NBA : Russia dominates Estonia, North Macedonia picks up first win


By Eurohoops team /

Russia dominated Estonia 75-52 to fulfill its February Qualifiers duties in great fashion. Evgeny Baburin paced Sergey Bazarevich’s squad with 14 points, Andrey Vorontsevich tapped 13 and Mikhail Kulagin had 12 points. Russia moved up to a 4-2 record in Group B and has already qualified for the 2022 EuroBasket.

Janari Joesaar paced the Estonian side with 10 points, as the team will have to grab a victory against North Macedonia on Monday in order to qualify for the big event.

Group E action concluded as Finland grabbed a 78-70 win over Georgia, as both teams have punched their tickets for the EuroBasket next year. Elias Valtonen and Erik Murphy led the Finnish side with 14 points each, while Giorgi Shermandini and Duda Sanadze tapped 19 and 18 points respectively for Georgia.

North Macedonia defeated already qualified as hosts Italy 87-78 to grab their first victory in the qualifiers. Nenad Dimitrijevic led the winners with 22 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds and Andrej Magdevski had 20 points. Marco Spissu added 17 points and 8 assists for Italy which ends its qualifiers run with a 4-2 record.

Serbia got its revenge against Switzerland with an 88-81 win to top Group E with a 4-2 record. The Swiss side ends its qualifiers journey with a single win (against Serbia in the November windows). Filip Petrusev paced the winners with 22 points and 8 rebounds and Danilo Andjusic had 20 points. Dusan Mladjan led Switzerland with 18 points and 3 rebounds.

Photo: EuroBasket

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