ANA vs MIL : Anadolu Efes Istanbul never trailed on the way to an 88-68 convert visiting AX Exchange Armani Milan, which lifted Efes into sole possession of first place on Tuesday night. It marked the fourth straight win and 12th win within the last 13 games for Efes to lift the team to a 16-3 record on the season. Milan dropped to 10-9 with its sixth consecutive road loss. Efes controlled the sport from the beginning and pulled away with an 8-0 run to finish the primary half then used a 9-0 third-quarter spurt to require an 18-point lead and never reminisce . Shale Larkin shined with 23 points, while Chris Singleton scored all 16 of his points within the half . Sertac Sanli finished with 13 points within the win. Arturas Gudaitis led Milan with 11 points plus 7 rebounds, while Michael Roll and Kaleb Tarczewski scored 10 apiece.
Krunoslav Simon hit a three-pointer on one end and Keifer Skyes on the opposite . Larkin took it to the ring to spark a 7-0 run, capped by a triple from Singleton for a 12-5 lead. Milan was held scoreless for 4 minutes, but Gudaitis had a three-point play and Sergio Rodriguez hit from long range to urge within one point. The scoring bogged down and Efes led 16-15 after 10 minutes. Singleton and Larkin each had a three-pointer for the hosts early within the second, but Milan took it to the rim through Gudaitis and Tarczewski. Singleton hit another three-pointer to form it 27-23, but Nemanja Nedovic and Tarczewski connected on an alley-oop. After Singleton’s fourth three-pointer on as many attempts, Luis Scola had a 3 -point play and Vladimir Micov knocked down a three to urge within 34-33. However, Larkin had a layup-plus-foul and followed it up with a triple as Efes finished the second quarter with an 8-0 run to require a 42-33 cushion into halftime.
Larkin was hot to start out the last half , together with his triple extending the margin to 47-35. Milan answered with Micov from downtown and Tarczewski inside, but Larkin hit another triple before Tibor Pleiss scored twice inside to cap a 9-0 run and make it 56-40. Michael Roll made a floater to prevent the drought, and Micov had a three-point play to chop within 62-49. But Sertac Sanli hit a last-second triple to finish the third quarter then scored from close range early within the fourth to form it 69-49. Roll hit a pair of three-pointers as Milan got within 71-57, but never closer than that. Rodrigue Beaubois drained a pair of corner triples and Sanli added to his tally from close range to secure a 20-point final margin.
Anadolu Efes vs AX Olimpia Milano – Key Players Team News
- Tolga Gecim (PG)
- Krunoslav Simon (SF)
- Bryant Dunston (PF)
AX Olimpia Milano (MIL) – Key Players
- Andrea Cinciarini (PG)
- Shavon Shields (SG)
- Vladimir Micov (SF)
Anadolu Efes vs AX Olimpia Milano
Anadolu Efes: W – 2, L – 3
AX Olimpia Milano: W – 3, L – 2
Anadolu Efes vs AX Olimpia Milano – Team Squad
Anadolu Efes (ANA):
Chris Singleton, Vasilije Micic, Adrien Moerman, Krunoslav Simon, Bryant Dunston, James Anderson, Shane Larkin, Tibor Pleiss, Rodrigue Beaubois, Sertac Sanli, Dogus Balbay, Ahmet Tuncer, Erten Gazi, Yigitcan Saybir, Tolga Gecim, Tarik Sezgun, Enes Bayraktar
AX Olimpia Milano (MIL):
Zach LeDay, Kevin Punter, Shavon Shields, Luigi Datome, Kyle Hines, Jeffrey Brooks, Michael Roll, Kaleb Tarczewski, Vladimir Micov, Sergio Rodriguez, Andrea Cinciarini, Riccardo Moraschini, Paul Biligha, Lionel Abega, Francesco Gravaghi, Davide Moretti
Anadolu Efes vs AX Olimpia Milano – Probable Lineups
Tolga Gecim (PG), Rodrigue Beaubois (SG), Krunoslav Simon (SF), Bryant Dunston (PF), Chris Singleton (C)
AX Olimpia Milano:
Andrea Cinciarini (PG), Shavon Shields (SG), Vladimir Micov (SF), Zach LeDay (PF), Kyle Hines (C)