Basketball, Armani Milano-Virtus Bologna 72-83: Scudetto series now at 0-2

Basketball, Armani Milano-Virtus Bologna 72-83: Scudetto series now at 0-2
Basketball, Armani Milano-Virtus Bologna 72-83: Scudetto series now at 0-2

The Serbian champion (21 points) scores the baskets of the decisive draw in the final and Bologna wins again away

Another shot. Perhaps what a scudetto expected for twenty years can be worth. Virtus is solid in the muscles and in the head, tough, splendid and even takes race-2 at the Forum, putting Milan back to the wall. On Wednesday and Friday the series moves to Bologna with the black Vs ahead 2-0. Merit of the usual gigantic Teodosic, of course, but even more the qualities of a group capable of finding lymph from anyone stand out, while Olimpia comes out astonished, knowing full well that a lot will have to change, also dusting off the subscribers to the turnover, if they want to chase a tricolor which, until a few months ago, seemed almost written and now seems very far away.

THE MATCH

The start seems to be that of race-1: Datome stings, but Olimpia makes a damned effort to find the basket, while the Bolognese defense is already up. The 2/8 to the Milanese shot allows Belinelli to sign the +6 (12-6). Armani shakes up with Rodriguez in the direction: 10-0 break with the triples of Punter and Shields, before Beli impacts again with a 4-point game. New extension thanks to Chacho and Shields’ crush: 21-16 to the first siren. The defense of Virtus, however, remains the key to the match. Milan struggles to find passages and easy shots, stays dry for 4 minutes and Bologna overtakes with a break of 17-8. Transition and triples, which wash away the bad initial 2/11, the codes of the virtussian fugue. Messina returns to Shields and LeDay with Delaney directing. The torpedoes from Zach’s arc mean a new counter-pass and while the former Zalgiris winger enters the match (10 points in the fourth), Virtus finds Teodosic’s scratch again. At the interval it is 41-40 Milan.

RETURN TO THEODOSIC

Milos Teodosic also climbs up, drawing a possible escape that Olimpia stops thanks to Punter and Messina’s idea of ​​re-proposing the Rodriguez-Datome-Biligha trio in place of Delaney, Shields and Hines. Virtus injures with Hunter, Belinelli and Alibegovic, but suffers the adrenaline rush of the Chacho. In the last 3 minutes of the third period Rodriguez is on stage against everyone: 8 instinctive points of the Spanish playmaker who seal the 59-58 of the 30 ‘. The beginning of the last descent refers to a clear concept, namely the difficulty of Milan in attack. Olimpia pocketed the misery of 4 points in 7 and a half minutes, so the four of a kind by Bianconere triples (Alibegovic, Teodosic, Markovic and Pajola) pushes Bologna to +7 (70-63). A new trepunti from Milos is worth +10, Shields shortens from the arc. But this Virtus is not made up of people in the mood for gifts.

Milano: Shields 16, Rodriguez 13, Punter 12.
Virtus Bologna: Teodosic 21, Ricci 15, Belinelli 13

June 7, 2021 (change June 7, 2021 | 22:49)

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