Marie Mahé, Media365, published on Wednesday June 22, 2022 at 10:29 p.m.
This Wednesday evening, during match 4 of the Betclic Elite finals, ASVEL won in Monaco (68-85) and equalized at 2-2 in the series. It will all come down to Game 5 on Saturday.
Undecided finals until the end. This Wednesday, on the occasion of match 4, on the side of the Gaston Medecin room, ASVEL went to win in Monaco (68-85). ASVEL, led in particular by its Americans Chris Jones (19 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists) and Marcos Knight (19 points, 6 rebounds), got off to a perfect start., then scoring no less than 22 units in the first quarter, against only nine for his one-night opponent. A perfect start, which allowed him to take the lead, from the start of this new encounter. In this first quarter, the maximum gap rose to +14 (20-6, 22-8) then to +16 (27-11, 30-14) in the second quarter. Monaco then attempted a close, but at the break, the visitors still had a margin of thirteen units (41-28).
James couldn’t do anything
As in the first quarter, the Monegasques again experienced the greatest difficulties in the third quarter, scoring only eleven small units. The Villeurbannais were therefore quick to take off, to count up to 26 lengths ahead, then 24 at the start of the last period (63-39). In this famous fourth and last quarter, the locals managed to return to eleven lengths, but the gap was ultimately too big and ASVEL therefore had the last word (85-68). However, on the side of the Principality club, the American Mike James finished top scorer in his training, but also top scorer in this meeting, with personal statistics of 34 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, but that does not was therefore not enough. Everything will be decided during match 5 on Saturday, to find out if, at home, ASVEL will be able to keep their title of champion of France. Unless Monaco decides otherwise.
BASKETBALL – BETCLIC ELITE / FINALS
From June 15 to 25, 2022
ASVEL (1) – MONACO (2): 2-2
Match 1 – ASVEL- monaco : 74-82
Match 2 –ASVEL – Monaco: 91-54
Match 3 – monaco – ASVEL: 83-80
Match 4 -Monaco- ASVEL : 68-85
Match 5 on June 25 at 8:30 p.m. in Villeurbanne