Fenerbahce beat Monaco in extra time and took the first step towards Berlin with a break!


She started the series with a break Monaco the Fenerbahce!

Despite trailing for most of the thrilling match, Sarunas Jasikevicius’ side showed character and celebrated the victory with 95-91 in overtime (81-81 the regular time), making it 1-0 in the series and taking home field advantage from her opponent with the… good evening!

Leaders for the winners, who finished the game with 16/30 two-pointers, 14/30 three-pointers and with 14 more rebounds than the Monegasques (42-28) were Hayes-Davis (19pts, 7 rebs), You’re in a basket (17pts, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Sestina (16p, 6 rib) and Dorsey (13p, 7 rib), while for the hosts they stood out Okobo (19p), James (16p but with only 3/9 two-pointers, 1/6 three-pointers) and Lloyd (16p).

The match

The two teams entered the match “cold”, remaining without a point for almost two minutes, before Hayes “break the pomegranate” for the sake of Fener and James puts Monaco in front for the first time with his well-timed three-pointer. Five straight points by Motejunas and two consecutive foul shots by Lloyd and Blossomgame gave the home team their first double-digit lead (14-4) of the night, while the visitors struggled offensively. With another three-pointer, o Moteyounas made it 21-8, Okobo also scored from 6.75 for 24-13, before Diallo hit his first basket for 26-15.

The second period began with Goodrich to score only Fener’s second three-pointer of the match, reducing to 26-18, but Monaco maintained their “safety margin” (34-20), with Okobo reaching 6 points in the third period. The visitors cut it to 34-25 with a layup by Hayes and a 3-pointer by DorseyThe Lloyd responded with his own three-pointer for 37-25, while o Sestina made two straight 3-pointers of his own to make it 41-33, but Monaco continued to find solutions offensively, going into the locker room with a 9-point lead (46-37).

At the start of the third period, Fenerbahce “tied up” their defense, allowing Monaco to score with only one shot of Moteyounas in the first three minutes of the game and building an 8-0 run with consecutive three-pointers from Goodrich and Hayes, thanks to which it came within shooting distance (47-45). THE Lloyd with a basket and a foul he gave “breath” (500-45) to Saša Obradovic’s team, Sestina reached 11 personal points making it 50-48, while Okobo with a basket and a foul put Monaco at +5 (58-53) , before o You’re in a basket hit a buzzer-beater three-pointer for the 61-60at the end of the third quarter.

The fourth period started with Kalathis hitting two shots and Fenerbahce leading for the first time since 0-2 (61-62), but he scored only one shot in the next 4 minutes as Monaco “ran » 11-1 run, taking a 72-63 lead. THE Lantern found rhythm again in its attack, getting closer to the point (74-73) thanks to two consecutive three-pointers by Dorsey, while Hayes then took action, who with a basket and a foul put the visitors ahead 80-76. Blossomgame’s big 3-pointer cut it to 79-80, Calathes missed two shots but Monaco missed the rebound, and then the Greek guard hit a floater for 81-81. In the last two attacks, James and Goodrich they missed, sending the game into overtime.

There, two consecutive 3-pointers from Baskets and Hayes they put Fener ahead with 87-82, o Sestina scored again from long range (4/5 3-pointers) for 86-94 and Monaco could not come back, with the visitors celebrating the win with 95-91 and start the series of this year’s Euroleague playoffs with a break!

The quarters: 26-15, 46-37, 61-60, 81-81, 91-95 overtime

The match statistics

Source: Sport Fm

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