The second game against Italian team that was held at Sardinia truly was a triumph for the Monegasque team. That victory is a historic moment because now Roca Team is in the final of the Champions League that will be held in the end of April. Moreover, Roca Team is a first representor of the French basketball in the final of this competition in its history! That’s how it is important!
At the beginning of this very important game for the Monegasque team, they knew it would be a hard game, after all the absence of Jamal Shuler and Yakuba Outtara couldn’t be neglected. Both players weren’t able to take part in the game against Sassari Dinamo because of the injuries.
But eventually Roca team showed the best game ever! The true heroes of the game could be named Zack Wright and Sergii Gladyr who were everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Sergii Gladyr shot a few points in five minutes after the beginning. During the game Gladyr shot with success 6 out of 8 three-point goals. The plan was not to give to Sassari Dinamo to take a breath. And it was largely succeeded.
This game needed only three quarters eventually. The first one Roca Team lost (15-18), but the next two were won by the Monegasque team (37-34; 63-54) and brought them 11 points to play in the finals of the Champions League.
“I told my players before the game that we won’t celebrate victory in advance, the Sassari Dinamo is a strong team and they will fight fiercely. We were very careful and intelligent regarding our defense and that helped us a lot. From my opinion as couch we did a great job both in defense and in attacking”, – shared coach of the Roca Team Zvezdan Mitrovic after the game.