The national team of Russia on basketball in a quarterfinal of the European championship showed character to turn the tide of the match against Greece.
The efforts of nick Calathes, who managed to score points and give assists, and to collect rebounds, Greece during the first half had a 13-point advantage but just before the break the Greeks missed the retaliation and go on holiday with an advantage of six points (36:31).
In the second half of the game Russia thanks to another strong game from Alexey Shved played with “-11”, and in the final quarter made a run 8:1 and did not allow the Greeks to return to the game.
The Russian team for the fifth time made it to the semifinals of Eurobasket. The team of Sergey Bazarevich for a place in the final will compete with the winner of the evening match between Italy and Serbia.
Greece — Russia 69:74 (24:17, 13:14, 16:20, 16:23)
Greece: Calathes (25 + 5 rebounds + 7 assists + 3 steals), Printezis (19) And Bourousis (10 + 7 rebounds + 3 steals).
Russia: Shved (26 + 3 steals), Mozgov (15 + 10 rebounds), Fridzon (11).