This is the first win for Turkey in the FIBA Basketball World Cup's Classification Round.

Turkey defeated Montenegro 79-74 in the match played in China's Dongguan city. (tbf.org.tr)
Turkey defeated Montenegro 79-74 in the match played in China's Dongguan city. (tbf.org.tr) (Turkish Basketball Federation)

Turkey won their first game in the Classification Round 17-32 of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, defeating Montenegro 79-74 on Saturday in the match played in China's Dongguan city. 

In a big comeback performance, the crowd saw a resilient Turkish team, as they refused to be defeated when down 55-65 with 4:04 to go.

Turkey managed to take the lead with Cleveland Cavaliers' player Cedi Osman's points in the fourth quarter.

James Metecan Birsen showed a successful performance in absence of Ersan Ilyasova.

Metecan Birsen scored 15 points and had eight rebounds while Turkey's top scorer Cedi Osman played with 19 points in the game.

Turkey made 15/17 free throws to win the match.

For Montenegro, Orlando Magic's player Nikola Vucevic produced 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Derek Needham scored 13 points.

In the second round matches on Saturday, Australia won against the Dominican Republic 82-76 in the Group L match.

NBA team San Antonio Spurs player Patty Mills was the top performer for The Boomers with 19 points and nine assists.

Jock Landale played as the centre for Australia, scoring 12 points.

Dominican centre Eloy Vargas produced 16 points and seven rebounds.

Victor Liz scored 14 points for the Dominican Republic. The shooting guard also made four assists and four rebounds.

In the Group K game, Czech Republic thrashed Brazil 93-71 in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. 

The Czech Republic hammered Brazil in Shenzhen, as Chicago Bulls player Tomas Satoransky scored 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists for his team in the victory.

Czech centre Ondrej Balvin, contributed to the massive win with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Brazilian power forward Vitor Benite was the top scorer for his team, with 12 points against the Czech Republic.

Marcelinho Huertas played with 11 points and six assists, but Brazil couldn't avoid the loss in Shenzhen.

Source: AA