The AS Monaco he took with suspense this Tuesday the first match of the final of the Eurocup, the best of three, by defeating on his court by a tight 89-87 to Unics
Kazan Russian, who got ahead in the last minute and had a shot over the horn that could force the extension that he could not convert Jordan
Those of the Principality, with Rob gray (23 points and four rebounds) and Mathias
Lessort (17 and 5) as the most outstanding men, they dominated the first quarter (23-18) and were outmatched in the second, so the game came to halftime with a tight 42-44 and everything to be decided in the second half.
In the resumption, the exchange of blows and equality on the scoreboard continued. Artem Klimenko (22 points and five sacks) and Theodore (15 and 4) compensated for the visitors the bad afternoon of their best man, Jamar Smith, who could only score two points in the fourteen and a half minutes that he was on the track.
The clash was not decided until the final moments. The Unics took the lead 48 seconds from the end with a Theodore that forced his rival to request time out. From there, the Russian offensive production dried up, which no longer scored again, so the game was decided in favor of the locals from the free throw line.
The second match of the series will be played this Friday, April 30, in Kazan, a city that would also host the third on Sunday May 2 if necessary since the Unics has field advantage.