Zubcic couldn’t beat the buzzer, Olimpia Milano finally defeats Napoli

2024-03-24T21:49:33+00:00 2024-03-24T22:18:30+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

24/Mar/24 21:49


In the third encounter this season, Olimpia Milano got the better of Napoli

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

After losing in the first part of the season and then in the Italian Cup final, Olimpia Milano finally defeated GeVi Napoli.

Ettore Messina’s squad recorded a narrow 86-84 victory at the Mediolanum Forum in Round 24 of the Legabasket.

The outcome could have been different if Tomislav Zubcic had been a split second faster. He scored a triple for the win but released the ball just after the buzzer.

Nikola Mirotic led the defending Italian champions with 21 points, while Nicolo Melli reached a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Shavon Shields scored 18 with eight boards, while Devon Hall added 11 points and dished out seven assists. Diego Flaccadori also finished in double digits with 10.

Jacob Pullen scored 21 points for Napoli, and Tyler Ennis was on the verge of a double-double with 19 points and seven assists. Tomislav Zubcic scored 17 points, and Tariq Owens had 10.