Newest Spur Marco Belinelli shined for his native Italy as he played 35 minutes and scored 16 points to help his team take a 76 to 69 win over Russia in their first round game in the Eurobasket Tournament.
Belinelli went 5-for-11 from the floor and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. To go along with his sixteen points, he grabbed 3 rebounds and had five assists.
As a team, Italy shot the ball really well as they hit 52% of their attempts. They controlled every aspect of the game right from the tip.
Belinelli and Italy continue their play on Thursday as they will play Turkey.