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

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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.   

Dzanan Musa
European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 6 - 3 days ago
Group A Armenia - Bosnia 66-83 Bosnia and Herzegovina upset Armenia in Yerevan to advance into the World Cup European Qualifiers. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) produced 21 points to lead the visitors to the crucial win. Bosnia eked out a 44:41 halftime lead. They went on an 18:4 run in the fourth quarter to ice the vital win. Obrad Tomic (206-C-93, agency: PEPI SPORT) netted 16 points in the victory. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) notched 22 points, 9 assis...   [read more]

Dzanan Musa
European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 5 - 7 days ago
Group A Sweden - Armenia 93-70 Sweden fired past Armenia for the third win in Group A. Tobias Borg (184-PG-93) delivered 16 points in the win. Sweden piled up a 56:32 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half and rallied to the victory. Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) tossed in 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the victory. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) accounted for 32 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for A...   [read more]

European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 4 - 10 days ago
Group A Bosnia - Sweden 72-88 Sweden overcame Bosnia to climb at 2-2 record in Group A. Thomas Massamba (183-PG-85) delivered 20 points to lead the Scandinavian team. Sweden secured a 44:36 halftime advantage. They held Bosnia to just 36 points in the second half and secured a key victory. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) tossed in 15 points in the win. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 12 points for Bosnia. Slovakia - Armenia 78-92 Armenia fired past Slovakia on the...   [read more]

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World Cup Standings
Group A - EU Pre-QF
 1. Sweden 4-2 
 2. Bosnia 4-2 
 3. Armenia 3-3 
 4. Slovakia 1-5 
Group B - EU Pre-QF
 1. Holland 3-1 
 2. Austria 3-1 
 3. Albania 0-4 
Group C - EU Pre-QF
 1. Estonia 3-1 
 2. Kosovo 2-2 
 3. FYR Macedon. 1-3 
Group D - EU Pre-QF
 1. Bulgaria 4-0 
 2. Belarus 1-3 
 3. Portugal 1-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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