The Latvians, bursting with three points, trampled the Turkish national team

The Latvian national team (4/1) achieved a crushing victory in the World Cup qualifying match.

Our neighbors played at home 111:85 (31:20, 25:27, 31:16, 24:22) crushed the Turkish (3/2) team preparing for the European Championship.

The rookie of “Žalgiris” Kaunas Rolandas Šmitas scored 11 points (1/4 doubles, 3/4 triples) for the winners in 17 minutes, had 3 rebounds and intercepted the ball, made one mistake, violated the rules 3 times and collected 10 utility points.

Kristaps Porzingis was the most productive player in the Latvian national team, scoring 22 points (14 rebounds, 6 blocks, 33 assists), Davis Bertanis added 17 (5/7 threes), Rihard Lomažs scored 15 (3/6 threes. ), former Žalgiris player Janis Strelniekas – 8 (8 rez. per.).

For the Turks, Shane Larkin (4/7 shots) and Cedi Osman (5/11 shots) scored 15 points each, Sehmus Hazer and Ercan Osmani – 12 (3/3 treys) – 12 each, Furkan Korkmaz – 10 (2/ 3 thirds).

In this match, the Latvians were distinguished by excellent shooting from a distance – they made even 20 three-pointers out of 35 (57%).

The defeated Turks will play in Group A at the European Championship with Spain, Bulgaria, Belgium, Sakartvel and Montenegro.

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