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Mike James scored a career-high 31 points, leading AS Monaco to an 86-80 victory over Nanterre. Monaco now holds a 22-2 record, maintaining their top position in the standings.

James secured the win with a crucial jumper and a steal in the final moments. Alpha Diallo added 15 points, and Donatas Motiejunas had 12 points for Monaco.

Nanterre’s Justin Bibbins led with 20 points and seven assists, but their comeback attempts were denied by James and Monaco.

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