This is what the protagonists had to say after the Round 20 showdown between AS Monaco and UNICS Kazan.
Post-game quotes: Monaco vs. UNICS
Sasa Obradovic, AS Monaco head coach
"Of course, I’m happy. We lost a lot of games like this at the end, even recently against Real Madrid in two overtimes. We could finish what was in our hands today. We were more lucky and I would say great win. The hope is still there. We dream about top eight, but the best opponents are coming, so we should be ready.”
Velimir Perasovic, UNICS Kazan head coach
“Congratulations to Monaco. In the end we had our opportunity, but I think Mike James made a very tough shot and he won the game. All game we had problems with turnovers, 17 turnovers for this kind of game is too much. And also offensive rebounds, which Monaco took, especially in the last quarter decided the game. We fought, we got close, but it is not enough.”
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Magic Moment: James beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Hall throws it down
Magic Moment: Hall’s put-back dunk
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7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Hall’s monster dunk!
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Magic Moment: Hall's put-back dunk
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Hall's demolition dunk!
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Magic Moment: Hall's demolition dunk
Magic Moment: Big dunk from Motiejunas
Series so far: Olympiacos Piraeus-AS Monaco
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Magic Moment: Bacon to Hall alley-oop!
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Magic Moment: Hall's block leads to fastbreak dunk
Magic Moment: Walkup rocks the house!
Magic Moment: McKissick shares the sugar with Jean-Charles!
Magic Moment: Diallo to the rack!
Series breakdown: Olympiacos Piraeus vs. AS Monaco
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Spalding Dunk of the Night: Bacon posterizes Koumadje!
Magic Moment: Bacon posterizes Koumadje
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Magic Moment: Hunter throws it down!
Magic Moment: Maldunas with the big block!
Magic Moment: Halilovic feeds Hunter for a dunk!
March MVP Interview: Mike James, AS Monaco
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7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Hall rejects Enoch at the rim
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AS Monaco vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Highlights | Round 29
AS Monaco vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 27
AS Monaco vs UNICS Kazan | Highlights | Round 20
2021-22 EuroLeague MVP candidate: Mike James
2021-22 EuroLeague MVP candidate: Lorenzo Brown
2021-22 Best Defender Candidate: John Brown, UNICS Kazan
2021-22 Alphonso Ford Best Scorer Trophy candidate: Mike James
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Mike James, AS Monaco guard
“A win always feels good, but we have a long road ahead of us. We can’t really be satisfied. We have another game on Friday and we gotta win. [UNICS is] good. They’re gonna be fighting for the playoffs all year, so we knew they weren’t gonna just go away without a fight. They play hard. We got open looks, we just kinda missed. We played together. I think we played a good game today.”
Donatas Motiejunas, AS Monaco center
“We kind of lost our game plan in the end, especially the end of the fourth quarter. Our plan was to not let them shoot those open threes in transition and match up with them quickly, but like you saw, they made all those shots and the game came to the wire. Great job by Mike James scoring the last basket and winning the game for us.”