Olimpia tried to make the Monaco game competitive coming back in order to tie it up with a little more than two minutes left in the third quarter. With momentum going in its favor, unfortunately, Olimpia lost control of the tempo and Monaco was able to build the decisive run on its way to a brilliant 101-88 win. Monaco used all of its big offensive weapons to score 57 points in the first half. Olimpia had a good offensive night itself but couldn’t contain Monaco’s firepower. “When we tied it up at 69 we paid for some poor executions – Coach Messina said – unfortunately this has been a problem all year long because we are missing players and too many guards have to play out of position. This is not an excuse but in that department we are not very strong.” Tim Luwawu-Cabarrot led Olimpia with 19 points, Devon Hall added 12 on top of his Herculean effort to lead the offense, score and guard Mike James or Elie Okobo. Kyle Hines was huge inside. Deshaun Thomas gave Olimpia a solid effort scoring 12 points during a night he crossed the 2.000-point scoring barrier in his EuroLeague career.