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

Olimpia Milano holds a 1-0 series lead over Virtus Bologna in the 2022 Italian Serie A Basketball Finals; the league title winner is to be decided in the best of seven games series.

Milano leads the series heading to Game 2 on Friday, June 10 after scoring a 66-62 win in Game One with Ghana’s Ben Bentil starting the game and playing 19 minutes while registering five points, seven rebounds and a steal. [Click highlighted text to watch game highlights]

Photo Courtesy; Milano

The 2016 NBA Draft 51st overall pick scored just one of his five two point shot attempts and missed all three shot attempts from three point range.

Bentil’s game was a reflection on the entire performance of both teams offensively as both teams struggled to score baskets. Milano converted just three of 23 three point shot attempts while Bologna scored five of 22 three point shot attempts.

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

Both teams turned the ball over 10 times and shot poorly from the field; Milano scored 22 of 48 two point shot attempts while Bologna scored 19 of 44 two point shot attempts.

Game 2 tips off at 19;00 GMT.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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