Italy68-72

19-17, 17-19, 14-11, 18-25

Russia

 

Date: 24.08.2014, 20:30hGroup:  GVenue:   Cagliari (ITA) Spectators: 4000
Referees:  Vicente Bulto (ESP), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Uros Obrknezevic (SRB)
TEAM LEADERS
Italy Russia
Alessandro Gentile (23)PtsAnton Ponkrashov (22)
Luigi Datome (6), Pietro Aradori (6)Reb3 players tied with 7
3 players tied with 2ASAnton Ponkrashov (8)
Riccardo Cervi (1), Alessandro Gentile (1)STNikita Kurbanov (2)
Riccardo Cervi (5)BSDmitry Khvostov (2)

GAME REPORT

24.08.2014
Russia Stun Italy To Stay Alive
15. Timofey Mozgov (Russia)
Timofey Mozgov played strong under the basket for Russia

Russia needed a big win on the road in their final game in Group G of the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round and duly delivered, prevailing 72-68 over Italy in a thrilling encounter.

Russia have now terminated their campaign on a 2-2 record and will have to wait for results on Day 6 to go their way, while Italy have dropped to 2-1 but still have one last game, against Switzerland.

In a clash that was the very definition of a tight contest, Italy held a slight lead for most of the first half but neither team led by more than six points all night, while the game featured eight lead changes and saw the scores tied on 12 occasions.

Italy appeared to be making some headway when Andrea Cinciarini drilled a triple with 30 seconds left in the third to give them a 50-44 cushion, their biggest lead in the game, but it proved a mirage.

Andrey Zubkov split two free throws to tie the scores at 66 with 2:24 remaining and after Alessandro Gentile turned the ball over, Zubkov again pushed Russia ahead with a lay-up, 68-66 with 1:49 left on the clock.

Pietro Aradori committed a second turnover for Italy and Anton Ponkrashov darted down the court but missed the lay-up in a rare miss for him on the night.

Timofey Mozgov however came up with the crucial put-back dunk and gave Russia a 70-66 lead, with 1:15 to the final buzzer.

Ponkrashov and Mozgov delivered the goods for Russia as the former finished with 22 points and eight assists and the big man had 20 points and seven boards.

Gentile had a game-high 23 points and Luigi Datome added 15 points and six rebounds for Italy in losing efforts.

COACH QUOTES

24.08.2014
Quotes: Italy vs. Russia

Simone Pianigiani, Italy Head Coach
"Congratulations to Russia for this win, we took 10 rebounds less than Russia and we suffered against their athleticism. In the last quarter we missed two or three easy shots or fast-breaks and Russia stayed close. Now we want to go to Bellinzona to win the last game (against Switzerland) and to close our group with three victories."

Andrea Cinciarini, Italy
"It was a very tough game, we expected this kind of intensity. We could take an important lead in the third quarter but we made some stupid mistakes and we got nervous. We wanted to celebrate our qualification with our fans but after this loss we must remain positive and strong if we want to win our last game in Switzerland."

Evgeny Pashutin, Russia Head Coach
"It was a decisive game, for us. With another loss, we would have been out of the next EuroBasket. My team showed personality, it was not easy to win against Italy and against this great crowd. Italy is a very strong team, with an experienced coach, but we stayed focused until the end, controlling the rhythm of the game. This success is quite a dream for us, this team is very young and unexperienced but this qualification should be very important for the growth of this group."

Timofey Mozgov, Russia
"I am so happy for our game and for a win that could qualify Russia to EuroBasket 2015. I want to congratulate my team-mates; we won as a team and not because of individual performances. Our goal was to win our last two games of this Qualification Round and we reached it, this team is growing game by game."

