Georgia's long-suffering basketball fans have finally been rewarded with a place in Division A of the EuroBasket following their national team's 86-84 win over Belarus on Wednesday night.
With a 14-point cushion following their 89-75 win in the opening leg in Belarus, the Georgians prevailed 175-159 on aggregate.
Georgia have taken control of their EuroBasket Division B promotion round tie against Belarus with an 89-75 victory in Mogilev on Saturday night.
Zaza Pachulia was a perfect 11 of 11 from the free-throw line en route to 19 points while Vladimer Boisa added 18 - making four of five shots from three-point range - to overpower the hosts.
Sweden demolished Luxembourg 97-40 in EuroBasket Division B, Group C, to storm into the play-offs as the best second-place team.
Joakim Kjellbom had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Scandinavians, who have kept their hopes of winning promotion alive despite the absence of star player Jonas Jerebko.
Georgia won their showdown against Sweden in front of nearly 10,000 fans in Tbilisi on Wednesday to clinch first place in Group C of EuroBasket Division B.
Zaza Pachulia scored 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Georgians won 82-72.
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