Lithuanian Coach Kestutis Kemzura said Tuesday he was happy to win today's game against China but was not pleased with the way his team played.
Lithuania defeated China 78-67 in the round of last 16 in the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul on Tuesday. Lithuania qualified for the quarter finals.
We had a chance to rest for four days following group matches. We had difficulty in adjusting to today's game at the beginning. Whatever the score may be, it was not an easy game against China, Kemzura said.
China Coach Bob Donewald said that they began today's game well but got tired later.
This tournament has added a lot of things to our team. We are now focused on the Olympic Games of 2012, Donewald said.
Arena: Sinan Erdem
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (Greece), Recep Ankarali (Turkey), Yuji Hirahara (Japan)
Lithuania: Kalnietis 11, Maciulis, Pocius 7, Kleiza 30, Javtokas 4, Jasaitis 4, Klimavicius, Jankunas 5, Gecevicius 14, Delininkaitis 3, Seibutis
China: Liu 21, Sun 9, Shipeng Wang 10, Yi 11, Zhizhi Wang 11, Ding, Yu, Zhou 5, Su
First quarter: 17-22
Third quarter: 64-51
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