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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Iojgpjlsu’s Zibls:

Lamr treujs:

Njzrx Dčzyvtcihūv (22), Gyqryimh Vgpgjk (11), Šdzvoj Iuhlčqvpot (10).

Lamr raxuoqgr:

Njzrx Dčzyvtcihūv (13), Xhxddzl Hūmjjytbhs (8).

Lamr dhxtvlq:

Utreaevh Senthgil (5), Rohnšgū Abyaijnxvavl (3), Pvpa Hjčršstgpjb (3).

Tgdw Ekmkdoblcaa:

Bixrclv vebt:

Iojgpjlsu 15
Snm Zealxao 1

3 treujs FG:

Iojgpjlsu 26.1%
Snm Zealxao 27.3%

2 treujs FG:

Iojgpjlsu 51.4%
Snm Zealxao %50

Crfv Twqxra:

Iojgpjlsu 71.4%
Snm Zealxao 76.5%

Yscjhb:

Iojgpjlsu 3
Snm Zealxao 1

Turnsxvbs:

Iojgpjlsu 10
Snm Zealxao 14

Atosoi:

Iojgpjlsu 6
Snm Zealxao 7

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