Boris Diaw broke out of a recent slump to record a tournament high 18 points as France (3-2) beat Turkey (0-5) 85-64 in their final game of the qualifying round.
The result didn’t affect the fate of Claude Bergeaud’s men who had already secured their place in the last eight and knew before the game that they would face Russia in the quarter-finals tomorrow night.
France (2-2) and Turkey (0-4) meet up in the only game that doesn't hold any significance other than honour on the last day of the qualifying round.
Les Bleus will finish third in Group F regardless of the outcome of this game as they have beaten both Italy (1-3) and Germany (1-3) and would therefore hold the tiebreaker over both of them.
Hedo Turkoglu poured in a game-high 34 points for Turkey but it wasn't enough to upset Marco Belinelli and Italy on Monday.
Belinelli scored all 17 of his points after half-time as the Italians won 84-75 in overtime.
Italy and Turkey go into their EuroBasket clash today knowing a win is the only result that will stave off elimination for both sides.
The Italians have been reeling ever since they lost to Slovenia on a last-second three-pointer from Slovenia.
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