Georgia’s attempts to win promotion to EuroBasket Division A received a significant blow on Wednesday when Iceland beat them right before the death with a three-pointer in a 76-75 upset.
Trying to keep pace with Group C leaders Finland, who are unbeaten at 6-0, Georgia led 74-72 but allowed Jakob Sigurdarson to nail a three-pointer with just two seconds remaining.
Slovakia coach Peter Valo praised his team's fighting spirit after they came from behind to post an 80-75 victory over the Netherlands in Group B of EuroBasket 2007 qualifying Division B.
Radoslav Rancik scored a game-high 31 points while Anton Gavel added 19 for the hosts, who trailed 60-55 at the end of the third quarter before turning things around in the final 10 minutes.
Holland may be top of Group B in the EuroBasket Division B qualifiers, but coach Marco Van den Berg insists his team are still underdogs as they prepare for the second round of games later this summer.
Holland face Belarus on August 21 and follow that with games against the Slovak Republic, Great Britain and Albania.
The Netherlands delivered a first-quarter knockout punch en route to a 94-55 thumping of Albania in Nijmegen.
Having just lost at home to Great Britain in overtime, the Albanians arrived in Holland looking to set the record straight.
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