Robert Archibald admitted Great Britain were handed a sharp initiation to basketball’s big time last night after they crashed 72-59 to Slovenia in their opening European finals tie in Warsaw.
The Scots star snatched 12 points and 5 rebounds but saw GB collapse in the fourth quarter – making tonight’s clash with Spain a must-win to have any shot at making the second phase.
Archibald declared: “In the second half, we didn’t do a good enough job of putting the ball where it needed to go.
“They stepped their defence up a bit and we didn’t do well enough and that’s why we struggled at both ends of the floor. They made open shots. And now we have to try and correct some of the mistakes against Spain. It’s a big challenge so we have to rest up and approach it as a fresh opportunity.”