Russia beats Italy after major comeback

2019-08-09T23:22:10+00:00 2019-08-09T23:26:06+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

09/Aug/19 23:22

The Italian team had a total “blackout” down the stretch.

By Eurohoops team/

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.