Serbia & Montenegro completed the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men on Sunday with a bronze medal following their victory over Israel on Sunday.
The game proved to be something of an anti-climax as an emotionally drained Israel, 24 hours after a heart-breaking final second loss to Lithuania, fell quickly behind.
It took Lithuania almost 36 minutes to grab a meaningful lead in their semi-final against Israel at the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men in Chekov on Saturday evening.
But once they had the advantage, the Lithuanians held on for a thrilling victory that sees them through to Sunday's final against hosts Russia.
Italy are officially the "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" team of the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men in Chekov after coming back from a huge deficit to stun Israel on Wednesday.
The Italians led hosts Russia by 21 points on Tuesday but lost 76-72, however, one day later Fabrizio Frates' men battled back from 19 points down to win 64-62.
Israel have one foot in the semi-finals of the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men in Chekhov after a 60-51 triumph over previously unbeaten Greece.
The Eliyahu show - forwards Lior and Elad - combined to score 35 points as the Israelis got their noses in front midway through the second quarter and then turned away several comeback attempts by the Greeks to record victory on the opening day of quarter-final action.
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