Orleans fought back in the final quarter to grab the with 76-75 while being down by 4 at the end of the 3rd. The series stand at 1-0.
Brian Greene had 19 points for the hosts with Cedrick Banks adding 15 and Terence Dials 11. Guests Le Mans saw 6 players with double digits, but they were the only onces to score. Alain Koffi had 15 points and 13 rebounds and David Bluthenthal added 13 points and 10 rebounds.