Outstanding Walden is not enough: Bayern are subject to Monaco

FC Bayern basketball players missed their second home win in the Euroleague within a few days. After Tuesday’s triumph against Zalgiris Kaunas, the cup winners lost to Monaco 78:83.

Top scorer among themselves: Monaco’s Mike James against Munich’s Corey Walden (left).

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FC Bayern Munich suffered a setback in the basketball Euroleague in the battle for the playoffs. The cup winners lost to AS Monaco on Thursday evening with 78:83 (35:40) and after the fourth defeat from the last five matches with a record of 8:11 wins in the table, he remains in eleventh place. The eight best clubs qualify for the coveted knockout round after 34 games.

An outstanding Corey Walden was not enough for the team of the Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri before the break. The 29-year-old American made five successful distance throws with 17 points for almost half of Bayern’s points in the first 20 minutes. Nevertheless, the guests from the Principality were five points ahead at halftime.

Monaco always with the right answer: James scores best for AS

Even after the break, the hosts ran after the deficit. The Monegasque around the former Alba Berlin coach Sasa Obradovic had the perfect answer to every good Bayern phase and went into the final section with an eight point lead (62: 54/30. Minute). After all, there was another man from Munich, Vladimir Lucic, who was able to score reliably.

The Serbian or top scorer Walden (26 points) could not turn the match. Monaco barely showed any weaknesses in the fourth quarter and won in the end thanks to Mike James, who scored 26 points, deservedly in Munich.

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