Italy 84 - Turkey 75
The Turkish team goes back home after a terrible performance during the championship. Turkoglu played his best game, with 34 points and 6 boards, but it wasn't enough. Okur didn't play well offensively. The Turkish team played great defense during the first half, but were unable to keep that intensity and finally lost in overtime (the score in overtime was 14-5 for Italy).
For Italy, Bargnani had 12 and 6 and Belinelli showed the kind of player he is. An extremely streaky one that can do the best and worst, sometimes even in the same game. Had a poor first half, but came back strong in the final minutes and in overtime, leading his team alongside Angelo Gigli. Marco ended the game with 17 points 3, boards and 4 assists.
Slovenia 77 - Germany 47
(I'm not kidding. That's the real score)
This pic says it all:
Slovenia played a good game and beat Germany effortlessly. Nowiztky had 16 an 8. Nobody else reached 10 points for the german team.
Lithuania 88 - France 73
The Lithuanian team is the only one that has won all of their games so far. They're playing solid, smart team bball, with no real star. This time, Cabbage (14 and 7 assists) and Songaila (Wizards) with 17 and 7 boards, led the team. Played pretty good defense on Parker (11 points and 6 assists, with not many clear shots during the whole game). Diaw had another disappointing perfomance on the offensive end (7 points, albeit shooting just .250 from the field).