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Lucas Nogueira helps Estudiantes to an 81-74 win over La Bruixa D'Or

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Lucas Nogueira finished with eight points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in Estudiantes' 81-74 win over La Bruixa D'Or.

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Atlanta Hawks 2013 first-round pick Lucas Nogueira finished with eight points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in 18 minutes off the bench today as Estudiantes defeated La Bruixa D'Or 81-74 to improve to 9-17 on the season.

Nogueira made two of his three field goal attempts and was a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line. In 10 games this season he is averaging 6.4 points on 70 percent shooting to go along with 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Most important thing for Nogueira was that this was his third straight game and appears to be as healthy as he has been at any point this season.

There are eight games remaining for Estudiantes in the Liga Endesa season. Nogueira has put together a solid stretch of games coming off the bench and it would be nice to see him finish strong before returning to the United States to compete for the Atlanta Hawks in summer league.