Monaco got the road win over ASVEL thanks to James and Okobo

2023-10-01T21:26:08+00:00 2023-10-01T21:26:08+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

01/Oct/23 21:26

Elie Okobo and Mike James made things happen for Monaco on the road over their main opponent in the French Betclic Elite

By Eurohoops team /

Kemba Walker and Jordan Loyd are still missing, but Mike James with 21 points and Elie Okobo with 19 led a balanced effort against LDLC ASVEL as the Monegasques got their first big win for the French Betclic Elite.

Alpha Diallo added 16 points and Donatas Motiejunas had 15 as Monaco finished the game with an 87-79 win after a 9-2 run in the last two minutes of the game that gave them an 87-76 advantage before Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made a three for the final score.

Joffrey Lauvergne with 21 points was the leader of the losing side, Nando De Colo added 15 points and former Monaco and Panathinaikos guard Paris Lee had 14.

After this result, Monaco and Paris are the only two teams at 4-0, Cholet stays unbeaten at 2-0 having two games less due to their obligations in the Basketball Champions League qualifiers, while Bourg-en-Bresse, ASVEL, and Nanterre follow at 3-1.

Meanwhile, Dijon stole the show with a massive 94-54 win over Mets 92, the former team of Victor Wembanyama which dropped to 0-4.

LNB Pro A 2023-2024 Round 4 results

JL Bourg – BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 90-82
ADA Blois – Nanterre 92 78-89
Le Mans – Le Portel 73-67
Limoges CSP – Paris Basketball 65-83
Roanne – Chalon 82-93
JDA Dijon – Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 94-54
ASVEL – Monaco 79-87
Cholet – Nancy (postponed)
Strasbourg – Saint-Quentin (postponed)