MILAN – L’Armani Exchange Milano is champion of Italy for the twenty-ninth time: after three years of fasting, Ettore’s team Messina wins the LBA 2021-2022 beating 81-64 in race-6 la Segafredo Virtus Bologna defending champion and closing the final series at 4-2. After concluding the regular season in second place, Olimpia takes revenge on the black Vs who, on the other hand, had prevailed 4-0 on the Lombards last year, winning the final victory. To make the difference in the match of the Mediolanum Forum are the 23 points of Datome and the 15 points of Shieldswith the Virtus that instead sends in double digits only Alibegovic And Mannionauthors of 11 and 10 points.
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Milan champion of Italy: 81-64 to Virtus in race-6
A sprint start of Milan which closes the first quarter with a 29-16 lead thanks to eight points each of Datome And Shields. The answer of the black V’s is in the hands of Shengeliawhich holds Bologna still alive and together with Jaiteh allows Scariolo to return to -9 midway through the second quarter. After Belinelli’s response to Shields’ triple, Virtus with a three-point game of Hackett re-enters the match forcefully: he is in fact 39-34 at 2 ‘from the long rest. Many errors in the shot, Datome from the line signs the +7 and after the 3 errors by Teodosic and Belinelli the first half ends with Olimpia ahead 43-36. The baskets of Weems to Scariolo, who again goes down by nine at the start of the third quarter. The Bolognese attack jams, no basket in the first 6 ‘of the fourth: Milan takes advantage of it and thanks to a triple from Rodriguez and a tap-in from Melli flies to +17 on 53-36. The first two points in the quarter of Virtus are from Sampson from the line, but Datome and Hall still extend to 57-41 and after the basket of Pajola a great play of Shields allows Olimpia to face the last quarter ahead 61-46. +19 and maximum advantage Olimpia at the start, Bologna is not there and loses balls after balls in attack: it is the preview of a surrender, which officially arrives a few minutes later with the +23 of Milan: the last five minutes are pure academy, with Armani still extending and with the large audience of the Forum celebrating the victory of the Scudetto: ends 81-644-2 in the e series Milan champion of Italy.
MILAN: Shields 15, Rodriguez 12, Datome 23, Hines 8, Melli 8, Bentil 6, Grant 7, Ricci 0, Biligha 0, Hall 2, Baldasso 0, Alviti 0.
BOLOGNA: Teodosic 5, Belinelli 3, Weems 2, Alibegovic 11, Hackett 6, Tessitori 0, Mannion 10, Cordinier 2, Pajola 2, Shengelia 8, Sampson 6, Jaiteh 9.
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