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Maccabi 97-86: In the quarter-finals for the first time, Monaco, with Olympiacos in the semi-finals.

Maccabi 97-86: In the quarter-finals for the first time, Monaco, with Olympiacos in the semi-finals.

Monaco made it 3-2 against Maccabi and secured their ticket to the Euroleague Final Four for the first time. Olympiacos is already waiting for her in the semi-finals (05/19, 18:00).

Monaco made history, defeating Maccabi 97-86 in the fifth match of the qualifiers and qualifying for the Euroleague Final Four for the first time in its history. In the Kaunas semi-finals, Monaco will meet Olympiacos. The match in question will take place on Friday 19 May at 18:00.

Mike James and Jordan Lloyd led Monaco to victory over the nation’s team, scoring 21 points each.

Series results and schedule

  • Game 1Monaco – Maccabi 67-79
  • Game 2Monaco – Maccabi 86-74
  • Game 3Maccabi – Monaco 78-83
  • Game 4Maccabi – Monaco 104-69
  • game 5: Monaco – Maccabi 97-86

Race

Score and scene. This was the perfect summary of the first half, which ended with Maccabi at +7 (26-33), having not missed a single shot in the first seven minutes.

Monaco put their foot on the gas a bit harder early in the second half, scoring 15 unanswered points in less than 4 minutes to take an eight-point lead (41-33, 13’50”). The People’s Team, however, didn’t let the situation get any further. And he got close to 4 (53-49, 20 min) before the break.

In this first installment the standout players were Mike James and Wade Baldwin. Monaco scored 21 points (5/6 2-pointers, 2/6 3-pointers, 5/6 shooting), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals. McCabe’s guard scored 15 points (4/4 two-pointers, 2/4 three-pointers, 1/4), 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 fumbles.

Making 4/8 on three throws until the 25th minute, Udit Katas’ team tied the score at 61-61. However, Monaco managed to hold on to a slight lead (72-70) entering the final quarter, even though Mike James remained scoreless throughout the third period.

The visiting team led 2-7, and outscored by 3 points (74-77) with 5’41” remaining in the final. Jordan Lloyd’s 86-79 at 37. Two pointers from Donda Hall and two shots from Shema Monique made it 90-82 with 2: 16 left, but Wade Baldwin answered with a three-pointer to make it 90-85 (37 “54”). The home team went on a 7-point run to make it 97-85 with 29 inches left on the clock and seal their berth in the Final Four.

Referees: Perez, Yafur, Khartoum

contracts: 26-33, 53-49, 72-70, 97-86

Monaco (Obradovic): Brown 2, Okubo 9 (1/5 3 shots, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 turnovers), Moneke 10 (4 rebounds), Lloyd 21 (1/4 2 shots, 3/3 3 shots, 10 /12 shots), Blossomgame, Diallo 9 (4 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks), Motiejunas 6 (4 rebounds), Ouattara 9 (1/4 three-pointer), Hall 10 (6 rebounds), James 21 ( 5/9 2 pointers, 2/10 3 throws, 5/6 shots, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 fouls)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Katas): Brown 12 (2/7 3 points, 3 turnovers), Baldwin 27 (5/6 2 shots, 5/7 3 shots, 2/6 shots, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 turnovers), Martin 12 ( 2/5 three points, 4 rebounds), DeBartolomeo 10 (2), Hilliard 10 (2), Cohen, Poithress 5, Nebo 2 (4 rebounds), Coulson 8 (1/2 three points, 6 rebounds)

Monaco stats: 25/44 2-pointers, 7/24 3-pointers, 26/32 shooting, 38 rebounds (23 defensive + 15 offensive), 14 assists, 10 steals, 10 fouls, 5 blocks

Maccabi Tel Aviv team stats: 12/23 2 made, 14/29 3 made, 20/28 blocked shots, 28 rebounds (22 defensive + 6 offensive), 13 assists, 6 steals, 15 fumbles

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