Τhe Netherlands and Belgium shocked Turkey and Lithuania in the Eurobasket qualifiers

2020-02-21T20:42:40+00:00 2020-02-21T22:25:04+00:00.

Aris Barkas

21/Feb/20 20:42

Eurohoops.net

Despite playing at home, the Turkish national team ended up being the victim of an upset.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Behind 27 points by Charlon Kloof and with Italian coach Maurizio Buscaglia on the bench, the Netherlands started their Eurobasket 2021 qualifiers on Friday with a bang, getting the road win against Turkey.

The host team had three EuroLeague players available (Melih Mahmutoglu, Dogus Balbay, Tolga Gecim) but they couldn’t save the day. Belgium also prevailed over a big-name opponent by beating Lithuania by 21 points (86-65) despite the presence of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Donatas Motiejunas on the roster of the guests.

Meanwhile, Germany got a big home win over France (83-69).

Here are also the results of Thursday’s Eurobasket qualifiers.

Group C

Czech Republic – Denmark 75-71 (Bohacik 17 p. – Lundberg 20 p.)
Belgium – Lithuania 86-65 (Obasohan 21 p. – Kuzminskas 15 p.)


GAMES
STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Czech Republic 1 1 0 100 75 71 4 75 71 2
2  Denmark 1 0 1 0 71 75 -4 71 75 1
3  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group D

Croatia – Sweden 72-56 (Dreznjak 16 p. – Borg 11 p. 8 r.)
Turkey – Netherlands 65-72 (Birsen 12 p. 13 r. – Kloof 27 p.)


GAMES
STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
 Croatia 1 1 0 100 72 56 16 72 56 2
 Netherlands 1 1 0 100 72 65 7 72 65 2
 Turkey 1 0 1 0 65 72 -7 65 72 1
 Sweden 1 0 1 0 56 72 -16 56 72 1

Group G

Montenegro – Great Britain 81-74 (Cobbs 19 p. 8 as. – Soko 18 p. 9 r.)
Germany – France 83-69 (Saibu 22 p. – Fall 6 p. 8 r.)

GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Germany 1 1 0 100 83 69 14 83 69 2
2  Montenegro 1 1 0 100 81 74 7 81 74 2
3  Great Britain 1 0 1 0 74 81 -7 74 81 1
4  France 1 0 1 0 69 83 -14 69 83 1

Group H

Greece – Bulgaria 73-63 (Bochoridis 19 p . – Bost 14 p. 8 as.)
Latvia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 61-62 (Meiers 13 p. – Atic 15 p. 6 r.)


GAMES
STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
 Greece 1 1 0 100 73 63 10 73 63
 BIH 1 1 0 100 62 61 1 62 61
 Latvia 1 0 1 0 61 62 -1 61 62
 Bulgaria 1 0 1 0 63 73 -10 63 73

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