LEGA - Italy

Italian League finals, Game 5: June 19, 2011
Montepaschi Siena Champ Italian League 2010-11 (photo menssanabasket.it)Montepaschi Siena became just the second team in 62 years to win the Italian League title for a fifth consecutive season when it edged visiting Benet Cantu 63-61 on Sunday in a thrilling Game 5 of their best-of-seven final series. It's the sixth Italian title overall for Siena, while Cantu earned a spot in the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season. Malik Hairston led Siena with 13 points, Nikos Zisis added 12, all but 2 of them in the final quarter, and Rimas Kaukenas had 11. Vladimir Micov of Cantu led all the scorers with 17 points. Mike Green added 13 points and Marko Scekic 11 for the losers. In a first quarter dominated by defense, Micov put Cantu ahead 0-10, shocking the crowd in Siena and putting the hosts on their heels. Siena's Tomas Ress brought his team back to within 8-12 after 1 quarter, however, then early in the second, Hairston had the scored tied at 12. Scekic kept Cantu in front at 17-24 late in the second quarter, but an 11-0 run for Siena bridging halftime put the defending champions in front 28-24 early in the third. The game remained balanced the rest of the way, with a dunk from Ress giving Siena a 43-39 margin after 30 minutes. The hosts stayed a step ahead in the final quarter, but at the foul line, Green got Cantu as close as 61-60 with 15 seconds remaining. In the time left, Kaukenas scored his 2 attempts from the foul line, while Manuchar Markoishvili just 1 of 2, but got the offensive rebound, and shot what would have been a game-winning three-pointer that missed. His teammate, Denis Marconato, grabbed that offensive rebounded but also missed the layup to tie as Kaukenas corralled the rebound and the celebration started for another title conquered by Siena. The last team to win five Italian titles in a row was Borletti Milano between 1950 and 1954.

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 (1) 100 81
71 69 63 x x
1 Bennet Cantù (2) 75 69 80 65 61 x x
Italian League Champion 2010-11: Montepaschi Siena

Semifinals Playoffs: best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Montepaschi Siena (1) 79 94 68 x x
0 Benetton Treviso (5) 58 63 56 x x
3 Bennet Cantù (2) 62 70 56 74 x
1 AJ Milano (3) 48 64 70 62 x

Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Montepaschi Siena (1) 94 85 68 81 x
1 Canadian Solar (8) 55 81 74 62 x
1 Air Avellino (4) 78
87 64
59 x
3 Benetton Treviso (5) 82 68 74 69 x
3 Bennet Cantù (2) 78
67
75
x
x
0 Cimberio Varese (7) 53 64 69 x x
3 AJ Milano (3) 70
73
91
72
x
1 Dinamo Sassari (6) 71 63 72 60 x

Finals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Montepaschi vs. Bennet Cantù 100-75 June 11
Game 2 Montepaschi vs. Bennet Cantù 81-69 June 13
Game 3 Bennet Cantù vs. Montepaschi 80-71 June 15
Game 4 Bennet Cantù vs. Montepaschi 65-69 June 17
Game 5 Montepaschi vs. Bennet Cantù 63-61 June 19

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Montepaschi vs. Benetton Treviso 79-58 May 31
Game 1 Bennet Cantù vs. AJ Milano 62-48 May 30
Game 2 Montepaschi vs. Benetton Treviso 94-63 June 2
Game 2 Bennet Cantù vs. AJ Milano 70-64 June 1
Game 3 Benetton Treviso vs. Montepaschi 56-68 June 4
Game 3 AJ Milano vs. Bennet Cantù 70-56 June 3
Game 4 AJ Milano vs. Bennet Cantù 62-74 June 5

