Latvia flunks out of Euro basket

  • 2005-09-21
  • By Peter Walsh
RIGA - Latvia won't be joining its close neighbors Lithuania in the quarterfinals of Eurobasket 2005 after losing all three of its games in the competition's group stages. It's not that Latvia played especially badly, it just happened to find itself in an extremely difficult group.Latvia played well but predictably against Israel in its first Group D game in Novi Sad on Sep. 17, but lost 74-65. Things were a little closer in Latvia's Sep.18 game against a much-fancied Spain, but the team eventually lost an exhilarating game 114-109. Juan Carlos Navarro and Jorge Garbajosa were in excellent ...
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