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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yugoslavs Beat Germans, Italy Moves to Top Spot

BADALONA, Spain -- Zoran Savic scored a game-high 16 and Barcelona guard Alexander Djordjevic added another 14, leading defending champion Yugoslavia to an easy 88-73 victory over Germany in the second round of the European Basketball Championship.


Forwards Nikola Bulatovic and Dejan Tomasevic came off the bench Sunday to score 12 and 11 for Yugoslavia, which improved to 2-1 in Group F. Teams carry first-round results from common opponents into the second round of the 16-nation tournament, which ends on July 6.


Also Sunday, Poland rallied from a 28-point halftime deficit to shock Croatia 77-76. Italy edged Spain 63-60 and Russia beat France 93-80.


Italy moved to the top of Group F with an unbeaten record and six points, with Russia one behind, followed by Lithuania, Israel and Turkey. Italy topped Group F with six points, with Yugoslavia and Spain a point behind. The top four in each after two more games qualify for the quarterfinals.


In consolation round games, Slovenia topped Bosnia 73-61 while Ukraine beat Latvia 84-76. The results mean Slovenia and Ukraine will play for 13th place on Monday while Latvia and Bosnia will play for 15th.


Italy 63, Spain 60. Carlton Myers scored 20 points to rally Italy from a 36-25 halftime deficit.


Alberto Herreros led Spain with 15 points while the team's big man, Roberto Duenas, drafted last week by the Chicago Bulls, was held to seven points.


Turkey 81, Israel 71. Orhun Ene had a team-high 19 and forward Ufuk Sarica added 18 as Turkey rallied after trailing by nine at halftime and allowed only three Israelis to reach double figures.


Israeli forward Tomer Steinhauer was the game's high scorer with 23 points. Maccabi guard Oded Katash had 17 and Nadav Henefeld 10.


Russia 93, France 80. Andrei Fetissov had 17 and center Mikhail Mikhailov 16 to lead Russia. Cyril Julian led France with 17 points.


Poland 77, Croatia 76. Maciej Zielinski scored 16 and Piotr Szybilski and Mariusz Bacik had 12 each as Poland rallied from a 58-30 halftime score.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)