Armani Milano showed more readiness against Maccabi Tel Aviv, which they defeated in OAKA (80-71), in the first game for “Pavlos Giannakopoulos”.
Maccabi Tel Aviv started the game with enthusiasm, ran the court and thanks to the good three-point percentages (4/7 from 6m75) found a way to take a double-digit lead with 24-12 at 9′.
Armani improved in defensive rebounding and rebounding, getting a lot of its bigs, especially Jambaolo Ricci, DeSean Thomas and Nicolo Meli. The three of them made the difference for +14 (42-56) in the 30th minute, having as a worthy supporter – from the region – Naz Mitrou-Long, who had 11 points up to that point.
A lack of communication in attack and poor ball circulation prevented Maccabi Tel Aviv from changing the tempo of the match in the final period, with Armani Milano comfortably holding on to the lead and cruising to a friendly win.
THE DECADES: 24-15, 32-37, 42-56, 71-80.