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Olimpia established its defense and took off 84-72

11/02/2018
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It took 15 minutes to take control of the game. Olimpia hit the ground stuttering in Brindisi, went down by 14 early in the second period but suddenly the defense step up, a line-up featuring three small guards increased the defensive intensity and the efficiency of the offense. Olimpia came back, finished the second down by two and then established its defense in the third holding Brindisi to 7 points on its way to open a 16-point lead. Olimpia closed the game 84-72. While Micov led all the scorers with 17 efficient points, Goudelock was crucial in the first half comeback and Theodore did a great job in the third, when Brindisi could only score seven points. When foul troubles arose early in the second half, Abass played 16 tough minutes, scoring, rebounding and playing defense. “Let alone the approach because not everybody was ready to compete, 40 hours after the Belgrade game – Coach Simone Pianigiani said at the end – but defensively the central periods were really good and overall we had a solid game. Holding them to 24 points combined in second and third periods was the key to our win”.