2017-18Regular SeasonRound 7
November 15, 2017 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PABELLON FUENTE DE SAN LUIS

Jerrells stars as Milan bests Valencia in double overtime

Curtis Jerrells enjoyed a dream second debut for AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan as the Italian team topped Valencia Basket 98-103 in a thrilling back-and-forth double overtime battle. After a tight first half containing 18 lead changes, Valencia looked dominant when a blistering start to the third quarter delivered a 61-45 lead. But Milan roared back to force overtime through Jordan Theodore’s layup with 13 seconds remaining. The teams could not be separated until the second additional period, when Jerrells took over by scoring 12 points to give Milan its first road win of the season. Jerrells, who last week re-joined the club after three years away, finished with a career-high 30 points including 6 triples, while Jordan Theodore added 20 points and Andrew Goudelock, who departed through injury, scored 17. The win lifted Milan’s record to 2-5. Valencia was paced by 22 points from Erick Green, with Bojan Dubljevic adding 18, Fernando San Emeterio 16 and Tibor Pleiss and Sam Van Rossom both scoring 13. The loss was the third in a row for Valencia, which is now 3-4. Milan set a new club record with 17 triples, and Valencia tied theirs with 13.

In an early sign of things to come, Van Rossom struck a pair of early triples for Valencia, but Amath M’Baye did the same for Milan, before Green and Theodore also converted from long range as the lead continued to swap hands. The same pattern of lead changes continued early in the second quarter before Valencia enjoyed the first real run made by either team, with a three-pointer from Pleiss, who also made a couple of smooth mid-range strikes, highlighting a 7-0 burst to establish a 30-24 lead. Another triple from Rafa Martinez maintained that gap, but Goudelock scored 7 in hurry to get his team level again. A big put-back slam from Cory Jefferson and a triple from Goudelock sent Milan ahead, but San Emeterio’s three-point play gave Valencia a lead at the break.

A quick fire pair of Green two-pointers and a long–range strike from Guillem Vives extended the lead early in the third quarter, and when the red-hot Green struck twice again, the hosts were suddenly ahead by double figures. A triple from Aaron Doornekamp and a three-point play from Green completed a 13-0 run as Milan was held scoreless for more than four minutes. But Goudelock’s triple got the visitors back on the board and that led to a 0-9 run as Jerrells, Arturas Gudaitis and Goudelock struck from close range, bringing Milan back to 64-58 at the end of the third. Jerrells reduced the gap with a three-pointer to begin the final quarter, but Milan suffered a major blow when Goudelock limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Nevertheless, Jefferson made it 69-67 with a deep three, and after Van Rossom’s triple, Theodore responded with a battling layup and one. Both offenses slowed down with Milan missing chances to tie it before Theodore did exactly that with a coast-to-coast layup with 13 seconds remaining. That gave Valencia one more possession, but Green’s three-point try on the buzzer fell short.

Jerrells opened the extra period with another triple, but Van Rossom immediately did the same with his team’s first field goal for more than five minutes. Another triple, this time from Vladimir Micov, sent Milan back ahead, but Green responded from downtown to restore parity. Then Jerrells and Doornekamp traded triples, before Kaleb Tarczewski’s alley-oop put Milan ahead. But San Emeterio responded from the foul line and the game remained tied after five minutes. Just like the first extra period, the second began with a bucket from Jerrells and he followed up with a three-pointer to make it 85-90, before Theodore’s triple extended the lead. A driving layup and another three from Jerrells made it a 10-point lead, and there was no way back for Valencia.

Curtis Jerrells - AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan - EB17
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Euroleague.net
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS (GRE), LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT (GER), LATISEVS, OLEGS (LAT)
Attendance: 8400 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234Extra 1Extra 2
Valencia Basket202519101113
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan192217161118
End of Quarter1234Extra 1Extra 2
Valencia Basket204564748598
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan1941587485103
Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 THOMAS, WILL 14:16   0/1 0/1   1 1 2 1         1    
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 30:35 13 0/2 4/4 1/4 2 1 3 2   1     3 3 12
10 RUDEZ, DAMJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 25:03 18 3/9 1/3 9/10 2 3 5 2   1     1 8 22
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 19:25 6   2/3     4 4 4         3   10
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 9:19 4 2/2       1 1 2 1 1     1   6
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 34:02 16 3/7 1/4 7/7   2 2 2   2   2 2 6 13
21 PLEISS, TIBOR 24:57 13 5/9 1/1   2 2 4   2   1   2 3 17
30 SASTRE, JOAN 21:14     0/1   2   2 3   4     1   -1
32 GREEN, ERICK 37:23 22 6/12 2/6 4/5   1 1 5 2         5 24
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON 33:46 6 0/1 2/6     9 9 2 1       1   12
Team             3 3     1         2
Totals 250:00 98 19/43 13/29 21/26 9 27 36 23 6 10 1 2 15 25 117
        44.2% 44.8% 80.8%
Head coach: VIDORRETA, TXUS
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW 24:33 17 4/7 3/9     4 4 2 1       2 1 14
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 31:33 5 1/4 1/4     3 3 2   1       1 4
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS 29:24 3 0/2 1/3     5 5 4 1       2 2 9
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB 24:14 4 2/2     4 6 10 1     2   5 2 14
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA 6:12 3   1/1   1   1     1     2 1 2
22 CUSIN, MARCO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 ABASS, AWUDU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 M'BAYE, AMATH 19:30 6 0/2 2/4         1   2     1 1 1
25 THEODORE, JORDAN 42:06 20 5/10 2/5 4/5 1 2 3 4 1 3     4 5 17
34 JEFFERSON, CORY 14:59 7 2/3 1/1   3 1 4 1       1 1   9
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS 31:50 30 5/7 6/11 2/2 1 3 4 3 1 2     3 1 27
77 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 25:39 8 4/6     1 5 6           5 1 8
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 250:00 103 23/43 17/38 6/7 12 32 44 18 4 9 2 1 25 15 109
        53.5% 44.7% 85.7%
Head coach: PIANIGIANI, SIMONE

Head Coaches

VIDORRETA, TXUS
Valencia Basket
“Tough game, and a bad moment for us because we controlled a lot of the game and we lost in the second overtime. We had a big advantage in the third quarter but we missed many open shots, many situations in the paint, and later Jerrells was the key player for them, he was hot in the last few minutes.”
PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
“My players deserve this win because they believed in it. We lost Bertans yesterday and Goudelock today, but everybody kept their confidence and this is a big victory. The players have worked well until now but the last game we lost by 30 so we needed this kind of reaction, and coming back to win in one of the toughest courts in EuroLeague is the best way to do it.”

Players

GREEN, ERICK
Valencia Basket
“It was a great game and a tough game. They outplayed us in the second period of overtime and got the win, but it’s a lesson we can learn. We need to win on Friday so we can split the week 1 and 1, and keep getting better every day.”
JERRELLS, CURTIS
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

"It's like I never left. I got into a rhythm and entered a zone. Then Goudelock went down and I knew I had to carry a bigger load, but the guys got me some open looks and I took advantage of then. It was a great feeling."

“It feels good. The team had experienced some losses, I came in at a tough time and we had some tough practices. The coach talked a lot about finding our identity on defense, and tonight we played two overtime periods on an opposing court and got the win.”

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