Bayern Munich suffered a setback in the European Basketball League in the qualifying battle. Against Monaco, the Bundesliga lost 78:83 (35:40) on Thursday night, and after the fourth defeat from the last five matches, he is still in eleventh place with a record of 8:11 victory in the table. The eight best clubs qualify for the knockout stage after 34 matches.
Outstanding Corey Walden was not enough for Andrea Trencheri’s side before the break. The 29-year-old American made five successful distance throws with 17 points, almost half of Bayern’s points in the first 20 minutes. However, the guests from the principality led by five points in the first half.
Even after the break, the owners of the land ran after the deficit. Monaco around former Alba Berlin coach Sasa Obradovic was the perfect answer on every stage good for Bayern, entering the final section by eight points (62:54/30.min). After all, there was another guy from Munich, Vladimir Losic, who was able to score reliably.
The Serbian or top scorer Walden (26 points) could no longer turn the game around. Monaco barely showed any weaknesses in the fourth quarter and in the end deserved to win in Munich thanks to Mike James who scored 26 points.