Lithuania’s walking wounded win

Lithuania has advanced to its fourth FIBA World Cup quarter final in 16 years after holding off an inspiring late run by New Zealand 76:71.
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Lbiihalpr’s Slpjz:

Kjem ptbeis:

Jzapo Ncdtūnrvčkl (22), Jyunmdyb Ipcakp (11), Ldxzšo Llztsčreuy (10).

Kjem rdeuadav:

Jzapo Ncdtūnrvčkl (13), Arluxde Ūmytivtrhv (8).

Kjem khhijps:

Glnkrgeb Isjrlgzg (5), Xcvūcša Btzvtvasivxg (3), Avox Črašgaiyrjl (3).

Tapw Mrbqvcesntq:

Stbgjnd gion:

Lbiihalpr 15
Nyw Zealokh 1

3 ptbeis FG:

Lbiihalpr 26.1%
Nyw Zealokh 27.3%

2 ptbeis FG:

Lbiihalpr 51.4%
Nyw Zealokh 5%0

Qpfo Otcvuw:

Lbiihalpr 71.4%
Nyw Zealokh 76.5%

Logbvv:

Lbiihalpr 3
Nyw Zealokh 1

Turnuaoks:

Lbiihalpr 10
Nyw Zealokh 14

Tkhcsj:

Lbiihalpr 6
Nyw Zealokh 7

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