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Domestics roundup: June 11, 2021 – News

Virtus sweeps Milan, claims Italian crown!

Virtus Segafredo Bologna is the Italian League champion! Virtus lifted the Italian League trophy for the first time in 20 years by downing AX Armani Exchange Milan 73-62 at home in Game 4 of the finals. Virtus swept the best-of-seven series and won its 16th Italian League crown. Marco Belinelli led the winners with 15 points. Kyle Weems added 14 while Milos Teodosic had 10 for Virtus. Shavon Shields led Milan with 16 points. Kevin Punter added 11 while Luigi Datome and Kyle Hines each had 10 for the guests. Stefan Markovic and Awudu Abass allowed Virtus to get an early 9-8 lead. Datome had 6 points in a 0-9 run, and Punter scored 7 points late in the first quarter to give Milan a 19-24 lead after 10 minutes. Bellinelli and Weems each struck from downtown in a 13-0 run that made Virtus regain a 32-27 margin early in the second quarter. Datome and Shields rescued Milan, allowing their team to get a 41-43 edge at halftime. Virtus improved its defense after the break and found its regular go-to guy in Teodosic, who put his team ahead, 55-51, after 30 minutes. Belinelli buried a couple of triples early in the fourth quarter and Vince Hunter dunked to make it a seven-point game, 63-56, with 6 minutes left. Weems and Giampaolo joined the three-point shootout to seal the outcome, 71-60, and get the party started at Virtus Segafredo Arena!



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