By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The third gameday of Eurobasket 2015 qualifying round included two surprises, as Austria beat Poland (83-81) in Group C and the Netherlands prevailed on the road over Montenegro (65-60). In Group A behind 29 points by Mirza Teletovic, Bosnia got the 72-62 win over Iceland and has a 2-0 record. In Group D, FYROM is at 3-0 after beating Belarus (81-70) and on its way to a qualifying top spot. The same applies to Latvia in Group F after beating Romania (88-65) and in Group G to Italy (2-0) after toying with Switzerland, which doesn’t have the NBAers Sefolosha and Capela available for the games.
However the game of the day was the overtime 91-90 road win of Georgia over Portugal, which caused a three way tie in Group E between Georgia, Hungary and Czech Republic at 2-1. The winners got in total 36/53 free throws against 15/19 of the losing side, while Zaza Pachulia had 25 points for Georgia.
Τhe results of the third gameday are the following (boxscores): Group A: Bosnia – Iceland 72-62, Group B: Bulgaria – Israel 84-100, Montenegro – Netherlands 60-65, Group C: Germany – Luxemburg 109-49, Austria – Poland 83-81, Group D: Belgium – Denmark 71-50, Belarus – FYROM 70-81, Group E: Portugal – Georgia 90-91 (OT), Czech Republic – Hungary 66-63, Group F: Slovak Republic – Sweden 72-75, Latvia – Romania 88-65, Group G: Italy – Switzerland 90-60