Monaco will face Pau-Orthez and join Asvel in the Championship final

Monaco will face Pau-Orthez and join Asvel in the Championship final

Pushed by a Pau-Orthez team pushed by its audience, the Monegasques avoided the trap this Thursday night in game 4 of the semi-finals of Betclic Elite by winning 85-83 to join Asvel in the final.

In fact, six minutes from time, Sasa Obradovic’s men thought they had done the hardest by beating their opponent 16 points away. But as throughout this series, the Palois clung, well pushed by a glowing sports palace.

As in Game 3, the magic pair Justin Bibbins-Brandon Jefferson showed his talent despite a modest height under the toise (1.73 and 1.75 m). Jefferson threw behind the hostilities by scoring a three-point lead from the start of the game.

The Roca Team did not kill the game

Dominated in the first quarter, the quarter-finalist of the Euroleague reacted to turn the lead at the break (40-45) and make the hole. But there was a certain feverishness in the Roca Team, unable to kill the game.

Opposite, thanks to a good long-distance address (41.4%), Pau was nibbling back to two units when Jefferson, again (34 points), sent a new three-point 1’05 from the end (81-%). 83).

Overwhelmed, Monaco could count on a solid Will Thomas to give it back four points ahead. This same Thomas, however, was missing the K.-O. a possession later, while Pau-Orthez was back again (83-85).

He then had five seconds left to play and Jefferson was found to get the ball back and try the impossible. His shot failed against the panel, stopping Elan and sending Monaco to the final against Asvel (match 1 in Villeurbanne on June 15).


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