Greece remained perfect at the end of the Preliminary Round in Group A at Poznan after a 106-80 win over Israel in the last day of the championship.
The game had no influence on the final standings whatsoever and as a result Coach Jonas Kazlauskas chose to rest Ioannis Bouroursis towards the Qualifying Round where Greece will carry two wins in a great pole position for the Quarter-Finals.
The closing game of Group A in Poznan between the group's winner Greece (2-0) and the team to go home Israel (0-2), will have no influence on the final standings in the group.
Both team's destiny is set in stone already, so for both teams it will be a good chance to think about the future.
History took place today in Poznan as F.Y.R of Macedonia wrote their first ever win in the final round of EuroBasket after an 82-79 victory over Israel.
With this win they climb to a 1-1 record, while Israel dropped to 0-2 before the closing day tomorrow.
Every synonym to "war" would perfectly fit the upcoming match between Israel and the F.Y.R of Macedonia today in Group A in Poznan.
Right after the draw both teams marked in their calendar the second day of the group in their head-to-head match knowing it most probably be a winner-takes-all battle. Both sides see a win over the groups' favorites - Greece and Croatia - a bonus. The real battle is for third place and the path there goes through this game.
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