Top performers

Italy Russia

Marco Cusin

 

Anton Ponkrashov

12Pts22
5Reb3
1AS8
0ST1
4BS1

Accumulated statistics

Italy Russia
17/54FG M/A28/58
12/36 (33.3%) FG2P M/A23/47 (48.9%)
5/18 (27.8%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
29/31 (93.5%) FT M/A11/23 (47.8%)
30 (8-22) Reb (O-D) 40 (12-28)
9AS16
13TO16
2ST5
10BS3
21PF26
68Pts72

PHOTO GALLERY

ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*5Gentile, A. 332/1216.72/728.60/50.019/2190.51232511310-523
7Vitali, L. 111/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0101010020-43
*12Cusin, M. 274/666.74/666.70/00.04/4100.0145110424-1112
*13Datome, L. 284/1233.32/728.62/540.05/5100.0246230057715
14Cervi, R. 130/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.011200151070
18Magro, D. DNP
*20Cinciarini, A. 301/616.70/50.01/1100.00/00.0022120030-33
22Gentile, S. 131/520.00/20.01/333.30/00.0022100031-13
27Pascolo, D. DNP
32Della Valle, A. DNP
*33Aradori, P. 364/1233.34/944.40/30.01/1100.0066210024-69
34Polonara, A. 90/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000000-40
TEAM/COACH20200
TOTAL17/ 5431.512/ 3633.35/ 1827.829/3193.582230913210212668
RUSSIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*5Kurbanov, N. 302/633.32/540.00/10.02/633.316721200346
8Korobkov, P. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-20
9Vyaltsev, E. 182/728.61/520.01/250.01/250.0033020011-26
10Sokolov, D. 70/10.00/10.00/00.00/20.0213010021-20
12Zubkov, A. 263/560.02/450.01/1100.02/450.002220101589
13Khvostov, D. 91/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.0022210211-32
*14Ponkrashov, A. 318/1553.36/1154.52/450.04/666.7033841145922
*15Mozgov, T. 329/1369.29/1369.20/00.02/366.7437021034720
22Karasev, S. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011120040-40
*23Antonov, S. 142/2100.01/1100.01/1100.00/00.0000110050-45
*24Voronov, E. 271/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.025701005192
TEAM/COACH32510
TOTAL28/ 5848.323/ 4748.95/ 1145.511/2347.8122840161653262172
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

Marco Cusin

 

Anton Ponkrashov

12Pts22
5Reb3
1AS8
0ST1
4BS1
27Min31

TEAM STATS

Italy Russia
17/54FG M/A28/58
12/36 (33.3%) FG2P M/A23/47 (48.9%)
5/18 (27.8%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
29/31 (93.5%) FT M/A11/23 (47.8%)
30 (8-22) Reb (O-D) 40 (12-28)
9AS16
13TO16
2ST5
10BS3
21PF26
68Pts72

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
09:425 A. Gentile 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   5 N. Kurbanov Def. Rebound
09:2233 P. Aradori Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   14 A. Ponkrashov Foul drawn
09:22 0 - 1 14 A. Ponkrashov Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:29 0 - 2 14 A. Ponkrashov Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:1313 L. Datome Foul drawn   23 S. Antonov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:1312 M. Cusin 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 20 A. Cinciarini 
2 - 2 
09:135 A. Gentile Def. Rebound   5 N. Kurbanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:1313 L. Datome 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 M. Cusin 
5 - 2 
08:585 A. Gentile Def. Rebound   15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:4733 P. Aradori Foul drawn   24 E. Voronov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:0113 L. Datome 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 8 - 2 
07:44 8 - 4 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 23 S. Antonov
07:2513 L. Datome 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 T. Mozgov Def. Rebound
07:1033 P. Aradori Def. Rebound   14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:5313 L. Datome Turnover (Ball Handling)   
06:47   5 N. Kurbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 T. Mozgov
06:38   15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 T. Mozgov
06:31 8 - 6 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:205 A. Gentile Foul drawn   15 T. Mozgov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:205 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 9 - 6 
06:085 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 10 - 6 
05:46   14 A. Ponkrashov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 E. Voronov
05:35 10 - 8 14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Kurbanov
05:17Substitution: 12 M. Cusin out,
14 R. Cervi in 
  
