Marco Belinelli had an off shooting night (0-8 triples) but still scored 13 points for Italy followed by Daniel Hackett’s 12 points and eight rebounds. Paul Biligha also grabbed eight boards in addition to his 11 points.
Emiliano Carchia: Italbasket forwards Danilo Gallinari and Gigi Datome ruled out for entire Acropolis Tournament. Both players have not played a single minute this summer for Italy due to injuries. The duo is expected to play in FIBA Basketball World Cup
Russia erased a 15-point deficit in less than seven minutes en route to beating Italy 72 – 70 in Day 2 of the “Verona Cup” tournament. […] Alessandro Gentile (13 points, seven rebounds) and Brian Sachetti (13 points) were the top contributors for Italy. Marco Belinelli scored 11 in his summer debut with the team.
Danilo Gallinari was initially expected to take part in some friendly games with the Italian national team to gear up for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. However, Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that he will probably miss all prep matches. The 31-year-old forward that underwent appendectomy last week was examined by on Oklahoma City Thunder doctor in Italy.
Emiliano Carchia: Danilo Gallinari has been dismissed from hospital where he had appendectomy on August 3. Gallo re-joined Italbasket training camp for rehabilitation. He is expected to return to action from August 12.