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A strong third quarter from the United States of America saw them march on to the semi-finals, after beating Russia, 89-79 in Istanbul.
In the battle of South America's top two basketball nations. It was the blue and white of Argentina who advanced, beating the Samba nation of Brazil, 93-89. In easily, the game of the tournament.
An Andrey Vorontsevich double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds helped Russia overcome a plucky New Zealand side, 78-56 to reach the quarter finals in Istanbul.