Emporio Armani celebrated Serie A title. They snatched a road win over Grissin Bon RE in Game 6 of the title series to be crowned champions. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 29-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Armani Milano looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Grissin Bon RE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Croatian swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85) who scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Uruguayan-Spanish power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International) chipped in 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Armani Milano players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Lithuanian Rimantas Kaukenas (192-77, college: Seton Hall) who recorded 18 points and 4 assists and international forward Achille Polonara (203-91) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Top scorers: Grissin Bon RE: R.Kaukenas 18+3reb+4ast, A.Della Valle 13+4reb+2ast, A.Polonara 12+8reb+1ast, P.Aradori 8+6reb+1ast, V.Veremeenko 6+7reb+1ast, D.Needham 5+3reb EA7 Armani: A.Gentile 16+4reb+2ast, K.Simon 15+7reb+4ast, R.Sanders 13+2reb+5ast, E.Batista 10+9reb+4ast, M.Macvan 7+2reb+2ast, M.Kalnietis 7+2reb+1ast
EA7 Armani Milano wins the Italian Cup - Feb 21, 2016
Milano comes out strong since the first minutes of the game with a great defense that lead to 7 turnovers by Avellino. Charles Jenkins (191-SG-89, college: Hofstra) with 5 straight points puts Olimpia up 12-4. Sanders adds 7 points and Milano close the quarter on the 21-11. In the second quarter Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) goes for 5 straight points coming out of the bench to extend Milano lead to 26-14. James Nunnally (201-F-90, college: UCSB) with 10 points put Avellino under the double digit gap but Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) with a tap in at the buzzer let Repesa's men to go at the halftime up by 7 points (43-36).
In the second half of the game Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) continues to find the basket from inside and from outside the painted area and Milano returns up by 10 points. Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) and James Nunnally (201-F-90, college: UCSB) with their penetrations lead Avellino to a -5 at the end of the third quarter. In the beginning of the last quarter McLean dominates inside the paint with 4 offensive rebounds and a couple of buckets. Sanders had 7 points in the quarter with two great steals and Milano flies on the 78-63 with 3 minutes remaining. And that was the crucial break.
Milano wins the Italian Cup and the Forum erupts.
Rakim Sanders (193-G/F-89, college: Fairfield) (17 points and 6 rebounds) was elected MVP of the competition. EA7 Armani Milano - Sidigas Avellino 82-76 (21-11, 22-25, 17-19, 22-21)
Milano: Sanders 17pt+6rb, McLean 15pt+6rb, Cinciarini 10pt+5rb, Simon 8pt+5rb, Jenkins 8pt+4rb, Kalnietis 5pt+4rb+4as, Lafayette 3pt+4rb+6as, Cerella 5rb. Avellino: James Nunnally 25pt+4rb+3st, Buva 13pt+5rb, Acker 9pt+4as, Cervi 8pt+2blk, Ragland 8pt+4rb, Veikalas 5pt, Pini 4pt, Leunen 3pt+6rb+4as, Green 6rb+6as.
Grissin Bon RE celebrate Beko SuperCup title - Sep 27, 2015
Grissin Bon RE - Emporio Armani 80:68
Grissin Bon RE earned the Beko SuperCup title. They defeated Emporio Armani for the first trophy of the season. Stefano Gentile (191-PG-89) recorded 14 points to lead the charge. Grissin Bon RE accounted for a 22:19 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Grissin Bon RE accumulated a 39:36 halftime lead. They boosted the gap in the third quarter. Grissin Bon RE entered the final period up by as many as 11 points 61:50. Grissin Bon RE did not loosen the grasp in the fourth term and cruised to the victory. Amedeo Della Valle (192-SG-93, college: Ohio St., agency: SPORTlab Agency) chipped in 13 points, while Rimantas Kaukenas (192-SG-77, college: Seton Hall, agency: Championship Sports) netted 12 points for the winners. Robbie Hummel (203-F-89, college: Purdue, agency: Priority Sports) responded with 13 points for Emporio Armani. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) had 11 points in the loss.
Cavit All-Star Team celebrate victory in 2016 Beko All-Star Game - Jan 11, 2016
Cavit All-Star Team - Dolomiti Energia All-Star Team 154:148
Cavit All-Star Team earned victory in a highly entertaining Beko All-Star Game 2016. Tyrus McGee (188-G-91, college: Iowa St.) came up wit 35 points to pace his side to the victory at the PalaTrento. Alex Kirk (211-C-91, college: N.Mexico) had 31 points and 6 rebounds to be named the MVP. Dolomiti Energia All-Star Team enjoyed a fast start to the game. They earned a 46:35 lead after the opening frame. They rallied to a 78:66 halftime advantage. However Cavit All-Star Team denied the deficit in the third quarter. They tied things up at 108:108 heading into the fourth period. Cavit All-Star Team unleashed 46 points in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. JaJuan Johnson had 27 points, while James Nunnally (201-F-90, college: UCSB) added 14 points for the winners. David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) responded with 28 points for Dolomiti Energia Team. Dewayne White netted 23 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the loss. Awudu Abass (199-SF-93, agency: Players Group) celebrated victory in the Slam Dunk Contest. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) was crowned the winner of the Three-Point Shootout Contest.
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