Lithuania defeats Canada 70-68 in Turkey FIBA games

Lithuania defeated Canada 70-68 in Group D of 2010 World Basketball Championship in the Aegean province of Izmir on Sunday.

Lithuania defeats Canada 70-68 in Turkey FIBA games

Lithuanian national basketball team's coach said on Sunday that he was happy with his team's victory against Canada in Sunday's world championship game.

Speaking to reporters in the Aegean province of Izmir, Lithuania's coach Kestutis Kemzura said his team struggled hard and displayed a very good performance at its game against Canada.

"It has been a good day for us," Kemzura said, adding the Canadian team's tactics were also successful.

Commenting on Tuesday's match with Spain as well, Kemzura said Lithuania would do its best to defeat Spain in the upcoming game.

Canada's technical director Leo Rautins said that Lithuania had pushed his team hard although Canada was more experienced.

Canada's players displayed intense efforts, but they could not prevent defeat eventually, Rautins noted.

Lithuania defeated Canada 70-68 in Group D of 2010 World Basketball Championship in the Aegean province of Izmir on Sunday.

Arena: Halkapinar

Referees: Luigi Lamonica (Italy), Jakub Zamojski (Poland), Juan Jose Fernandez (Argentina)

Lithuania: Kalnietis 7, Maciulis 8, Gecevicius, Kleiza 18, Klimavicius 7, Seibutis 2, Pocius 11, Delininkaitis 11, Jasaitis 2, Jankunas 4, Javtokas

Canada: Anderson 15, Rautins 7, Doornekamp 3, Kendall 9, Anthony 12, Bell 1, Bucknor 5, Brown 11, Sacre, Shepherd 5

First quarter: 12-20

Halftime: 43-33 (Canada-Lithuania)

Third quarter: 55-57


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