Classification Games: Georgia 80 Latvia 71

17.07.2004

Georgia’s 2nd win of the tournament saved them from last place. In the 11th-12th place game it was Latvia who suffered the loss, despite another big performance from Edgars Jeromanovs who finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds.

Latvia had full control over the game in the first half that ended with the Latvians lead by 11. George Tsintsadze of Georgia was injured one minute before the end of the first half and never came back, but that didn’t disturb his team to come back from behind after trailing 32-43 at halftime, to take a 53-52 lead with 4 minutes to play in the 3rd.

Manuchar Markoishvili added another 3 pointer to send his team to the 3rd rest with a 61-55 lead. Viktor Sanikidze dominated the last quarter for Georgia, and Latvia couldn’t find the answer for a comeback. Georgia’s lead swayed between 6-12 and settled right in between with the final buzzer.


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