Troy Daniels leads Olimpia Milano past Reggio Emilia

2022-04-23T21:01:14+00:00 2022-04-23T21:01:14+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

23/Apr/22 21:01

Eurohoops.net

Olimpia Milano downed Reggio Emilia on the road to pick up its third consecutive victory in the LegaBasket

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Injury-plagued Olimpia Milano survived a close contest against Reggio Emilia on the road 67-63 to win its third straight in the Italian LegaBasket in Round 28.

Troy Daniels scored 14 points to help Milano escape with the win and Ben Bentil added 9 points and three rebounds. Milano got ahead with a 39-29 lead at halftime, yet the hosts bounced back in the third quarter to turn it into a one-possession game. With 12 seconds to play, Arturs Strautins hit a three-pointer to trim the deficit to 3 points (66-63), though a foul on Jerian Grant and a successful free throw determined the final score.

Mikael Hopkins paced Reggio Emilia with 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Strautins picked up 15 points and 7 rebounds.

Milano improved to a 22-5 record in the LegaBasket standings ahead of Game 3 of the EuroLeague playoffs series against Efes in Istanbul. Reggio Emilia dropped its second straight game to fall to a 13-15 record, though remains playoffs bound in the 8th seed.

LegaBasket Round 28 results:

April 22

Virtus Bologna – Tortona 101-83

April 23
Reggio Emilia – Olimpia Milano 63-67
Trento – Pesaro upcoming

April 24

Cremona – Brescia
Varese – Fortitudo Bologna
Brindisi – Trieste
Reyer Venezia – Treviso
Basket Napoli – Sassari

 

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