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Reds defeat Monaco to reach EuroLeague Final 4

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Olympiacos defeated Monaco in Piraeus on Wednesday and came from behind to steal the last ticket to EuroLeague Final 4.

The Reds won 94-88 and won the Best 5 Series 3-2 in front of a large crowd at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

After a cautious first quarter ending 13-11 in favor of visitors, 65 points continued between the two teams, and Monaco entered the locker room seven points away (48-41).

Monaco could have extended its lead to 11 points in the second period, but Olympiacos had already begun its comeback with a series of long-range shots and Monaco turnovers.

The Greeks took the lead for the first time four minutes before the end of the third quarter (56-55), but soon abandoned it, and Monaco gained a four-point advantage by the end of the period (70-66). I have recovered.

Olympiacos turned things around again, leading 6 (89-83) in less than three minutes and there was no way back to Monaco.

Shaquielle McKissic increased the Reds pace with 18 points, Thomas Walkup with 17 points and Tyler Dorsey with 16 points.

The four-year long wait has ended as Olympiacos will play in the Final Four in Belgrade later this month (May 19-21).

https://www.ekathimerini.com/sports/1183599/reds-beat-monaco-to-reach-the-euroleague-final-four/ Reds defeat Monaco to reach EuroLeague Final 4

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