In 1947 Yugoslavia made their EuroBasket debut and finished in the 13th place.
Since then, step by step, they made it to greatness.
It all comes down to this game. Israel had to go through more than a dozen games to even make it to the group stages of this competition while Serbia spent a lot of time and energy in preparation camp and practice games.
Now they go up against each other with a clear idea of what is at stake.
In basketball there can be only one winner at the end of the game, but after tonight's game both Greece and Serbia left the court with the feeling as if they had won the game.
The official score-sheet say that Greece won 68-67 in overtime and got the ticket for the next round taking on a 2-0 record in Group A at Granada, while Serbia dropped to 0-2 and must beat Israel tomorrow to stay in the competition.
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