Andrea Bargnani and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 points apiece as they helped Italy and Croatia win “friendly” -exhibition– games in preparation for Eurobasket next month. Bargnani’s Italy easily beat Latvia (without Kristaps Porzingis) while Bogdanovic’s Croatia beat Germany (with Dirk Nowitzki) in overtime. Bargnani, who started on the bench, shot 5-of-8 overall and hit his only three-pointer of the night in the 82-63 blowout of Latvia in the Tbilisi tournament in the Republic of Georgia. The Italians two other NBA players, Danilo Gallinari (22) and Marco Belinelli (13) also hit double figures. Italy plays Estonia Saturday.
Auxilium CUS Torino announced the signing of Andre Dawkins. The small forward ex Duke spent last season in D-League with Sioux Falls Skyforce and Maine Red Claws averaging 18.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.