Bost tames Bears to put Monaco in play-offs


Dee Bost put on a show as AS Monaco qualified for the Basketball Champions League play-offs with a 105-86 victory over Bakken Bears on Wednesday,

Monaco racked up three figures for the first time in the competition to ensure they will advance from Group A, thanks in no small part to Bost.

The American guard scored 25 points and came up with five assists as Monaco improved to 9-1 and are sitting pretty at the top of the group with four games remaining. 

Besiktas Sompo Japan responded to their defeat at Partizan last week by hammering AEK 82-68 to rise to the summit of Group E.

Michael Thompson led the way with a season-best 17 points and Earl Clark claimed 13 as the Turkish side improved to 8-2. Partizan snatched an 81-80 overtime win over Stelmet Zielona Gora to go level with AEK in fourth.

Iberostar Tenerife will start 2017 at the top of Group D after they eased to a 79-57 triumph over Juventus Utena, with SIG Strasbourg up to second following a 66-65 triumph at Telenet Oostende and Sidigas Avellino seeing off Cibona.

There were also victories for EWE Baskets Oldenburg, Sidigas Avellino, Mega Leks, Ventspils, CSM CSU Oradea, Fraport Skyliners and PAOK.