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Lithuania defeats Italy, Ukraine shocks Georgia on Gameday 3!

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Lithuania 78-73 Italy
Lithuania moved to 2-1 in Eurobasket group play as they once again dominated the boards 39-24 against the Italians while receiving solid contributions from Adas Juskevicius (20points) Mindaugus Kuzminskas (14points) and Jonas Valanciunas (13points & 8rebounds). Luigi Datome was the main man for Italy with 24 points while NBA veteran Marco Belinelli scored 14 points in the loss that moves Ettore Messina’s squad to 2-1.

Jonas Valanciunas spoke after the game about staying out of foul trouble: “Some nights you pick up the cheap fouls, today I was able to help my team play a full rotation.”


Ukraine 88-81 Georgia
The Ukrainians shocked Zaza Pachulia, Toko Shengelia and company to take the fixture and move to 1-2. Artem Pustovyi (19points), Denys Lukashov 17 points + 11 assists and Oleksandr Lypovyy with 17 points helped the underdogs to the victory. Zaza Pachulia & Giorgi Shemadini each dropped 17 points in the loss that moves Georgia to 1-2.