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Turkey, Brazil, Lithuania and Serbia complete quarterfinal picture - Sep 7, 2014


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Emir
Preldzic
Turkey - Australia 65-64
Emir Preldzic (205-SF-87, agency: Beo Basket) drained a three-pointer with 5 seconds left in regulation to propel Turkey past Australia in the eighth-final clash in Spain tonight. Turkey trailed throughout the bigger part of the game but relied on a late jumper from Preldzic to upset the Boomers. Australia posted an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Turkey did not allow the Boomers to clear off in the next period. They pulled within a single point at the interval 34:35. But Australia held their opponents to just 12 points in the third term and ensured a 4-point lead before the final stanza. Matthew Dellavedova (193-G-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) made it a 5-point game 64:59 with 62 seconds remaining in regulation. But Emir Preldzic hit a three-pointer and then followed with a huge another one to give Turkey a 65:64 lead with 5 seconds remaining. Joe Ingles followed with a turnover and Turkey got away with a dramatic victory. Emir Preldzic and Sinan Guler finished with 16 points each for the winners. Ender Arslan (190-PG-83) added 11 points for Turkey. Aron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Australia. Matthew Dellavedova had 13 points in the loss.

Brazil - Argentina 85-65
Brazil completed the World Cup quarterfinal picture. They edged Argentina in the final game of the eighth-final stage in Madrid tonight. Raul Neto (186-PG-92) missed just one shot en route to game-high 21 points for Brazil. Argentina dominated at the start of the game. They earned a 21:13 lead after the opening quarter. Brazil cut the deficit in the second period. They trailed by just three points 33:36 at halftime. Brazil opened the second half on a 15:3 run to pull ahead. Brazil secured a 57:49 lead after three quarters of action. The margin quickly grew at 15-point mark early in the fourth frame. Brazil kept Argentina at bay throughout the rest of the way marching to the victory. Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84) had 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Barbosa and Splitter had 10 points each for the winners. Pablo Prigioni (190-PG-77) answered with 18 points for Argentina. Facundo Campazzo (180-PG-91) netted 11 points in the defeat.

New Zealand - Lithuania 71-76
Baltic side advanced to the Quarterfinals of the World Cup 2014. Lithuania overcame New Zealand 76-71 in the first game of Sunday actions. Lithuania opened the game with a 23-9 lead in the opening period and had 36-26 halftime advantage. New Zealand managed to catch up with the opponents later in the game and posted a 24-22 rally in the third quarter. Moreover Mika Vukona tied the game at 65-65 with 2 minutes to go, but then Lithuania replied with an 8-0 run and sealed a 73-65 advantage. Mika Vukona again reduced to 73-67, while Tai Jack Webster (193-G-95) cut it to 4 with less than 30 seconds to go. Maciulis added one from the free throw line, while Martynas Pocius (196-SG-86, college: Duke) scored two for 76-71. Jonas Valanciunas (211-C-92) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Martynas Pocius posted 11. Tai Jack Webster replied with 26 points in defeat and Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) scored 11.

Serbia - Greece 90-72
Serbia punched the World Cup quarterfinal ticket today. They edged previously undefeated Greece in the eighth-final clash. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-SG-92) nailed 21 points to pace Serbia to a well-deserved victory in Madrid. Serbia poured in 23 points in the first frame that gave them a 3-point lead after ten minutes. The Serbs maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. High-percentage shooting kept them in charge as they ended the first half up by 4 points 46:42. Greece started to lag behind in the third term. The Hellenes managed just 13 points in the quarter to trail by 9 points at the final break. Serbia unleashed 26 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: APAA Sports Group) had 16 points, while Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) contributed 13 points for Serbia. Nick Calathes (197-PG-89, college: Florida) answered with 14 points for Greece. Nikolaos Zisis (197-G-83) and Georgios Printezis (202-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 12 points each in the loss.   



