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Brazil tops Iran 81-65 in opener

Posted by Zand-Bon on Aug 28th, 2010 and filed under INTERNATIONAL NEWS FOCUS, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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August 28, 2010

ISTANBUL — Guilherme Giovannoni scored 17 points, Tiago Splitter and Leandro Barbosa added 13 apiece, and Brazil beat Iran 81-65 on Saturday in its first game at the world championship.

Marcelo Huertas added 10 points for Brazil, which was without Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao, who injured an ankle during exhibition action and isn’t expected to play until the Brazilians face the United States on Monday.

The Brazilians are already without another injured NBA big man, forward Nene, but they still have Splitter, the MVP of Spain’s ACB League last year who is headed to the San Antonio Spurs.

Center Hamed Haddadi of the Memphis Grizzlies scored 16 points for Iran, the Asia champions making their debut in the worlds.

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