SIG Strasbourg comfortably got the better of Limoges 86-59 as they captured the Match des Champions.
Former Dallas Mavericks player Rodrigue Beaubois was named the game’s MVP with 16 points. Vladimir Golubovic matched his team-mate’s tally with 16 as well, but also adding seven rebounds for Strasbourg.
It was Beaubois who was instremental in Strasbourg’s fast start as they raced to an early 10-point lead before claiming a 52-27 lead at the half.
Limoges were never in it, despite flashes of good team-play in the third quarter, they were always second best.
Ali Traore paced Limoges with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The French league season offically begins this Saturday, with Limoges travelling to Le Havre and Strasbourg at home to ASVEL Lyon, both on Sunday.