05:17   Substitution: 15 T. Mozgov out,
10 D. Sokolov in
04:5920 A. Cinciarini Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 N. Kurbanov Steal
04:52 10 - 10 23 S. Antonov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Ponkrashov
04:3813 L. Datome 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Ponkrashov Def. Rebound
04:15   24 E. Voronov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 D. Sokolov
04:07    Turnover (24 secs)
04:12   Substitution: 5 N. Kurbanov out,
22 S. Karasev in
03:595 A. Gentile Foul drawn   22 S. Karasev Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:59Substitution: 33 P. Aradori out,
7 L. Vitali in 
  
03:595 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 11 - 10 
03:595 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 12 - 10 
03:4514 R. Cervi Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   10 D. Sokolov Foul drawn
03:45   10 D. Sokolov Free throw missed(1/2)
03:4514 R. Cervi Def. Rebound   10 D. Sokolov Free throw missed(2/2)
03:3113 L. Datome Foul drawn   23 S. Antonov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
03:31   Substitution: 23 S. Antonov out,
9 E. Vyaltsev in
03:31   Substitution: 24 E. Voronov out,
12 A. Zubkov in
03:3113 L. Datome Free throw MADE(1/2) 13 - 10 
03:3113 L. Datome Free throw MADE(2/2) 14 - 10 
03:1813 L. Datome Foul drawn   22 S. Karasev Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
22 S. Karasev Turnover (Offensive foul)
03:055 A. Gentile 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 E. Vyaltsev Def. Rebound
02:4514 R. Cervi Block
13 L. Datome Def. Rebound 
  12 A. Zubkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
02:3213 L. Datome Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 A. Zubkov Steal
02:26 14 - 13 9 E. Vyaltsev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Zubkov
02:135 A. Gentile Foul drawn   14 A. Ponkrashov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
02:13Substitution: 20 A. Cinciarini out,
22 S. Gentile in 
  
02:13   Substitution: 14 A. Ponkrashov out,
5 N. Kurbanov in
02:135 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 15 - 13 
02:135 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 16 - 13 
02:13   Substitution: 10 D. Sokolov out,
15 T. Mozgov in
02:13   9 E. Vyaltsev Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:12   Substitution: 22 S. Karasev out,
13 D. Khvostov in
02:0113 L. Datome 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 L. Vitali 
  
01:3922 S. Gentile 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 L. Datome 
  
01:347 L. Vitali 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 L. Datome 
19 - 13 
01:1614 R. Cervi Block
22 S. Gentile Def. Rebound 
  15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
01:025 A. Gentile Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 T. Mozgov Steal
00:4613 L. Datome Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   12 A. Zubkov Foul drawn
00:46Substitution: 13 L. Datome out,
34 A. Polonara in 
  
00:46Substitution: 14 R. Cervi out,
12 M. Cusin in 
  
00:38 19 - 15 9 E. Vyaltsev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Khvostov
00:2922 S. Gentile 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 N. Kurbanov Def. Rebound
00:11 19 - 17 13 D. Khvostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:0022 S. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   13 D. Khvostov Block
00:00Substitution: 5 A. Gentile out,
33 P. Aradori in 
  
TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
09:5612 M. Cusin Def. Rebound   9 E. Vyaltsev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:387 L. Vitali Turnover (Bad Pass)   
08:4622 S. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 22 - 17 
08:4012 M. Cusin Def. Rebound   13 D. Khvostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:26 22 - 20 12 A. Zubkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:1433 P. Aradori Foul drawn   9 E. Vyaltsev Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:1422 S. Gentile Foul drawn   13 D. Khvostov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:1412 M. Cusin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 E. Vyaltsev Def. Rebound
07:507 L. Vitali Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   15 T. Mozgov Foul drawn
07:32 22 - 22 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Khvostov
07:0833 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 D. Khvostov Def. Rebound
06:4622 S. Gentile Def. Rebound   13 D. Khvostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3733 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 22 S. Gentile 
24 - 22 
06:17   13 D. Khvostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
06:057 L. Vitali Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   15 T. Mozgov Foul drawn
06:05Substitution: 7 L. Vitali out,
5 A. Gentile in 
  
