By Cesare Milanti / firstname.lastname@example.org
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan struggled until the end against a physical and well-coached Germani Brescia, but then managed to get away with the 78-77 victory thanks to a great fourth-quarter run (31-19).
Nicolò Melli was the MVP of the game, producing a performance of 14 points and 9 rebounds, with the decisive block against Kenny Gabriel in the latest seconds of the match. John Petrucelli’s 19 points weren’t enough for the opponents.
Virtus Bologna started the season with a road win by beating Napoli 89-77 as Jordan Mickey scored 23 points. It was a huge come-back win, as Virtus was trailing but 22 and managed to ultimately get the win.
LegaBasket – Round 1
Nutribullet Treviso Basket – UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia 58-78
Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona – Dolomiti Energia Trentino 76-70
Tezenis Verona – Happy Casa Brindisi 100-97
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan – Germani Brescia 78-77
Umana Reyer Venice – Givova Scafati 80-69
Basketball Trieste – Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro 74-100
Openjobmetis Varese – Banco di Sardegna Sassari 87-81
GeVi Napoli Basket – Virtus Segafredo Bologna 77-89
PHOTO CREDIT: EA7 Emporio Armani Milan