Timofey Mozgov played another efficient game of basketball in FIBA Eurobasket Saturday as Russia upset Serbia, 75-72, in Istanbul.
Mozgov scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 21 minutes, shooting 5-of-8 overall (no three's). In two FIBA games, Mozgov has now scored 31 points on 16 shots.
The Nets center went up against Serbia's Boban Marjanovic, the 7'3" Pistons back-up. Although Bobo finished with 19 and six, Mozgov proved more mobile, hitting big baskets late.
Russia plays Belgium Monday, then Latvia and Kristaps Porzingis Tuesday. As he did Friday, ex-Knick Alexey Shved led Russia with 22.