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Group:  C | 20.08.2010, 19:00h
Group:  C | 20.08.2010, 19:00h
63-86
18 - 1511 - 2117 - 2917 - 21
18 - 1511 - 2117 - 2917 - 21
Venue: Tbilisi (GEO) |
Spectators: 9700 |
Referees: Spyridon Gontas (GRE), Omer Esteron (ISR), Viktor Bozhenar (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Belgium Make Georgia Fade Away

Belgium kept up their bid to top Group C in the EuroBasket qualifying with an 86-63 win in Georgia.
Marcus Faison scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures as Belgium improved to 4-1.

Poland can go top of the group with victory in Portugal later on Friday, although they have played a game more.

Axel Hervelle and Christophe Beghin had 15 points each, while Sam van Rossom added 13 in a dominating Belgian performance.

Georgia raced into a 9-2 lead, but that did not last long as Belgium quickly came back.

The teams exchanged baskets, but Belgium took the lead for good on Dimitri Lauwers' three-pointer midway through the second quarter.

That was part of a 15-2 run that put Belgium up 36-27 before half-time.

A 12-2 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters increased the Belgian lead to 67-46 and it was clear Georgia were not coming back.

Zaza Pachulia and Taurean Green had 11 points each to lead Georgia.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Georgia vs. Belgium

Belgium coch Eddy Casteels:
"I am satisfied with our game and would like to to congradulate my players, they have done a great job. I think Georgia is a one of the favourites despite their loss tonight. This win gives us big motivation and a chance to qualify."

Georgia coach Igor Kokoskov:
"Congratulations to Belgium. Our opponent played strong defence and offense too. I am disappointed with our game. I do not want to plame my players. All responsibility lies with me. We do our best to win the remainder of our games."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.2%

21/51
FG
M/A

54.2%

32/59

47.1%

16/34
FG2P
M/A

63.9%

23/36

29.4%

5/17
FG3P
M/A

39.1%

9/23

61.5%

16/26
FT
M/A

76.5%

13/17

27

9/18
RT
RO/RD

36

10/26

11

AS

18

13

TO

8

3

ST

8

7

BS

2

18

PF

21

63

Pts

86

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