By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The first title of the new season in Italy goes to the hands of the reigning champs. With an exhilarating performance by Krunoslav Simon, Olimpia Milano downed Sigidas Avellino 90 – 72 to win the Italian Supercup.
The Croatian swingman handled the offensive responsibilities for his team beautifully, finishing the game with 25 points and 8 assists. A well deserved MVP of the whole tournament.
Ricky Hickman (15 points) and Zoran Dragic (11 points, 7 rebounds) provided a bunch of important helps to Milano on both ends of the court.
With 18 points (but also a 6/17 from the field) Joe Ragland was the top scorer of Avellino. Retin Obasohan added 11 plus 5 rebound
“The Red Shoes” were superior throughout the whole game, establishing a double-digit lead at halftime (44 – 34). But it was in the third quarter where they absolutely imposed their rule when a 16-3 partial score made it 63 – 42.
The qualitative difference between the two teams didn’t allow Avellino to come back from such a deficit and paced Milano more than safely to victory and the Supercup trophy.