06:05Substitution: 34 A. Polonara out,
13 L. Datome in 
  
06:05   Substitution: 12 A. Zubkov out,
10 D. Sokolov in
06:05   Substitution: 13 D. Khvostov out,
14 A. Ponkrashov in
06:05   Substitution: 15 T. Mozgov out,
23 S. Antonov in
06:05   Substitution: 9 E. Vyaltsev out,
24 E. Voronov in
05:47 24 - 24 14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:0122 S. Gentile Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   14 A. Ponkrashov Foul drawn
06:01Timeout   
06:01Substitution: 22 S. Gentile out,
20 A. Cinciarini in 
  
05:40 24 - 25 14 A. Ponkrashov Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:485 A. Gentile Foul drawn   14 A. Ponkrashov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:485 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 25 - 25 
05:485 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 26 - 25 
05:3712 M. Cusin Block
20 A. Cinciarini Def. Rebound 
  5 N. Kurbanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
05:285 A. Gentile Turnover (Travelling)   
05:26   14 A. Ponkrashov Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:1712 M. Cusin Foul drawn   10 D. Sokolov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
05:11   Substitution: 14 A. Ponkrashov out,
13 D. Khvostov in
05:0820 A. Cinciarini 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   13 D. Khvostov Block
10 D. Sokolov Def. Rebound
04:54   5 N. Kurbanov Turnover (Travelling)
04:3812 M. Cusin Foul drawn   23 S. Antonov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
04:38   Substitution: 10 D. Sokolov out,
12 A. Zubkov in
04:38   Substitution: 23 S. Antonov out,
15 T. Mozgov in
04:3812 M. Cusin Free throw MADE(1/2) 27 - 25 
04:3812 M. Cusin Free throw MADE(2/2) 28 - 25 
04:38   Substitution: 5 N. Kurbanov out,
9 E. Vyaltsev in
04:33   13 D. Khvostov Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:1913 L. Datome 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 E. Vyaltsev Def. Rebound
04:0713 L. Datome Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   12 A. Zubkov Foul drawn
04:06   Substitution: 13 D. Khvostov out,
14 A. Ponkrashov in
03:53 28 - 27 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Ponkrashov
03:5313 L. Datome Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   15 T. Mozgov Foul drawn
03:53 28 - 28 15 T. Mozgov Free throw MADE(1/1)
03:53Substitution: 13 L. Datome out,
34 A. Polonara in 
  
03:4033 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 M. Cusin 
  
03:2312 M. Cusin Turnover (3 secs)   
03:14 28 - 30 14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
02:515 A. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
02:415 A. Gentile 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 30 - 30 
02:13 30 - 33 14 A. Ponkrashov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Zubkov
02:065 A. Gentile Foul drawn   24 E. Voronov Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
02:065 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 31 - 33 
02:045 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 32 - 33 
01:495 A. Gentile Steal   14 A. Ponkrashov Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:4633 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Gentile 
34 - 33 
01:325 A. Gentile Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   12 A. Zubkov Foul drawn
01:32   12 A. Zubkov Free throw missed(1/2)
01:32 34 - 34 12 A. Zubkov Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:185 A. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 A. Zubkov Def. Rebound
00:5820 A. Cinciarini Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)   14 A. Ponkrashov Foul drawn
00:58   14 A. Ponkrashov Free throw missed(1/2)
00:5834 A. Polonara Def. Rebound   14 A. Ponkrashov Free throw missed(2/2)
00:455 A. Gentile 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed    Def. Rebound
00:22   9 E. Vyaltsev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 T. Mozgov
00:16 34 - 36 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:075 A. Gentile Foul drawn   24 E. Voronov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
00:075 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 35 - 36 
00:075 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 36 - 36 
00:07Timeout   
00:07   Substitution: 15 T. Mozgov out,
13 D. Khvostov in
TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
10:00Substitution: 34 A. Polonara out,
13 L. Datome in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 9 E. Vyaltsev out,
5 N. Kurbanov in
10:00   Substitution: 13 D. Khvostov out,
15 T. Mozgov in
09:4233 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 N. Kurbanov Def. Rebound
09:21   15 T. Mozgov Turnover (Travelling)
08:585 A. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 N. Kurbanov Def. Rebound
08:53 36 - 38 12 A. Zubkov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Ponkrashov
08:3712 M. Cusin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 33 P. Aradori 
38 - 38 
08:13 38 - 40 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:4512 M. Cusin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 T. Mozgov Def. Rebound
07:3712 M. Cusin Block
12 M. Cusin Def. Rebound 
  24 E. Voronov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
07:2933 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   5 N. Kurbanov Def. Rebound
07:17   14 A. Ponkrashov Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:0420 A. Cinciarini Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:5813 L. Datome Foul drawn   24 E. Voronov Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
24 E. Voronov Turnover (Offensive foul)
06:5313 L. Datome 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 40 - 40 
06:24   15 T. Mozgov Turnover (Travelling)
06:24Substitution: 12 M. Cusin out,
14 R. Cervi in 
  
