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Le Mans can stay on title track by taking series lead.

BASKETBALL LE MANS v MONACO 7.45pm LE MANS look worth backing to take the lead in the Pro A playoff final as they host mighty Monaco in game three, writes Adam Scriven.

Regular-season table-toppers Monaco reached the final of the Champions League this year, where they were beaten by AEK Athens, and claimed the domestic League Cup title for the third straight season.

Zvezdan Mitrovic's men lost just one of their six playoff games en route to the finals and took game one against Le Mans 78-71.

However Le Mans, who have lost game one of all three of their playoff rounds, hit back to win game two 87-77 on the road and have a great chance to repeat the feat in front of their own fans.

Monaco lost just nine of their 34 regular season matches, but Le Mans won both their meetings with the Monagasques.

American DJ Stephens won the league's Best Sixth Man award, demonstrating Le Mans' strength in depth.

They suffered just two defeats at Antares Arena during the regular season and can move within one win of claiming their first league title since 2006.

Recommendation Le Mans 1pt 10-11 bet365, Hills, Paddy Power

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EXMN
Date:Jun 18, 2018
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