L’Olimpia si regala il quarto perfetto e il primo match point scudetto: la Virtus cede di schianto

With a partial of 18-0, and no points conceded in almost 7 ‘, Olimpia Milano wins game-4 and goes on 3-1. Thursday, in Bologna, the first championship match point for Ettore Messina’s team.

Virtus is dominated by the red and white defense in a nightmare fourth quarter: 3 puti in the first 7 ‘, then it’s garbage time.

77-62 the final


Milan that starts with a couple of good attacks and 4 points from Hall, Virtus that takes the measures and takes the first advantage on 9-12 after two excellent defenses and two good penetrations by Shengelia. Teodosic shows up with the triple of 11-15, Granr responds, Teodosic strikes again, Shengelia dominates with 16-20 at 1.07 and Sampson rounds from the line for 16-22. Weems’ 16-24 on the siren.


Olimpia starting 4-0 and at 8.49 Scariolo calls timeout. Melli scores a long-two, Shields finds the basket and takes fallon (25-26 at 7.30), then after Shengelia’s loss here is Bentil’s basket and foul. 27-26 to 6.54, 11-2 of partial Milan. Grant finds the bomb of 30-28. It is a battle that Milan is able to interpret better in this second quarter. Magata (crazy) by Teodosic for Sampson? Hines reads Hall’s cut, Shields recovers and serves Bentil who takes a foul: he scores the first, misses the second, but on the rebound Jaiteh loses the ball. There are three possessions in a row for the Messina team but it is only 36-32 at 2.51. Hines for 38-32, Shields at 8 ”for 40-34. Which is the first half ending.


It starts with a recovery of Shields for the support of Grant, who then at 9.05 puts the bomb of 45-34. Maximum advantage Milan. Shengelia draws the 9-2 Virtus with 5 points and an assist, with Pajola there is another defense and Chacho suffers, Cordinier crushes the 49-47 at 4.55. At 1.57 it hits Shengelia, and at 18 “we are 55-55. Which is the fourth final


Shengelia, reaches 21 for the +2 Virtus, equalizes to Shields and after a block by Hines on Cordinier is technical at Scariolo. Hines says +3 at 7.51 after a recovery on Toko, then Shields’ triple for 63-57 at 7.17 which forces Scariolo to timeout. Milan’s defense is very hard, perhaps over the limit on Shengelia, Melli makes 2/2 for 6.11, then Shields for +10 and new defense recovery for Melli’s breakthrough. Hall supports +12. The ball slips to Toko and Belinelli, the Chacho recovers on Pajola for Shields’ +14. It is a masterpiece: 18-0 partial, Virtus who does not score for almost 7 ‘(1/2 by Hackett). It’s over.

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