Bentil grabs rebound in Game One against Sassari Photo Courtesy; Milano can report Olimpia Milano has secured a win over Virtus Bologna in Game One of the 2022 Italian Serie A Basketball Finals.

Milano bagged a 6662 win over the defending league champions Bologna in Game One of the best of seven games series with Ghana’s Ben Bentil starting in the game for Milano.

Bentil [50] in a team huddle Photo Courtesy; Milano

Bentil played 19 total minutes and registered five points, seven rebounds and a steal in a tough physical game that underwhelmed in the offensive departments for either team. [Click highlighted text to watch game highlights]

Former Dallas Mavericks Forward Bentil converted just one of five two point shot attempts and missed a trio of three point shot attempts. He did make three out of four free throws.

Datome guarded by Bologna’s Daniel Hackett Photo Courtesy; Milano

Four of his rebounds tally was recorded on the offensive side to lead his team; teammate Center Kyle Kines registered 10 total rebounds with seven coming on the defensive side of the court.

Bologna veteran Guard Milos Teodosic scored 16 points and added six assists; Milano’s Shavon Shields and Luigi Datome scored 18 and 13 points respectively.

Bentil-Hines Photo Courtesy; Milano

Game 2 is scheduled for Friday, June 10 at 19;00 GMT.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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