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In the opening match of the Eurobasket Ukrainians almost tricked Lithuania

В стартовом матче Евробаскета украинцы едва не "обули" Литву

Just in Riga ended the first match of the Ukrainian team at the European championship 2015. In a meeting with one of the most respected teams in the world, Lithuania, with the support of 12 thousands of her fans, our boys were worried, but they were able to give a real fight.

In the beginning I feared it a bit both opponents, and only by the end of the second minute of the game the score was opened by our captain-center Kyrylo Fesenko their star Jonas Valanciunas from the NBA. It is true, then the Ukrainians too hurried, not the best acted Jerome Randle, and the first quarter remained for Lithuanians – 19:12.

But our second, well before the defensive, dispersed and attack. The rammer breakthrough was Igor Zaitsev and “blue-yellow” command 26:25! But then missed the jerk rival 0:8 and a great break went with the score 25:33. Our never punched penalties: judges “almost home” has punished a total of 6 times, and “guests” – 13.

Topic: Lithuanian stars fear of the Ukrainian players

The second half of the wards Murzina again began exact hit from Fesenko and well kept at a distance of 8-10 points. However, did not go three-pointers (( the First successful’ve come all the way under the end of the third 10-minute period from Alexander Mesuli. Sold Fesenko, necrotise 19 points. Ukrainians reduced the gap even up to three points – 45:48, won a quarter of 19:17. Thus, 45:50 – after an hour of play. And the judges continued to give preference to the opponent.

Five minutes before our sirens came within 4 points (56:60), but the fifth Fesenko foul caused center to leave the field prematurely. But without it our went ahead 66:64! But, unfortunately, the ending of lost, although he had the last shot – 68:69. Sunday, again at 21:30, the Ukrainian team will play against the Czechs, which started with a convincing victory over the Estonians (80:57).