Credit: Imago Images – Scanpix
Credit Imago Images – Scanpix

AX Armani Exchange Milan will bring their four-game winning streak to Belgrade in order to get another road win, this time against Crvena Zvezda.

The Italian team is amid a roller coaster of seven games over 14 days, between the EuroLeague and the Serie A. Armani Milan have won their last three road games and are now looking for the sixth road win of the season.

According to the latest injury report issued by the club, there are several players who didn't travel to the Serbian capital. Shavon Shields, first on the team for points and index rating, and forward Dinos Mitoglou, the best in two-point shooting and the third-best team rebounder on the team, are out with injury.

Jerian Grant won’t be available either and so will be Trey Kell. The latter reported a right knee injury during the last Italian league game against Fortitudo Bologna. The exams came back negative, but the American shooting guard will stay in Milan in order to attempt a full recovery before next Thursday’s game.

“It is going to be a complicated game against a team very good with its pressing and athletic defense, sustained by their fans in a full-capacity building, a situation we are not used to anymore," coach Ettore Messina said.

"We’ll need a good ball movement and a defense that will have to be extremely solid.”

Devon Hall pointed out that the game is going to be "tough", adding that Zvezda are "coming off a big road win in Athens that proves how good they are right now, their home-court advantage is huge. For us it is important to come in and create defensive pressure immediately, our defense will have to set the tone early.”

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Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
AX Armani Exchange Milan
45%
11 Position
Field goals
45%
13 Position
32,45
14 Position
Rebounds
31,85
16 Position
16,20
9 Position
Assists
16,10
11 Position
6,95
7 Position
Steals
7,00
6 Position

Teams leaders

Nikola  Kalinic
13,1 PTS
50% 2P%
33% 3P%
Shavon  Shields
12,6 PTS
48% 2P%
36% 3P%
Ognjen  Kuzmic
6,1 REB
3,5 DREB
2,6 OREB
Nicolo  Melli
5,6 REB
4,4 DREB
1,3 OREB
Nate  Wolters
3,8 As
1,6 TO
23 MIN
Sergio  Rodriguez
4,8 As
2,2 TO
20 MIN