Latvian basketball players lost the first quarter, but the spurt of 14:0 in the second 10-minute period allowed to seize the initiative. And although the poles equalized (65:65) a few minutes before the end of normal time, the victory from the hosts of the parquet will not go away.
Porzingis was the highest scoring newcomer to the national team after the collapse of the USSR. On account of his 24 points and 12 rebounds. Roland Smits scored 18 points, Janis Strelnieks — 14. Dairis Bertans to seven points, added five rebounds. At Janis Timmy with eight assists. In total, the starting lineup of the national team of Latvia scored 67 points.
Before the European championship the national team of Latvia has to spend another four friendly matches. And all the houses. From 18 to 20 August in Riga will host a tournament with participation of national teams of Latvia, Lithuania and Romania. 24 and 25 August, the team ainara of Bagatskis will play the Czech Republic.
Eurobasket will be held from 31 August to 17 September.