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Kevin Pangos returned and Olimpia got the job done against Scafati, 89-80


It was an eventful night in Mediolanum Forum. Olimpia got the job done against Scafati, winning 89-80 in a game that was never in doubt but at the same time witnessed many different occurrences. The best news was the return to the court of Kevin Pangos, who was under minute restrictions but was brilliant in a 5-assist outing. Tommaso Baldasso returned to the court, too, and some players who were seldom used over the last few weeks responded. Deshaun Thomas was one, Davide Alviti was another. Stefano Tonut extended his stretch of two-way games and Billy Baron’s hot shooting was in full display. he finished the night with 20 points. Olimpia managed to share minutes and responsibilities, led by as many as 25 points and lost some focus in the last quarter allowing Scafati to reduce the margin to nine points at the end. The bad news was Shabazz Napier’s ankle twist in the second quarter. He didn’t return and will be further re-evaluated today. Coach Messina was ejected early in the third quarter when he was called with a second technical foul. Coach Mario Fioretti finished the game at the lead. “We had some ups and downs during the game, but for many minutes we played at a very consistent level, we distributes the minutes they way we wanted and all the guys responded,” he pointed out at the end.