Milan seeks a return to victory in the Euroleague in Berlin after three consecutive knockouts. Waiting for the debut with Ben Bentil’s Olimpia shirt
Alba Lo, Eriksson, Zoosman, Sikma, Lammers
Olympiad Delaney, Shields, Datome, Ricci, Melli
Milan starts with an extremely perky Melli, 5 points and 2 offensive rebounds, but after Delaney’s triple Sikma warms up, and with the third foul of his captain the partial 8-0 Alba (6 by Koumadje) starts for the 19- 10 of maximum advantage that imposes the timeout in Messina with 2.58 to play. 19-15 at the end of the first quarter, 2 points and 3 rebounds for Ben Bentil at the debut 3/11 from 2 for Milan, 3/7 from 3.
Milan starts with Bentil’s 2 + 1 and Hines’ overtaking basket, then at 8.02 the third immediate foul by Melli (excessive) and the second by the Ghanaian leaves Messina without two strong wings. There is also room for Biligha, and if it weren’t for Delaney (3/4 of 3), it would only be Alba, who in the final returns to +9 with two bombs from Eriksson and one from Lo. 43-34 at the end of the first half, 11 for Eriksson and 22-11 in rebound. For Milan 11 by Delaney, 9/21 from 2, 5/11 from 3 and 1/4 to the free throws.