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Italy defeated Greece 81-72 in EuroBasket 2013 Pool Play on Sunday.
Marco Belinelli had 23 points and seven rebounds, while Gigi Datome scored 19.
Nikos Zisis led Greece with 16 points.
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The San Antonio Spurs acquired Marco Belinelli in the offseason which should bolster the team's bench heading into next season.
After coming close to a fifth title in franchise history last season, the Spurs needed to ensure the team is loaded with talent considering the rest of the Western Conference will be packed with playoff bound teams such as the Thunder.
San Antonio Spurs fans have watched closely as Cory Joseph led the Canadian National Team through the first round of the FIBA Americas Championship before Canada hit a few bumps in the road in the second round that eventually led to them losing out on a bid to the World Cup in Spain next summer.
Joseph looked impressive and appeared to continually progress after a nice Finals...
There was a lot of talk last year about the San Antonio Spurs carrying seven guards into the season. This offseason already looks to be the same in that regard. The only real difference being Gary Neal was replaced by Marco Belinelli.
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San Antonio Spurs: What All Second Stringers MUST Work On
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PG: Corey Joseph: Point Production, Shooting Efficiency
Since being drafted by the Spurs late in the first round in 2011, Joseph has slowly climbed his way up to being the team’s backup point guard. During his first two years in the league, Joseph has only averaged 3.2 points per game...
On Saturday, San Antonio Spurs guards Cory Joseph and Marco Belinelli returned to FIBA international play as Italy continued to soar in the FIBA Eurobasket tournament with a 62-44 victory over Finland, while Canada lost its second straight game in the second round of the FIBA Americas tournament with a close 81-74 loss to the Dominican Republic.
The Italians stayed perfect ...
San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner was in Manila recently to lead the NBA Fit and NBA Cares activities. Being the global ambassador that he is, Bonner didn’t always have his professional career set in stone.
Bonner gave some details on how exactly he made it in the NBA after a year of playing in Italy to start his professional career.
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The San Antonio Spurs 2013-14 season is inching ever so close which means the players will be hitting the gym to get back in shape for training camp and preseason games.
Danny Green is already hitting the gym and from the looks of the videos below, it seems he is eager to get back on the court and putting in the sweat to the point he yells, "It hurts!"
Team France, and Italy picked up wins today at EuroBasket 2013.
France: San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker scored 28 points, and handed out 2 assists in 28 minutes leading Team France to a narrow 77-71 win over Ukraine. Boris Diaw scored 15 points and Nando De Colo chipped in with 3 points off the bench. With the win, France now advances to the second round of EuroBasket.
Kevin Durant has admired Marco Belinelli's game after the two came out in the same NBA draft class, and the Oklahoma City Thunder star wanted the organization to sign Belinelli in free agency this offseason.
“No doubt," Durant said in an interview, when asked whether Belinelli could have helped the Thunder. "I tried to get him on our team, but unfortunately, San Antonio...
After France and Italy won both of their respective Eurobasket games on Monday, the two teams returned to the floor Tuesday in their final games of the first round.
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Sam Young has met with the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs lack frontcourt depth following the departure of DeJuan Blair.
Young played with the Indiana Pacers last season.