06:24   Substitution: 5 N. Kurbanov out,
9 E. Vyaltsev in
06:24   Substitution: 24 E. Voronov out,
22 S. Karasev in
06:145 A. Gentile 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Ponkrashov Def. Rebound
05:5620 A. Cinciarini Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   14 A. Ponkrashov Foul drawn
05:4820 A. Cinciarini Def. Rebound   14 A. Ponkrashov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:4120 A. Cinciarini 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
05:3113 L. Datome Foul drawn   22 S. Karasev Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
05:31   Substitution: 15 T. Mozgov out,
10 D. Sokolov in
05:3120 A. Cinciarini 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 A. Zubkov Def. Rebound
05:24   9 E. Vyaltsev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 D. Sokolov
05:1933 P. Aradori Def. Rebound   10 D. Sokolov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:0113 L. Datome 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   22 S. Karasev Def. Rebound
04:55 40 - 42 14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 22 S. Karasev
04:2633 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 42 - 42 
04:03   22 S. Karasev Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:03   Substitution: 12 A. Zubkov out,
23 S. Antonov in
03:535 A. Gentile 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 44 - 42 
03:3613 L. Datome Foul drawn   10 D. Sokolov Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
10 D. Sokolov Turnover (Offensive foul)
03:33   Substitution: 14 A. Ponkrashov out,
13 D. Khvostov in
03:165 A. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 R. Cervi 
  
03:045 A. Gentile Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
5 A. Gentile Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  13 D. Khvostov Foul drawn
03:04   Substitution: 10 D. Sokolov out,
8 P. Korobkov in
02:5214 R. Cervi Block
13 L. Datome Def. Rebound 
  9 E. Vyaltsev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
02:4513 L. Datome Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:4133 P. Aradori Def. Rebound   9 E. Vyaltsev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:3733 P. Aradori Foul drawn   22 S. Karasev Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
02:37Substitution: 5 A. Gentile out,
22 S. Gentile in 
  
02:37   Substitution: 22 S. Karasev out,
5 N. Kurbanov in
02:2933 P. Aradori 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 D. Khvostov Def. Rebound
02:0914 R. Cervi Block
33 P. Aradori Def. Rebound 
  8 P. Korobkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
02:0333 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 46 - 42 
01:5433 P. Aradori Foul drawn   23 S. Antonov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
01:54   Substitution: 8 P. Korobkov out,
15 T. Mozgov in
01:54   Substitution: 13 D. Khvostov out,
14 A. Ponkrashov in
01:5433 P. Aradori Free throw MADE(1/1) 47 - 42 
01:4614 R. Cervi Steal   9 E. Vyaltsev Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:2720 A. Cinciarini 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   15 T. Mozgov Def. Rebound
01:11   23 S. Antonov Turnover (Travelling)
01:02   Substitution: 9 E. Vyaltsev out,
24 E. Voronov in
00:4933 P. Aradori 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   24 E. Voronov Def. Rebound
00:44 47 - 44 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Ponkrashov
00:3020 A. Cinciarini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 L. Datome 
50 - 44 
00:15 50 - 47 23 S. Antonov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Ponkrashov
TimeITALYScoreRUSSIA
10:00Substitution: 20 A. Cinciarini out,
5 A. Gentile in 
  
