Georgia defeats Israel in Eurobasket 2017 match

srael Center Richard Howell (left) loses the ball to Georgia’s Tornike Shengelia during last night’s EuroBasket encounter at Yad Eliyahu Arena in Tel Aviv.. (photo credit:ADI AVISHAI), 06 Sep 2017 - 11:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

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.