NBA : Spain closes the qualifying phase defeating undefeated Israel


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There wasn’t much at stake, but so much Spain What Israel they took a game seriously that ours ended up taking by 78-73, thus closing the qualifying phase for the 2022 EuroBasket with a better note.

The National Team was firm in the first half, cementing a solid advantage from defense in the first half (42-31). However, as happened in the match played in the Valencia bubble, the team led by Oded Kattash improved its face.

With greater success in the outside shot – they managed to chain three consecutive triples – and with Spain very limited by its mistakes from the personnel line (21 of 35), the Israelis equalized the balance. In fact, they even managed to get ahead before Spain regained the advantage before the end of the third act (59-58).

A partial 6-0 outing served to get some air, but little else. Israel resisted and even managed to tie the match in the absence of 90 seconds with a triple.

Spain was entrusted to the talent of Darío Brizuela and the coin came out heads. His were the last two baskets in play before the green and black Ferran Bassas Y Xabi López-Arostegui They will certify victory by scoring their four free throws.

Israel still had a shot to force extra time, but could not avoid their first defeat in the EuroBasket qualifying round. Still, they finished as leaders with 5-1, while Spain follows with 4-2. Poland completes the three tickets that were awarded to the group.

Photo: FIBA

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