L’AS Monaco a win a prestigious victory on the floor of the real Madrid (94-95 AD), during the 12th day ofEuroleague notably thanks to James (28 points) and Jordan Loyd. The Monegasques made an impression in this clash between two contenders for the coronation. “It’s a big victory, it’s going to be a reference match for us. Few teams can come and win here. We’ll have to build on that” reacted the Monegasque Yacouba Ouattara.
Already victorious on October 27 (81-76) in the hall of Olympiakos, Monaco did it again in that of another club present at the last Final Four, the vice-champion of Europe and holder of the record for titles in C1 (10, the last in 2018). A Real Madrid who remained on a victory on the floor of Fenerbahçe, his sixth in a row.
Jordan Loyd evacuated on civilian
And who thought he could hold a seventh by leading by four units (88-84) six seconds from the end of regulation time. It was without counting on the Monegasque X factor: Mike James (28 pts in total).
After a long stoppage of play to evacuate Monegasque leader Jordan Loyd on a stretcher, his nose broken after a duel with French winger Guershon Yabusele, the American scored a winning shot 4 sec 3/10ths from the buzzer despite the defense Cape Verdean pivot Walter Tavares (2.21 m), to whom he returns nearly 30 centimeters.
A shot scored by obtaining the fault, Madrid’s gross error sanctioned by a successful free throw seeing the two teams on the floor for five additional minutes. During these, Monaco lost a 5-0 in Madrid to lead 93 to 90, thanks in particular to the composure on the free throw line of James, author of a four out of four. Before, when Real had come back to two lengths (95-93) with 27 seconds remaining, to go after possession, to remove despite his missed shot any chance of equalizing for the Spanish club.