Shavon Shields nets career-high 35 for Olimpia Milano

Shavon Shields had a dynamic offensive performance in the first half for Olimpia Milano on Saturday, scoring 22 points. He had a splendid overall game as a shooter (13-for-16 from the floor, including 7 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc).

Shields finished with a career-best 35 points in a 94-84 victory over Virtus Bologna.

With the win, league-leading Olimpia Milano improved to 20-6 in the Italian Serie A. Virtus Bologna, which sits in third place, fell to 18-8.

“We were facing a team with tremendous offensive potential and, ironically, we won the game with our own offense,” victorious coach Ettore Messina said. “We played very well in spurts, in some other moments our collective minds went to the EuroLeague playoffs that we are about to approach.”

Olimpia Milano opened the season with 11 straight Serie A wins, then dropped its first game against Happy Casa Brindisi.

More to know about Shavon Shields

In a EuroLeague game against Khimki Moscow Region in December, Shavon Shields put 26 points on the board, establishing a then-career-high effort.

Shields, a small forward/shooting guard, joined Olimpia Milano after playing for Baskonia last season.

The 26-year-old is a former University of Nebraska player.

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