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04/09/2017
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Russia hold off Belgian Lions to lock up place in Final Phase

41 Nikita Kurbanov (RUS)
41 Nikita Kurbanov (RUS) - Belgium v Russia, 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Final Round, Istanbul - Fenerbahce Arena(TUR), Group Phase, 4 September 2017

ISTANBUL (FIBA EuroBasket 2017) - Russia confirmed their place in the Final Phase of the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 with a 76-67 victory against Belgium to improve to a 3-0 mark in Group D and secure passage to the next round.

Aleksei Shved had another dominant display on the offensive end with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists to his name, Timofey Mozgov collected 12 points, while Dmitry Khvostov and Nikita Kurbanov chipped in with 10 points apiece.

Meanwhile, Maxime De Zeeuw finished with a team-high of 15 points and Quentin Serron was next in line with 12 points and 5 rebounds.

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