Latvia blasts past Russia to make Eurobasket final phase

Latvia's men's basketball team turned on the style September 5 to secure a comfortable victory against rivals Russia that ensured them a place in the last 16 of Eurobasket 2017.

The team cruised past their neighbors 84:69, in the process removing pressure from their shoulders ahead of the final group game against Turkey on September 7.

Things started evenly and then Russia threatened to dominte by opening up a large lead, but once the Latvians woke up they reeled in their opponents and just kept going.

Latvia will be joined in the last 16 by Lithuania, who defeated Ukraine.

 

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