The Turks broke Montenegro after a dramatic struggle

The Turkish national team, which is in Tbilisi, will start the matches of Group A of the European Championship with a difficult victory 72:68 (14:18, 27:13, 12:20, 19:17) broke the Montenegrin basketball players.

Montenegro was in the lead in the half and a half, leading at one point 25:18, but the Turks played powerfully at the end of the first half and at the halfway point of the duel, the advantage was already on their side – 41:31.

After the break, the Turkish attack was unrecognizable – just 11 points and this allowed the Montenegrins to completely overtake their opponents – 49:52. In an even fourth quarter, the winning teams moved the decision to the very end.

With a little more than a minute left, the Montenegrins led 68-65, but Alperen Šengun scored a two-pointer, and after a defensive attack, Furkan Korkmaz put the Turks ahead – 69-68 with 24 seconds left. During the decisive attack, Montenegro missed the basket, then recovered the ball, but committed an offensive foul. The tactics of fouls could not be used, because the referees did not record the soft touch, and F.Kurkmazas hit practically from the middle of the court before the siren – 72:68.

Turkey: Shane Larkin 18 (5/6 3-pointers, 7 assists, 23 assists), Cedi Osman 15 (7/15 shots), Alperen Šengun 12 (5/14 shots, 6 rebounds) , Furkan Korkmaz and Melih Mahmutoglu (3/4 three-pointers) 9 each.

Montenegro: Bojan Dubljevičius 18 (4/8 three-pointers, 6 rebounds, 21 rebounds), Marko Simonovičius 13 (7 rebounds, 19 rebounds), Kendrick Perry (4/11 shots, 9 rebounds trans., 15 points) and Nemanja Radovičius 8 each.

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