Here are some interesting notes about the game between AS Monaco and UNICS Kazan.
Game Notes, Monaco vs. UNICS
· In Round 2, Monaco pulled out an 80-88 overtime win behind 16 points plus 8 rebounds from Donta Hall.
· This is a rematch of the 2020-21 7DAYS EuroCup Finals. Monaco swept that best-of-three series with two narrow victories to win the EuroCup. Rob Gray and Rudy Demahis are the only two players who are still with Monaco for the club's EuroLeague debut.
· Monaco beat UNICS 83-86 on the road in Game 2 of 2021 EuroCup Finals behind Rob Gray. He was chosen as the Finals MVP after scoring a EuroCup career-best 25 points in that title-clinching win.
· In Game 1 of the EuroCup finals last season, Monaco pulled out an 89-87 home win behind 23 points from Gray.
· Monaco also swept UNICS in their EuroCup Top 16 series in the 2019-20 campaign.
· Monaco guard Mike James played under UNICS head coach Velimir Perasovic at Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz during the 2015-16 season.
· Monaco guard Danilo Andjusic played at UNICS for two seasons: 2016-17 and 2017-18.
· Monaco forward Will Thomas signed with UNICS this summer, but then left during the training camp and joined Monaco.
· Monaco forward Brock Motum played under Coach Perasovic at Anadolu Efes Istanbul for the first part of the 2017-18 season.
· Monaco guard Leo Westermann and UNICS forward Andrey Vorontsevich were teammates at CSKA Moscow during the 2017-18 season. They helped the team reach the EuroLeague Final Four that season.
· Westermann and UNICS guard Lorenzo Brown were teammates at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul for the first part of last season.
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