By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Already locked in the second seed of the Playoff bracket, AX Armani Exchange Milan rallied past Umana Reyer Venezia, 74-69, in the LBA Serie A Regular Season finale Sunday night.
Trey Kell, Tommaso Baldasso, and Kyle Hines shared a team-high 12 points, while Shavon Shields threw in 11 more points. Mitchell Watt put up a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double for the hosts that ended up in the fifth place in the Italian league’s standings.
Despite resting Milos Teodosic due to his recent injury, first-placed Virtus Segafredo Bologna rolled third-placed Germani Brescia, 79-57. Marco Belinelli stood out with 16 points to his name. The Serbian floor general is expected to play in the 7DAYS EuroCup Final versus Frutti Extra Bursaspor at home Wednesday.
The remaining Round 30 fixtures featured multiple heated battles with plenty of playoff implications. Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro outlasting GeVi Napoli in overtime, 85-84, managed to complete the eight-team pack clinching the eighth seed and return to the Playoffs after ten years.
Round 30 results:
Virtus Segafredo Bologna – Germani Brescia 79-57
Vanoli Cremona – Dolomiti Energia Trento 112-105 2OT (82-82, 96-96)
Openjobmetis Varese – Dinamo Bando di Sardegna Sassari 96-110
UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia – Fortitudo Kigili Bologna 88-77
Umana Reyer Venezia – AX Armani Exchange Milan 69-74
GeVi Napoli – Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro 84-85 OT (71-71)
Happy Casa Brindisi – Bertram Tortona 82-99
Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste – NutriBullet Treviso 84-83
Virtus Segafredo Bologna (1) – Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro (8)
Bertram Tortona (4) – Umana Reyer Venezia (5)
AX Armani Exchange Milan (2) – UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia (7)
Germani Brescia (3) – Dinamo Bando di Sardegna Sassari (6)
Photo Credit: EuroleagueBasketball.net