This Wednesday evening, in match 1 of the quarter-finals of the Betclic Elite play-offs, Monaco won against Strasbourg (88-84).
Monaco already have a foot in the semi-finals of the Betclic Elite play-offs. This Wednesday evening, in its Gaston Médecin hall, the Roca Team won against Strasbourg (88-84), during match 1 of the quarter-finals of the final phase of the French men’s basketball championship. However, it was the American Marcus Keene, resident of Strasbourg, who finished top scorer for his team but also top scorer in this meeting, with personal statistics of 22 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists. But that was not enough. Faced in particular with another American, in the person of Jordan Loyd, who finished top scorer for his team and second best scorer in this meeting, with personal statistics of 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Exactly the same statistics as the French Paul Lacombe, resident of the Strasbourg club. The beginning of the meeting was rather to the advantage of the SIG.
Monaco were no more than eleven points ahead
During the first quarter, except once when they were joined (2-2), the Strasbourgeois always led. Without however managing to take off. With no more than eight points ahead (5-13, 10-18, 16-24). Same scenario in the second quarter, although this time the Roca Team failed to equalise. Again, the visitors’ lead never exceeded +8 (20-28). At the break, Strasbourg then only had a small lead (39-40). And as soon as they returned from the locker room, the Monegasques took the opportunity to pass, for the first time in this meeting. The debates remained, despite everything, more than balanced. And at the end of the third and penultimate quarter, Strasbourg was again ahead, by just one small point (63-64). Finally, in the fourth and final quarter, the Principality club ended up taking control. To even have up to eleven lengths ahead (82-71). Before therefore winning with a small lead of four points (88-84). The two teams have an appointment this Friday, for match 2.
✅️1️⃣ The Roca Team got stronger throughout the game to pocket this first leg of the quarter-finals 🆚️ @sigstrasbourg 🚀 #PlayoffsBetclicELITE pic.twitter.com/7ByP1ror3Y
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BASKETBALL – BETCLIC ELITE / PLAY-OFFS
Quarter-finals – Match 1
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Monaco (1) – Strasbourg (8): 88-84
Friday May 26, 2023 – Game 2
Strasbourg (8) – Monaco (1)