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Olimpia Milano may have the poorest offense this season in EuroLeague but its performances in the Italian League are a completely different matter. For a third straight Serie A game, Milano surpassed the 90-point mark to take a 92 – 63 blowout win over Dinamo Sassari and retain its position in the second place of the standings.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had his best performance yet with the Milano jersey, scoring 21 points, dishing out six assists and grabbing five rebounds over just 21 minutes. The French swingman shot 4-9 on 2-pointers and 3-3 triples.
Billy Baron added 16 points plus six rebounds and Brandon Davies scored 16 as well and got five boards for the Red Shoes that went up 26 – 50 at halftime and never looked back. Ettore Messina’s players actually reached the fourth period with a 46 – 82 advantage before Sassari reduced its deficit a bit.
Eimantas Bendzius had 15 points for Sassari. Gerald Robinson scored 12 and Chris Dowed dropped 11 points. The Sardinian side lost for a second consecutive while this was the fifth victory in a row for Milano.
In the meantime, Virtus Bologna continued its undefeated run. Marco Belinelli scored 21 points as Sergio Scariolo’s team defeated Varese 100 – 108 on the road to move to 10-0.
2022-23 Italian League Day 10 Results:
Tezenis Verona 80-102 Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona
Happy Casa Brindisi 75-63 Umana Reyer Venezia
Germani Brescia 95-72 GeVi Napoli Basket
Banco di Sardegna Sassari 63-92 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
Dolomiti Energia Trentino 79-75 Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro
Openjobmetis Varese 100-108 Virtus Segafredo Bologna
Givova Scafati 89 – 71 NutriBullet Treviso Basket
UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia 79 – 84 Pallacanestro Trieste
Standings: Virtus 10-0, Milano 9-1, Tortona 7-2…
Photo: Olimpia Milano