It looked good early as Mirandola took an 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Agrigento had a 29-11 second period charge getting the lead and Mirandola was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-83. Agrigento forced 23 Mirandola turnovers. Guard Paolo Mossi (193-76) notched 9 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and center Quirino De Laurentiis (206-92) supported him with 12 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds by forward Luca Pignatti (195-86) did not help to save the game for Mirandola. point guard Jordan Losi (182-80, agency: Two Points) added 16 points and 5 assists for the guests. Five Mirandola players scored in double figures.
Firenze forced 19 Bologna turnovers and outrebounded them 42-26 including a 21-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Massimiliano Sanna (195-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Five Firenze and four Bologna players scored in double figures.
The game was mostly controlled by Castelletto. Chieti was better in second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Castelletto shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The former international point guard Federico Bolzonella (184-84) notched 26 points to lead the effort and point guard Alexander Simoncelli (188-86, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 17 points and 10 assists. Even 17 points and 6 rebounds by naturalized San Marino Andrea Raschi (198-79) did not help to save the game for Chieti. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the guests.
The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-18 Torino's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 75-69 at the end of the game. Tommaso Marino (190-86, agency: Interperformances) notched 15 points and 9 assists to lead the effort and power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Five Casalpusterlengo players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds by naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) did not help to save the game for Torino. Guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) added 15 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Top scorers: Torino: J.Wojciechowski 20+12reb, M.Evangelisti 15+5reb, L.Gergati 11+1ast, D.Sandri 6+6reb+4ast, F.Baldi Rossi 6+5reb, C.Tommasini 4+1ast Casalpusterlengo: T.Marino 15+2reb+9ast, A.Chiumenti 15+9reb, G.Ricci 12+8reb, R.Prandin 12+2reb+2ast, S.Fiorito 11+1reb, F.Bellina 6+5reb
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Matera won third quarter 27-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Bari won last quarter 24-18. They made 32-of-39 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while Matera only scored ten points from the stripe. They outrebounded Matera 47-25 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) scored 26 points and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Five Bari players scored in double figures. Naturalized Argentinian guard Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) responded with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and the former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) scored 22 points.