Banchi’s Team and Olimpia’s Defeat in Euroleague: Bayern Beats Virtus 90-76 and Zalgiris Passes 83-70 at the Forum

Banchi’s team, despite a super Belinelli, was put back together in Munich: it ended 90-76 for the Germans. Shields isn’t enough at Olimpia: Zalgiris, led by Evans and Ulanovas, passes 83-70 at the Forum

Definitely a bitter evening for the Italians in the Euroleague. Olimpia defeated at the Forum by Zalgiris, while Virtus lost their third consecutive match away at Bayern Munich. An excellent performance from Shields wasn’t enough for the Messina team: the Lithuanians played a great game, shot very well from three (11/21), and won with merit, resisting Olimpia’s comeback attempt, which suffered its seventh defeat of the season. Banchi’s boys, after an excellent start, succumbed to the blows of Ibaka who led the Germans to a perfect second half: the 20-10 run in the last quarter condemned Bologna to their fourth defeat of this Euroleague.

bayern-virtus 90-76

The start of the match smiled on Virtus, who immediately found rhythm in attack. Belinelli is very effective, Shengelia and Dunston give him support: all three end the first half in double figures. Banchi’s team finds its maximum advantage (+14) midway through the second quarter, but the hosts get back into the game thanks to the physicality and experience of Serge Ibaka, who with 15 points (24 at the end of the game) leads his team to -2 (46-44). Despite a very hot Belinelli, Bayern is gaining more and more confidence, led by the former Raptors and Thunder player. Virtus’ attack is less fluid than usual and the Germans take the lead entering the last ten minutes. Bologna is no longer able to find the way to the basket, Bayern physically dominates and runs away: Francisco exalts the audience at the Audi Dome with a series of plays that bring the hosts to +14.

Bayern: Ibaka 24, Francisco 13, Booker 12

Virtus: Belinelli 22, Shengelia 15, Dunston 10

Milan-Zalgiris 70-83

Great balance between the two teams in the first quarter: the guests are led by Ulanovas, but Olimpia responds with Shields and Hall, closing the first ten minutes at 19-18. However, the Milanese attack goes completely out of gear and Zalgiris’ physical defense suffers, forcing the Italian champions to a terrible 1/11 from three in the first half. Hayers and Evans take the lead and lead the Lithuanian team’s lead, which goes to halftime with a 41-31 lead. In the second half, Shields tried in every way to lead his team to a comeback, with a great contribution from Hayes on the rebound, but Zalgiris responded blow for blow with Smits. Milan finally finds continuity from three points, but the solidity and talent of the Lithuanians reign supreme: Evans and Smits again with a three-point shot extinguish the Forum’s hopes of a comeback and the whistles go off at the siren. Olimpia loses again after two consecutive victories.

Olimpia: Shields 21, Mirotic 14, Hall 11

Zalgiris: Ulanovas 20, Evans 19, Smits 16

2023-11-30 22:19:34
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