Turkey has made it to the qualifying round after beating Israel 70-58 in day three of Group A play in Vasto, sending the winners of the additional qualifying tournament home.
This was a win-or-die game for both teams, but once the second half began the eventual outcome became obvious as Turkey came out of the gates white hot.
EuroBasket is where the past, present and future meet.
The former stars come for one last chance to try and win a medal.
Nothing is sweeter than a gold medal, but what is almost as sweet as that, is escaping from elimination.
Israel and Turkey will go head-to-head, even nail-to-nail, to survive in EuroBasket 2007.
Latvia secured their spot in the next round of EuroBasket 2007 with a tough 77-73 win over Israel on Tuesday night in Group A in Vasto.
On the other end Israel dropped to 0-2 and will have to beat Turkey tomorrow on the last day to make it to the next round.
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