Orleans took sole possession of fourth place in Pro A - for 24 hours at least - thanks to a 66-63 comeback victory over visiting Adecco ASVEL on Friday night.
The hosts looked down and out at the end of the third quarter, with ASVEL - one of France's EuroCup entrants this season - 10 points up (55-45).
Adecco ASVEL's sporting manager Pierre Grall looking for his side to make up for their disappointing EuroCup campaign by picking up some domestic silverware and achieving a top-two finish.
The Villeurbanne club crashed out of European competition at the first hurdle but since then they have regained their domestic form and are already qualified for next month's Semaine des As.
Adecco ASVEL have signed versatile Canadian Steve Ross on a short term deal as a temporary replacement for the injured Marko Cakarevic.
Ross, who played for Canada at the 2002 FIBA World Championship, joins from Pro B side Levallois and has signed a four-week contract.
Adecco ASVEL forward Laurent Foirest has been ruled out of action for at least four weeks with a back injury.
If the 33-year-old France international requires an operation to cure the problem, he could be sidelined for around three months.
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