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Despite missing the star duo of Alexey Shved and Timofey Mozgov, Russia got the 81-67 prep win on the road against Finland.
Sergey Karasev with 18 points led the charge and Nikita Kurbanov added 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Russia will compete in Group B of the FIBA World Cup together with Argentina, Korea, Nigeria.
Mikko Koivisto scored 14 points for the hosts who missed Chicago Bulls star Lauri Markkanen and are preparing for the Eurobasket 2021 qualifiers.