At the Forum the Messina team continues the clear path: ends 83-72 with Hall at 17 points and Mitoglou at 16 with 4/6 in the triples
The perfect path continues in the Euroleague of the AX Milan that signs the trio by regulating the Maccabi, 83-72. Race dominated by Olimpia with Hall and Mitoglou in great evidence, the former Nunnally and Williams’ last quarter make the final less bitter for the Israelis.
Maccabi starts better, exploiting the danger of Nunnally and the power of Lessort, 2-5. Milan reacts with a bang from the corner of Hall and with Shields’ raid for parity at 7. Delaney appears in the evening and inspires a tonic Tarczewski, the former Barcelona also sets up on his own with the triple of the plus 6, 13-7. With wisdom, the AX also exploits the nervousness and some naivety in the yellow and blue house, from the line the Milanese escape, 18-9. The double-digit margin also arrives, Melli’s impact is excellent, bringing the red and white advantage to 13, 22-9. Timid Israeli reaction with Nunnally in evidence, Olimpia patiently holds the command of operations at the end of the first quarter, 26-15 and Rodriguez’s first high pitch. The flight of the men of coach Ettore Messina does not stop, the offensive executions are excellent, the large percentages consequential, Mitoglou’s bomb from the corner for the most 16, 35-19. The Greek repeats himself by blowing up the Forum, Milan works alongside the men of coach Sfairopoulos, Maccabi close to the technical knockout, 40-21. He bites relentlessly on the red and white defense that sends Wilbekin and his teammates into total confusion, at the interval it is AX domination, 52-30.
Canovaccio unchanged after the long break, Maccabi accelerates but does not find quick baskets, both Reynolds and Lessort derail in the colored area, fourth penalty for both, 57-35. Wilbekin wakes up from the torpor that restores oxygen to the guests, Reynolds support the minus 14, 63-49 to the penultimate siren. Lightning that the AX immediately cancels using the promptness of an almost infallible Mitoglou, perfect red and white spacing, Shields and Hall on target, 73-54. Williams and Evans flare up late and bring back the yellow and blue down to minus 9, Milan risks something in the final but closes with Rodriguez’s paw, 83-72.
AX MILAN: Hall 17, Mitoglou 16, Delaney 10
MACCABI TEL AVIV: Williams 19, Nunnally 16, Reynolds 13
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