Nancy outscored Lyon-Villeurbanne 14-23 in the final quarter to grab a 1-point away win and gain advantage in the semifinal series.
John Cox scored 19 points for the victors, Ricardo Greer added 15 and Akingbala 10. Lyon Villeurbanne had 4 players with double digits, but that wasn't enough to leave the court victorious. Sy, Foirest and Eric Campbell had 11 and Aki Traore had 10. Game 2 will be held in Nancy on Wednesday June 10th.