Basketball: Jubilant Roca Team through to Betclic Elite finals

AS Monaco Basket have secured their place in the upcoming Betclic Elite finals with a triumphant win over Bourg-en-Bresse. The side will face Paris Basketball as the two teams battle it out to become the Champions of France.  

The Roca Team concluded a four-game semi-finals series with another win against Bourg-en-Bresse on Thursday 30th May, which ended 71-76. 

The Monaco team’s place in the final never looked in doubt; AS Monaco Basket achieved a straight-win of games throughout the campaign. 

This marks the third consecutive season that AS Monaco Basket have made the final stage, which they won in 2023 to become the reigning champions of French basketball’s premier league.

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Their rivals at the other end of the court will be Paris Basketball, who beat Lyon’s LDLC ASVEL over the weekend.

Roca Team might still be licking their wounds somewhat after a disappointing end to their EuroLeague season – the side only just missed out on a place in the Final Four – but the players and their coach, Saša Obradović, are now able to fully focus on the French league and title. 

See more: Basketball: Roca Team misses out on Final Four place in the EuroLeague by just one point

“Now we need to prepare for the final,” said AS Monaco Basket point guard Elie Oboko following the recent match against Bourg-en-Bresse. “Regardless of the team we will face, we must give our all to finish the season with a trophy.” 

Obradović will be hoping that the few days of rest before the first match in the finals series, which begins on Tuesday 4th June, will be enough to allow his injured players time to recuperate.

“Our best players are not in top form,” said the Serbian coach on Thursday 30th May. “I hope we will find our rhythm and get our injured players back in good condition for the final. It’s the third consecutive time we’re in the final, despite all our problems. We didn’t make it to the EuroLeague Final Four, but we’re having a good season.” 


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