Loyd and James cary Monaco past Crvena Zvezda

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

AS Monaco (5-1) proved once again that they play incredible basketball this season in EuroLeague. Jordan Loyd and Mike James had a great night which was enough to defeat Crvena Zvezda (1-5) in round six 85-77.

James had the game-high 21 points, followed by Jordan Loyd’s 20. On the other side, Filip Petrusev had a great game with 16 points and 12 rebounds

It was evident that both teams did not find an offensive groove. Crvena Zvezda was a bit better in the first quarter, but Monaco players woke up just before halftime. Mike James did his thing, in isolation situations he scored with ease, and that opened the door for a nice seven-point lead at the half (38-31).

The start of the third quarter was all Ben Bentil. The big man from Crvena Zvezda scored seven points by himself to bring the Serbian side back to a close game. But the away team relied on individual solutions that did not pan out most of the time while Monaco was firing on all cylinders by the end of the quarter. James had a great assist that led to a 56-46 score and Jordan Loyd was unstoppable from beyond the arc.

A double-digit deficit proved too much for the Serbian team to overcome.  Monaco held on with relative ease to close the game out.


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