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Olympic qualifying games: Luka, Slovenia, Philippines to semis. Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee helps Philippines secure a semifinals spot in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) despite 2 point loss to Georgia. | FIBA PHOTO

Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee helps Philippines safe a semifinals spot within the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Match (OQT) regardless of 2 level loss to Georgia. | FIBA PHOTO (Inquirer.internet)

 

Luka Doncic and Slovenia nonetheless have Olympic hopes. And so does the Philippines, a lot to its personal shock.

The Philippines misplaced to Georgia, 96-94, however superior to Saturday’s semifinals of their match in Riga, Latvia, anyway. That created a little bit of a problem; the crew had flights house scheduled for Friday.

“I suppose we’re going to have to maneuver them again slightly bit,” Philippines coach Tim Cone mentioned. “That’s how shocked we’re to be right here and speaking to you guys. It’s the primary time I’ve felt good about shedding.”

Georgia wanted to win by no less than 19 factors to have any likelihood of advancing.

Sandro Mamukelashvili led Georgia with 26 factors and Goga Bitadze completed with 21 factors and 11 rebounds. Justin Brownlee led all scorers with 28 factors for the Philippines, including eight rebounds and eight assists as properly.

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Slovenia 104, New Zealand 78

Slovenia, alternatively, beat New Zealand 104-78 on Thursday, to clinch a semifinal spot within the Olympic qualifying match at Piraeus, Greece. Slovenia wanted to win by no less than 10 factors to make the semifinals.

Doncic had 36 factors, 11 rebounds and 10 assists within the Slovenia win.

Josh Nebo had 20 factors and 10 rebounds for Slovenia. Shea Ili led New Zealand with 28 factors.

Slovenia’s opponent on Saturday is Greece, which means it’ll be Doncic and fellow NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo main their squads — with the winner advancing to Sunday’s ultimate with a berth within the Paris Olympics at stake, and the loser eradicated.

Semifinal Matchups

The matchups for Saturday’s semifinals are .

At Valencia, Spain — Finland vs. Spain; Bahamas vs. Lebanon.

At Piraeus, Greece — Slovenia vs. Greece; Croatia vs. Dominican Republic.

At Riga, Latvia — Brazil vs. Philippines; Cameroon vs. Latvia.

At San Juan, Puerto Rico — Lithuania vs. Italy; Puerto Rico vs. Mexico.

The finals in any respect 4 websites are Sunday, and people 4 winners go to the Paris Olympics.

Finland 89, Poland 88

Down by 12 early within the fourth, Finland completed the sport on a 25-12 run to maintain its Olympic hopes alive and attain the semifinals.

Mikael Jantunen scored 20 for Finland, which acquired 18 from Alexander Madsen; these two gamers mixed to shoot 12 for 13 from the ground.

A.J. Slaughter had 21 factors and Jeremy Sochan added 20 for Poland, which was eradicated.

Greece 93, Egypt 71

At Piraeus, Antetokounmpo acquired the time off and Greece rolled into the semifinals anyway.

Konstantinos Mitoglou and Georgios Papagiannis every had 16 factors for Greece, which acquired 15 from Kostas Popanikolaou.

Ahmed Metwaly scored 22 for Egypt, which was eradicated.

Cameroon 77, Brazil 74

At Riga, Cameroon gained and superior, Brazil misplaced and gained its group anyway, and Montenegro actually misplaced with out even taking part in.

Jeremiah Hill led Cameroon with 22 factors. Cameroon wanted to win to advance to Saturday’s semifinals in Latvia; had it misplaced, Montenegro would have reached the semifinals.

Leo Meindl topped Brazil with 19 factors. All Brazil needed to do to win the group was win the sport or lose by not more than six factors; had Brazil misplaced by 15 or extra, it could have been eradicated and Montenegro would have superior.

Lebanon 74, Angola 70

Omari Spellman scored 22 factors and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Lebanon moved into the semifinals of the qualifier at Valencia, Spain.

Karim Zeinoun added 15 for the winners, together with a private 7-0 run early within the fourth quarter when he turned a recreation that was tied at 49 into one through which Lebanon led 56-49 — and it wouldn’t path once more.

Gerson Goncalves scored 13 and Bruno Fernando added 12 for Angola, which was eradicated.

Mexico 92, Ivory Coast 81

At San Juan, Puerto Rico, Paul Stoll scored 23 factors and added 11 assists, and Mexico erased a nine-point deficit within the second half to earn a semifinal spot.

Joshua Ibarra scored 22 factors and grabbed 11 rebounds for Mexico, which outscored Ivory Coast 24-12 within the fourth quarter to tug away.

Nisre Zouzoua and Vafessa Fofana every scored 16 for Ivory Coast.

Puerto Rico 80, Italy 69

At San Juan, Jose Alvarado scored 29 factors, George Conditt IV added 15 and Puerto Rico ran away from Italy within the second half.

Danilo Gallinari scored 14 factors for Italy, which was outscored 45-29 after halftime.



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