Turkey wins silver medal, beated by US at basketball worlds /PHOTO

U.S. clinched the top title in the 2010 World Basketball Championship with a 81-64 win over hosts Turkey in Sunday's final game in Istanbul.

Turkey wins silver medal, beated by US at basketball worlds /PHOTO

 

United States clinched the top title in the 2010 World Basketball Championship with a 81-64 win over hosts Turkey in Sunday's final game in Istanbul.

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The Turkish team became the silver medalists, losing their first match ever out of eight games in the championship.

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Lithuanian team won bronze medal after a 99-88 win over their Serbian rivals earlier today.

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This was Turkey's first podium finish in their third world championship.

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Arena: Sinan Erdem
Referees: Christiano Maranho (Brazil), Luigi Lamonica (Italy), Juan Arteaga (Spain)
Turkey: Kerem Tunceri 7, Omer Onan 7, Hidayet 16, Ersan 7, Omer Asik 5, Kerem Gonlum 4, Ender 6, Sinan , Semih 9, Oguz 3, Cenk, Baris Ermis
USA: Billups 4, Rose 8, Durant 28, Iguodala 4, Odom 15, Chandler, Curry 3, Gay 6, Westbrook 13, Gordon, Granger, Love
First Quarter: 17-22
Halftime: 32-42
Third Quarter: 48-61

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