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Group:  J | 10.01.2006, 20:30h
Group:  J | 10.01.2006, 20:30h
97-80
26 - 2530 - 1621 - 2320 - 16
26 - 2530 - 1621 - 2320 - 16
Venue: Cucciago (ITA) |
Spectators: 900 |
Referees: Manuel Alzuria (ESP), Sreten Radovic (CRO), Robert Hickman (ENG)

GAME REPORT


Jones Shoots Cantu To Victory

Phillip Jones scored 30 points as Pallacanestro Cantu collected their first victory in Round II of the EuroCup with convincing 97-80 decision over Dynamo Moscow Region in Group J.

Jones made six of nine three-pointers and the Italians hit 12 of 25 from behind the arc to secure the home victory. Kebu Stewart added a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds while Nicolas Mazzarino and Andrea Michelori each chipped in 12 points.

Phillip Jones (Pallacanestro Cantu)
Phillip Jones had a season high 30 points for Cantu
Nikita Morgunov saw his 26-point, eight-rebound performance go to waste as the Russian guards struggled to hold onto the ball, committing 13 turnovers to Cantu's nine.

Audrius Giedraitis added 16 points for Moscow Region, who fall to 0-3 in the Group.

It was Giedraitis who started the game on fire hitting two straight from long range as the Russians opened a 6-0 lead. But the Italian sharp-shooters were on, especially Jones who buried four three-pointers in the first quarter.

The first 10 minutes proved a fine shoot-out as Giedraitis also made four from downtown in scoring 12 points in the first frame. But Jones had 16 and Cantu were up 26-25.

The second quarter was all Cantu as they hit three straight treys in opening a 52-33 advantage. The Russians were able to close it to 56-41 at the break.

But the rest of the game belonged to the Italians. Sergey Demeshkin's dunk with six minutes in the third cut the deficit to 10 points - 64-54. The advantage was 77-64 after three.

And the Russians would never get closer than 13 the rest of the way. Cantu's biggest lead was 22 points - 93-71 with less than five minutes remaining.

Accumulated statistics

55.0%

33/60
FG
M/A

47.3%

26/55

60.0%

21/35
FG2P
M/A

55.6%

20/36

48.0%

12/25
FG3P
M/A

31.6%

6/19

79.2%

19/24
FT
M/A

78.6%

22/28

32

10/22
RT
RO/RD

30

10/20

13

AS

6

9

TO

13

10

ST

3

0

BS

2

22

PF

24

97

Pts

80

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