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A showdown between two top EuroLeague teams took an unexpected turn in the last game of 2023. AS Monaco dominated FC Barcelona, securing a 91-71 victory at Salle Gaston Medecin.

Despite a potential setback when Mike James collided with Tomas Satoransky in the third quarter, James, the league’s leading scorer, showcased his skills with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Alpha Diallo contributed significantly with 19 points, including four three-pointers, along with 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

Kemba Walker added 6 points, including two impressive three-pointers, and Jaron Blossomgame scored 11 points, contributing to AS Monaco’s decisive win.

James, commenting on the team’s strategy, mentioned their focus on bringing aggressiveness and defending their home court after previous losses. Despite a brief exit for a stitch, James reassured, “We’re good.”