Regular Season Round 21: Acea Virtus RM - Vanoli CR 79-71 (10-21, 20-17, 23-14, 26-19)
Date: March 3, 2013 No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Lottomatica Roma (14-7) defeated at home 11th ranked Vanoli Cremona (8-13) 79-71 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jordan Taylor (185-89, college: Wisconsin) who scored 21 points. American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Croatian center Andrija Stipanovic (209-86) who recorded 18 points and 6 rebounds and international point guard Luca Vitali (201-86) added 9 points and 9 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lottomatica Roma moved-up to third place, which they share with Montepaschi. Loser Vanoli Cremona dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Lottomatica Roma will face Montepaschi Siena (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vanoli Cremona will play against Cantu (#5). Top scorers: Vanoli CR: A.Stipanovic 18+6reb+1ast, B.Chase 14+4reb, L.Harris 13+4reb+3ast, J.Jackson 12+2reb, L.Vitali 9+4reb+9ast, S.Huff 5+2reb Acea Virtus RM: J.Taylor 21+3reb+3ast, P.Goss 15+4ast, G.Lawal 14+12reb, L.Datome 11+9reb+1ast, B.Jones 6+2reb, O.Czyz 5+4reb
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