Monaco won painfully in the ALBA Berlin hall (82-90) Monaco stammered its basketball at the bottom, but still signed on Thursday in the Alba Berlin hall (90-82 ) an eighth victory in a row in the Euroleague, on the 29th day.

This success coupled with the defeat of Panathinaikos against Olympiacos (71-65) allows the “Roca Team” to move to 3rd place, with a victory ahead of the Greeks, five days from the end of the season regular.

But it suffered more than expected from the poor student of the class (only five victories, one more than Asvel) during a poorly handled match: ASM was trailing by 14 units at the end of the first quarter. -time, where Alba, the worst attack in the competition (75.7 pts on average), had scored 27 points (compared to 13).

The Principality club set the record straight in the second quarter (32-11 to lead 45-39 at half-time), but without managing after the break to put the Germans’ heads under water , despite a lead of 11 lengths on two occasions (56-45, 23rd, then 64-53, 27th).

Result: nervous (technical fouls for Donatas Motiejunas and Mike James), the Monegasques only had a one-point lead six minutes from the buzzer (73-72) and once again let Alba come back into the match (86 -80 at 1 min 30 sec from the end) despite an 11 unit mattress two minutes earlier.

But they relied on their experience, the energy of Donta Hall (8 pts, 6 rebounds, 4 interceptions and 2 blocks) and their back duo composed of Elie Okobo (21 pts) and Mike James (20 pts), the latter putting the lid on the match with a foul shot giving them a 10-point lead (90-80) one minute from the end.