Eurobasket 2013: Marco Belinelli Shines For Italy

By Michael Rehome

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.