Spain dominate Georgia to remain unbeaten in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers
The clash between Spain and Georgia headlined the final day of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.
Excellent players on both sides, the Spaniards crushed their opponents and won an easy victory at home (89-61). As a result, Spain climbed to 2-0, while Georgia fell to 1-1.
In the other Group G match, Ukraine edged North Macedonia (78-61) to claim their first Qualifying victory (1-1). On the contrary, North Macedonia are still without a win after the first two games (0-2).
Group E action saw France decimate Hungary on the road (54-78) and take the lead in the group (2-0). For its part, Hungary suffered its first defeat in the Qualifiers (1-1). At the same time, Montenegro regained the upper hand over Portugal at home (83-69) and closed the first window of the Qualifiers with a victory (1-1). Portugal, on the other hand, are 0-2.
In a clash between two European powers, Lithuania triumphed over the Czech Republic and took the road victory 66-74. Lithuania remained undefeated in Group F (2-0), while the Czechs are winless after two matches (0-2). Likewise, Bosnia and Herzegovina improved to 2-0 and inflicted Bulgaria (0-2) their second consecutive defeat (75-85).
In Group H, Russia maintained their momentum and beat Iceland to stay ahead (89-65). The Russians are undefeated (2-0), while Iceland are 1-1. For their part, Italy survived a late suspense against the Netherlands (75-73) and won a crucial victory at home. Italy are second with a 1-1 record, while the Netherlands are still winless (0-2).
The Group A action ended with the match between Latvia and Slovakia, where the former prevailed (82-74) and improved to 1-1. Meanwhile, Slovakia is 0-2.