A game of the highest quality saw the classy Slovenians book a place in the semi-finals by 103 points to 97. The loss temporarily broke Latvian hearts but soon afterwards social media was flooded with messages praising the team of 2017 for its efforts.
.@kzs_si ?? reach Semi-Final after thrilling win over @basketbols ??. #EuroBasket2017— FIBA (@FIBA) September 12, 2017
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Indeed the basketball squad has performed outstandingly well and the Slovenia game would have graced any championship final -- it's doubtful there will be a better match-up in the rest of the tournament.
The team is due to return to Latvia today, where it will be accorded a heroes' welcome.
No caption needed... #NikeTopPlays ????❗️ @baloncestofeb @basketbols @kzs_si pic.twitter.com/R41l6HN7VW— FIBA (@FIBA) September 13, 2017