Italy61-87

11-31, 9-21, 21-18, 20-17

Russia

 

Date: 17.09.2005, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Vrsac (SRB) Spectators: 4100
Referees:  Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Seffi Shemmesh (ISR)
TEAM LEADERS
Italy Russia
Giacomo Galanda (13)PtsAndrei Kirilenko (16)
Stefano Mancinelli (6)RebVictor Khryapa (10), Andrei Kirilenko (10)
Gianmarco Pozzecco (4)ASJon Robert Holden (4)
Angelo Gigli (3)STVictor Khryapa (5)
Angelo Gigli (1)BSNikita Morgunov (2)

GAME REPORT

17.09.2005
Balanced Russia Steamroll Italy

Russia showed all doubters that they are real contenders for the 2005 EuroBasket title by steamrolling over Italy 87-61 on  Saturday with a balanced attack of five players in double figures.

Captain Andrei Kirilenko again showed off his versitality, scoring 16 points  and adding 10 rebounds, one block and a steal in just 25 minutes of play.

J.R. Holden and Victor Khryapa each scored 15 points while Holden had four  assists and two steals and Khryapa collected 10 rebounds, three assists and  five steals.

Zakhar Pashutin chipped in 11 points and three assists off the bench; and Nikita Morgunov scored 12.

Victor Khryapa (Russia)
Victor Khryapa
The Utah Jazz star said Russia are definitely among the favourites to win  the title and said the first half showed what they can do:

"It was kind of perfect. We allowed Italy to come back a little in the  second half. But the first half was perfect. That's the way we should play."

Italian captain Giacomo Galanda led the Italians with 13 points and Gianmarco Pozzecco scored 12. Stefano Mancinelli added seven points, six rebounds and three assists.

But Gianluca Basile, who scored 25 points against Germany, was held without a point and Dante Calabria had just six.

"Italy looked a little tired after their tough game against Germany - coming back and over time. And that takes a lot of energy," Kirilenko said.

Russia came out shooting the lights out from the start - so unlike their ice cold 37 per cent shooting performance against Ukraine - and dominated the game with their defence as well.

Between the first and second quarters, Russia used a 16-0 run to bulge their lead to 37-11 with six minutes remaining in the half. By half-time it was 52-20.

Russia used their superior athleticism down low and excellent passing game to continually extend the lead.

The Russians pushed their advantage to 35 with three minutes left in the game, and Italy could only close to the final margin after Russia coach Sergey Babkov cleared his bench.

"This was the top game in the group, and both teams knew it. And we came out ready," Khryapa said.

"They came back a little. But we always had control of the game. And after building the early lead we saw okay, let's make it 25-30."

Italian coach Carlo Recalcati said the 17-0 run hurt the morale of the team.

"It was a little frustrating. My team tried to play hard. Maybe point by point we got a little down."

With the victory, Russia are all but secured at least second place in Group A ahead of Sunday's game against Germany, thanks to their excellent point differential. That means Russia would be able to stay in Vrsac for the elimination game - should they not top the group.

Italy play Ukraine on Sunday knowing they need a win to stay in the tournament.

Top performers

Italy Russia

Giacomo Galanda

 

Victor Khryapa

13Pts15
4Reb10
1AS3
0ST5
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Italy Russia
19/58FG M/A33/60
15/35 (42.9%) FG2P M/A26/45 (57.8%)
4/23 (17.4%) FG3P M/A7/15 (46.7%)
19/21 (90.5%) FT M/A14/22 (63.6%)
32 (10-22) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
13AS15
16TO13
6ST12
1BS4
24PF20
61Pts87

