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EuroBasket 2015: Blue-and-white makes it two straight wins by overcoming Finland

Israel can already secure its progress to the knockout rounds of EuroBasket 2015 on Monday, after continuing its sensational start to the championships by beating Finland 79-66 in Montpellier, France on Sunday to improve to 2-0 in Group A.
There was nothing in Israel’s preparations for the tournament to indicate that it was even capable of fighting for a place in the Round of 16. A single win from eight warmup games and numerous injuries meant the blue-and-white entered the European Championships with little expectations.However, everything seemed to fall into place in the promising 76-73 victory over Russia in Saturday’s opener, and Israel recorded yet another impressive win against Finland.
The blue-and-white led from start to finish, holding an 18-point gap in the second quarter. Finland closed to within four points early in the fourth period, but Israel reestablished a double-digit margin at a crucial moment to clinch the win.
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