Sunday, September 5, 2010

World Championship Update: Turkey Unstoppable Against France

Turkey and their vaunted zone defense paved the way for another dominating win at the FIBA World Championship on Sunday night against France.

Bogdan Tanjevic's team scored 13 points off 11 first-half turnovers to take command and then lowered the boom in the third quarter before pulling away for a 95-77 triumph.

The Eight-Final victory has thrown the Turks into a Quarter-Final showdown with Slovenia, who blew away Australia 87-58 in the first game of the day.

The two-three zone employed by the Turks never gave France a chance.

With Omer Onan, Kerem Tunceri, Ender Arslan and Sinan Guler at the top of zone, Les Bleus couldn't cope.

When the French did throw the ball into the lane, the tall frontcourt of Turkey was an unmovable wall.

Hedo Turkoglu led the way with 20 points and the sensational Guler added 17.


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