Israel saw a 21-point lead evaporate, but Yaniv Green hit a go-ahead free-throw in the dying moments of overtime for a 96-95 win over Italy.
France, Serbia and Germany have clinched the three places on offer in Group B to reach the next round in Vilnius. The French and the Serbs go head to head to determine which team finishes top of the pool.
It took a while for Israel to get going at the EuroBasket but Arik Shivek's team is finally playing like the dangerous team everyone said they'd be in Siauliai.
Israel and Latvia will battle for pride, before Italy and Germany look to increase their chances of reaching the second round by handing in-form France and Serbia respectively their first loss each.
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