Olimpia wins on the Partizan field 80-75, the American scores 25 points and leads the comeback in the final. Davies is doing well too
Splendid winning comeback for the AX Milano who smashed Belgrade 80-75 (Virtus Bologna defeated instead on the field of Zalgiris). The Italian champions, after suffering for a large part of the first half, roar with a great recovery dragged by an immense Shields. Davies’ impact was decisive, the great match of the former LeDay is not enough for Partizan.
Defenses protagonists in the first part of the match, Milan immediately forced to two fouls in attack Exum, Melli impacted in the center of the area with a soft conclusion, 2-2. One of the great exs, LeDay, is put into action, Partizan attacks in the colored area, crushed by Lessort for the first mini break, 7-2. Again the French protagonist in the Juventus attack, the first double-digit margin after the bang of LeDay, 13-2. The AX is unlocked with five yarn points from Shields, Obradovic’s troop responds immediately and draws the wild card with Madar, 18-8. Good offensive spacings of Olimpia that exploits the verve of Baron, two triples and minus 7 for the Italian champions, 21-14. Milan takes pleasure in finding the torpedo from the corner also of Thomas, but Serbs still in command of operations at the end of the first quarter thanks to the buzzer beater of the other ex Punter, 27-17. The AX alternates internal and external plays with Davies in evidence, dunk by the former Varese player for at least 4, 31-27. The pace rises and it is an aspect that benefits the men of coach Messina, the role of Voigtmann is also precious, bringing the challenge back to only one possession, 33-30. The red and white defense rises with blows, forcing the hosts to force many times, Obradovic seeks new life from the bench, the right answer is Andjusic, 2 bombs from the former Virtus Bologna and a new Juventus mini extension, 41-34. It is from the perimeter that Partizan finds the maximum advantage just before the interval, Tonut from the corner keeps Olimpia at minus 8 at the interval, 49-41.
Milan from battle after the long break, Shields is the engine of the red and white recovery, 49-48 after Pangos’ triple. There is an air of overtaking and it is the Canadian who puts the arrow, Shields is once again unstoppable, 52-55. The pressure on the Bianconeri wards is lethal, few ideas of the hosts who cling to the talent of LeDay, 59-55. The AX responds with the class and effectiveness of Melli and Hines, a 4-point game by Baron overturns the game’s inertia, 59-62. The usual demonic LeDay does not give up, partial Serbian angry with the Texan always the protagonist, 68-62. We also see Exum, impalpable up to now, Milan does not give up an inch and is always attached to the game, Shields for at least 4, 71-67. The Belgrade attack stops again, the AX recovers two precious balls, Shields for overtaking from the line, 73-74. Holding up the Milanese fort that walls the last attacks of Partizan, Davies puts in two crucial free throws, end credits of Pangos, 73-78.
Partizan Belgrade: LeDay 23, Lessort 12, Madar 10
Ax Milan: Shields 25, Davies 15, Pangos 12
October 18, 2022 (change October 18, 2022 | 23:37)
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