Extraordinary Britain opened their EuroBasket finals crusade with a weighty 90-61 loss by Ukraine in Milan.
Luke Nelson’s was the top scorer for GB with 16 places, with Myles Hesson and Gabe Olaseni adding 10 focuses each.
The game is the first of five gathering games in Italy for Nate Reinking’s group in the following six days, with four groups meeting all requirements for the second stage in Berlin. GB’s subsequent game is against Croatia on Saturday.
EuroBasket 2022: Great Britain was beaten by Ukraine
GB began splendidly, just for missed shots and turnovers to hand the taller. Very much penetrated Ukraine crew the energy and an end 13-3 burst put them 22-17 up after the primary quarter.
“We didn’t profit from our underlying pass-get important entryways and missed shots at the edge,” said Reinking. “As the game wore on, Ukraine’s strain disposed of us from a ton of the things we do. We yielded 24 concentrations off turnovers and you can’t do that at this level.”
EuroBasket 2022: Great Britain beaten by Ukraine in opener
Following by single digits from the get-go in the last part, GB missed 11 shots – including four three tosses – and serious four turnovers across the third and final quarter span to arise 26 focuses financially past due and with minimal possibility recuing the game.
The 29-point edge of rout rises to GB’s most terrible misfortune in a EuroBasket finals match. Which came in 2011 against Turkey by an indistinguishable game score.
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