Basketball, at Virtus Bologna match 5. The audience of the Segafredo Arena and the award-winning couple Mam Jaiteh and Toko Shengelia push Virtus to the sixth race of this final series with Olimpia who tomorrow on the friendly field of Assago Forum in any case he will have the opportunity to close the accounts with the conquest of his 29th Scudetto. A balanced match last night, between two teams of great value and led by the best on the bench, with Ettore Messina and Sergio Scariolo. In the end, the black Vs found the right plays to keep the series alive. Too many controversies for the referees, by both teams: no one who admits the skill of the other team. Bad example for young talent who are approaching basketball.
Basketball, match 5 at Virtus Bologna. Chronicle of the match
The black V decides to go back to the old style trying to constantly attack the basket to avoid shooting from three points, which is still not the house specialty. The move pays off with Milan going -14 (28-14), but the game is still long and, in fact, a 10-0 run immediately arrives which gives the idea of how to fight until the end.
Nervousness also plays its part, in the second quarter there are skirmishes between Kyle Weems and Jerian Grant that are worth a technician to both, while in the third period in the same action both Sergio Scariolo and Milos Teodosic are sanctioned for protests. All this paves the way for a second Milanese comeback from -13 to +2 (62-64). Here, however, it is Shavon Shields who takes the technical on a three-point game by Marco Belinelli.
The two teams begin to chase each other with contacts that are not wasted. The spectra of game four, when the bianconeri had a major physical collapse, hover over the Fiera, but to chase them away is a defense that does not leave much breath for the opponents. At 5’50 ” from the end, the scoreboard is nailed to 70-70. Milos Teodosic takes the situation in hand as it is on the other side Chacho Rodriguez to lead the dance. The technician also arrives for Niccolò Melli with Teo who signs the 77-75 and then there is the triple scored by a feverish Toko Shengelia.
Hines replies, but with 1’29 ” to play there is the dunk of Isaia Cordinier. Guests also feel tired and make a lot of trouble. Shields is one out of two from the line when 24 seconds remain on the clock. We are 82-78, Milan tries with the systematic foul, but the move does not pay and we go to game 6.
Basketball, match 5 at Virtus Bologna. Press room
At the end of the match, Massimo Zanetti (president of Virtus Bologna) made harsh accusations against the match direction and the refereeing system in general: “We won despite the refereeing. It is time to stop being subjected to this psychological subjection to Milan and Messina ”. Words with precise references to which the Olimpia coach promptly replied in the press room, complaining in turn about some decisions of the referees: “A technical foul two minutes from the end of the match was decisive. There were two different meters, as a Virtus player protested strongly, unlike Melli ”. Messina’s reference is to Milos Teodosic, who turned hard against the referee after receiving a first technical foul. No one who focuses on the technical level of the match.
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