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Andrea Bargnani scores 15 in another Italian blowout


Something about the number 15.

Italy beat tiny Estonia Saturday by 24 in the Tblisi City Hall tournament, as Andrea Bargnani scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 1-of-3 from beyond the arc. It's the fourth "friendly" game played by the Nets two European stars --Bargnani and Bojan Bogdanovic-- and the fourth time the Net player has scored 15 points.

Bargnani also was tossed from the game for unspecified "unsportsmanlike conduct," according to a report of the game.

Italy plays the home team in the Georgian capital Sunday, its third game in three days. Toko Shengelia, the former Net, is not playing for Georgia this year. Also Sunday, Bogdanovic and Croatia play Germany in Bremen, Germany, starting a 9 a.m. A livestream can be found on the Croatian basketball federation site.  The pace of the "friendlies" will pick up in the next week, with seven games between now and next Sunday.