2017-18Regular SeasonRound 8
November 17, 2017 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 MEDIOLANUM FORUM

19-0 rally vaults Milan past Bamberg

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan used a huge fourth quarter run in a come-from-behind 71-62 win over Brose Bamberg on Friday . The victory, Milan's second in 48 hours, lifted the team's record to 3-5 while Brose dropped to 4-4 on the season. The visitors led for almost all of the first three quarters and extended their margin to 46-57 in the fourth. But Mantas Kalnietis strung together 10 points during a 19-0 run to bring Milan all the way back to a valuable victory. Curtis Jerrells had 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, and Kaleb Tarczewski scored 12 with 5 rebounds to lead the hosts. Kalnietis scored all his points during the key run, and also had 7 rebounds and 3 assist. Arturas Gudaitis collected 11 points plus 8 rebounds in victory. Dorell Wright scored 12 points and Aleksej Nikolic 11 in defeat.

The game started with Amath M’Baye and Nikolic trading threes. Tarczewski had a three-point play to put the hosts up 8-7, but Nikolic first fed Leon Radosevic for a dunk and then hit a three-pointer to make it 8-12. M’Baye had a three-point play on the other end, but Brose took 13-16 lead into the second quarter. Milan erased the deficit behind Jerrells, who hit a runner and fed Gudaitis for one of his big dunks that tied things at 23-23. However, the visitors found their range before halftime, with Maodo Lo and Bryce Taylor each sinking a long jumper and a three-pointer, giving Brose a 27-35 halftime lead.

Jerrells was Milan's key figure after the break, bouncing a pass for Tarczewski to dunk and hitting from way downtown to help cut the deficit to 38-39. Milan had a possession to take the lead, but missed a layup, while on the other end Nikos Zisis made his before Wright nailed back-to-back triples to open a 40-49 margin. In the final 8 minutes of the quarter, all Brose allowed were 6 free throws from Tarczewski and Gudaitis as the visitors headed into final quarter up 43-51. Threes from Nikolic and Wright soon opened a 46-57 lead, the first double-digit margin of the night. But that's when Davide Pascolo scored inside and Jerrells followed from the outside. A stolen ball at midcourt led to a transition three by Kalnietis, who was scoreless until that point, suddenly cutting the difference to 56-57. Kalnietis was just starting to heat up. He scored the next game's 7 points, including another triple from the right corner, before Andrea Cinciarini went coast-to-coast to cap a 19-0 run, giving Milan command at 65-57 with 2:20 to go. A triple by Jerrells less than a minute later made it 68-59, sealing the deal with 90 seconds left.

Kaleb Tarczewski - AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan - EB17
Friday, November 17, 2017
Euroleague.net
Referees: RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO (ESP), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT)
Attendance: 7770 (Tentative)
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AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan13141628
Brose Bamberg16191611
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AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan13274371
Brose Bamberg16355162
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
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 11:51   0/1 0/2                       -3
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE 19:50 6 3/8 0/1   3 2 5 2 1       3   5
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS 19:53 10 1/6 2/2 2/2 1 6 7 3     1 1 1 1 15
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB 17:35 12 3/3   6/7 2 3 5   1   1   3 4 19
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA 19:11 5 1/4   3/4 2 3 5 1 1       2 3 9
22 CUSIN, MARCO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 M'BAYE, AMATH 20:10 8 2/4 1/3 1/1   3 3           1 2 8
25 THEODORE, JORDAN 23:56 7 2/8 0/2 3/4   3 3 4   2     2 3 4
34 JEFFERSON, CORY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS 18:58   0/1 0/1     2 2 2         1 2 3
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS 26:11 12 1/2 3/7 1/3   4 4 4   1     1 5 16
77 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 22:25 11 3/7   5/6 4 4 8       2 1 2 3 16
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 71 16/44 6/18 21/27 13 31 44 16 3 3 4 2 16 23 94
        36.4% 33.3% 77.8%
Head coach: PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
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
Brose Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 HACKETT, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2 HICKMAN, RICKY 18:40 3 0/6 1/2   2 1 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
3 WRIGHT, DORELL 22:53 12 1/5 3/6 1/2 1 5 6 1     1   2 2 12
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 18:58 7 3/6 0/2 1/2   2 2 2 1 2     2 1 3
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 25:32 11 1/1 3/5         1   1     5 2 6
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 5:47                         1   -1
9 MITROVIC, LUKA 13:24 2 1/1       4 4           2   4
12 LO, MAODO 23:28 5 1/6 1/4     6 6 3   1   2 3 2 2
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 21:17 9 2/5   5/6 2 4 6 1         1 4 15
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 22:26 6 2/5   2/2 1 3 4 1         2 2 8
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 27:35 7 2/6 1/1   1 2 3           3 1 4
Team           1 1 2     2          
Totals 200:00 62 13/41 9/20 9/12 8 28 36 12 2 7 2 4 23 16 54
        31.7% 45% 75%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
“In these kinds of games, after a double-overtime game 48 hours ago, we knew that we must play with confidence over the mistakes. We were building some open shots but missed them, but we insisted to stay strong in defense, to stay in the game. We were missing shots but we were in the right mentality, with defense first. We used all the energy and all the players, but this type of victory will help us continue in the right way.”
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
“Congrats to Milan. They put together a very good last five minutes. We simply made them a very nice gift. In a box, with a perfect blue ribbon. We controlled the game for 35 minutes, controlling everything. When you play so many games in a short period of time, you have to know what you can give and what you have to guard. We were smart, we gave something on pick-and-roll because we did not have enough energy to cover everything .We were up by 9, 10, 11, points, and then we stopped playing and we gave the game away. It is a nice gift. Christmas is coming. Milan took it. They deserved the win. We did not just because we were not consistent for 40 minutes.”

Players

TARCZEWSKI, KALEB
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
“The win feels great, but we owe it all to the guys who were in there at the end of the game. They did a great job getting stops and playing basketball how we want to. We are just trying to get out there and play our game every night. Play physical, play tough, and lock people down on defense. And to have fun. That’s what we are all about.”
ZISIS, NIKOS
Brose Bamberg
“It is clear that we gave the game away. After having a great comeback victory, we had good contributions from all the guys and we controlled the game for 35 minutes. But the EuroLeague is played for 40 minutes. [Milan] showed a lot of heart. In the last 5 minutes they totally changed the rhythm of the game. We lost control, they hit big shots. The fans got into it, and that was the game. It is a very tough loss for us, but this is the EuroLeague, you need to play 40 minutes, and we did not do that.”