Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Monaco (78-70) on Tuesday, the third day of the Euroleague, despite Monaco having counted up to 19 points in advance. This was Monaco’s first loss of the season in all competitions.
The “Roca Team,” which is a candidate for the Final Four after having narrowly missed the march last season (elimination in the quarter-finals), suffers its first loss after five victories in the league and above all two convincing victories in the Euroleague, first in Bologna (83-66) than against Efes Istanbul (95-92), the double defending champion. The “Roca Team” was a candidate for the Final Four after having narrowly missed the march last season (Eli
After having a 40-21 lead in the 17th minute and then having a 13-length advantage by the end of the third quarter, she can depart Israel with some misgivings. She was able to count 13 lengths ahead of the competition (59-46, 28th).
But after that, she let her opponent take a 15-0 lead between the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth (59-61, 33rd), and then she squandered two possessions while trying to tie the score in the final 90 seconds.
On Friday, Monaco will attempt to resurrect itself in Athens on the turf of Panathinaikos.