Credit: Savino Paolella/LPS via ZUMA Press Wire-Scanpix
Credit Savino Paolella/LPS via ZUMA Press Wire-Scanpix

AX Armani Exchange Milan (11-0) logged their 11th consecutive win in Serie A, overcoming Germani Brescia (4-7) 76-62 (15-12, 17-20, 20-17, 24-13).

Giampaolo Ricci was the most valuable player for Ettore Messina's squad, producing 14 points (3/3 on two-pointers and 2/5 from behind the arc) plus 5 rebounds.

Ben Bentil added another happy note for the winners, as he seems to have meshed very well with the team in a short period of time. The Ghanaian big needed 17 minutes to score again in double digits (14 points).

Brescia paid for their extremely poor 3-point percentage (6/27) as only former Armani Milan guard Amedeo Della Valle managed to score with some consistency (17 points).

Bentil and Shields helped the hosts take a 25-16 lead, but Brescia responded with Della Valle and Mitrou-Long, tying at 32. In the third quarter, Moore completed a 2+1 effort (47-48) but Ricci and Datome put Milan back ahead 52-49.

From then on, everything became easier for the hosts as they secured victory relying on their suffocating defense. What's more, Nicolo Melli earned himself a new personal rebounding record.

Next Tuesday, the red and white will be back on the court of the Mediolanum Forum to face Panathinaikos for EuroLeague Round 15.

AX Armani Exchange Milan: Giampaolo Ricci 14 (5/8 FG, 2/2 FT, 5 REB), Ben Bentil 14 (4/8 FG, 6/7 FT, 3 REB), Luigi Datome 11 (2/4 FG, 4/4 FT, 2 REB), Shavon Shields 10 (3/7 FG, 3/4 FT, 4 REB), Nicolo Melli 4 (14 REB).

Germani Brescia: Amedeo Della Valle 17 (5/11 FG, 5/6 FT, 3 REB), Nazareth Mitrou-Long 13 (5/12 FG, 3 REB, 4 TO), Lee Moore 11 (5/7 FG, 1/1 FT).

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Free throws this season

74%
11,4
Points made: 11,4
Accuracy: 74,3%
Place in standings: 11
Record max: 18
Record min: 5
Most made FTs: Malcolm Delaney