Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com-SCANPIX
Credit ZUMAPRESS.com-SCANPIX

Ibrahima Faye scored 24 points on 9/10 from the field, but his career-best performance amounted to nothing, as hosts Nanterre (7-6) overtook Monaco Basket (10-5) by 83-87 (23-18, 16-20, 16-26, 18-23).

2-pointers this season

52%
21,4
Points made: 21,4
Accuracy: 52,1%
Place in standings: 1
Record max: 32
Record min: 15
Most made 2FGs: Mike James

Nanterre were able to impose their rhythm from the second quarter onwards, after Monaco went up by five in the first ten minutes.

Chris Horton dominated the paint with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Adam Mokoka, Nick Johnson and Jeremy Senglin also posted double-digits in scoring.

Monaco, fresh off their third EuroLeague road win of the season against Bayern, played without Mike James, Leo Westermann, Dwayne Bacon, Donatas Motiejunas and Donta Hall. They allowed their opponents to shoot almost 68% on two-point shots (23/34) which also resulted in 22 assists.

Their fifth LNB defeat this season was the price they had to pay for their defensive inefficiency.

On a more happy note for Monaco, Jerry Boutsielle made his comeback after a two-month absence.

Nanterre: Chris Horton 23 (11/14 FG, 1/2 FT, 10 REB), Adam Mokoka 19 (4/9 FG, 8/9 FT), Nick Johnson 15 (4/9 FG, 7/9 FT, 5 REB, 11 AST), Jeremy Senglin 13 (5/8 FG, 2/5 FT).

Monaco Basket: Ibrahima Faye 24 (9/10, 5/8 FT, 6 REB), Will Thomas 11 (4/6 FG, 2/3 FT), Danilo Andjusic 10 (3/10 FG, 3/4 FT, 7 AST), Rob Gray 9.

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