The Russian team suffered the first defeat at the Eurobasket, losing in the fourth round of the group stage to rivals from Latvia.
In the first quarter, the Russian team managed to take the initiative and won it with a score of 15:12. In the next game, the team of Bazarevich showed an excellent game in the attack, increasing the advantage in the match to 10 points. Before the big break the score was 44:34 in favor of the Russians.
The beginning of the second half was left for the team of Latvia, as a result of which, before the final quater, the score in the match was equal. In the final quarter the team of Bagatskis managed to increase the advantage and kept it down to the final siren. Thus, the Russian team suffered the first defeat at the tournament – 69:84.
Timofey Mozgov scored in this game 16 points and made 6 rebounds, Semen Antonov – 6 points and 4 rebounds.