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Poland wins crucial road game vs Belgium

Poland won a crucial away game in, and against, Belgium with 87-73 in group E of the Eurobasket 2013 Qualifying round. Poland improved to a 3-2 record and he 2nd place in the group after undefeated Finland. Belgium dropped to 3rd place with a 2-3 record. Another key game took place in group C where Hungary lost at home to Ukraine 76-78. Ukraine now holds 2nd place in that group (4-1 record) behind undefeated Croatia. Hungary is in 3rd place with a 2-3 record. There were no major surprises in the other groups, although Latvia gave Bosnia a surprisingly big whooping in Riga 80-64, while the Netherlands beat Romania at home (80-74), making this a wide open group in which everybody except Romania still has chances to qualify.

EuroBasket Qualifier Games Aug. 30, 2012
Group A
Estonia – Slovak Republic 84-70
Serbia – Iceland 114-58
Montenegro – Israel 81-76
Group B
Sweden – Bulgaria 85-71
Azerbaijan – Luxembourg 95-77
Group C
Ukraine – Hungary 78-76
Austria – Cyprus 77-52
Group D
Netherlands – Romania 80-74
Latvia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 80-64
Group E
Switzerland – Albania 93-84
Poland – Belgium 87-73
Group F
Czech Republic – Belarus 79-72
Italy – Portugal 82-70
Current Standings
Group A

Rank Team P W L P for P ag Goal avg. Points
1. Montenegro 6 6 0 485 428 1.133 12
2. Serbia 6 4 2 533 432 1.234 10
3. Estonia 6 4 2 480 462 1.039 10
4. Israel 6 3 3 512 467 1.096 9
5. Iceland 6 1 5 434 561 0.774 7
6. Slovak Republic 6 0 6 435 529 0.822 6

Group B

Rank Team P W L P for P ag Goal avg. Points
1. Germany 4 4 0 349 257 1.358 8
2. Sweden 5 3 2 431 383 1.125 8
3. Azerbaijan 5 3 2 431 409 1.054 8
4. Bulgaria 5 2 3 386 396 0.975 7
5. Luxembourg 5 0 5 350 502 0.697 5

Group C

Rank Team P W L P for P ag Goal avg. Points
1. Ukraine 5 4 1 363 331 1.097 9
2. Croatia 4 4 0 344 257 1.339 8
3. Austria 5 2 3 373 362 1.030 7
4. Hungary 5 2 3 370 383 0.966 7
5. Cyprus 5 0 5 287 404 0.710 5

Group D

Rank Team P W L P for P ag Goal avg. Points
1. Latvia 5 3 2 414 353 1.173 8
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 3 2 437 428 1.021 8
3. Georgia 4 3 1 343 326 1.052 7
4. Netherlands 5 2 3 414 444 0.932 7
5. Romania 5 1 4 360 417 0.863 6

Group E

Rank Team P W L P for P ag Goal avg. Points
1. Finland 4 4 0 379 276 1.373 8
2. Poland 5 3 2 408 351 1.162 8
3. Belgium 5 3 2 392 349 1.123 8
4. Switzerland 5 2 3 344 402 0.856 7
5. Albania 5 0 5 338 483 0.700 5

Group F

Rank Team P W L P for P ag Goal avg. Points
1. Italy 5 5 0 404 300 1.347 10
2. Czech Republic 5 4 1 361 331 1.091 9
3. Turkey 4 2 2 284 296 0.959 6
4. Belarus 5 1 4 356 388 0.918 6
5. Portugal 5 0 5 319 409 0.780 5

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2 Responses to Poland wins crucial road game vs Belgium

  1. Paul Hooks Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 19:47

    Great job by Slovenian coach Ales PIPAN!!!

  2. SRN Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 17:19

    Jeez, Poland tied with Belgium..
    Worse, Turkey may not qualify.

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