7DAYS EuroCup Finals at a glance
UNICS Kazan and AS Monaco will meet in the 2021 7DAYS EuroCup Finals. Each was tested in tough semifinals series. Monaco swept Herbalife Gran Canaria, while UNICS dropped the opener before taking Games 2 and 3 to oust previously undefeated Virtus Segafredo Bologna. The best-of-three finals series is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 27 at Stade Louis II in Monaco with UNICS hosting Game 2 three days later.
UNICS Kazan vs AS Monaco
UNICS boasts an advantage in experience as it will play on the EuroCup's big stage for the third time. It won the EuroCup in 2011 and reached the finals in 2014. UNICS Kazan has played (228) and won (160) the most games in competition history. Monaco is in just its third EuroCup campaign and had never played an elimination-round game before this season. Coach Zvezdan Mitrovic's men enter the finals in great form having won four straight games and seven of their last eight. These two are among the best offensive rebounding teams in the competition; Monaco tops the charts with 13.7 per game and UNICS ranks third with 12.5. They are also among the best at taking care of the ball; with 12.1 turnovers per game each, which have them among the best four teams this season. These teams met twice last season in the EuroCup Top 16 and Monaco was triumphant in both games. Dee Bost averaged 16.0 points and 5.0 assists and J.J. O'Brien had 13.5 points in those games. That duo and Wilfried Yeguete are the only players remaining from the Monaco roster from those games. UNICS has five players back from last season.