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Monaco holds off Fenerbahce rally to even series at 1-1

Monaco survived a fierce comeback from Fenerbahce to secure a thrilling 93-88 victory in Game 2, leveling the EuroLeague playoff series at 1-1.

Led by Donatas Motiejunas’ 18 points, Monaco showcased resilience and determination to fend off Fenerbahce’s late surge.

In a tightly contested matchup, Monaco made a statement early with a commanding 9-0 lead, setting the tone for the game. However, Fenerbahce responded behind Tyler Dorsey’s (25 points) explosive performance to narrow the gap and keep the contest within reach.

Despite Monaco’s strong start, Fenerbahce fought back in the second quarter, capitalizing on three-pointers to trim the deficit. Scottie Wilbekin’s (23 points) sharpshooting kept Fenerbahce in contention, setting the stage for a thrilling second half.

As the game intensified, Fenerbahce seized momentum in the third quarter, taking a narrow lead for the first time. Monaco faced adversity but rallied behind Motiejunas and solid defense to regain control in the final period.

With the game on the line, Monaco’s resilience shone through as they mounted a decisive 12-1 run to reclaim the lead. Jordan Loyd’s (15 points) clutch three-pointer sealed the victory, igniting celebrations among the home crowd. Monaco’s leading scorer Mike James was limited to just eight points.

The victory for Monaco evens the series at 1-1, setting the stage for a highly anticipated showdown in Game 3 in Istanbul. With momentum on their side, Monaco aims to carry their winning momentum into the next game and seize control of the series.

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