By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A couple of days after qualifying for the 7DAYS EuroCup championship game, a 14-game winning streak across all competitions was snapped. Virtus Segafredo Bologna was blown out by Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, 108-73, Friday.
The defending LBA Serie A champions had secured the top seed and home-court advantage through the Italian league’s Playoffs long before the rescheduled Regular Season Round 20 affair. Nico Mannion had 21 points in the losing effort, while Lithuanian Eimantas Bendzius generated a game-high 23 points for playoff-bound Sassari.
Milos Teodosic did not return in the second half as a precaution, following a slight ankle sprain.
Before the EuroCup final, the team coached by Sergio Scariolo will host Germani Brescia on Sunday. The Bologna outlet will welcome Frutti Extra Bursaspor in Segafredo Arena next Wednesday.
In a pushed-back Round 17 affair held Wednesday, NutriBullet Treviso launched a late 13-0 run to beat AX Armani Exchange Milan, 80-74. DeWayne Russell paved the way scoring 20 points. The team coached by Ettore Messina, resting several players and was already locked in the second seed of the postseason bracket.
All Round 30 games will be played on Sunday concluding the Regular Season schedule.
Round 30 schedule:
Virtus Segafredo Bologna – Germani Brescia
Vanoli Cremona – Dolomiti Energia Trento
Umana Reyer Venezia – AX Armani Exchange Milan
Openjobmetis Varese – Dinamo Bando di Sardegna Sassari
Happy Casa Brindisi – Bertram Tortona
GeVi Napoli – Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro
UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia – Fortitudo Kigili Bologna
Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste – NutriBullet Treviso
1. y-Virtus Segafredo Bologna 25-4
2. y-AX Armani Exchange Milan 23-6
3. y-Germani Brescia 21-8
4. y-Umana Reyer Venezia 17-12
5. y-Bertram Tortona 16-13
6. y-Dinamo Bando di Sardegna Sassari 16-13
7. UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia 14-15
8. Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro 13-16
9. Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste 13-16
10. NutriBullet Treviso 12-17
11. Happy Casa Brindisi 12-17
12. Openjobmetis Varese 12-17
13. Dolomiti Energia Trento 11-18
14. GeVi Napoli 11-18
15. r-Fortitudo Kigili Bologna 9-20
16. r-Vanoli Cremona 7-22
y-clinched playoff berth
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