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Montepaschi vs. Canadian Solar 94-55 May 19
Game 1 Bennet Cantù vs. Cimberio Varese 78-53 May 18
Game 1 AJ Milano vs. Dinamo Sassari 70-71 May 18
Game 1 Air Avellino vs. Benetton Treviso 78-82 May 19
Game 2 Montepaschi vs. Canadian Solar 85-81 May 21
Game 2 Bennet Cantù vs. Cimberio Varese 67-64 May 20
Game 2 AJ Milano vs. Dinamo Sassari 73-63 May 20
Game 2 Air Avellino vs. Benetton Treviso 87-68 May 21
Game 3 Canadian Solar vs. Montepaschi 74-68 May 23
Game 3 Cimberio Varese vs. Bennet Cantù 69-75 May 22
Game 3 Dinamo Sassari vs. AJ Milano 72-91 May 22
Game 3 Benetton Treviso vs. Air Avellino 74-64 May 23
Game 4 Canadian Solar vs. Montepaschi 62-81 May 25
Game 4 Dinamo Sassari vs. AJ Milano 60-72 May 24
Game 4 Benetton Treviso vs. Air Avellino 69-59 May 25

Italian League, Regular Season, Game 30: May 15, 2011
LAST GAME GAME 30
May 15, 2011
Day Match Result
May 15 Scavolini Siviglia vs. AJ Milano 82-71
May 15 Montepaschi vs. Lottomatica
83-73
May 15 Pepsi Caserta vs. Benetton
76-88
May 15 Enel Brindisi vs. Air Avellino 68-112
May 15 Can. Solar vs. Banca Tercas 96-94
May 15 Bennet Cantù vs. Cimberio Va. 75-66
May 15 Fabi Shoes vs. Angelico Biella 79-82
May 15 Vanoli-Braga vs. Din. Sassari 82-88
NEXT GAME GAME 30
Quarterfinals Playoffs

Match

Montepaschi(1) vs. Canad. Solar(8)

Bennet Cantù(2) vs.Cimberio Va.(7)

AJ Milano(3) vs. Din. Sassari(6)

Air Avellino(4) vs.Benetton Bwin(5)










STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Montepaschi Siena 30 26 4 2514 2159
2 Bennet Cantu' 30 22 8 2311 2132
3 Armani Jeans Milano 30 21 9 2409 2295
4 Air Avellino 30 17 13 2468 2378
5 Benetton Treviso 30 17 13 2311 2252
6 Dinamo Sassari 30 15 15 2463 2512
7 Cimberio Varese 30 15 15 2385 2430
8 Canadian Solar Bologna 30 15 15 2345 2358
9 Lottomatica Roma 30 14 16 2323 2262
10 Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro 30 14 16 2186 2260
11 Pepsi Caserta 30 12 18 2395 2422
12 Vanoli-Braga Cremona 30 12 18 2384 2395
13 Fabi Shoes Montegranaro 30 11 19 2314 2382
14 Angelico Biella 30 11 19 2393 2487
15 Banca Tercas Teramo 30 10 20 2253 2458
16 Enel Brindisi 30 8 22 2194 2466


Italian Cup, "Agos Ducato Final Eight" in Torino, Feb. 10-13, 2011
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
Montepaschi Siena
Scavolini Siviglia Montepaschi Siena
Fabi Shoes Fabi Shoes
Canadian Solar Montepaschi (Champ)
vs.
AJ Milano Bennet Cantu
Air Avellino Air Avellino
Bennet Cantu Bennet Cantu
Angelico Biella

Cup Games
Quarterfinals
Montepaschi Siena vs. Scavolini Siviglia
Feb. 10
Quarterfinals
Fabi Shoes vs. Canadian Solar
Feb. 10
Quarterfinals
AJ Milano vs. Air Avellino
Feb. 11
Quarterfinals
Bennet Cantu vs. Angelico Biella
Feb. 11
Semifinals
Montepaschi Siena vs. Fabi Shoes
Feb. 12
Semifinals
Bennet Cantu vs. Air Avellino
Feb. 12
Final
Montepaschi Siena vs. Bennet Cantu
Feb. 13

