AS Monaco came within 1 offensive rebound of a club record on Tuesday in holding off UNICS Kazan.
Telling numbers: Offensive rebounds saved Monaco
Monaco collected 17 offensive boards, with 7 of them coming in the fourth quarter. Donta Hall led the way with 5 offensive rebounds, the last of which became a basket via goaltending to give his team a 74-70 lead with a little more than 2 minutes remaining. Alpha Diallo and Donatas Motiejunas each grabbed 4 offensive boards and each was responsible for second-points in the fourth quarter; Diallo with a basket and Motiejunas via an assist to Leo Westermann.
That dominance of the glass proved to be significant in a game that saw UNICS erase a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game in the final minute. Monaco only outrebounded UNICS 41-36 and allowed 13 offensive boards – and 13 second-chance points. However, Monaco controlled the glass 12-7 in the fourth quarter and none of UNICS’s offensive rebounds came in the last 10 minutes.
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James climbs to third in top-scorer race
AS Monaco guard Mike James reached 25 points for the fifth time in 13 games since Sasa Obradovic took over as head coach and his performance saw him leapfrog two players into third place on the scoring charts. James, who marked 10 consecutive games with at least 10 points scored, improved his scoring average by four-tenths of a point to 16.1. That number is only a fraction behind reigning EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic for second place. The two players James moved past were Elie Okobo (15.8 ppg.) of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne and Scottie Wilbekin (16.0 ppg.) of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Nikola Mirotic is the league leader with 16.8 points per game. The guard also moved up one spot in performance index rating, passing Ante Zizic of Maccabi for sixth place, with an average of 17.0 per game.