Despite the absence of Kemba Walker and Jordan Loyd, Monaco secured their inaugural significant victory in the French Betclic Elite against LDLC ASVEL.
Mike James, scoring 21 points, and Elie Okobo, contributing 19, orchestrated a well-balanced effort for the Monegasques.
Alpha Diallo (16 points) and Donatas Motiejunas (15 points) also played pivotal roles in Monaco’s triumph, finishing the game with an 87-79 win.
In the final two minutes, Monaco executed a 9-2 run, establishing an 87-76 lead. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s three-pointer sealed the final score.
On the opposing side, Joffrey Lauvergne led with 21 points, while Nando De Colo added 15 points, and former Monaco and Panathinaikos guard Paris Lee contributed 14 points.
Another EuroLeague derby was on today in France, as Monaco beat ASVEL on the road in the LNB 🇫🇷— Eurohoops (@Eurohoopsnet) October 1, 2023
The Mike James-Elie Okobo duo combined for 40 points to give the Monegasque team the win, while Joffrey Lauvergne had 21 points in the losing effort:https://t.co/o96ne1HS2y