Monaco clinched 3rd place in the Euroleague with a tense victory over Bayern Munich.

Monaco clinched 3rd place in the Euroleague with a tense victory over Bayern Munich.

Monaco is the team that clinched the 3rd place in this year’s Euroleague regular season after last night’s games. All that remains is to determine their opponent in the playoffs, which will be decided by today’s match between Olympiacos and Fenerbahce. Undoubtedly, Monaco has shown a dip in performance in recent matches, but positive results are coming, and for now, that is satisfying. We also witnessed A. Diallo, M. James, and J. Loyd returning to high productivity as they greatly contributed to the team’s victory yesterday when Bayern Munich came dangerously close to scoring.

Despite Monaco’s strong start to the game, fatigue and a lack of concentration among the players became evident towards the end of the 3rd quarter. This allowed the visiting Bayern Munich to narrow the gap significantly, causing concern for S. Obradovic, who sought solutions from the bench. On the Bayern Munich side, C. Edwards had one of his best games this season, scoring 26 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, and dishing out 3 assists. A. Diallo stood out for the home team with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist.

The Match Chronicle.

Monaco entered the first quarter determined to assert dominance, launching a barrage of attacks and mounting strong defense. The hosts ended the quarter with 29 points, while the visitors trailed with just 14. The second quarter saw Monaco extending their lead to 22 points, ending the half 52-30 as they aimed to secure victory swiftly.

Although it initially seemed like the French team would cruise to an easy win against Bayern, momentarily underestimating them, the third quarter marked a turnaround for the visitors. They scored 30 points to Monaco’s 20, with C. Edwards making notable strides against the home defense. The lead dwindled to 12 points, and the fourth quarter mirrored the third. The visitors’ high tempo, coupled with the home team’s confusion, narrowed the gap to just 2 points. However, Monaco managed to regain control in the final seconds, ultimately sealing the game with an 89-85 victory.

With this triumph, Monaco secured third place in the regular season standings and earned home-court advantage in the playoffs. Following yesterday’s outcomes, the top 4 positions in the standings are now fixed, leaving uncertainties about subsequent rankings pending today’s results.

Player stats:

Check out the player stats of Monaco’s match against Bayern Munich.

Home Team: AS Monaco

Starters:

  • Alpha Diallo: 25 minutes and 53 seconds played, 20 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal.
  • Mike James: 30 minutes and 9 seconds played, 17 points, 0 rebounds, 12 assists, 1 steal.
  • Donatas Motiejunas: 21 minutes and 27 seconds played, 12 points, 4 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals.
  • John Brown: 20 minutes and 32 seconds played, 3 points, 0 rebounds, 2 assists, 0 steals.
  • Yakuba Ouattara: 11 minutes and 55 seconds played, 2 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals.

Bench:

  • Elie Okobo: 15 minutes and 57 seconds played, 14 points, 3 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals.
  • Jordan Loyd: 24 minutes and 59 seconds played, 11 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists, 3 steals.
  • Jaron Blossomgame: 19 minutes and 6 seconds played, 4 points, 3 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals.
  • Donta Hall: 14 minutes and 54 seconds played, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals.
  • Kemba Walker: 6 minutes and 1 second played, 2 points, 1 rebound, 0 assists, 0 steals.
  • Petr Cornelie: 7 minutes and 47 seconds played, 0 points, 2 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 steal.
  • Mam Jaiteh: 1 minute and 20 seconds played, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals.

Away Team: Bayern Munich

Starters:

  • Carsen Edwards: 32 minutes and 13 seconds played, 26 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 steals.
  • Vladimir Lucic: 26 minutes and 20 seconds played, 13 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 0 steals.
  • Devin Booker: 25 minutes and 26 seconds played, 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 steals.
  • Danko Brankovic: 12 minutes and 4 seconds played, 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 0 steals.
  • Leandro Bolmaro: 17 minutes and 59 seconds played, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 0 steals.

Bench:

  • Sylvain Francisco: 19 minutes and 39 seconds played, 17 points, 0 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal.
  • Isaac Bonga: 21 minutes and 29 seconds played, 11 points, 4 rebounds, 0 assists, 3 steals.
  • Jan Niklas Wimberg: 13 minutes and 51 seconds played, 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal.
  • Nick Weiler-Babb: 19 minutes and 35 seconds played, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 steals.
  • Niels Giffey: 8 minutes and 35 seconds played, 0 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal.
  • Dino Radoncic: 2 minutes and 49 seconds played, 0 points, 1 rebound, 0 assists, 0 steals.

Team stats:

Team Stats: (AS Monaco – Bayern Munich) Field Goals:

  • AS Monaco: 33/51 (64.7%)
  • Bayern Munich: 31/58 (53.4%)

3 Pointers:

  • AS Monaco: 7/18 (38.9%)
  • Bayern Munich: 12/30 (40%)

Free Throws:

  • AS Monaco: 16/22 (72.7%)
  • Bayern Munich: 11/11 (100%)

Assists:

  • AS Monaco: 20
  • Bayern Munich: 21

Rebounds:

  • AS Monaco: 21
  • Bayern Munich: 21

Offensive Rebounds:

  • AS Monaco: 4
  • Bayern Munich: 7

Defensive Rebounds:

  • AS Monaco: 17
  • Bayern Munich: 14

Steals:

  • AS Monaco: 6
  • Bayern Munich: 6

Blocks:

  • AS Monaco: 0
  • Bayern Munich: 1

Turnovers:

  • AS Monaco: 0
  • Bayern Munich: 0

Personal Fouls:

  • AS Monaco: 17
  • Bayern Munich: 24

Scoreboard:

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