Third loss in four games. The basketball players at the European Championship were not enough for Finland | iRADIO

Third loss in four games. The basketball players at the European Championship were not enough for Finland | iRADIO
Third loss in four games. The basketball players at the European Championship were not enough for Finland | iRADIO

Finland’s win was led by star center Lauri Markkanen, who recorded a double-double. Utah’s freshman from Cleveland scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Vojtěch Hruban’s 22 points did not prevent the defeat of the Czech team.

Satoranský, who started Friday’s opener against Poland two weeks after injuring an ankle on his right foot, but only sat on the bench against Serbia on Saturday and against the Netherlands on Monday, spent almost 26 minutes on the pitch. Out of his teammates, only Hruban played more. Satoranský recorded the first two points of the tournament, along with ten assists and four rebounds.

Although the Czechs responded to Markkanen’s opening two successful sixes with Tomáš Kyzlink’s three-pointer, only captain Hruban scored in three and a half minutes, while the Finns escaped to a 14:5 lead. Then the home team started with the cooperation of Satoranský and Jan Veselý, and Jaromír Bohačík added a triple.

At the turn of the first and second quarter, the Finns escaped with an 11-0 run to a sixteen-point difference. Markkanen and Sasu Salino led them in terms of shooting.

They reduced Hruban and crushed Veselý, but the visitors were able to react. Similarly, three-pointers by David Jelínek and Hruban and Salin sent them ahead 43:28.

The opponent once again led by 15 points, but Ginzburg’s team converted a 12-point streak and Veselý, the author of 15 points, shined in shooting, just like with the Netherlands. A three-pointer by Salina, who scored 18 points in halftime, gave the Finns a 51:45 lead at the break.

In the third quarter, only Hruban scored from the Czech side in almost six minutes, and although the Finns also scored only twice in a long time, they then escaped with a 7-0 run to take a 61:47 lead.

Bohačík broke the Czech shooting deficit at 26:46 with a three-pointer. A moment later, however, after Henri Kantonen’s accurate cross, the Finns already led by 18 points.

At the turn of the third and last quarter of a nervous match full of fights and emotions, thanks to Patrik Auda, Hruban’s three-pointer and Bohačík’s basket, the Czechs reduced the lead to 64:72. In the 35th minute, Bohačík reduced the deficit to seven points with a three-pointer, and Hruban again.

But the Finns continued to hit from a distance, improved their balance with three more three-pointers to a total of 15 three-point baskets and secured the win.

European Basketball Championship:

Group D (Prague):

Czechia – Finland 88:98 (18:29, 45:51, 59:72)

Lineup and points of the Czech Republic: Hruban 22, Veselý 15, Kyzlink 8, Satoranský 2, Kříž – Auda 13, J. Bohačík 13, Balvín 7, Jelínek 3, Peterka 3, Krejčí 2, Sehnal.

Most Finland points: Markkanen 34, Salin 23, Koponen 14.

Fouls: 27:29. Free throws: 24/20 – 32/15. Triples: 8:15. Rebounds: 34:33. Viewers: 10,381.

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