The Roca Team fall for the fifth time in ten Euroleague matches this season, Wednesday.
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A few days after its victory against Bayern Munich, Monaco falls back into its pitfalls. On Wednesday November 17, the Principality’s team lost in Tel Aviv (95-84) against a competitor in the Euroleague play-off race, on the 10th day. With this fifth setback, ASM slips out of the qualifying zone. A bad operation for this team which aims for the top 8 at the end of the season to be able to find the Euroleague next year.
“We were in the fight until the last three minutes but what did (Scottie) Wilbekin tonight was amazing, there was nothing we could do, he blew up our defense “, estimated Monegasque coach Zvezdan Mitrovic, blown away by the sensational performance of the American leader from Tel Aviv (37 points and 8 assists).
His men started the game badly and allowed Maccabi to take ten lengths ahead at the end of the first quarter (26-16). The efforts of Donta Hall, one of Monegasque strongmen since the start of the season, were not enough despite an almost double-double achieved by the interior arrived from the Magic of Orlando (18 points, 9 rebounds).
– AS Monaco Basket (@ASMonaco_Basket) November 17, 2021
Unlike Wilbekin, Monegasque rookie star Mike James was not having a great night with 14 points scored but only one three-point shot converted into nine attempts. This setback testifies to the difficulties of the ASM away where they won only once, in Kazan and in overtime, on the second day.