09:4233 P. Aradori Def. Rebound   5 N. Kurbanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2913 L. Datome 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 52 - 47 
09:06 52 - 49 24 E. Voronov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:435 A. Gentile Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 A. Ponkrashov Steal
08:2514 R. Cervi Block
13 L. Datome Def. Rebound 
  15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
08:105 A. Gentile Foul drawn   15 T. Mozgov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:10Substitution: 14 R. Cervi out,
12 M. Cusin in 
  
08:105 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 53 - 49 
08:105 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 54 - 49 
07:55 54 - 51 5 N. Kurbanov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Ponkrashov
07:3713 L. Datome Foul drawn   23 S. Antonov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 5th)
07:3713 L. Datome Free throw MADE(1/3) 55 - 51 
07:3713 L. Datome Free throw MADE(2/3) 56 - 51 
07:3713 L. Datome Free throw MADE(3/3) 57 - 51 
07:15 57 - 53 14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
06:4922 S. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Ponkrashov Def. Rebound
06:3422 S. Gentile Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   24 E. Voronov Foul drawn
06:2913 L. Datome Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   12 A. Zubkov Foul drawn
06:29Substitution: 13 L. Datome out,
7 L. Vitali in 
  
06:295 A. Gentile Block   24 E. Voronov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 5 N. Kurbanov
06:2912 M. Cusin Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   5 N. Kurbanov Foul drawn
06:29   5 N. Kurbanov Free throw missed(1/2)
06:29 57 - 54 5 N. Kurbanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:155 A. Gentile Foul drawn   15 T. Mozgov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
06:15Substitution: 22 S. Gentile out,
20 A. Cinciarini in 
  
06:155 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/3) 58 - 54 
06:155 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/3) 59 - 54 
06:155 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(3/3) 60 - 54 
06:04 60 - 56 14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
05:5420 A. Cinciarini Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   14 A. Ponkrashov Foul drawn
05:54 60 - 57 14 A. Ponkrashov Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:4033 P. Aradori 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   14 A. Ponkrashov Block
24 E. Voronov Def. Rebound
05:2912 M. Cusin Block
33 P. Aradori Def. Rebound 
  14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
05:2220 A. Cinciarini 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   24 E. Voronov Def. Rebound
05:04 60 - 59 5 N. Kurbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:4112 M. Cusin 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 33 P. Aradori 
62 - 59 
04:20 62 - 61 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Ponkrashov
04:005 A. Gentile 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   24 E. Voronov Def. Rebound
03:51   14 A. Ponkrashov Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:4633 P. Aradori 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   24 E. Voronov Def. Rebound
03:41 62 - 64 14 A. Ponkrashov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:41Timeout   
03:41Substitution: 7 L. Vitali out,
13 L. Datome in 
  
03:3012 M. Cusin Foul drawn   14 A. Ponkrashov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
03:3013 L. Datome 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 L. Datome 
  
03:3012 M. Cusin Foul drawn   12 A. Zubkov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
03:0712 M. Cusin Free throw MADE(1/2) 63 - 64 
03:0612 M. Cusin Free throw MADE(2/2) 64 - 64 
02:4912 M. Cusin Block   12 A. Zubkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
02:4312 M. Cusin Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   15 T. Mozgov Foul drawn
02:43   15 T. Mozgov Free throw missed(1/2)
02:43 64 - 65 15 T. Mozgov Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:3712 M. Cusin 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Gentile 
66 - 65 
02:245 A. Gentile Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   12 A. Zubkov Foul drawn
02:24 66 - 66 12 A. Zubkov Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:24   14 A. Ponkrashov assist
02:2413 L. Datome Def. Rebound   12 A. Zubkov Free throw missed(2/2)
02:055 A. Gentile Turnover (Travelling)   
01:49 66 - 68 12 A. Zubkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Kurbanov
01:3233 P. Aradori Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 N. Kurbanov Steal
01:21   14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 T. Mozgov
01:15 66 - 70 15 T. Mozgov 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE
01:22Timeout   
01:1413 L. Datome 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 N. Kurbanov Def. Rebound
01:1333 P. Aradori Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   5 N. Kurbanov Foul drawn
01:13   5 N. Kurbanov Free throw missed(1/2)
01:13   5 N. Kurbanov Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound:
00:5212 M. Cusin Def. Rebound   14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:5213 L. Datome 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 A. Gentile 
  
