Credit: Vainius Sodeika
Credit Vainius Sodeika

AX Armani Exchange Milan got a close win in the 'derby' against Pallacanestro Varese.

2-pointers this season

51%
20,5
Points made: 20,5
Accuracy: 51,3%
Place in standings: 9
Record max: 23
Record min: 18
Most made 2FGs: Shavon Shields

The team coached by Ettore Messina looked to have a comfortable lead at the beginning of the second half, but after that, Varese had a 13-0 run that brought the game back to square.

After the game, Coach Messina said that he was very happy about the win because this was a very hard game for his team.

"I'm very happy, everything was in place to be a very difficult game. Our most experienced players were crucial in the key moments of the game", explained Messina.

Milan's head coach also talked about the minutes played by Shavon Shields, who remained on the court for 25 minutes.

"Turnover? I don't do experiments with the risk of losing games. First of all, we have to think about winning, then we'll think about fatigue. There are no other philosophies," Messina said.

"If I have to play a guy who doesn't score or someone with a bad plus/minus, I use Shields, that's it. Tonight we'll sleep, and there'll be rest. We got a win, now we have to think about Maccabi, we'll play in less than 48 hours," Messina finished. 

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Shavon Shields

Shavon  Shields
Team: AX Armani Exchange Milan
Position: SF
Age: 27
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: United States of America