PHOTO GALLERY

ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Calabria, D. 152/633.31/1100.01/520.01/1100.0055130036
*5Basile, G. 100/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0000010000
*6Galanda, G. 223/475.02/366.71/1100.06/6100.04041000313
*7Soragna, M. 200/70.00/50.00/20.00/00.0000211010
*8Marconato, D. 51/333.31/333.30/00.01/1100.0022000013
9Pozzecco, G. 204/850.04/666.70/20.04/4100.00114110212
10Righetti, A. 171/616.71/1100.00/50.02/2100.0011010024
11Mancinelli, S. 203/560.03/475.00/10.01/1100.0066330017
*12Bulleri, M. 181/520.00/30.01/250.00/00.0022210033
13Mordente, M. 201/333.31/250.00/10.02/2100.0011021024
14Chiacig, R. 80/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0314010011
15Gigli, A. 243/650.02/366.71/333.31/250.0134023158
TEAM/COACH20200
TOTAL19/ 5832.815/ 3542.94/ 2317.419/2190.51022321316612461
RUSSIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Ponkrashov, A. 10/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000000
*5Holden, J. 325/1145.52/633.33/560.02/2100.00224120015
6Likholitov, F. DNP
7Fridzon, V. 102/450.01/333.31/1100.00/00.0000011015
*8Morgunov, N. 216/785.76/785.70/00.00/20.01120222312
9Samoylenko, P. 162/540.02/366.70/20.01/333.3123210015
*10Khryapa, V. 315/771.43/560.02/2100.03/475.019103250515
11Pashutin, Z. 154/666.73/475.01/250.02/366.71013100111
*12Monya, S. 341/714.31/520.00/20.00/00.0044232122
*13Kirilenko, A. 255/862.55/862.50/00.06/875.037101201516
14Ivanov, A. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
15Savrasenko, A. 143/475.03/475.00/00.00/00.0347000026
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL33/ 6055.026/ 4557.87/ 1546.714/2263.610293915131242087
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Italy Russia

Giacomo Galanda

 

Victor Khryapa

13Pts15
4Reb10
1AS3
0ST5
0BS0
22Min31

TEAM STATS

Italy Russia
19/58FG M/A33/60
15/35 (42.9%) FG2P M/A26/45 (57.8%)
4/23 (17.4%) FG3P M/A7/15 (46.7%)
19/21 (90.5%) FT M/A14/22 (63.6%)
32 (10-22) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
13AS15
16TO13
6ST12
1BS4
24PF20
61Pts87

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
09:41 0 - 2 8 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 S. Monya
09:15   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
09:177 M. Soragna 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:02 0 - 4 8 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:47   8 N. Morgunov block
08:46   12 S. Monya Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:29   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
08:317 M. Soragna 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
08:13 0 - 6 13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:58   10 V. Khryapa Steal
07:587 M. Soragna Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 V. Khryapa Steal
07:536 G. Galanda Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
07:53Substitution: 8 D. Marconato out,
15 A. Gigli in 
  
07:53   13 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(1/2)
07:53 0 - 7 13 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:41   8 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:416 G. Galanda Free throw MADE(1/2) 1 - 7 
07:416 G. Galanda Free throw MADE(2/2) 2 - 7 
07:2312 M. Bulleri Def. Rebound   
07:2413 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   12 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:125 G. Basile 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
07:03 2 - 9 13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:3915 A. Gigli 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 6 G. Galanda 
4 - 9 
06:17 4 - 12 10 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden
06:005 G. Basile Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:5615 A. Gigli Steal   12 S. Monya Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:56Substitution: 5 G. Basile out,
4 D. Calabria in 
  
05:33   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
05:336 G. Galanda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 J. Holden Def. Rebound
05:336 G. Galanda Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
05:19   8 N. Morgunov Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:134 D. Calabria 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:01 4 - 15 10 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:454 D. Calabria 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 M. Bulleri 
6 - 15 
04:45   Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
11 Z. Pashutin in
04:45   13 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:29Substitution: 7 M. Soragna out,
10 A. Righetti in 
  
04:284 D. Calabria Free throw MADE(1/1) 7 - 15 
04:244 D. Calabria Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
04:17 7 - 18 5 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Pashutin
03:54   8 N. Morgunov Steal
03:554 D. Calabria Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:5412 M. Bulleri Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
03:54Substitution: 12 M. Bulleri out,
13 M. Mordente in 
  
