Before Victor Wembanyama is selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft, he has the opportunity to lead his LNB Pro A team to a championship. Wembanyama and Boulongne-Levallois got off to a slow start in Saturday’s LNB final, losing 87-64 to Monaco in the opener.
Wembanyama was held in check during the contest, scoring just 8 points on 3-of-8 shooting. He added seven rebounds, two assists, and an impressive block to open the contest.
He also added a nice pullover towards the end of the first quarter.
Armel Traoré of Boulogne-Levallois led all scorers with 15 points. Three Monaco players, Alpha Diallo, Mike James and Elie Okobo finished with double-digit points. Diallo led the way with 14 points.
A bad 3-point shot and a rebound led to the fall of Boulogne-Levallois. The team shot just 3 of 16 from beyond the arc, good for 18.8%. Monaco have completed 41.7% of their 3-point attempts. Wembenyama and Boulogne-Levallois were also dominated on the glass by Monaco, who picked up 15 offensive rebounds.
Wembanyama will be looking to get back on track when the two teams face off in Game 2 on Monday. The LNB Finals are a best-of-5 series, so Wembanyama and Boulogne-Levallois still have time to turn things around.
It could start with Wembanyama, who averaged 21 points per game in the regular season.