Paris Basketball reigns supreme in the EuroCup

The most dominant team ever in the competition seizes the crown after winning Game 2 of the best-of-three finals against Bourg

Paris Basketball is the new BKT EuroCup champion after completing a sweep of the entire playoffs with an 81-89 road win on Friday in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals on the home court of Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse. The victory ensures that for the first time this century, the French capital will have a representative in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague next season. Paris completed an unprecedented 22-1 campaign in comeback fashion after trailing for 20 minutes into the second half but then slowly turning the game in its favor until a 9-0 fourth-quarter fun gave the visitors control the rest of the way. TJ Shorts led the winners with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Mikael Jantunen followed with 15 points, Nadir Hifi with 14 and Tyson Ward with 10. Congratulations to the new champs!

Paris point guard TJ Shorts was voted as the MVP of the finals to make it a clean sweep of such awards in all three rounds of the postseason in which his team played. He was also the quarterfinals and semifinals MVP. In the two-game finals, Shorts averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steal for a per-game PIR of 24.0.

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