Huge win for Monaco: Everything will be decided in game 5.

Monaco secured a significant victory against Fenerbahce in Game 4 of the playoffs, placing themselves in a favorable position to secure their spot in the final 4. However, with Game 5 on the horizon, both teams have another chance to determine their fate in the playoffs.

The next decisive match is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th, at 17:00 (UTC), where the fate of both teams’ advancement to the final 4 will be determined.

In a low-scoring affair, Monaco prevailed over Fenerbahce with a tight score of 62-65. Despite M. James having a challenging day, he managed to make a crucial three-pointer towards the end of regulation. E. Okobo stood out for the visitors, contributing 13 points to their score.

Game recap:

Eli Okombo’s impactful performance, scoring 13 points, kept his team in contention throughout the match. Despite Fenerbahce struggling with errors, committing 10 turnovers against 13 assists, they still had notable contributions from Papagiannis with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Marko Guduric with 14 points, and Nigel Hayes-Davis with 10 points.

Monaco found momentum in the third period, utilizing perimeter solutions, including two three-pointers by Lloyd, to seize the lead for the first time since the early minutes of the game with a personal 2-10 run.

Following a strong third quarter, Monaco achieved their desired position at the 30-minute mark, leading 47-48. However, both teams displayed sloppy basketball in the fourth quarter. Fenerbahce managed to edge ahead 52-49, courtesy of a crucial three-pointer by Biberovic, his first successful attempt after six misses.

Despite Monaco gaining momentum, Fenerbahce narrowed the gap to just one point through a combination of a made shot and an offensive rebound leading to a three-pointer, frustrating Obradovic.

As the tension mounted, Lloyd extended Monaco’s lead to 55-58, while Guduric fouled out. Following a missed attack by Monaco, Sara’s team fought back, reducing the deficit to 57-58.

With just one minute remaining, M. Jame’s three-pointer extended Monaco’s lead to 57-61. It was his first three-pointer in 6 attempts. Wilbekin dropped 2/2 shots (49.2″). And after Fener pushed for a steal, they were eventually caught off guard, Hall nailed it for 59-63.

Guduric hit a three-pointer (21.7) after an offensive rebound by Papagiannis to make 62-63. Monaco fouled 5 seconds and the ball ended up in Fener with 18 seconds on the clock!

Wilbekin took the attack, but missed, Fener didn’t even have time to commit a foul, they conceded two points and the victory ended up in Monaco with final score 62-65.

The pivotal moment occurred in the final seconds when Wilbekin failed to convert a crucial attack, allowing Monaco to seal the win and overtake Fenerbahce.

Game stats:

StatFenerbahçeAS Monaco
Field Goals23/63 (36.5%)25/61 (41%)
3 Pointers11/32 (34.4%)8/22 (36.4%)
Free Throws5/7 (71.4%)7/11 (63.6%)
Assists1312
Rebounds4030
Off. Rebounds157
Def. Rebounds2523
Steals36
Blocks14
Turnovers105
Personal Fouls1619

Player stats:

Home Team: Fenerbahçe

Starters:

  • Nigel Hayes: 33:11 Min, 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Georgios Papagiannis: 32:32 Min, 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Nick Calathes: 25:13 Min, 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl
  • Dyshawn Pierre: 13:08 Min, 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Tyler Dorsey: 14:06 Min, 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl

Bench:

  • Marko Guduric: 18:44 Min, 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Scottie Wilbekin: 25:54 Min, 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Tarik Biberovic: 24:30 Min, 3 Pts, 8 Reb, 0 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Nathan Sestina: 07:53 Min, 0 Pts, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Sertac Sanli: 04:49 Min, 0 Pts, 0 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl

Did Not Play (DNP) – Coach’s Decision: Yam Madar, Amine Noua

Away Team: AS Monaco

Starters:

  • Mike James: 33:09 Min, 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Donatas Motiejunas: 23:57 Min, 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Jordan Loyd: 27:10 Min, 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Jaron Blossomgame: 24:21 Min, 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 0 Ast, 2 Stl
  • Yakuba Ouattara: 14:17 Min, 5 Pts, 1 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl

Bench:

  • Elie Okobo: 26:15 Min, 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Alpha Diallo: 25:43 Min, 7 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Donta Hall: 19:39 Min, 6 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl
  • Mam Jaiteh: 05:29 Min, 0 Pts, 3 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl

Did Not Play (DNP) – Coach’s Decision: Kemba Walker, Matthew Strazel, Petr Cornelie

QuartersFenerbahçeAS Monaco
Q11511
Q21819
Q31418
Q41517
Score6265

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