Italian League, Regular Season, Game 5: November 5-6, 2011
by: Euroleague.net
November 6, 2011
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
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