LEGA - Italy

Italian League finals, Game 5: June 17, 2012
Montepaschi Siena celebrates Italian tilte (photo: www.menssanabasket.it)Montepaschi Siena became the first team in the 63-year history of the Italian League to win the title for a sixth consecutive season when it blew out visiting EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Sunday with an 84-73 victory in Game 5 of their best-of-five final series. Siena's 4-1 series victory gave it a 23-3 record overall in the finals since 2007 and pushed its streak past that of Borletti Milano, which won five titles between 1950 and 1954. On Sunday, Ksistof Lavrinovic led the winners with 22 points, while Bo McCalebb added 16, Nikos Zisis 15 and Shaun Stonerook 11. For Milan, Ioannis Bourousis scored 18, Malik Hairston 15 and Stefano Mancinelli 10. It was Mancinelli's 8 points soon after tipoff that gave Milan an early 5-11 advantage, but Siena rallied to lead 19-18 on Lavrinovic's three-pointer to end the first quarter. Pietro Aradori and Zisis, who had 10 points in the second quarter, gave Siena its first double-digit lead, 38-28, on the way to a 42-31 halftime edge. After the break, Lavrinovic and McCalebb quickly pushed the lead to 20 points, at 54-34, after 26 minutes. Milan got as close as 69-57 on point by Omar Cook and Hairston before McCalebb's three-point play seemed to calm Siena. But then Bouroussis hit a triple and Hairston a two-pointer to make it 72-64, the first single-digit difference in almost 20 minutes. Zisis answered with a three-pointer for Siena, but Alessandro Gentile matched it. Then the situation was reversed, with Hairston's next basket from long range making it 77-61 before Stonerook answered from downtown. Lavrinovic's steal and dunk sealed it for Siena, up 82-71 now with under a minute left as the fans celebrated something no team in Italy had ever done before, six "scudetti" in a row!

Euroleague / Eurocup teams

Italian League, Finals Playoffs: best of 7 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7
4 Montepaschi Siena (1) 86 86 82 83 84 x x
1 EA7 Emporio Armani (2) 77 58 79 88 73 x x
Italian league champion 2011-12: Montepaschi Siena

Finals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Montepaschi Siena vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 86-77 June 9
Game 2 Montepaschi Siena vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 86-58 June 11
Game 3 EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Montepaschi Siena 79-82 June 13
Game 4 EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Montepaschi Siena 88-83 June 15
Game 5 Montepaschi Siena vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 84-73 June 17

Italian League, Semifinals Playoffs: best of 5 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Montepaschi Siena (1) 91 92 79 x x
0 Banco di Sardegna (4) 68 66 64 x x
3 EA7 Emporio Armani (2) 84 84 77 67 x
1 Scavolini Siviglia (6) 75 68 85 73 x

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Montepaschi Siena vs. Banco di Sardegna 91-68 May 28
Game 1 EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Scavolini Siviglia 84-75 May 29
Game 2 Montepaschi Siena vs. Banco di Sardegna 92-66 May 30
Game 2 EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Scavolini Siviglia 84-68 May 31
Game 3 Banco di Sardegna vs. Montepaschi Siena 64-79 June 1
Game 3 Scavolini Siviglia vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 85-77 June 2
Game 4 Scavolini Siviglia vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 67-73 June 4

Italian League, Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 5 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Montepaschi Siena (1) 92 88 70 91 x
1 Cimberio Varese (8) 57 72 73 75 x
3 Banco di Sardegna (4) 81 88 72 x x
0 Canadian Solar (5) 72 86 71 x x
3 EA7 Emporio Armani (2) 92 89 82 x x
0 Umana Venezia (7) 63 83 80 x x
2 Bennet Cantù (3) 78 74 78 68 69
3 Scavolini Siviglia (6) 72 47 91 80 78

