Olimpia Milano – Virtus Bologna: European derby of yesteryear, in each sense

Olimpia Milano – Virtus Bologna: European derby of yesteryear, in each sense

Olimpia Milano – Virtus Bologna: European derby of yesteryear, in each sense

Olimpia Milano – Virtus Bologna: European derby of yesteryear, in each sense

© photograph by Savino Paolella

Within the final mini-segment and 2011 class of Olympia Milan e The ability of Bologna they’re invited to the parquet flooring for a bunch memento photograph after a pleasant match within the afternoon. That they had already put them within the third fraction, perhaps they might have had a partial increased than the one 6-14 scored by their respective first groups, which is sufficient for the “V nere“Closing on the third siren with a double-digit lead (41-53) was then achieved with out a lot concern till 59-64 finish for third hit a Euroleague.

Twenty-five years after the final European match between Milan and Bologna, the assaults don’t shine in any respect and never even due to such an incredible advantage of the defenses: as a result of if at instances it’s the bodily depth of the duels that tarnishes the odds (as within the comeback with Virtus advancing within the second quarter), in lots of others it’s the hand of the shooters to fail miserably. the “air balloon prize“Undoubtedly going toOlympiadadditionally due to the “feats” alongside the bruises (much less chief than ordinary, with 6 factors and 0/3 in triples) e Mitrou-Lengthy (in any case the highest white and pink scorer with 13 factors) and the typical of Davies (in any case in relative progress with 11 factors and three rebounds), whereas the “first iron trophy“Go proper to Virtuesthanks largely to the incomprehensible sufficiency with which just about everybody releases undercoats and hooks after successfully eliminating the person on penetration or one-on-one back-to-the-basket.

We’re not seduced by the NBA’s 153-149 or 138-137 common season, and we’re more and more alienated (and alienated) from the principles of sports-business, however we actually imagine that the 12 months of grace 2022 additionally European basketball – particularly that of Euroleague – cannot ignore present past the techniques of very legitimate coaches and the intrinsic allure of derby and historic challenges. And on this Olympia-Virtus, sadly, the present is barely provided by Milos Theodosius, the face for weeks in a “bomber shave!” (and certainly it’s prime scorer with 15 factors, in addition to Mvp) is that of somebody who for the widespread good should get off the bench (to which they continue to be connected as an alternative). Weems e Belinelli) and put class – along with order – in all that offensive havoc: it’s his razors from past the arc (6/8 in three-pointers, together with the 55-64 that closes every speech) to direct the left for Bologna. and it’s his help (4 in complete) to offer within the second quarter essentially the most spectacular play of the match with the kill of Mickey (14 factors, 5 rebounds).

To fret in entranceOlympiad it isn’t simply the odds (51% from two, and Virtus achieves worse with 42%; 25% from three towards 37% from the other sides), but in addition and above all the truth that in lots of actions the ball spins as one. trunk to not free the person…however as a result of nobody needs to shoot. Till the siren sounds lapidary or (absent Shields, Baron and even Datome) is not. honey take accountability (9 factors on 2/4 and 1/3 from lengthy, plus 11 rebounds on 35 groups) or nonetheless not salon (8 factors, with 1/3 and a couple of/4) to get well a minimal of confidence with the retina all through the minutes.

Within the third consecutive defeat and likewise the third consecutive at residence on this Euroleague, there may be nonetheless a variety of work to do for coach Messina. And the identical is aware of that coach Scariolo should be: to proceed climbing the Euroleague classification and likewise to ensure in flip the mandatory present on January 2 within the Segafredo Area in what shall be one other problem of the season with Milan and in what must also be essential level within the clear (reside in November) of our Championship.

Then, since in the long run we’re additionally from different instances, past the present to overcome new followers, particularly among the many youthful ones, we shut with a separate appointment for toned: His spinning dive within the second quarter to retrieve the ball reminded us of the “Olympic spirit” of 1 Roberto premier. And it makes us hope that the “boy” (29 years previous simply final November 7) can climb even additional up the ranks of thisArmani in quest of identification. (Paolo Corio)

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