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Euroleague: Monaco in control

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This Wednesday evening, as part of the 27th day of the Euroleague men’s basketball, Monaco won against Panathinaikos (84-70).

Successful evening for Monaco. This Wednesday evening, on the occasion of the 27th day of the Euroleague men’s basketball, the Monegasques, currently at the top of the Betclic Elite ranking, disposed of the Greeks of Panathinaikos (84-70). In the first quarter, the debates were more balanced and the two teams even took turns leading. But, from 10-9, in this same first quarter, the locals then took matters into their own hands, and this in a definitive way.

Their lead then continued to increase. Until reaching +12 (42-30) in the second quarter, even if it was then only +6 (42-36) at the break. On returning from the locker room, by dint of pushing, the visitors ended up equalizing (46-46, 51-51), but without then taking the advantage. The gap between the two formations then rose to +7, in favor of the Roca Team, at the very end of the third and penultimate quarter (64-57).

Diallo and Loyd carried Monaco

Before increasing even more, in the fourth and last quarter, until reaching +20 (79-59, 82-62), before stabilizing definitively at +14 (84-70). To build this victory, Monaco relied in particular on its Guinean Alpha Diallo and on its American Jordan Loyd, who finished top scorers of theirs but also top scorers of this meeting, with personal statistics of 18 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist decisive and 18 points and 2 assists.

The last victory in this same competition for the Greeks, currently second in the classification of their national championship, dates back to January 26. It was then against Zalgiris Kaunas (89-65). Since then, Panathinaikos is now on a series of six defeats in a row. In the standings, Monaco, with a record of 17 wins and also ten losses, is in fourth place, while Panathinaikos (eight wins – 19 losses) is sixteenth.

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