By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Russia erased a 15-point deficit in less than seven minutes en route to beating Italy 72 – 70 in Day 2 of the “Verona Cup” tournament.
Italy remained scoreless for the last 6:48 minutes of the game after getting a 55 – 70 lead. The Russian side approached closer and closer until Vitaly Fridzon scored the game-winning 3-pointer in the very last second.
Fridzon finished with 16 points, same as Nikita Kurbanov for Russia. The latter also grabbed six rebounds while scoring four points in a row before Fridzon’s game-winner.
Alessandro Gentile (13 points, seven rebounds) and Brian Sachetti (13 points) were the top contributors for Italy. Marco Belinelli scored 11 in his summer debut with the team.