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Czech Republic makes history with last 16 berth beating Turkey 91-76
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Czech Republic makes history with last 16 berth beating Turkey 91-76

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Shanghai, Sep 5: The Czech Republic made into the last 16 at their first FIBA World Cup after beating Turkey 91-76 here on Thursday.

Both teams recorded one win and one loss, with the winner securing a ticket to the second round.

Turkey, which lost a close game against Team USA, led from the start before Vojtech Hruban hit a three-pointer to tie 11-all for the Czechs who led the first quarter by six points.

The Czechs grabbed eight more rebounds in the first half, leading all the way to a 43-35 lead at halftime.

Turkey staged an 8-0 run with a pair of three-pointers to level at 43-all, but the Czechs managed to regain their advantage 66-60 into the last quarter.

With tough defense, the Czechs ran away with more easy baskets and never gave any further chance to the Turks later on as they had 15 more rebounds throughout the game.

Although Cedi Osman had a game-high 24 points for Turkey, five Czech players managed double-digit points for their victory. (UNI-Xinhua)