00:355 A. Gentile Foul drawn   14 A. Ponkrashov Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
00:355 A. Gentile Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:355 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(2/2) 67 - 70 
00:15   14 A. Ponkrashov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 E. Voronov
00:0913 L. Datome Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 5th)   5 N. Kurbanov Foul drawn
00:09   5 N. Kurbanov Free throw missed(1/2)
00:09 67 - 71 5 N. Kurbanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:09Timeout   
00:09   Substitution: 15 T. Mozgov out,
9 E. Vyaltsev in
00:075 A. Gentile Foul drawn   24 E. Voronov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 5th)
00:075 A. Gentile Free throw MADE(1/2) 68 - 71 
00:075 A. Gentile Free throw missed(2/2)    Def. Rebound
00:05Timeout   
00:05   Substitution: 15 T. Mozgov out,
22 S. Karasev in
00:0422 S. Gentile Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 3rd)   9 E. Vyaltsev Foul drawn
00:04   9 E. Vyaltsev Free throw missed(1/2)
00:04 68 - 72 9 E. Vyaltsev Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:005 A. Gentile 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Italy Russia
17/54FG M/A28/58
12/36 (33.3%) FG2P M/A23/47 (48.9%)
5/18 (27.8%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
29/31 (93.5%) FT M/A11/23 (47.8%)
30 (8-22) Reb (O-D) 40 (12-28)
9AS16
13TO16
2ST5
10BS3
21PF26
68Pts72

top performers

Italy Russia

Marco Cusin

 

Anton Ponkrashov

12Pts22
5Reb3
1AS8
0ST1
4BS1
27Min31
Italy Russia 1-1
Russia - Italy 63-65
13.08.2014, Moscow (RUS)
Italy - Russia 68-72
24.08.2014, Cagliari (ITA)

COACH QUOTES

24.08.2014
Quotes: Italy vs. Russia

Simone Pianigiani, Italy Head Coach
"Congratulations to Russia for this win, we took 10 rebounds less than Russia and we suffered against their athleticism. In the last quarter we missed two or three easy shots or fast-breaks and Russia stayed close. Now we want to go to Bellinzona to win the last game (against Switzerland) and to close our group with three victories."

Andrea Cinciarini, Italy
"It was a very tough game, we expected this kind of intensity. We could take an important lead in the third quarter but we made some stupid mistakes and we got nervous. We wanted to celebrate our qualification with our fans but after this loss we must remain positive and strong if we want to win our last game in Switzerland."

Evgeny Pashutin, Russia Head Coach
"It was a decisive game, for us. With another loss, we would have been out of the next EuroBasket. My team showed personality, it was not easy to win against Italy and against this great crowd. Italy is a very strong team, with an experienced coach, but we stayed focused until the end, controlling the rhythm of the game. This success is quite a dream for us, this team is very young and unexperienced but this qualification should be very important for the growth of this group."

Timofey Mozgov, Russia
"I am so happy for our game and for a win that could qualify Russia to EuroBasket 2015. I want to congratulate my team-mates; we won as a team and not because of individual performances. Our goal was to win our last two games of this Qualification Round and we reached it, this team is growing game by game."

Top performers

Italy Russia

Marco Cusin

 

Anton Ponkrashov

12Pts22
5Reb3
1AS8
0ST1
4BS1

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