Milano climb to the top after beating Pistoia – Day 14 Recap

2018-01-08T22:49:00+00:00 2018-01-08T23:16:39+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

08/Jan/18 22:49

Eurohoops.net

A solid shooting night by Dairis Bertans and Milano’s overall defensive effort did the trick against Pistoia.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Olimpia Milano recovered in style after the Friday’s defeat to Olympiacos by beating Flexx Pistoia 79 – 63 on the road and climbing to the top of the Italian League standings with an 11-3 record.

This was the fourth win in a row for the “Red Shoes” in Lega A and it arrived mainly through the defensive. Coach Simone Pianigiani’s players allowed merely 31 points in the second half while dropping 44.

Dairis Bertans was “hot” in his return to action with 16 points (4/7 threes) in 21 minutes. Drew Goudelock added 11, Jordan Theodore 8 plus 4 rebounds and 5 assists and Vladimir Micov 10.

In his second match with Milano, Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds yet struggled with his shooting, finishing with 2/10 two-pointers and 1/6 from beyond the arc.

Ronald Moore and Tyrus McGee led Pistoia with 17 and 16 points respectively.

Lega A Day 14 Results:

HOME

AWAY

CURRENT SCORE

FT

HT

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

RED OCTOBER CANTU

BETALAND CAPO D ORLANDO

96-73

96-73

44-29

26-7

18-22

28-20

24-24

UMANA REYER VENEZIA

VL PESARO

72-71

72-71

40-34

23-15

17-19

22-18

10-19

FIAT TORINO

GERMANI BASKET BRESCIA

95-86

95-86

56-40

32-16

24-24

20-23

19-23

BANCO DI SARDEGNA SASSARI

DOLOMITI ENERGIA TRENTINO

78-67

78-67

34-24

19-11

15-13

21-22

23-21

GRISSIN BON REGGIO EMILIA

NEW BASKET BRINDISI

73-77

73-77

40-41

19-22

21-19

19-12

14-24

VANOLI CREMONA

OPENJOBMETIS VARESE

80-72

80-72

44-31

22-14

22-17

21-26

15-15

SIDIGAS AVELLINO

SEGAFREDO VIRTUS BOLOGNA

87-59

87-59

44-25

22-10

22-15

13-16

30-18

THE FLEXX PISTOIA

AX ARMANI E. OLIMPIA MILAN

63-79

63-79

32-35

19-26

13-9

14-21

17-23

Lega A Standings:

#
TEAM
PTS
MP
W
L
POINTS
+/-
1
SIDIGAS AVELLINO
22
14
11
3
1154 – 1065
89
2
AX ARMANI E. OLIMPIA MILAN
22
14
11
3
1073 – 988
85
3
UMANA REYER VENEZIA
20
14
10
4
1143 – 1105
38
4
GERMANI BASKET BRESCIA
20
14
10
4
1108 – 1015
93
5
FIAT TORINO
18
14
9
5
1127 – 1097
30
6
BANCO DI SARDEGNA SASSARI
16
14
8
6
1172 – 1116
56
7
SEGAFREDO VIRTUS BOLOGNA
14
14
7
7
1106 – 1079
27
8
VANOLI CREMONA
14
14
7
7
1131 – 1114
17
9
RED OCTOBER CANTU
14
14
7
7
1202 – 1199
3
10
DOLOMITI ENERGIA TRENTINO
14
14
7
7
1074 – 1074
0
11
GRISSIN BON REGGIO EMILIA
10
14
5
9
1029 – 1048
-19
12
BETALAND CAPO D ORLANDO
10
14
5
9
938 – 1107
-169
13
THE FLEXX PISTOIA
8
14
4
10
1037 – 1136
-99
14
OPENJOBMETIS VARESE
8
14
4
10
1059 – 1050
9
15
NEW BASKET BRINDISI
8
14
4
10
1065 – 1135
-70
16
VL PESARO
6
14
3
11
1047 – 1137
-90