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World Cup Standings
Group AFR-A
 1. Cameroon 0-0 
 2. Guinea 0-0 
 3. S.Africa 0-0 
 4. Tunisia 0-0 
Group AFR-B
 1. Mali 0-0 
 2. Nigeria 0-0 
 3. Rwanda 0-0 
 4. Uganda 0-0 
Group AFR-C
 1. Angola 0-0 
 2. DRCongo 0-0 
 3. Egypt 0-0 
 4. Morocco 0-0 
Group AFR-D
 1. C.Africa 0-0 
 2. Ivory Coast 0-0 
 3. Mozambique 0-0 
 4. Senegal 0-0 
Group AM-A
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Panama 0-0 
 3. Paraguay 0-0 
 4. Uruguay 0-0 
Group AM-B
 1. Chile 0-0 
 2. Colombia 0-0 
 3. Venezuela 0-0 
Group AM-C
 1. Cuba 0-0 
 2. Mexico 0-0 
 3. P.Rico 0-0 
 4. USA 0-0 
Group AM-D
 1. Bahamas 0-0 
 2. Canada 0-0 
 3. Dominican R. 0-0 
 4. US Virg.Isl 0-0 
Group ASIA-A
 1. China 0-0 
 2. Hong Kong 0-0 
 3. S.Korea 0-0 
 4. N.Zealand 0-0 
Group ASIA-B
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. Japan 0-0 
 3. Philippines 0-0 
 4. Taiwan 0-0 
Group ASIA-C
 1. India 0-0 
 2. Jordan 0-0 
 3. Lebanon 0-0 
 4. Syria 0-0 
Group ASIA-D
 1. Iran 0-0 
 2. Iraq 0-0 
 3. Kazakhstan 0-0 
 4. Qatar 0-0 
Group EU-A
 1. Belarus 0-0 
 2. Spain 0-0 
 3. Montenegro 0-0 
 4. Slovenia 0-0 
Group EU-B
 1. Latvia 0-0 
 2. Sweden 0-0 
 3. Turkey 0-0 
 4. Ukraine 0-0 
Group EU-C
 1. Hungary 0-0 
 2. Kosovo 0-0 
 3. Lithuania 0-0 
 4. Poland 0-0 
Group EU-D
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Italy 0-0 
 3. Holland 0-0 
 4. Romania 0-0 
Group EU-E
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. Bosnia 0-0 
 3. France 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
Group EU-F
 1. Bulgaria 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Finland 0-0 
 4. Iceland 0-0 
Group EU-G
 1. Austria 0-0 
 2. Georgia 0-0 
 3. Germany 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
Group EU-H
 1. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 2. Estonia 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Israel 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Boatright, ARM24.2 
 2. Musa, BIH22.8 
 3. Poeltl, AUT20.0 
 4. Theodore, MKD19.5 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD18.8 
 6. Berisha, KOS18.8 
 7. Liutych, BLR17.8 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT17.0 
 9. Vezenkov, BUL16.8 
 10. Veideman, EST15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksander VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vezenkov, BUL10.8 
 2. Parakhouski, BLR8.8 
 3. Rancik, SVK8.2 
 4. Fischer, ARM7.8 
 5. Spires, SWE6.8 
 6. Ihring, SVK6.7 
 7. Paliashchuk, BLR6.5 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT6.5 
 9. Kangur, EST6.5 
 10. Norel, NED6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Boatright, ARM5.8 
 2. Berisha, KOS5.3 
 3. Kloof, NED5.0 
 4. Marinov, BUL5.0 
 5. Massamba, SWE4.8 
 6. Bost, BUL4.8 
 7. Theodore, MKD4.8 
 8. Lanegger, AUT4.5 
 9. Williams, NED4.5 
 10. Klepeisz, AUT4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Worthy DE JONG
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. de-Jong, NED2.5 
 2. Hallman, POR2.3 
 3. Gaddefors, SWE2.3 
 4. Bost, BUL2.0 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD2.0 
 6. Voorn, NED1.8 
 7. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 8. Renfroe, BIH1.8 
 9. Boatright, ARM1.7 
 10. Musa, BIH1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  ENG
  (210-C-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Spires, SWE2.3 
 2. Fusek, SVK1.2 
 3. Talts, EST1.0 
 4. Parakhouski, BLR1.0 
 5. Guerreiro, POR1.0 
 6. Shima, ALB0.8 
 7. Poeltl, AUT0.8 
 8. Shoshi, KOS0.8 
 9. Mahalbasic, AUT0.8 
 10. Chrabascz, ARM0.8 
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