Russia beats New Zealand into quarters

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Russia outgunned New Zealand 78-56 during Monday night's last-16 match of the 2010 World Basketball Championships.

The Russians will proceed to the quarter-finals to take on the undefeated American team, which crushed Angola 121-66 earlier Monday.

New Zealand had started out strong ending the first quarter ahead 15-13, but Russia began to pick up momentum in the second quarter.

With neither team scoring much, Russia lead New Zealand 31-27 by the end of the first half.

But a 13-0 run by Russia during the third quarter put the team in the lead and paved the way for a 22-point victory.

New Zealand's star player Kirk Penney was the top scorer of the game with 21 points, while Russia's Andrey Vorontsevich topped Russia with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

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