ASVEL Villeurbanne wins Game 5 vs Monaco to claim French League title

ASVEL Villeurbanne survived an overtime thriller vs Monaco at Astroballe (84-82) and claimed the French League title.

In Game 5 of the French League Finals, the hosts were in control in the first half (26-13, 43-33). The Monegasques turned things around in the third quarter and tied the game at 53.

The visitors retained their lead late in the game (60-68), but ASVEL closed the contest on a 15-7 run to force overtime (75-75). In the extra period, the hosts stood tall and went on to win the game.

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Elie Okobo led all scorers with 20 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds, whereas Mike James had 16 points and 10 boards for the losing squad.

This was the third straight French League title for ASVEL Villeurbanne, which managed to end the season in the best way possible.

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