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article imageTurkey advanced to the FIBA final in dramatic game against Serbia

By Igor I. Solar     Sep 11, 2010 in Sports
Istambul - With seconds left in the game the host team managed an 83-82 victory and a place in the final match of the FIBA World Championship against the United States.
Serbia, which dominated much of the game, had the victory at hand when was ahead by one point with four seconds left in the game. The host team called a time-out after which was able to make a play perfect play that put Kerem Tunceri alone in front of the basket to add the two points that defined the game.
Turkish players rejoiced for several minutes in the center court to celebrate their victory in front of 15 thousand fans that cheered the triumph of the home team at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul. The win over Serbia puts Turkey in the final for the first time in history.
In the second semi-final game, the United States advanced to the final by clearly defeating Lithuania 89-74. Kevin Durant had a spectacular game scoring 38 points and setting a new scoring record for a USA player in Championship games.
United States and Turkey will play for the gold on Sunday, while Lithuania and Serbia will fight for third place.
The Sinan Erdem Dome in Istambul  home of the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
The Sinan Erdem Dome in Istambul, home of the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
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Turkey is expected to be tough opposition because of the home-court advantage, but the USA side is holding high hopes that Durant can repeat his outstanding performance and deliver for his team the first FIBA gold medal in 16 years.
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