Slovenian team in a meaningful match defeated Latvia and became the second semifinalist of the European championship.
Latvians in the quarterfinals of the summed protection and the failure time to “extinguish” the jerks of the Slovenes, who on the way to a historic victory coolly taken advantage of weaknesses in the opponent’s play.
In the first quarter Porzingis and the company missed on its ring with 34 points. In the second 10-minute Latvians eliminated the gap and even took the lead, but the prolonged crisis in the third quarter cost them a victory.
To the credit of Latvia, Ainars Bagatskis team showed character and almost snatched victory, but Porzingis after important trehochkovyh in the next attack could not bring Latvia forward. Then dragic in the aisle realized that’s a difficult shot and opened Slovenia’s way to hard to win.
Slovenian team for the first time will play in the semifinals of the European championship – a nice team of Igor Kokoshkov will meet with the formidable Spaniards.
Slovenia – Latvia– 103:97 (34:23, 17:32, 25:11, 27:31)
Slovenia: Donic (27 + 9 rebounds), dragic (26 + 6 rebounds + 8 assists), Prepelvic (17).
Latvia: Porzingis (34 + 6 rebounds), Davis Bertans (23), Dairis Bertans (12 + 6 assists).
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