Denver Star Shines as Italy Wins

Sep 03, 2015 728

by Drew Davis

The Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari continues to shake off rust, leading Italy to a third straight win in EuroBasket. Gallinari, who has missed a lot of time over past few seasons for the Nuggets, led Italy to a 68-63 victory over Russia. The game was another warm-up for the EuroBasket 2015 tournament, also to be played in Trieste, and was Italy's third game (following victories over both Georgia and Michigan State University).

The 6'9″ forward started to show his all-star potential the Nuggets saw when he first came to Denver, as Gallinari scored a new international career-high of 32 points. Gallo also added 10 rebounds, as he earned a double double in the game.

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