Virtus knockout in Munich, playoffs far away. Scariolo: “Precarious condition.”

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Bologna succumbs against the Principality’s team and runs into its third loss in four Euroleague games

Playoff dreams almost compromised for Virtus Bologna, beaten 81-68 by Monaco in a game valid for the 29th day of the Euroleague. Scariolo’s team after a hard-fought first half succumbed sharply in the second half.

“This is the most athletic and physical team in the Euroleague – the coach’s words – Against them you have to shoot well, and we didn’t, also missing several open, well-selected shots. Unfortunately, we did not have good percentages. Defensively we did what we could, suffering in rebounding. The difference of 15 rebounds made the difference, they had 15 more possessions and took advantage of them.”

“We fought until we lacked energy. I am not unhappy, we had many players in precarious condition and two important absences. We tried without giving up, and we still showed that we belong in this competition. Monaco is an excellent team that deserves the position it has. The playoffs? We will play every game.”

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