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Bosnia, Ukraine win at Euro Championship

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia: Bosnia-Herzegovina overcame a 10-point deficit in the final quarter to beat Montenegro 76-70 for its first victory at the European basketball championship on Friday.
Also, Ukraine beat Germany 88-83 in the other early game to all but book a place in the second round with its third victory in three games.
In Jesenice, Nihad Djedovic sank a pair of key free throws with 16 seconds remaining and added a spectacular layup to seal Bosnia’s victory over its Balkan rival.
Djedovic finished with 13 points. Mirza Teletovic led Bosnia with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Nemanja Gordic sparked Bosnia’s comeback by adding 17 points, all of them in the second half.
Bojan Dubljevic led Montenegro with 16 points, while American-born guard Tyrese Rice had 13. But Rice missed three 3-point attempts in the final minute.
Montenegro has one win and two losses in Group B.
In Lubljana, Sergii Gladyr scored 25 points to lead Ukraine past Germany, which dropped its second straight after upsetting France in the opener.
Ukraine is the only unbeaten team in Group A.
Gladyr nailed half of his 10 three-point attempts. American-born guard Eugene Jeter added 19 points for Ukraine.
Heiko Schaffartzik led Germany with 22 points and 11 assists, while Niels Giffey added 16 points.
Spain upset
Goran Dragic scored 18 points to lead host Slovenia to a 78-69 upset of defending champion Spain at the European basketball championship on Thursday.
Dragic, a guard in the NBA, also had six rebounds, seven assists and two steals and scored the last four points of the game in Celje.
Spain is bidding to become the first team to win three consecutive European titles since Yugoslavia in the 1970s. Spain led early in the game but could never slip from Slovenia.
“Everything worked out,” Dragic said. “We had nothing to lose and we deserved to win.” Bostjan Nachbar, who finished with 14 points, made two free throws to put Slovenia up 74-69 with 1:12 left. Jose Calderon missed on Spain’s next possession and Dragic made a layup and sank a jumper to send his team to its second win in two games. Spain is 1-1.
Marc Gasol had 17 points for Spain.
In Ljubljana, France got 17 points from Nicolas Batum and 16 from Tony Parker in crushing Britain 88-65 to bounce back from an opening loss to Germany.
Greece beat Russia 80-71 to stay perfect after two games. Russia, bronze medalist two years ago, is in deep trouble after two straight losses.