Georgia defeats Israel in Eurobasket 2017 match

6 Sep 2017 - 11:35:00

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Georgia's national basketball team has gained its second victory in the Eurobasket 2017 European Basketball Championship last night.

Georgia defeated hosting Israel in overtime with a final score of 104:91. The victory meant that Georgia stays in the race for the next phase of the competition.

Georgia’s Tornike Shengelia was back to high-scoring mode as he tallied 25 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory.

Watch the highlights of the game between Israel and Georgia from the FIBA EuroBasket 2017.

Israel stayed in front throughout three quarters. The hosts snatched a narrow 70:67 lead before the fourth term. But Georgia dropped 22 points in the next quarter to force overtime.

The visitors then went on a furious 15:2 run in the extra period and secured a key win.

Georgia’s NBA star Zaza Pachulia tallied 19 points. Michael Dixon added 18 points for Georgia.

Georgia defeated Lithuania in its opener but then lost two games in a row against Germany and Ukraine.

Looking ahead, Georgia will take on Italy this evening.

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