Thursday, 27 August 2009

Suicidal GB killed off by Latvia

Robert Archibald returned from injury to score a team-best 17 points but saw Great Britain edged out 86-84 in a thrilling clash with Latvia in Ankara after a late, late lapse.

In the side’s penultimate warm-up before next month’s Eurobasket finals, Chris Finch’s side burst clear in the opening quarter on their way to a 52-40 half-time cushion.

However the Latvians stormed back with a 17-4 run in the third period and although guard Mike Lenzly converted two free throws  to push GB in front with 11 seconds left, Kristaps Valters hit a last-gasp three-pointer as victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat.

Britain, who were without injured Flinder Boyd and Kieron Achara, meet Macedonia on Friday. 

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