03:3915 A. Gigli Def. Rebound   
03:39   13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:27   10 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:276 G. Galanda Free throw MADE(1/2) 8 - 18 
03:276 G. Galanda Free throw MADE(2/2) 9 - 18 
03:16 9 - 21 5 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Pashutin
03:00   10 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
03:00   Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
12 S. Monya in
03:006 G. Galanda Free throw MADE(1/2) 10 - 21 
03:006 G. Galanda Free throw MADE(2/2) 11 - 21 
02:39 11 - 23 8 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:13   5 J. Holden Def. Rebound
02:144 D. Calabria 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:5113 M. Mordente Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
01:51   8 N. Morgunov Free throw missed(1/2)
01:5115 A. Gigli Def. Rebound   8 N. Morgunov Free throw missed(2/2)
01:34   12 S. Monya Steal
01:344 D. Calabria Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 J. Holden Steal
01:22   12 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Pashutin
01:14   11 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Kirilenko
01:06 11 - 25 13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
01:00Team Off. Rebound   
01:00Timeout   
01:00Substitution: 6 G. Galanda out,
14 R. Chiacig in 
  
01:00   Substitution: 8 N. Morgunov out,
15 A. Savrasenko in
00:564 D. Calabria Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 V. Khryapa Steal
00:53Substitution: 10 A. Righetti out,
7 M. Soragna in 
  
00:46 11 - 27 11 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:4614 R. Chiacig Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
00:46Substitution: 4 D. Calabria out,
5 G. Basile in 
  
00:46 11 - 28 11 Z. Pashutin Free throw MADE(1/1)
00:345 G. Basile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 A. Savrasenko Def. Rebound
00:09 11 - 31 11 Z. Pashutin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden
00:007 M. Soragna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:00   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
09:49   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
09:4814 R. Chiacig 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
09:2711 S. Mancinelli Def. Rebound   5 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:1711 S. Mancinelli Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 V. Khryapa Steal
09:13 11 - 33 11 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 V. Khryapa
08:547 M. Soragna 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 R. Chiacig 
  
08:3614 R. Chiacig Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 J. Holden Steal
08:357 M. Soragna Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:18   5 J. Holden Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:07   12 S. Monya Def. Rebound
08:0712 M. Bulleri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:50 11 - 35 15 A. Savrasenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 V. Khryapa
07:31   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
07:325 G. Basile 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 R. Chiacig Def. Rebound
07:13   12 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:007 M. Soragna 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 A. Savrasenko Def. Rebound
06:41Timeout   
06:41 11 - 37 5 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:2512 M. Bulleri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 R. Chiacig 
  
06:20   12 S. Monya Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
06:2014 R. Chiacig 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 R. Chiacig 
  
06:2014 R. Chiacig Free throw MADE(1/2) 12 - 37 
06:19   15 A. Savrasenko Def. Rebound
06:1214 R. Chiacig Free throw missed(2/2)   
06:04 12 - 39 15 A. Savrasenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Pashutin
05:4911 S. Mancinelli Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:42 12 - 41 5 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:1712 M. Bulleri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Soragna 
15 - 41 
04:597 M. Soragna Steal   11 Z. Pashutin Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:59   15 A. Savrasenko Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:59   Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
13 A. Kirilenko in
04:59   Substitution: 5 J. Holden out,
9 P. Samoylenko in
04:58Substitution: 11 S. Mancinelli out,
15 A. Gigli in 
  
04:58Substitution: 7 M. Soragna out,
10 A. Righetti in 
  
04:58Substitution: 5 G. Basile out,
9 G. Pozzecco in 
  
04:47   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
04:4812 M. Bulleri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:3210 A. Righetti Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
04:21 15 - 43 11 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:57   15 A. Savrasenko Def. Rebound
03:5710 A. Righetti 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:34   13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Savrasenko
03:19   11 Z. Pashutin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Kirilenko
03:1915 A. Gigli Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
03:19Substitution: 14 R. Chiacig out,
8 D. Marconato in 
  
