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A losing effort but Olimpia never gave up in Istanbul


Olimpia had its best game since many weeks in  but came up short. The score was tied with two minutes left and before a huge Nunnally’s three Milan was still down by only one point. Given the circumstances including Rakim Sanders injury, Kruno Simon just back from a two-week absence plus Davide Pascolo last-minute illness, Olimpia did a great job that was not enough to win but should be labeled promising for the rest of the season. Olimpia had a six-point lead in the third, never gave up and kept coming back. Mantas Kalnietis had a fantastic first half, Jamel McLean played with great energy and Miro Raduljica had his best game in a long time. Besides Simone Fontecchio did a great job playing both forward position.  86-79 was the final score.