Ukraine beats Israel, reaches Eurobasket 2017 playoffs

Ukraine beats Israel, reaches Eurobasket 2017 playoffs

Ukraine national basketball team were the last to book their spot in the Round of 16 by easing past Group B hosts Israel 88-64.

“Israel put up a fight for the first quarter but crumbled in the second frame and Ukraine never slowed down in improving to 2-3 for fourth place in Group B in Tel Aviv and a Round of 16 date with Slovenia. Viacheslav Kravtsov had 17 points while Ruslan Otverchekno picked up 13 points and Denys Lukashov chipped in 5 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in the win. Israel were already eliminated coming into the game and dropped to 1-4, despite 12 points from Lior Eliyahu,” FIBA portal reports.

The Group B standings are now the following: Lithuania - 9 points, Germany - 8, Italy - 8, Ukraine - 7, Georgia - 7, Israel - 6.

September 9, the Ukrainian team will play Slovenia, the leader of Group A, in Istanbul's first knockout round. 


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