Eurobasket: Israel claims dramatic win in opener against Russia

Israel got EuroBasket 2015 off to a dream start on Saturday night, beating Russia 76-73 in Montpellier, France thanks to a superb second-half showing.

The blue-and-white entered the European Championships on the back of just one victory from eight warm-up games, displaying little of the promise that saw it win its qualifying group last summer for the first time since 2001.

The national team’s performances in recent editions of the championships also didn’t bode well for this summer’s tournament, with Israel registering just three victories in total in EuroBasket 2013, 2011 and 2009.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Eurobasket-Israel-claims-dramatic-win-in-opener-against-Russia-415342

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