NBA stars Mehmet Okur and Hidayet Turkoglu and captain Ibrahim Kutluay combined for 55 points as Turkey remained alive at the 2007 EuroBasket with an 80-72 victory over the Czech Republic, advancing to the qualifying round in Madrid and sending the Czechs home.
Turkey face the grim reality of having to play the Czech Republic in a pressure-packed Group C finale which will decide who advances along with Germany and Lithuania to the qualifying round.
Lithuania remained undefeated at the 2007 EuroBasket, by pulling ahead early and using the long-range bombs to hold on late and secure a 95-75 victory over the Czech Republic in Group C in Palma de Mallorca.
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