Monaco in the final

Despite a huge comeback from Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the end of the match, Monaco held on to win Match 4 of the Betclic Elite semi-final (83-85) and validate their ticket to the final against ASVEL. .

Monaco put an end to the suspense. After seeing Pau-Lacq-Orthez delay the deadline by winning Match 3 in front of their home crowd, the “Roca Team” made sure to challenge ASVEL in the finals of the Betclic Elite. A fourth round which first saw the Elan Béarnais racing in the lead. Taking advantage of Brandon Jefferson’s precision (34 points, 5 assists), the Pau club quickly took a seven-point lead. Without panic, the Monegasques let the storm pass to conclude the first ten minutes at six lengths. A gap maintained by Eric Bartecheky’s players at the start of the second quarter but a 10-2 for Monaco and Will Thomas (15 points) allowed the club from the Principality to move ahead on the scoreboard for the first time since the start of the meeting. An ascendancy that Sasa Obradovic’s proteges maintained until they returned to the locker room. A break reached with a margin of five units for the “Roca Team”. But, on returning to the Palais des Sports floor, it was a very timid Béarnaise team that was seen.

Elan Béarnais may have regrets

Much less comfortable, Justin Bibbins’ teammates (16 points) suffered the game and were ineffective in attack. In just under seven minutes, Pau-Lacq-Orthez scored only seven points against 18 for Monaco, which flew to the scoreboard under the leadership of Mike James (21 points). Indeed, ten minutes from the end of the match, the Principality club had a lead of no less than thirteen points. Back to the wall, the Béarnais tried everything to revive themselves and were helped by the premature exit of Léo Westermann, sent off for a second unsportsmanlike foul. In the process, Pau-Lacq-Orthez multiplied the possessions and the tis to get closer at first to six lengths. At the very end of the match, in the free throw game, Monaco only had a two-point lead and missed their last possession. With the ball in the hands of Brandon Jefferson, Elan Béarnais had the match point but the American’s three-point shot did not find the target. Monaco won by two lengths (83-85) and ended the series with this third victory. Sasa Obradovic’s players will now be able to turn to the Finals against ASVEL.

Betclic Elite Play-Offs BASKETBALL – BETCLIC ELITE / SEMI-FINALS
From June 1 to 12, 2022

MONACO (2) – PAU-LACQ-ORTHEZ (5): 3-1 >>> MONACO QUALIFIED
Match 1 – monaco – Pau-Lacq-Orthez: 94-65
Match 2 – monaco – Pau-Lacq-Orthez: 79-72
Match 3 – Pau-Lacq-Orthez – Monaco: 82-76
Match 4 – Pau-Lacq-Orthez – monaco : 83-85

FINALS
From June 15 to 25, 2022

ASVEL (1) – MONACO (2)
Match 1 on June 15 at 8:30 p.m. in Villeurbanne
Match 2 on June 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Villeurbanne
Match 3 on June 20 at 8:30 p.m. in Monaco
Match 4 (if necessary) on June 22 at 8:30 p.m. in Monaco
Match 5 (if necessary) on June 25 at 8:30 p.m. in Villeurbanne


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