the Boomers with 21 points for the game.

The Boomers have five days before their next game which is at Dave’s home court from last season, Strasbourg.

Boomers in Europe

The Airbnb Boomers kicked off their pre-FIBA World Cup campaign in Lithuania on August 8 against Finland.

After a gruelling 48 hours in transit from Australia to Eastern  Europe, the Boomers trailed by 13 points midway through the second quarter.

After a strong fight back, the Boomers got to within three at the major break and walked away eventual winners 100-95.

The second game in Lithuania saw the Boomers take on Ukraine on August 9.

Dave played 21 minutes scoring 13 points, two offensive and two defensive rebounds and one assist.

Dante Exum top scored with 14 points for the winning Boomers who rolled the Ukraine 75-60.

Game three was going to be a tough one, playing Lithuania on their home court in Klaipeda.

The two teams are set to face each other in the Group D game three of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Dave played 24 minutes, top scoring with 19 points, five defensive rebounds and one assist.

The home team took the win 91-78 and the Boomers headed off to Helsinki for the Finland Invitational on August 13.

Finland was looking to settle the score after losing to the Boomers in Lithuania.

The game went into overtime and Finland were eventual winners 87-81.

Dave played 19 minutes, scoring six point, three defensive rebounds and three assists.

Aron Baynes top scored for the Boomers with 22 points in 25 minutes shooting at 91 percent.

The Boomers then made their way to Nice, France, for a three game tournament starting on Saturday August 16.

Game one saw the Boomers take on Ukraine and notch up another win 74-65.

Dave played 16 minutes and grabbed one defensive rebound while fellow Frankstonite, Ryan Broekhoff top scored for the Boomers with 15 points in 10 minutes.

The second game of the Nice tournament saw the Boomers take on the Philippines on Sunday August 18.

The Boomers took the game comfortably with a 97-75 win with Dellavedova and Baynes equal top scoring with 17 points each.

The third and final game in Nice will be played against France before the Boomers head to Strasbourg to play Finland and France again on August 23 and 25.

These will be the last two games for the Boomers before they head to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Games start on August 30 and will be televised on ABC2 live!