The postponement of the eighth day of Serie A basketball has ended and the match between the Virtus Bologna And Brescia. The winner of the direct clash at the top is La Virtus Of Luca Banchi For 88-76a result that allows Bologna to climb alone to the top of the table with 14 points, two more than the group with Naples, Venice, Trent and exactly Bresciaall paired at 12.
The match struggled to break the deadlock, with over a minute left without the two teams being able to find a way to the basket. The first points come from Belinelliwho then also scores a triple to make it 5-2 Bologna. He responds, however, Brescia and it’s played point by point, with the hosts trying an attack 3′ from the end of the first quarter which in a minute takes them up 8. The Lombards, however, don’t give up and we go to the first stop on 26-20.
It’s always there Virtus to play the hare also in the second quarter, with the basket Lundberg which is worth +9 and maximum advantage for Bologna. Soon after it is Pajola which brings the hosts into double figures, who seem to be able to close it out. The triple of Massinburg after the timeout, however, it reports below Bresciaeven if Bologna is not raise the foot off the accelerator in the first half of the quarter. Virtus which also reaches +14, but a 6-0 run for the guests partially mends the gap. The music doesn’t change in the second part of the fourth, with the rubber band it brings Belinelli and his in double figures and then From the Valley and teammates returning and a final 5-0 run by Brescia send the teams to rest on 49-44.
Gap that is reduced to 3 points with the basket Christon at the start of the second half, then Cobbins signs the -2, but regardless Bologna now you struggle to find the way to basket Brescia missed a couple of counterattacks that would have earned them a draw Shengelia brings his team back to +7. Triple of Cournooh for the Germans, then another basket from beyond the arc for number 25 and we immediately return point to point. It reacts Virtus with LundbergWhile Brescia is in a foul emergency, with Gabriel who already comes out with 5 fouls, while Christon he’s at 4. And with the bonus already exhausted he’s struggling Brescia to stay in the wake and with a run of 13-2 Virtus tries to definitively close the match and we go to the last stop with Bologna after you 72-63.
Brescia which could reopen it at the beginning of the last quarter, with Messinburg who scores a triple and is fouled, but misses the four-point play from the line. But he answers immediately Bologna which in the space of a few minutes brought the gap back to double figures and the triple of Jaleen Smith after 2 minutes he virtually closes the match with +11. He doesn’t give up Messinburgwho this time completes the three-point game, but once again uses up the bonus too quickly Brescia. There is no more match at this point, even if nervousness keeps the match alive and ultimately the Virtus Bologna beats Brescia 88-76, thus remaining alone at the top of the rankings. Top scorers Shengelia with 27 points (in 26 minutes, with 6 rebounds and 7 assists), as Massinberg in home Bresciathen 19 per Lundberg in home Virtuswhile for the Germans there are also the 12 of Bilan.
Virtus Segafredo Bologna – Germani Brescia 88-76
- Virtus Bologna: Lundberg 19, Dobric 2, Shengelia 27, Hackett 5, Dunston 5, Belinelli 8, Pajola 5, Smith 7, Cacok 5, Abass 5, Menalo ne, Mascolo ne. Enclosures Benches.
- Brescia: Bilan 12, Burnell 8, Massinburg 27, Della Valle 7, Petrucelli 8, Christon 2, Gabriel, Cournooh 6, Akele 2, Cobbins 4, Tanfoglio ne, Porto ne. All. Skinny.
Highlights: Virtus Bologna-Brescia 88-76
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