A picture is emerging now from each group as we head to the qualifying rounds final stages.
Iceland are still in with a shot of qualifying for their first ever Eurobasket tournament after they edged Great Britain 71-69 in London.
This defeat eliminates Great Britain from consideration. Match report here.
Both teams finish their campaign against Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Netherlands continued their surprise march to Eurobasket by beating Bulgaria 66-57, which eliminates them from contention.
The Dutch are now joint first in the group at 3-1, along with Israel who defeated Montenegro 80-65 in Podgorica, increasing the pressure on the favoured Montenegrins.
Israel’s Gal Mekel led from the front with a triple-double of 14 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists.
“We have respect for the national team of Montenegro, which is our big rival, and against which we had a lot of problems in previous matches,” Mekel said. “We had in mind the first game in Cyprus, where we experienced a disappointing defeat. We are very excited about this victory.”
Poland scored a vital 88-76 away win over Germany to go joint top of the group.
Mateusz Pontika led the Poles with 19 points as they move to 3-1. Germany move to 2-2.
Austria also occupy top spot in the group but made hard work of their game with Luxembourg, eventually settling for an 80-71 win.
Rasid Mahalbasic led the winners with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Belgium handed FYR of Macedonia their first loss of the qualifying rounds after a 63-60 success in Charleroi.
Belgium are joint top of the group with the Macedonians but it’s Macedonia who own the head-to-head over the two teams due to point differential.
Belarus eliminated Denmark after a 73-66 win on the road. Vitali Liuytch led the Belorussians with a game-high 21 points.
Czech Republic held nothing back in their 88-67 win over Georgia in Nymburk.
Tomas Satoransky, originally a doubt for this game led the winners with 19 points as the Czechs improve to 3-1, while Georgia drop to 2-2.
Hungary are joint top of the group as well, but made hard work of Portugal before securing a 66-52 win.
Portugal are eliminated from qualifying contention but there’s no denying that they have challenged the teams they have come up against.
Latvia needed overtime against Sweden, but stayed perfect en route to a 76-73 win.
A double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds from Kaspers Berzins improved Latvia to 4-0.
Romania go to 3-1, good enough for second in the group after they defeated Slovak Republic 90-86.
The visiting Slovaks though can count themselves unlucky though. They led after three quarters before the hosts pulled away in the final period.
Russia returned to winning ways with some style after they thrashed Switzerland 101-56 in Moscow.
The Russians held the Swiss to just 9 points in the second period, on their way to a comfortable win, as they move to second place in a three-team group that also includes Italy.