Credit: AS Monaco/Direction de la Communication
Credit AS Monaco/Direction de la Communication

AS Monaco survived a 78-77 drama against Olympiacos Piraeus, which was spectated by the Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant.

Player of the Game
Donta  Hall
EFF
25
Donta Hall
Points 14
Accuracy 5-6
Rebounds 10
Assists 0

The Roca Team tied the best-of-five series at 2-2. Game 5 is in Piraeus on Wednesday.

Monaco's star Mike James was one of the main contributors to the success in the do-or-die game. The 31-year-old guard finished the duel with 18 points (4/8 2PT, 1/10 3PT, 7/7 FT), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 turnover, and 21 PIR.

After the victorious effort, Durant hugged his former teammate in Brooklyn and showed respect for Mike James.

"We were just trying to fight. Before the game, me and [Dwayne] Bacon talked, and we were just like: If we are gonna go down, we are gonna go down swinging.

Talked to the whole team, we wanted to show our best face and come out here fighting for what we felt like we deserve. So, I knew it was gonna be a good series before we started, but it is turning out to be even better than I thought," James admitted post-game.

He also went on Twitter and talked about the fairness of this series.

"It's only right that this series goes to Game 5. Two good teams fighting it out," Mike James tweeted after the game.

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AS Monaco
Olympiacos Piraeus
47%
29/62
Field goals
48%
29/61
33
Rebounds
34
13
Assists
19
6
Steals
3
88%
15/17
Free throws
57%
8/14
2
Blocks
1

Best players

Dwayne  Bacon
21 PTS
9/17 FG
2/2 FT
Konstantinos  Sloukas
19 PTS
6/9 FG
4/4 FT
Donta  Hall
10 REB
8 DREB
2 OREB
Olympiacos Piraeus
Few players
8 REB
AS Monaco
Few players
4 As
Aleksandr  Vezenkov
5 As
2 TO
33 MIN
Donta  Hall
25 EFF
83% 2P%
- 3P%
Konstantinos  Sloukas
22 EFF
60% 2P%
75% 3P%