Latvia push France the distance

  • 2011-08-31
  • Jared Grellet
SIAULIAI, Latvia – Despite 32 points from Janis Blums, Latvia has been unable to create an upset in their opening game of Eurobasket, falling to France 89-78. Coming into the tournament boasting a team laden with NBA stars, France was expected to sail past the young Latvians in their opening match. However Blums had different ideas, leading a three point shooting festival from the Latvians in the first half as they went for nine-from-13 from outside the perimeter. However, the concern was always what would happen should Latvia’s hot hand be halte...
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