In the decisive match of group D, the Czech basketball players (2/3) won 88:77 (26:17, 27:20, 14:25, 21:15) defeated the Israeli (2/3) team.
This victory guaranteed the Czechs the 4th place in the group and at the same time a confrontation with the Greek national team in the round of 16.
After two quarters in the decisive fight for a place in the next round, there was no intrigue – the Czechs controlled the situation 53:37. However, after the break, the situation changed – Israel gradually melted its deficit and after a period of 14:5 came closer to 61:65. After three quarters, the Czech Republic led 67:62.
The Jews started the decisive period with a three-pointer (65:67), but the Czechs scored 13 points without an answer and pulled away – 80:65. In the remaining 7 minutes, the Israeli national team had no chance to recover, so it ended its performance in this championship.
Vojtech Hruban led the Czechs to victory, scoring 23 points (5/6 threes), Jan Vesely scored 16 (6 rebounds, 5 assists), Tomaš Satoransky – 14 (8 rebounds, 11 assists). trans.), Jaromir Bohačiks – 8.
Yam Madar scored 16 points (5 rebounds), Tomer Ginat scored 15 (6 rebounds), Deni Avdija (8 rebounds, 11 rebounds) and Rafael Menco scored 12 for the Israeli team.