Greece beats Turkey 76 – 67 in a nail-biting match in Istanbul (VIDEO)

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Greece beat Turkey 76 – 67 in a nailbiting basketball match last Friday in Istanbul, the first away from home win since 1981, reports BasketNews.

According to the sports outlet, ‘Greece ran away from its opponents in the third quarter. They closed the tally with a massive 21-5 push and gained a solid 16-point lead (62-46).’

‘However, Turkey managed to recover at the start of the decisive period, organizing a 14-0 run on their own (60-62). Though, the success was temporary, as Greece pushed the accelerator pedal once more (70-62), finishing the duel comfortably.’

‘Greek big men were dominating under the baskets. Georgios Papagiannis had his best game ever with a Greece jersey, posting 21 points (8/12 2PT, 5/6 FT), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and a game-high 27 PIR.’

Dimitrios Agravanis aided him with 22 points (5/11 2PT, 4/7 3PT, 0/1 FT), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 25 PIR.

“We were so decisive that even when we missed we knew we could make the tough shots. Maybe people were anxious, but we were very determined and didn’t care about our small mistakes.

‘Moraitis is relatively young, but he’s very mature. He helped us in an incredible way. The best is yet to come for him. Meanwhile, Papagiannis has our back and makes us feel secure. We achieved team chemistry in a few days,” commented Agravanis post-game on Greek broadcaster NOVASPORTS.