AX Armani Exchange Milan 56-72 Barça: Defence wins out
Saras Jasikevicius' team put in a solid defensive display to maintain top spot in the Euroleague
Another important win for Saras Jasikevicius' team in the Euroleague thanks to a 72-56 win over Milan in which a great third quarter defensive displayu was crucial. Mirotic again impressed as top scorer with 15 points whilst Calathes provided 11 assists.
The first quarter saw both defences on top and ended with Barça taking a slight lead at 15-12. The second saw them extend that lead and at half time they were nine points up at 38-29.
In the third quarter a solid defence from Saras' team was the basis for the win as the lead went out to 11. In the final quarter Calathes kept the score ticking over with his assists to close out a 72-56 win that consolidates the blaugranes' lead at the top of the table.
AX Armani Exchange Milà, 56 Barça, 72
AX Armani Exchange Milà: Hines (4), Roll (-), Micov (6), Leday (8) and Punter (7) –starting five-, Moraschini (8), Rodriguez (-), Shields (10), Brooks (2), Evans (9) and Datome (2).