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  Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Belinelli Lights up Italian Playoffs w/34 points
By Jonathan Givony

Kristian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Hohnjec

Marco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Belinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> floor href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5th href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decisive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playoff href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> semifinal href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> series href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> between href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Napoli. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bellineliís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 34 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 30 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guided href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 103:83 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 11/18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> field, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> including href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8/14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> downtown, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> added href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> career href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> high href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Belinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> senior href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> level, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> days href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> before href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> missing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> almost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everything href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (1/8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FG) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finished href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 25 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> number href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> four.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> biggest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basketball href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> star href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> moment, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Andrea href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bargnani, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> didnít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> After href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> blocks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bargnani href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> struggled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finishing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 27 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> However, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Benetton href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> able href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Andrea href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> chance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> show href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scouts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> what href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> do href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pressure href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> high.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spain, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ceramica href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advanced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 84:78 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Barcelona. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tiago href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Splitterís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> numbers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> donít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> jump href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> did href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> job href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defensive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> end href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> huge href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> run href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> take href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazilian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finished href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> block href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 27 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DKV href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Joventut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> somewhat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surprisingly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> home href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> five href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Unicaja. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rudy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fernandez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scorer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (FG href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5/9). href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> four href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasnít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rudy, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> missed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FG href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attempts, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> logging href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> turnovers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> go href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> along href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds.

Thanks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 19-3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> run href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> during href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3rd href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarter, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cibona href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comfortably href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decisive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Croatian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> crown href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zadar href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> secured href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contract href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> years. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Damir href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Markota href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> players href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> today, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> struggled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> outside href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> making href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 1 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attempts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Markota href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> floor href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> well href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> drives href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basket, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> emphatic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> dunk href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> On href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defensive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> side href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> doing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fairly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> well href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> man-to-man href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defense href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> glass. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Markota href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finished href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> boards href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 28 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> heading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> States href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> conduct href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> private href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> workouts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Markota href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> said href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> doesnít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> selected href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> round, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> withdraw.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> France, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pape href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Philippe href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Amagou href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> instrumental href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Le href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mans href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pau-Orthez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advanced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Amagou href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attempts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> downtown, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> way href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 77:72 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory.

 
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