Monaco (6-4) orchestrated a thrilling turnaround, ending their two-game losing streak in the EuroLeague with a breathtaking performance that saw Jaron Blossomgame’s heroic put-back slam secure a 77-75 victory over Baskonia (5-5), disrupting the latter’s four-game winning streak under new head coach Dusko Ivanovic.
Blossomgame’s stunning play unfolded with just 2 seconds left on the clock, delivering a remarkable conclusion to a closely contested game and halting Baskonia’s ascent.
The matchup remained intensely competitive throughout, with Monaco surging into a 12-point lead in the final quarter.
However, Baskonia mounted a fierce comeback, setting the stage for a nail-biting finish. Markus Howard seemed to force overtime with a three-pointer just 6 seconds before the buzzer, but Blossomgame’s game-winning slam dashed those hopes.
Mike James emerged as a driving force for Monaco, exacting revenge on his former team with an impressive stat line of 28 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds.
Alpha Diallo provided crucial support, and John Brown contributed 8 points and 8 rebounds to secure the win.
Baskonia’s efforts were led by Howard’s 18 points, with Vanja Marinkovic adding 15 points and Tadas Sedekerskis contributing 13.