Mike James drags AS Monaco over Asvel. The Euroleague rookies are actually just one win away from Playoff picture.
Now the team that made his Euroleague debut this year is just one win away from the Playoff picture and dreams about a postseason spot that would be a ridiculous achievement.
The Portland native played another outstanding game lifting his team to the highest level: scoring, passing and leading in 30’04” definitely dominant.
Diallo, Motiejunas and Bacon, this last at his best game so far, took so many advantages thanks to the creative basketball from the former Baskonia, Pana, Cska and Olimpia player.
Numbers are simply crazy in these last 6 games for MJ.
18,5 points shooting 29/45 in two pointers, 14/31 from the arc, 19 rebounds, 57 assists with only 18 turnovers, 27 fouls drawn and a PIR of 23,16. Actually the best seasonal PIR in the league is 21,60 by Nikola Mirotic who owns the leadership in scoring too, with an average of 17,75 per game.
In the previous stint under Coach Mitrovic he was scoring 15,35 point with 45,7% in two pointers and 26,2% in the triples, adding 4,64 assist and a PIR of 14,00.
With yesterday night’s performance he reached the milestone of 3000 pts scored in Euroleague Basketball. Only 8 players are actually better then him, while he is aiming to overtake Felipe Reyes (3029) within shortly and Paulius Jankunas (3194) later in the season.
Actually the player looks like being at his best. He is creating multiple and repeated advantages for him and for his teammates. Monaco is playing at 73,3 possessions per game, the highest stat in EL, and the Offensive rating is 112,5, the sixth best: better than the Cote d’Azur team only squads in the Playoff picture. Most of this comes exactly from his high tempo and creative basketball.
Now it’s all about keeping pushing and maintaining this perfect attitude. For him, for the team.
«3000 points score in EL? It’s always nice to be one of a few but it’s just a win, really». This.