Regular Season Round 13: Enel Brindisi - Acea Virtus RM 82-86 (20-11, 23-26, 18-20, 21-29)
Date: December 30, 2012 Round 13 in SerieA ended with 5 & very close games. The first one was a victory of Lottomatica Roma over 6th ranked Enel Brindisi86-82 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Enel Brindisi. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Lottomatica Roma made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game, while Enel Brindisi only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Enel Brindisi 36-22 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Enel Brindisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Phil Goss (186-83, college: Drexel) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Bobby Jones (201-84, college: Washington) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International swingman Jeffrey Viggiano (198-84, college: Massachusetts) answered with 27 points and 4 steals and American point guard Jonathan Gibson (182-87, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Three Eye Sports) added 21 points and 4 assists in the effort for Enel Brindisi. Enel Brindisi's coach Pier Luigi Bucchi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lottomatica Roma maintains fifth place with 8-5 record. Newly promoted Enel Brindisi keeps the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with EA7 Armani. Lottomatica Roma are looking forward to face Angelico Biella (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Enel Brindisi will play against SAIE3 BO (#11) in Bologna and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win. Top scorers: Acea Virtus RM: P.Goss 30+5reb+2ast, B.Jones 16+7reb, G.Lawal 13+8reb, L.D'Ercole 8+4ast, O.Czyz 7+8reb+1ast, L.Datome 6+5reb+3ast Enel Brindisi: J.Viggiano 27+4reb+1ast, J.Gibson 21+1reb+4ast, A.Robinson 19+1reb+1ast, S.Reynolds 7+5reb+5ast, J.Grant 4+1reb, R.Fultz 2+2reb
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