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Latvia survive Turkish challenge, avoid showdown with Spain
ISTANBUL (FIBA EuroBasket 2017) – Latvia closed the curtain on the Group Phase of FIBA EuroBasket 2017 with an 89-79 victory against tournament hosts Turkey in the final game at Fenerbahce Arena.
Kristaps Porzingis shone with 28 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals, as the Latvian side clinched second place in Group D to book a meeting with Montenegro in the Round of 16 on Saturday.
Janis Blums chipped in with 17 points on 5-of-8 shots from outside, while Cedi Osman had 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in a losing effort for Turkey, who will now face defending champions Spain in the next round. Melih Mahmutoglu added 19 points and 7 boards.