Monaco, leader of the Basketball Elite, resumed its march forward after its first defeat last weekend by dominating Nanterre at home (91-82) despite a small scare at the end of the match, Sunday on the occasion of the 11th day.
ASM, defeated in Nancy (94-86), is at least provisionally two wins ahead of its runner-up, Paris, traveling to Cholet at the start of the evening (7:00 p.m.).
Comfortably in the lead at the break (53-36), she saw Nanterre carried by Ibrahim Fall Faye (20 pts, 9 rebounds, 32 rating) come back to five (78-73, 35th) then four lengths (86-92 ), two minutes from the siren.
But Jordan Loyd (29 pts including 4/6 from long distance, 7 rebounds) took matters into his own hands, first scoring a winning shot then a “2 1” (basket with foul, converted) to give nine points back. advances (84-75).
Then the American leader converted his two free throws less than a minute from the end to allow the “Roca Team” to have a two possession lead (88-82).