Victory assures Lithuania of finishing fifth or sixth
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Lithuania beat Russia 89-78 in a consolation game Friday at the European Championship to qualify for next year's world championship in Japan.
The victory assured Lithuania of finishing fifth or sixth, good enough to clinch a spot in Japan. The top six qualify for the worlds.
Lithuania was the defending European champion but was eliminated from title contention with Thursday's 63-47 loss to France.
Paulius Jankunas scored 19 points Friday to lead five ...
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