Turkey Venezuela
Photo: Turkish Basketball Federation

Venezuela edged Turkey in a Basketball World Cup preparation game in the 2019 Suzhou International Basketball Challenge (71-68).

The Turks trailed for the majority of the game (39-32, 55-54). Even though they took the the lead early in the fourth quarter (55-56), Venezuela went on a 9-2 run and never looked back. Turkey never threatened again after that and were defeated.

Cedi Osman had 33 points for the losing squad, with Semih Erden adding 18. Turkey played without Scottie Wilbekin and Ersan Ilyasova.