The week's opening tip-off will see red-hot AS Monaco (5-2) aim for a sixth straight win against an Anadolu Efes Istanbul team (3-4) that hopes last week's victory over Zalgiris proves to be the start of a renaissance.
Monaco aims for seventh straight win vs. Efes
There are stars galore in the backcourt as Mike James (18.6 ppg., 5.4 apg.) and Elie Okobo (10.1 ppg., 3.4 apg.) go up against Shane Larkin (13.1 ppg., 5.7 apg.) and Darius Thompson (11.6 ppg., 3 apg.). Monaco is the league's second most-accurate three-point shooting team (39%), helped by Alpha Diallo draining 6 triples on 9 attempts against ASVEL last week. Efes will hope for another strong performance from Derek Willis, who posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in Round 7.