03:19   Substitution: 11 Z. Pashutin out,
12 S. Monya in
03:1612 M. Bulleri Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
03:05 15 - 45 9 P. Samoylenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:059 G. Pozzecco Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
03:05 15 - 46 9 P. Samoylenko Free throw MADE(1/1)
02:53   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
02:539 G. Pozzecco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 D. Marconato Def. Rebound
02:34   10 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) missed
02:34Substitution: 12 M. Bulleri out,
13 M. Mordente in 
  
02:3410 A. Righetti Turnover (5 secs)   
02:1810 A. Righetti Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
02:18 15 - 47 10 V. Khryapa Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:18 15 - 48 10 V. Khryapa Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:56   13 A. Kirilenko block
01:53   12 S. Monya Def. Rebound
01:588 D. Marconato 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:3515 A. Gigli Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   
01:35 15 - 49 13 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:35 15 - 50 13 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:158 D. Marconato 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Pozzecco 
17 - 50 
01:15   15 A. Savrasenko Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
01:15Substitution: 15 A. Gigli out,
6 G. Galanda in 
  
01:158 D. Marconato Free throw MADE(1/1) 18 - 50 
00:538 D. Marconato Def. Rebound   
00:5313 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   9 P. Samoylenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:298 D. Marconato 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:118 D. Marconato Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)   
00:11 18 - 51 13 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:11 18 - 52 13 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:029 G. Pozzecco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 20 - 52 
TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
09:47   5 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 V. Khryapa
09:29   13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Savrasenko
09:22   15 A. Savrasenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Savrasenko
09:11 20 - 54 15 A. Savrasenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:03   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
09:054 D. Calabria 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:564 D. Calabria Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:50   10 V. Khryapa Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
10 V. Khryapa Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:336 G. Galanda 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Calabria 
23 - 54 
08:169 G. Pozzecco Steal   13 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:05   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
08:0711 S. Mancinelli 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:47 23 - 56 10 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden
07:349 G. Pozzecco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 25 - 56 
07:1311 S. Mancinelli Def. Rebound   
07:14   5 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:0411 S. Mancinelli 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Soragna 
27 - 56 
07:04   Substitution: 15 A. Savrasenko out,
11 Z. Pashutin in
07:04   13 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:0411 S. Mancinelli Free throw MADE(1/1) 28 - 56 
06:47 28 - 58 13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 V. Khryapa
06:36   11 Z. Pashutin Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:2711 S. Mancinelli 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 G. Galanda 
  
06:27   13 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
06:18   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
06:187 M. Soragna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Calabria Def. Rebound
06:02   10 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:546 G. Galanda 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 S. Mancinelli 
30 - 58 
05:4111 S. Mancinelli Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:346 G. Galanda Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
05:34 30 - 59 13 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:3411 S. Mancinelli Def. Rebound   13 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(2/2)
05:2311 S. Mancinelli 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Pozzecco 
32 - 59 
05:084 D. Calabria Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
05:08 32 - 60 11 Z. Pashutin Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:0711 S. Mancinelli Def. Rebound   
05:08   11 Z. Pashutin Free throw missed(2/2)
04:59Timeout   
04:5911 S. Mancinelli 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Pozzecco 
34 - 60 
04:439 G. Pozzecco Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
04:43 34 - 61 10 V. Khryapa Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:4311 S. Mancinelli Def. Rebound   10 V. Khryapa Free throw missed(2/2)
04:32   10 V. Khryapa Steal
04:329 G. Pozzecco Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:02 34 - 64 5 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:54   10 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
03:54Substitution: 4 D. Calabria out,
13 M. Mordente in 
  
03:54   Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
8 N. Morgunov in
03:549 G. Pozzecco Free throw MADE(1/2) 35 - 64 
03:549 G. Pozzecco Free throw MADE(2/2) 36 - 64 
03:38   5 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 N. Morgunov
03:37 36 - 66 8 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
03:26   Substitution: 11 Z. Pashutin out,
9 P. Samoylenko in
03:299 G. Pozzecco 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   12 S. Monya Def. Rebound
03:10   13 A. Kirilenko Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
13 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:529 G. Pozzecco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 38 - 66 
02:35   12 S. Monya Turnover (Out of bounds)
02:35Substitution: 6 G. Galanda out,
15 A. Gigli in 
  
