By John Askounis/ email@example.com
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan lost eight of its last ten matches including four in the LBA Serie A, even dropped a double-digit advantage against Sidigas Avellino, but bounced back for an 85-79 home win in Regular Season Round 28 action. Five players accounted for 73 points with Curtis Jerrells dropping a game-high 17 points.
Simone Pianigiani’s team is now 21-7. Umana Reyer Venezia and Vanoli Cremona remained tied in second place after upping their W-L records to 19-9. The former lost a double-digit lead before beating Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, 76-71, while Cremona went by Fiat Turin, 94-88, on the road, overcoming Mouhammadou Jaiteh’s 31 points.
Serie A Regular Season Round 28 results and scorers:
Oriora Pistoia – Acqua S.Bernardo Cantu 74-84 (Tony Mitchell 24p – Tyler Stone 24p)
Segafredo Virtus Bologna – Dolomiti Energia Trento 74-69 (Dejan Kravic 16p – Aaron Craft 22p)
Umana Reyer Venezia – Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 76-71 (Mitchell Watt 24p – Darius Johnson-Odom 18p)
Banco di Sardegna Sassari – Germani Brescia Leonessa 95-87 (Rashawn Thomas 30p – Awudu Abass 32p)
Openjobmetis Varese – VL Pesaro 81-75 (Aleksa Avramovic 23p, Tyler Cain 13p, 15r – James Blackmon Jr. 22p)
Fiat Turin – Vanoli Cremona 88-94 (Mouhammadou Jaiteh 31p – Peyton Aldridge 18p)
Happy Casa Brindisi – Alma Trieste 85-77 (Riccardo Moraschini 30p – Zoran Dragic 12p)
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan – Sidigas Avellino 85-79 (Curtis Jerrells 17p – Keifer Sykes 15p, Ike Udanoh 15p)