El Olympiacos I defeated the AS Mnaco 94-88 in the fifth and final game of their Euroleague quarterfinal tie and achieved their qualification for the Final Four in Belgradewhere to face Anadolu Efes in semifinals. The local triumph unleashed the madness of the fans, who invaded the runway when there were still nine seconds left to play.
The atmosphere in Palace of Peace and Friendship freaked out even Kevin Durant, who was present at the meeting. Flares, firecrackers and the aforementioned track invasion amazed the Nets player. “The apocalypse”wrote on social networks also posting a video of the brutal atmosphere of the pavilion. Impossible to experience something like this in a game of the NBA.
There will be Euroleague sanctions
The Euroleague issued a statement shortly after the end of the match condemning the incidents: “The lack of security during the game caused an invasion of the field with the game in progress, forcing the team of referees to stop the game until the minimum security conditions were restored. The EuroLeague also observed other serious security breachesincluding the use of flares, lasers and firecrackers. The relevant organs will carefully review all the evidence and take all corresponding measures.”.
Monaco dominated for much of the game and had a nine-point lead (32-41)but Olympiacos reacted in the second half and those from the Principality made the match very long. Sloukaswho has lived through a thousand battles like that, took command in the fourth quarter to give victory to his team. I finished with 15 points.
McKissic add 18 points with a single miss in the shot, Walkup scored 17 and Dorsey he arrived at 16. For Monaco, Mike James He finished with 24, but he was somewhat alone in scoring and he was penalized for the mistake from the triple (2/10). The dream of the Monegasques, in their first participation in the Euroleague, ended. Olympiacos go to Belgrade to fight for the continental title.