Finishing off what they started yesterday Greece cruised past Croatia, rather more easily that anyone would anticipate and could have won even with a bigger score than 76-68, which was the final result.
Eurobasket debutants Great Britain hoped to book their spot in the second round on an opening night in a game against Slovenia. They were quite close to making history but a more experienced Slovenian side made a late run to avoid an upset.
Turkey earned the first victory in eight games against Lithuania in the history of European national team competitions as they started Eurobasket 2009 on a high note. The first minutes of the game promised a tight fight and the impression wasn't wrong.