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Montepaschi Siena vs. Cimberio Varese 92-57 May 17
Game 1 EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Umana Venezia 92-63 May 18
Game 1 Bennet Cantù vs. Scavolini Siviglia 78-72 May 18
Game 1 Banco di Sardegna vs. Canadian Solar 81-72 May 17
Game 2 Montepaschi Siena vs. Cimberio Varese 88-72 May 19
Game 2 EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Umana Venezia 89-83 May 20
Game 2 Bennet Cantù vs. Scavolini Siviglia 74-47 May 20
Game 2 Banco di Sardegna vs. Canadian Solar 88-86 May 19
Game 3 Cimberio Varese vs. Montepaschi Siena 73-70 May 21
Game 3 Umana Venezia vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 80-82 May 22
Game 3 Scavolini Siviglia vs. Bennet Cantù 91-78 May 22
Game 3 Canadian Solar vs. Banco di Sardegna 71-72 May 21
Game 4 Cimberio Varese vs. Montepaschi Siena 75-91 May 23
Game 4 Scavolini Siviglia vs. Bennet Cantù 80-68 May 24
Game 5 Bennet Cantù vs. Scavolini Siviglia 69-78 May 26

Italian League, Regular Season, Game 34: May 6, 2012

LAST GAME GAME 34
May 6, 2012
Day Match Result
May 6 Novipiù Casale vs. Scavolini Siviglia 82-77
May 6 Canadian Solar vs. Bennet Cantù 66-65
May 6 Vanoli Braga vs. Benetton Basket 84-82
May 6 Umana Venezia vs. Sidigas Avellino 90-95
May 6 Otto Caserta vs. Banco Sardegna 69-95
May 6 Fabi Shoes vs. Montepaschi 57-113
May 6 EA7 Armani vs. Angelico Biella 97-77
May 6 Cimberio Varese vs. Banca Tercas 83-78
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs

Match

Montepaschi(1) vs. Cimberio(8)

EA7 Emporio Armani(2) vs. Umana Ve.(7)

Bennet Cantu(3) vs. Scavolini(6)

Banco Sardegna(4) vs. Canadian Solar(5)






STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Montepaschi Siena 32 24 8 2639 2308
2 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 32 22 10 2532 2359
3 Bennet Cantù 32 21 11 2383 2237
4 Banco di Sardegna Sassari 32 20 12 2581 2494
5 Canadian Solar Bologna 32 20 12 2414 2378
6 Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro 32 19 13 2419 2401
7 Umana Venezia 32 17 15 2475 2436
8 Cimberio Varese 32 17 15 2429 2385
9 Sidigas Avellino 32 15 17 2480 2606
10 Vanoli Braga Cremona 32 14 18 2349 2462
11 Benetton Treviso 32 13 19 2403 2493
12 Angelico Biella 32 13 19 2454 2503
13 Acea Roma 32 13 19 2519 2603
14 Banca Tercas Teramo 32 12 20 2373 2488
15 Fabi Shoes Montegranaro 32 12 20 2482 2588
16 Otto Caserta 32 12 20 2479 2576
17 Novipiù Casale Monferrato 32 8 24 2353 2447



Italian Cup, Final Eight Di Coppa Italia in Torino, February 16-19, 2012

Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
Montepaschi Siena
Banco Di Sardegna Montepaschi Siena
Canadian Solar EA7 Emporio Armani
EA7 Emporio Armani Montepaschi (Champion)
vs.
Umana Venezia Bennet Cantu
Scavolini Siviglia Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro
Bennet Cantu Bennet Cantu
Sidigas Avellino

Cup Games
Quarterfinals
Montepaschi Siena vs. Banco Di Sardegna Sassari
70-60
Feb. 16
Quarterfinals
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano vs. Canadian Solar Bologna
82-77
Feb. 16
Quarterfinals
Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro vs. Umana Venezia
90-70
Feb. 17
Quarterfinals
Bennet Cantu vs. Sidigas Avellino
99-70
Feb. 17
Semifinals
Montepaschi Siena vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
67-65
Feb. 18
Semifinals
Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro vs. Bennet Cantu
64-71
Feb. 18
Final
Montepaschi Siena vs. Bennet Cantu
88-71
Feb. 19

