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Great Britain pushed Belgium to the edge, but ultimately fell to a 76-71 defeat on Day 3 at Eurobasket in Slovenia on Friday afternoon.
It means GB’s record falls to 1-2 as they will now prepare for a crucial game against Germany on Sunday as they look to keep their hopes of advancing to the second around alive.
“The big thing is understanding that we do have a big game coming up after the rest day,” said coach Joe Prunty. “We’ll get prepared, mentally and physically, we’ll rejuvenate.
“We’ve got a game plan on how to attack. But we’ll take advantage of there being a rest day to not only recover from three hard-fought games but also to prepare for two important last games.”
Putting in one of their best halves of Eurobasket so far, Head Coach Joe Prunty’s side held a 38-33 lead at half time but unravelled down the stretch in the fourth quarter. With the scores tied and 5 minutes remaining, GB were unable to make plays as Belgium capitalised.“They played a solid game today but I’m just disappointed,” said Achara.
“I felt like we had the game but we made some mental lapses in the second half and they capitalised on it. You can’t make mental lapses like that in a tournament like this.”
Dan Clark led all scorers with 19 points along with 9 rebounds, whilst Myles Hesson, who has been a revelation for GB this summer, and Kieron Achara, added 12 each.
GB bare ack on court against Germany on Sunday at 13:30 (BST) at the Tivoli Arena.
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