Bentil (50) with teammates in a huddle before Game 2 against Efes Photo Courtesy: Milano

Three games into the best of five game series in the quarterfinals of the Euroleague Basketball Championship, Olimpia Milano faces a must win game in its next outing.

The Italian trails the series against Turkish side Anadolou Efes (1-2) heading to Game 4 after losing 65-77 in Game 3 played in Turkey.

Bentil attempts three point shot against Efes Photo Courtesy: Milano

Ghana’s Ben Bentil featured for Milano as a starter in the loss and recorded eight points, three rebounds and three steals in 26:46 minutes of action.

Milano needs to win Game 4 to force the series decider in Italy; Game 4 tips off on Thursday, April 28 at 17:30 GMT. A loss ends Milano’s run in premier European competition.

Bentil (right) celebrates with teammates after 2021-2022 Italian Cup win Photo Courtesy: Olimpia Milano

The team is still in the hunt for a league title win as Milano ranks second in the Serie A with a record of 22 wins and five losses behind league leader and defending champion Virtus Bologna.

Bologna spots a record of 24 wins and three losses in the regular season.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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