The Israeli national team continues to maintain a perfect balance in the preparation game for the European Championship, after beating Georgia 68:81 today (Saturday), in its second victory over the latter in 24 hours, and went up to a balance of 0:3 in the preparation games.
The Israeli team played both games during the weekend without the sick Danny Avdia.
Coach Guy Goodes started the game with the quintet that included Tamir Blatt, Yam Medar, Yuval Sussman, Nimrod Levy and Roman Sorkin, on the other hand, Georgia played without its star Toko Shangaliya.
The hosts led at halftime 34:41, but in the second half there was a turnaround thanks to a barrage of threes in the third quarter, including a three by Yam Madar at the buzzer of the quarter, the score was 55:62 for Israel at the end of 30 minutes.
Israel's dominance (13 three-pointers in 43 percent of the entire game) continued in the fourth quarter as well.
Guy Panini led the scoring with 12 points, Yam Medar and Tomer Ginat added 10 each, with Ginat also having 10 rebounds.
John DiBartholomew scored 9, Gabi Chachashuili who played only a few seconds in the preparatory games, got 15 minutes this time and scored 8 points.
The team's next warm-up game will be at Hall Shlomo, on Tuesday against Romania.
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