Treviso’s Nutribullet team started in the FIBA Champions League qualifiers with Tomu Dimša.
Lithuanian club at home 87:72 (23:20, 21:16, 19:21, 24:15) defeated Lavriy’s Megabolt team from Greece and broke 1-0 in the series.
T.Dimsha was hard to catch up in the ranks of the winners and scored 34 points (1/2 two-point, 5/6 three-point, 2/2 free throws) in 34 minutes, rebounded 3 and took over and lost 2 balls, made 3 assists, violated once and scored 23 utility points.
Henry Sims scored 22 points for the Italian club (8 rebounds), DeWayne Russell (8 eds.), Giordano Bortolani scored 10 points.
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Newcomer Corey Sanders and Jerry Smith scored 17 points for Greece, Vasilis Mouratos (8/10 penalties) and Matt Williams for 12, and Dimitrios Kaklamanakis for 10.
Sixteen-year-old Mikhail Sprintzios, who scored a 5-minute rebound and a lost three-pointer, also took the place in the Megabolt rotation.
The second team meeting in Greece will take place on January 18th.
Nutribullet are battling for a place in the Top 16 stage of Group J, which already includes Manresa’s Baxi and Bursa’s Tofa, and fourth place will be held by Burgos’s San Pablo or Istanbul’s Dushashafaka.