After a promising start the game at the Eurobasket in Riga, Latvia, the Ukraine national team on Sunday gave a terrible game against a strong team in the Czech Republic and was defeated – 64:78.
Although from the beginning, everything was not so bad – 14:20 after the first quarter. But then neither Jerome Randle or Kyrylo Fesenko did not find their place in the game. Our center always took care of two quick Chekhov, periodically intercepting the transfer to him. Czech star Tomas Stranski and Jan Fun regularly gaining points, and our attack almost nothing was hitting – 30:46 after the half.
On topic: the Leaders of the Czech national team are waiting for the Ukrainian threat from Fes and Randle
In the second part of the match it only got worse, the characters in our squad was not found. For 10 points moved only Fesenko and Randle – 14 and 12 respectively. The maximum advantage of the Czechs reached 24 points (78:54). And only in the end when mentors opponent released reservists, our reduced score.
Caused many issues and personnel decisions Murzina. Tomorrow in the meeting with Estonians in our team will have one last chance to catch the play-offs.