02:22   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
02:227 M. Soragna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:05   9 P. Samoylenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Kirilenko
01:59 38 - 68 13 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
01:5215 A. Gigli block   
01:48Substitution: 7 M. Soragna out,
12 M. Bulleri in 
  
01:48   Substitution: 13 A. Kirilenko out,
7 V. Fridzon in
01:48Substitution: 9 G. Pozzecco out,
10 A. Righetti in 
  
01:4312 M. Bulleri Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:2913 M. Mordente Def. Rebound   
01:30   5 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:2613 M. Mordente Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 V. Fridzon Steal
01:19 38 - 70 7 V. Fridzon 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:0510 A. Righetti 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 P. Samoylenko Def. Rebound
00:4915 A. Gigli Steal   
00:49   7 V. Fridzon Turnover (Other)
00:32   8 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound
00:3312 M. Bulleri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:18   7 V. Fridzon 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 P. Samoylenko
00:1012 M. Bulleri Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   
00:10   9 P. Samoylenko Free throw missed(1/2)
00:1015 A. Gigli Def. Rebound   9 P. Samoylenko Free throw missed(2/2)
00:0015 A. Gigli 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 S. Mancinelli 
41 - 70 
TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
09:4310 A. Righetti Def. Rebound   
09:44   5 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:3815 A. Gigli 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 11 S. Mancinelli 
43 - 70 
09:2613 M. Mordente Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
09:19 43 - 72 8 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Samoylenko
08:5810 A. Righetti 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 72 
08:3712 M. Bulleri Def. Rebound   
08:38   9 P. Samoylenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:27   Substitution: 7 V. Fridzon out,
12 S. Monya in
08:1513 M. Mordente 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 M. Bulleri 
47 - 72 
07:57 47 - 74 12 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden
07:33   8 N. Morgunov block
07:3015 A. Gigli 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
07:2613 M. Mordente Steal   10 V. Khryapa Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:2010 A. Righetti 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:0715 A. Gigli Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
07:07Substitution: 12 M. Bulleri out,
9 G. Pozzecco in 
  
07:07   Substitution: 8 N. Morgunov out,
13 A. Kirilenko in
07:00 47 - 76 10 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Kirilenko
06:3510 A. Righetti 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Gigli 
  
06:2215 A. Gigli Turnover (Ball Handling)   12 S. Monya Steal
06:1015 A. Gigli Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)   
06:10 47 - 77 5 J. Holden Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:10 47 - 78 5 J. Holden Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:10   Substitution: 5 J. Holden out,
7 V. Fridzon in
05:49   12 S. Monya Def. Rebound
05:4913 M. Mordente 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 S. Mancinelli Def. Rebound
05:329 G. Pozzecco Def. Rebound   12 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:29   13 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 5th)
05:29   Substitution: 13 A. Kirilenko out,
8 N. Morgunov in
05:1815 A. Gigli Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:1315 A. Gigli Steal   
05:13   12 S. Monya Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:07   8 N. Morgunov Steal
05:0611 S. Mancinelli Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:49   12 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed
04:44   9 P. Samoylenko Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:44Substitution: 11 S. Mancinelli out,
6 G. Galanda in 
  
04:4410 A. Righetti Free throw MADE(1/2) 48 - 78 
04:4410 A. Righetti Free throw MADE(2/2) 49 - 78 
04:26 49 - 80 9 P. Samoylenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:13   12 S. Monya block
04:09   9 P. Samoylenko Def. Rebound
04:139 G. Pozzecco 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   
04:05 49 - 83 7 V. Fridzon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 S. Monya
03:4615 A. Gigli 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 G. Galanda 
  
03:4210 A. Righetti 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:42Team Off. Rebound   
03:40   8 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
03:40Substitution: 10 A. Righetti out,
4 D. Calabria in 
  
