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Playoff series a basketball, final between Virtus Bologna and Olimpia Milano. it will be the derby of Italy, with the replica of last year’s championship final, between Black Vs of Scariolo and the red and white led by Messina. Quite obvious prediction, they are the best teams for budget and investments made. The path in the playoffs was by steamroller teams. Virtus Bologna defeated Vuelle Pesaro and Bertram Tortona in three games. Same path for the Milanese, who got rid of Reggio Emilia and Sassari quite easily. It is difficult to predict a favorite, they are two great teams, coached by top coaches and with a passionate audience. If you really want to look for an advantage, Bologna has the home factor, having come first during the regular season. The program of the finals is as follows: RACE 1 – Wednesday 8 June 2022 Virtus Segafredo Bologna – A | X Armani Exchange Milan (9.00 pm Rai Sport HD Eurosport 2 and Discovery +) RACE 2 – Friday 10 June 2022 Virtus Segafredo Bologna – A | X Armani Exchange Milan (9.00 pm Rai Sport HD Eurosport 2 and Discovery +) RACE 3 – Sunday 12 June 2022 A | X Armani Exchange Milan – Virtus Segafredo Bologna (8.30 pm) RACE 4 – Tuesday 14 June 2022 A | X Armani Exchange Milan – Virtus Segafredo Bologna (8.30 pm) Eventual RACE 5 – Thursday 16 June 2022 Virtus Segafredo Bologna – A | X Armani Exchange Milan Eventual RACE 6 – Saturday 18 June 2022 A | X Armani Exchange Milan – Virtus Segafredo Bologna Eventual RACE 7 – Monday 20 June 2022 Virtus Segafredo Bologna – A | X Armani Exchange Milan
Playoff series a basketball, final between Virtus Bologna and Olimpia Milano. The confrontation between the two teams
In this final Olimpia chases the championship number 29, Virtus the number 17. No other club in Italy has won as much as these two teams put together. In the Italian Super Cup, Virtus won 90-84 in September with 19 points from Shields and 18 from Jaiteh. In the first leg the AX won 102-99 after an overtime with 34 points from Belinelli and 20 from Grant, in the return Virtus 83-65 dominated with 18 from Weems and 15 from Bentil against an Olimpia struggling with the Covid. It is the fourth time that Olimpia-Virtus is the final scudetto, in the previous three the scudetto has always gone to that of Bologna. It is the confrontation between the two best coaches in business on the national scene, Ettore Messina is in his third year with Milan, but he became “great” on the bench of Virtus Bologna in the 90s. Scariolo is in his first year at Segafredo, but for two seasons from 2010 to 2012 he coached Olimpia, always stopping against Siena.
Playoff series a basketball, final between Virtus Bologna and Olimpia Milano. How are the teams ?
Milan can count on the infinite experience of its top players: Rodriguez and Hines have played an infinite number of games of this type, like Datome and Melli who, moreover, seem to have definitively recovered from the injury at the end of April. There is curiosity for Hall who has had a great season, but is on his first appointment of this type, while the offensive leader is Shavon Shields he won a Scudetto in the Covid season in Spain, but in Italy he finished second twice. Virtus has grown a lot with the arrival of Hackett who has given a defensive dimension to a team that was only attacking his strong point. The pairing with Pajola could drive any opponent crazy. Teodosic is the “magician” who can make everything unpredictable, like Belinelli and Weems who can light up from nowhere, while under the basket Jaiteh after having been the protagonist in the Eurocup won is awaited for a further test. Even if they are the two strongest teams in Italy, they too have some flaws. Olimpia has a somewhat short rotation of Italians for this level and it is the reason why Messina used Baldasso so much in the playoffs to make him gain experience and have one more player to use. The absence of Mitoglou disqualified for doping is very heavy. For Virtus the pressure to be favored can be a double-edged sword, the past year on the wings of enthusiasm overturned Milan, but now she will have to focus on mental solidity.
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