Olimpia Milano solves it in the last quarter: Trieste defeated

BASKETBALL TRIESTE 59-65 OLIMPIA MILAN. For the eighteenth day of the LBA the challenge between Trieste basketball e Olympia Milan. It was very important for Olimpia Milano to continue their excellent form, confirmed by the two victories in Turkish Airlines Euroleagueagainst the Saski Baskonia and against the Red Star.

In the team coached by Hector Messina there was a lot of anticipation for the debut of Shabazz Napier in the Italian Championship. This compensates for the absences of the absences of Shavon Shields (left foot tendon injury), Kevin Pangos (partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament of the right knee) e Thomas Baldasso (fracture of the third metacarpal of the right hand). Out by technical choice Billy Baron. Trieste puts on the field Emanuel Terryin his first appearance with the team of Marco Legovich.

Basketball Trieste – Olimpia Milano: the analysis of the match

The game was in balance until the third quarter. Indeed, in the fourth quarter, Olimpia Milano increased their offensive intensity. Trieste yields after having led the game for a good part of the time and the Messina team, pushed by Luwawu-Cabarrot, Napier and gives a great defensive performance take home the game. Trieste plays a courageous game, repeatedly putting Milan in difficulty, which however does not get upset in the face of the great individual performances of Davis and Terry.

Shooting percentages they make the difference. For Milan, the two-point shot is found in 45.0% of cases. Good performance also from the three-point shot, given that the percentage is of 36.4%. But if the shot isn’t optimal, Milan relies on theirs defence holding Trieste al 38.0% from two and even to 15.4% from three points. The team of Legovich misses many important shots, shots that would have allowed her to bring home a different result.

Milan finds a Napier also very decisive in the LBA, after the excellent performances in the Euroleague. The product ofUniversity of Connecticut he scores 13 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds. From a construction point of view, Milan also finds confirmation in Luwawu-Cabarrot who posts 12 points, 1 assist and 4 rebounds. Trieste, which came from four consecutive victories, finds great confirmation in Corey Davis (18 points) and in Emanuel Terry (16 points and 9 rebounds in his first game with the Legovich).

The statistical table

Partial single quarters: 15-12, 20-21, 16-18, 8-14

Partial overall: 15-12, 35-33, 51-51, 59-65

Basketball Trieste: Davis 18, Spencer 10, Deangeli 3, Bartley 9, Lever, Terry 16, Gaines 3, Bossi, Ruzzier, Campogrande, Vildera. Trainer: Marco Legovich

Olympia Milan: Davies 8, Luwawu-Cabarrot 12, Melli 6, Ricci 3, Hall 6, Datome 8, Mitrou-Long, Tonut 4, Napier 13, Biligha, Alviti, Voigtmann 5. Trainer: Hector Messina Shabazz Napier



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