03:4015 A. Gigli Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:4015 A. Gigli Free throw MADE(2/2) 50 - 83 
03:23 50 - 85 10 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Samoylenko
03:089 G. Pozzecco 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 52 - 85 
02:55   9 P. Samoylenko Turnover (Backcourt violation)
02:55   Substitution: 9 P. Samoylenko out,
5 J. Holden in
02:45   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
02:459 G. Pozzecco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:26   8 N. Morgunov Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
8 N. Morgunov Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:15   10 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 5th)
02:15   Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
14 A. Ivanov in
02:1513 M. Mordente Free throw MADE(1/2) 53 - 85 
02:1513 M. Mordente Free throw MADE(2/2) 54 - 85 
02:014 D. Calabria Def. Rebound   
02:01   12 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:514 D. Calabria 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Pozzecco 
57 - 85 
01:314 D. Calabria Def. Rebound   
01:31   7 V. Fridzon 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:1615 A. Gigli 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 G. Galanda 
  
01:13   7 V. Fridzon Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
01:13   Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
4 A. Ponkrashov in
01:139 G. Pozzecco Free throw MADE(1/2) 58 - 85 
01:139 G. Pozzecco Free throw MADE(2/2) 59 - 85 
00:52 59 - 87 8 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:4213 M. Mordente 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 G. Galanda 
  
00:316 G. Galanda 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 61 - 87 
00:204 D. Calabria Def. Rebound   
00:214 D. Calabria Def. Rebound   4 A. Ponkrashov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:1713 M. Mordente Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:0415 A. Gigli Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 5th)   
00:04Substitution: 15 A. Gigli out,
11 S. Mancinelli in 
  
00:00   8 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:004 D. Calabria 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Italy Russia
19/58FG M/A33/60
15/35 (42.9%) FG2P M/A26/45 (57.8%)
4/23 (17.4%) FG3P M/A7/15 (46.7%)
19/21 (90.5%) FT M/A14/22 (63.6%)
32 (10-22) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
13AS15
16TO13
6ST12
1BS4
24PF20
61Pts87

top performers

Italy Russia

Giacomo Galanda

 

Victor Khryapa

13Pts15
4Reb10
1AS3
0ST5
0BS0
22Min31

GAME PREVIEW

17.09.2005
Italy, Russia Both Look To Improve Despite Opening Wins

Despite both notching victories in their 2005 EuroBasket openers, Italy and Russia will be looking to improve their level of play when they face off Saturday in Group A in Vrsac.

The Italians blew a double-digit first half lead but showed composure in battling back from 10 down with seven minutes left in regulation to beat Germany 84-82 on Friday. And Italian coach Carlo Recalcati's team knows they cannot afford the same thing against Russia.

Gianluca Basile (Italy)
Gianluca Basile
"We succeeded in getting those 10 points back (against Germany), but we have to be more careful against Russia," Italian forward Stefano Mancinelli said.

Recalcati got a tremendous effort against the Germans from Gianluca Basile, who scored 25 points. But the coach said Basile is very tired and will need help from others to defeat the Russians in the Millenium Center.

"Our team can play better. And we have other guys who can play too - like (Dante) Calabria, who didn't do much. He has to play better (on Saturday)," Recalcati said.

Calabria scored just three points in 25 minutes.

Recalcati said his team has to be ready to play big or small lineups to match up with the various ways Russia can play.

Sergei Babkov, for his part, hopes Russia's shooting woes against Ukraine - they made just 37 per cent of their field goal attempts - were just opening night gitters.

"It was the first game," said Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko, who himself connected on only 7 of 20 shots in the 86-74 victory. "Everybody was really nervous and was out of rhythm."

Jon Robert Holden (Russia)
Jon Robert Holden
Russia's American point guard J.R. Holden, who was just 3-12 from behind the three-point stripe, said the team is focused on what they need to do to beat Italy and take the driver's seat in Group A.

"We have to play tough defense, especially against their three-point shooters," he said. "And we can't let guys who can beat you beat us. Basile is very dangerous and we'll have to keep him in check."

The 2003 EuroBasket bronze medalists and 2004 OIympic silver medalists Italy have won the last six EuroBasket matchups with Russia.

The winner will qualify at least for the elimination round in which they would stay in Vrsac and face the third-place team from Group B to reach the quarter-finals.

Germany face Ukraine in Group A's nightcap.