Italian League, Regular Season, Game 22: March 17-20, 2011

Mar 20, 2011 by Euroleague.net Print
Malik Hairston - Montepaschi Siena_31575Montepaschi Siena played its weekend game early on Thursday to leave time to prepare for the Euroleague Quarterfinals and the time had little effect as the defending champs routed Banca Tercas Teramo 107-71 to improve to 20-2. Malik Hairston scored 18 and Marko Jaric 16 to lead Siena, which was without Shaun Stonerook in addition to the injured Bo McCalebb and Rimantas Kaukenas. The hosts led 59-29 at halftime, which allowed head coach Simone Pianigiani to liberally split his minutes in the last 20 minutes. Two Eurocup Quarterfinalists also played earlier than usual: Benetton Bwin Treviso and Pepsi Caserta. Benetton bested Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro 65-71, a result that left both teams with 10-12 records and tied with five others for sixth place. Devin Smith paced the winners with 18 points and Hrvoje Peric added 12. Caserta fell 87-76 at Bennet Cantu. Vladimir Micov scored 17 and dished 8 assists and Nicolas Mazzarino added 14 points for Cantu, while Jumaine Jones and Eric Williams combined for 35 in defeat. Cantu joined Armani Jeans Milano in second place after the latter stepped on Fabi Shoes Montegranaro 87-68. David Hawkins scored 17 and Lynn Greer added 15 points and 7 assists as Milano improved to 16-6. In other games, Vanoli-Braga rocked Lottomatica Roma 83-70, Cimberio bested Canadian Solar 69-71, Air Avellino beat Angelico Biela 83-76 and Enel Brindisi crushed Dinamo Sassari 102-85.

LAST GAME GAME 22
March 17-20, 2011
Day Match Result
Mar. 17 Montepaschi vs. Banca Tercas 107-71
Mar. 19 Bennet C. vs. Pepsi Caserta 87-76
Mar. 19 Scavolini vs. Benetton Bwin 65-71
Mar. 20 AJ Milano vs. Fabi Shoes 87-68
Mar. 20 Vanoli-Braga vs. Lottomatica
83-70
Mar. 20 Canadian Solar vs. Cimberio
69-71
Mar. 20 Air Avellino vs. Angelico Bi. 83-76
Mar. 20 Enel Brindisi vs. Din. Sassari 102-85

NEXT GAME GAME 23
March 26-27, 2011
Day Match
Mar. 26 Benetton Bwin vs. Can. Solar
Mar. 27 Din. Sassari vs. Bennet Cantù
Mar. 27 Cimberio vs. Lottomatica
Mar. 27 Banca Tercas vs. Air Avellino
Mar. 27 Angelico Biella vs. Scavolini
Mar. 27 Pepsi Caserta vs. Vanoli-B.
Mar. 27 Fabi Shoes vs. Enel Brindisi
Apr. 4 AJ Milano vs. Montepaschi



STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Montepaschi Siena 22 20 2 1861 1576
2 Bennet Cantu' 22 16 6 1718 1570
3 Armani Jeans Milano 22 16 6 1790 1692
4 Canadian Solar Bologna 22 12 10 1714 1697
5 Air Avellino 22 12 10 1759 1723
6 Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro 22 10 12 1611 1698
7 Vanoli-Braga Cremona 22 10 12 1747 1704
8 Dinamo Sassari 22 10 12 1792 1842
9 Cimberio Varese 22 10 12 1731 1806
10 Benetton Treviso 22 10 12 1660 1625
11 Pepsi Caserta 22 10 12 1776 1763
12 Lottomatica Roma 22 10 12 1706 1659
13 Fabi Shoes Montegranaro 22 9 13 1762 1812
14 Angelico Biella 22 8 14 1755 1854
15 Enel Brindisi 22 7 15 1631 1776
16 Banca Tercas Teramo 22 6 16 1606 1822