Maccabi (3-2) pulled away from Milan (1-4) with a 90-98 win over Armani in a postponed EuroLeague second-round game, leaving Ettore Messina’s side with one win after five competitive.
THE Maccabi achieved a great victory at Mediolanum Forum on her Armani Milanwinning 90-98 in a postponed game for the second game of the regular season.
So his team Odent Katas improved their record to 3-2, leaving the Italian champions at 1-4. THE Savon Shields it was down to 84-85 but the Israelis responded with an 8-0 run to make it 84-93 with 1:39 left, holding the lead until the final.
The match: Armani – Maccabi
The two teams found rhythm in the attack in the first period, where the Armani relied on his initiatives Nikola Mirotic (12p.) and at an impressive 100% behind the 6.75, having 5/5 three-pointers for 32-25 at 10′! The home team had ten assists for just two mistakes in that time against Maccabi who found solutions to the attack with them Lorenzo Brown, Bonzie Coulson.
Then the Savon Shields increased the difference to double digits making it 37-27 at 13′ for his team Ettore Messina who went to the locker room ahead with a score of 52-50. The Hasiel Rivero and Anthony Cleveland they didn’t allow to Armani to build a difference, although the Maccabi he finished the first half making only 2/10 three-pointers.
Subsequently, the Brown gave the lead to the Israelis making it 59-60 while the two teams alternated in the score in the third quarter which ended at 72-75 for the Maccabi. Yes, his team Odent Katas led 76-81 at 35′ with Coulson who reached 16 points with 7/11 two-pointers.
THE Armani he had not said the last word and Savon Shields reduced to 84-85 but the Maccabi capitalized on poor picks and responded with an 8-0 run to make it 84-93 with 1:39 left in the final Brownlocking up the 90-98 victory.
The ten minutes: 32-25, 52-50, 72-75, 90-98.
WHERE JUDGED: On Maccabi’s response when Armani cut it to 84-85 on Sabon Shields’ 3-pointer with 2:59 left. The Israelis responded with an 8-0 run, managing properly until the final.
THE BEST OF ALL: Lorenzo Brown had a double-double with 20 points (4/4 vol., 2/6 double, 4/8 triple) and 12 rebounds while still having 3 rebounds in 30:34.
THEY EXPECTED MORE: Kevin Pangos had 4 points on 1/7 shooting from the field (0/2 double, 1/5 triple).
COMPETITORS IN VICTORY: Hasiel Rivero had 21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal while Bonzie Colson added 16 points and 6 rebounds.
HIS PERFORMANCE WENT WRONG: Nikola Mirotic was questionable but played normally with 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
THE STATISTICS OF THE MATCH: Armani’s 18 mistakes.
THEIR NEXT OBLIGATION: Armani host Monaco (2/11, 21:30) for EuroLeague matchday six while Maccabi will play Bayern on 9/11 for matchday 7 after this week’s match against Real was postponed.