Dijon Register Nail-Biting Victory

23 January 2007

Anthony Lux nailed a pair of free throws with four seconds left to earn JDA Dijon a 75-74 win over BC Kalev in a thrilling battle of the Group L cellar-dwellers on Tuesday.

Lux drained his shots from the charity stripe to give the French side a one-point advantage with four seconds remaining, but the hosts still had one last play for the win.

Romania international Catalin Burlacu turned the ball over with a bad pass, however, allowing Dijon to celebrate their first win in Round II of the EuroCup.

Kalev now have a 0-3 record in the group but they will proud of the way they fought back in the final 13 minutes.

With 2:58 left in the third quarter, they were 50-41 down and looked out of the game, but they mounted a superb recovery on the back of Travis Reed's game-high 18 points.

The match swung this way and that in a pulsating last quarter but Lux, who finished with a team-high haul of 17 points and five rebounds, held his nerve at the end.

The American center had help from Senegal forward Maleye Ndoye (14 points and three rebounds) and French guard Abdoulaye Mbaye (15 points and three rebounds).

Aside from the inspirational Reed, Kalev also had strong performances from Kendrick Johnson (16 points) and guard Gregor Arbet (10 points and five rebounds).

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