September 2, Tbilisi (MSY) --- At its last match of the EuroBasket 2015 Qualification round, Georgian Men's National Basketball Team defeated Portugal 71:59 at home (Tbilisi Sport Palace). With this victory, Georgia got the first place in Group E and punched ticket to next year's big event.
In Group E Georgia's adversaries were Hungary, Czech Republic and Portugal.
See the scoreboard of Group E.
Kote Tugushi, Georgia Assistant Coach
"First of all, we finished the qualifying round and from tomorrow, we will start thinking about the European Championship. As a coach and as a fan, I hope all of our players will be healthy for the next year, which is the most important. If the whole team will be healthy and without injuries, we can show really serious results and we will fight for high goals." -www. fiba.com
Zaza Pachulia, Georgia
"Congratulations to the whole country for this great success. We are full of emotions and so happy. We made it for the third time! This game was important and also, quite hard. Tornike (Shengelia) missed the game because of his injury, but we had no way, we had to win and we did it. We started in a good way, in the second period we reduced the pace a little bit, but improved again in the second half and finished well. It's important how you finish the game and we did it well. The main thing is, we won and made it the EuroBasket. I will always say I am proud to be part of this team. These two months were not easy, but fortunately, everything finished as all of us wanted. Thanks to my team, thanks to our fans, get ready for the next year!" - www.fiba .com