Alba Berlin - Armani Milan 78-81
Although everything was going wrong in the first half, Ettore Messina's team found a ... pulse and turned the situation against the very unlucky Alba who measured 9/28 two-pointers. Now, Armani has a 4-1 record and his team is Aitos Reneses 1-4.
For the winners, the shaky Sergei Rodriguez had 17 points and 4 assists while Luis Scola scored 14 to 6 rebounds. In terms of losers, Peyton Siv's 20 points and Rocca Genterris's 18 points were not enough.
As for the development of the game, the first half was very strong although Armani Milan went very strong and went 0-7. The home side reacted immediately and in less than 3 'overcame (12-11) with Gentraithis maintaining this minimal difference (18-17) until the final of the quarter. With a very good defense, the Germans increased the distance (26-19, 16 '), while overall the first half (33-26) was marked by a heartbreaking percentage. Alba had 3/14 2p. and Armani 9/30 in the plain.
With a markedly improved image, Armani reduced to 38-37 while also getting solutions from Roll Scola now. The Argentine even gave up a lead (43-44 at 27 '), which the Italians held until the end of the third period (50-53). Nedovic had taken his gun and performed, while Scola was consistently present (61-69, 37 '). Siva slipped to 69-73, while Giffy put up a three-pointer for 73-75, 20 "before the final. Rodriguez stayed cool in the shootout for 73-77, followed by Leaves for 75-77. But Sergei was once again chill and Hermione's three-pointers had virtually no response (78-81).