Uzbekistan edge Turkmenistan to advance into FIBA Asia Championship

Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan 82:59

Uzbekistan earned a crucial win over Turkmenistan to advance into the FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China. These were the only two teams participating in Stan division qualifying tournament. Aleksandr Kozlov scored 23 points and Uzbekistan sealed the winning outcome in Navoi.
The hosts led by as many as 9 points at the first break 22:13. Uzbekistan maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 13 points 44:31. Uzbekistan held their opponents to just 11 points in the third term to boost the lead. They never looked back en route to the victory afterwards. Aleksandr Yahin provided 14 points, while Hurmatjon Nuraliev and Samender Juginisov accounted for 10 points each in the win. Aleksandr Pashkov responded with 14 points for Turkmenistan. Maksim Otbozin netted 12 points in defeat.

Uzbekistan: Aleksandr Kozlov 23, Aleksandr Yahin 14, Hurmatjon Nuraliev 10, Samender Juginisov 10
Turkmenistan: Aleksandr Pashkov 14, Maksim Otbozin 12

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