Roca Team beat Bayern Munich and return to winning ways
AS Monaco Basketball ended a two-game losing streak with a close 80-79 win over Bayern Munich on Friday. The Roca team is ranked 5th, but has won alongside Olympiacos, who is 2nd.
The roles were reversed for Sal Gaston Medosan on Friday. Monaco made a comeback in the fourth quarter against Fenerbahçe, nearly overturning a 19-point deficit. This time, they were pursued as their German opponents dominated in money time and terrorized Sasaobradovich’s men.
Bayern trailed by just 33 seconds by nine points, but Andreas Obst’s back-to-back scoring streak managed to bring them within one point before the final buzzer sounded.
His final two-second T3 allowed Monaco to thank Jordan Lloyd for scoring a free throw just seconds earlier, which ultimately proved the difference. Roca’s side had to persevere in the 10th match of his campaign in the Euroleague. Neither team was able to make a breakaway until the fourth quarter. Ellie Ocobo (16 points), who entered his final ten minutes by three points, was crucial in giving Monaco some breathing room.
The playmaker scored nine points, three to give Monaco a ten pint advantage with less than five minutes remaining. As usual, Mike James (13 points) was at the center of the action, helping his team’s scoring effort and providing 6 of his assists.
However, Bayern fought back in the final seconds. First Niels passed his Giffey T3, followed by Obst his point after point, the German club pushed home his side to the brink of overtime but Monaco narrowly won and Olympia in second place. I won alongside Kos.
After the game, Obradovic praised the team’s cohesiveness. “We have a lot to work on and a lot to make progress on. Today is a win for the team,” he said.
Monaco will take on Le Mans at Betric Elite next Tuesday. Obradovic’s team will be looking for a win to maintain their playoff spot.
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