Italian League, Regular Season, Game 5: November 5-6, 2011

Nov 06, 2011 by Euroleague.net Print
Jeff Adrien  - Benetton Treviso (Photo: benettonbasket.it)Defending champion Montepaschi Siena started the weekend with an 85-52 smackdown of Virtus Roma and finished it in a four-way tie for the Italian League lead with EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Sidigas Avellino and Cimberio Varese with 4-1 records. Siena already led 48-24 by halftime en route to a blowout in the capital. Bo McCalebb paced the winners with 18 points and 5 assists, Pietro Aradori scored 15 and Igor Rakocevic and David Moss netted 12 apiece. Luigi Datome led Roma with 14. Armani worked hard to top Novipiu Casale Monferrato 64-67 in a thriller. The hosts led midway through the fourth quarter and never trailed by more than 4. Jacopo Giachetti hit clutch free throws in the closing seconds and Casale came up short on its final possession when Matt Janning missed twice from the line - the second intentionally – and though Michael Dunigan corralled the offensive rebound, Matteo Malaventura missed a three-pointer to tie the game. Malik Hairston led Milano with 18 points and Giachetti and Omar Cook added 13 each. Janning scored 10 in defeat. Varese dropped previously undefeated Varese to 3-1 with an 85-82 victory. Avellino downed Banco di Sardegna Sassari 96-79 thanks to 22 points and 7 assists from Marques Green. In a clash between Euroleague and Eurocup teams, Benetton Treviso upended Bennet Cantu 72-55. Jeff Adrien scored 7 in a 17-2 run that bridged the second and third quarters to give the hosts a commanding 45-27 league, which set the stage for a big win. Adrien finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds, Sani Becirovic scored 12, Gal Mekel dished 8 assists and Brian Scalabrine hauled in 15 rebounds as part of the Treviso performance. Gianluca Basile led Cantu with 11 points.

LAST GAME GAME 5
November 5-6, 2011
Day Match Result
Nov. 5 Montepaschi vs. Virtus Roma 85-52
Nov. 6 Benetton vs. Bennet Cantù 72-55
Nov. 6 Sidigas Av . vs. B. Sardegna 96-79
Nov. 6 Cimberio Varese vs. Pepsi Ca. 85-82
Nov. 6 Scavolini vs. Umana Venezia 58-71
Nov. 6 Vanoli-Braga vs. Angelico Bi. 58-79
Nov. 6 B. Tercas vs. Canadian Solar 73-72
Nov. 6 Novipiù Casale vs. EA7 Armani 64-67
NEXT GAME GAME 6
November 12-13, 2011
Day Match
Nov. 12 Pepsi Caserta vs. Scavolini
Nov. 13 Bennet Cantù vs. Sidigas Av.
Nov. 13 EA7 Armani vs. Montepaschi
Nov. 13 Canadian Solar vs. Cimberio
Nov. 13 Virtus Roma vs. Vanoli-Braga
Nov. 13 Fabi Shoes vs. Angelico Bi.
Nov. 13 Novipiù Casale vs. Benetton
Nov. 13 Umana Ven. vs. B. Tercas


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 5 4 1 389 332
2 Sidigas Avellino 5 4 1 422 386
3 Montepaschi Siena 5 4 1 381 331
4 Cimberio Varese 5 4 1 409 397
5 Bennet Cantù 4 3 1 289 265
6 Angelico Biella 5 3 2 361 338
7 Pepsi Caserta 4 3 1 303 286
8 Umana Venezia 4 2 2 295 286
9 Canadian Solar Bologna 5 2 3 399 417
10 Banco di Sardegna Sassari 5 2 3 367 402
11 Virtus Roma 5 2 3 371 391
12 Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro 4 2 2 263 279
13 Benetton Treviso 3 1 2 236 243
14 Vanoli Braga Cremona 5 1 4 359 396
15 Fabi Shoes Montegranaro 4 1 3 302 325
16 Banca Tercas Teramo 5 1 4 339 364
17 Novipiù Casale Monferrato 5 0 5 311 358