The national team of Ukraine on basketball for the second time in history will play in the playoffs of the European championship.
The team of Yevgeny Murzin was close to lose the chances of reaching the knockout stages of Eurobasket-2017 before starting throw the final match against Israel. Fortunately, Italy in a tense ending beat Georgia, and has given Ukraine a chance to leave the group. It remained only to beat prematurely lost chances in the playoffs the national team of Israel.
And with its task of “blue-yellow” confidently managed. All decided long burst of the national team of Ukraine in the middle of the second quarter. On the big break, the visitors left with an advantage of 18 points in the second half of the match without problems retained the crushing superiority in the account.
The best in the national team of Ukraine was a center – at this time, the functions of the team leader took the most experienced Vyacheslav Kravtsov scored 17 points with excellent implementation throws a game (7 of 11). A solid game and gave Ruslan Otverchenko, which account for 13 points, including 3 of 6 long distance shots.
Due to this success the national team of Ukraine took the fourth place in group B and have qualified for the 1/8 finals of Eurobasket 2017. Next Saturday the team Evgeny Murzin in Istanbul will face a formidable Slovenia.
Israel – Ukraine – 64:88 (16:19, 12:27, 11:25, 25:17)
Israel: Eliyahu (12 + 5 rebounds + 6 assists), Ohayon (11), Qadir (10).
Ukraine: Kravtsov (17 + 7 rebounds + 2 block-Shota), Otverchenko (13), Lime (10 + 5 assists).