Hosts Turkey thumps France and Slovenia power past Australia to set up quarter final meeting at world basketball championships.
-Phoenix Suns forward Hidayet Turkoglu nailed a three, giving Turkey a narrow lead late in the opening quarter, but they soon pulled away.
-Midway through second, Florent Pietrus hit a jumper as France trimmed deficit within single digit
-Turkoglu laid in a reverse basket as the Turks regained double digit lead
-midway through third Turkoglu buried a three and Turkey continued to dominate and they would hold onto a 49-28 advantage.
-France then continued to fumble, committing uncharacteristic errors. This breakaway lay-up by Omer Onan saw the hosts continu their domination
-the game duely ended as an contest late in the third quarter. This three from the top of the Arc put Turkey ahead 67-41
|Hosts Turkey thumps France and Slovenia power past Australia to set up quarter |
final meeting at world basketball championships.
-But France might have lost the game, but they still had some momentum. A combined effort set up Nicolas Batum who completed an ally-oop dunk.
-Batum then sank another slam on a breakaway attack
-But the hosts anaswered strong. Ersan Ilyasova threw down a right hander, bring spectators to their feet.
And that was it. Hosts Turkey cruised to big win 95-77, advancing to quarterfinals.