Upsets shook up the playing field on Day 2 of the FIBA EuroBasket Championship. Tournament favorites Spain and Russia suffered heartbreaking loss while Latvia and Ukraine continued to have a strong start so far in the FIBA Olympic qualifier.
San Antonio's Tony Parker won last year's Skills Challenge with a time of 32.8 seconds in the final round.
After two busy days of competition, Friday's schedule will feature only six games, but never lacks the action that will take basketball fans out of their seats.
Germany opened up the tourney with a 80-74 win over France, but went flat in their second game against Belgium 77-73 in an overtime thriller on Thursday. Meanwhile, Ukraine has been solid in their first two games with victories against Belgium 58-57 and Israel 74-67. Gunning for a third win, Ukraine needs to bring their A-game to give them a better chance at upsetting Germany. - Results and Boxscores
Streaming - Lithuania (1-1) vs. Latvia (2-0) 11:30 P.M - Streaming Link
Lithuania didn't have an ideal opener after succumbing to Serbia 63-56. However, Jonas Valanciunas and company stepped up in their second assignment, downing Macedonia 75-67. Latvia, on the other hand, cruised to 86-75 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina before edging Montenegro 72-73 in a nail-biter.
Streaming - France (1-1) vs. Israel (0-2) 3:00 A.M - Streaming Link Serbia vs. Macedonia (3:00 A.M) - Streaming Link
France lost their opening day showdown with Germany but bounced back the next day with an 88-65 win over Great Britain. Despite having Omri Casspi, Israel is struggling to book their first win. They lost to Great Britain 75-71 in their first assignment and fell anew again to Ukraine. It could be 0-3 on Friday as they play Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum and the rest of the French national basketball team. - Result & Boxscores
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