ANKARA

Turkish men’s national basketball team toppled Netherlands 73-71 in Sunday’s FIBA EuroBasket 2022 qualifying group match in Istanbul.

Turkish star Shane Larkin led his team to victory, scoring 23 points and 9 assists.

Sertac Sanli, the Turkish center, had 13 points.

Dutch guards Charlon Kloof and Yannick Franke reached double digits points each against Turkey.

Kloof scored 17 points and had 8 rebounds. Franke racked up 14 points for the Netherlands.

The game was held behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey had their first win in the Group D as they had a 1-3 win/loss record.

Meanwhile, Netherlands marked their second loss in the group. The Dutch team had 2 wins as well.

The Group D is led by Croatia, who won all their three games so far.

Sweden had 1 win and 2 loss to come last.

Croatia will play against Sweden on Sunday.

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