As we're entering the business end of EuroBasket 2011, fibaeurope.com asked Stefano Valenti to recall his favourite story that better describes the drama of the race for the medals and Olympic Games qualification.
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.
France didn't have Tony Parker for the entire fourth quarter but still managed to come from behind and beat Italy in EuroBasket Group B.
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