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Belarus defeat EuroBasket champs Slovenia in Minsk - highlights

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Belarus men’s basketball team has sensationally defeated EuroBasket champions. Aliaksandr Krutsikau-coached side defeated Slovenia a 2019 World Cup qualifier on Monday 93-92 (26-24, 20-23, 29-27, 18-18). Devon Saddler (25 points), Maksim Salash (20) and Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (18) were the best performers for Belarus.

Before Monday's triumph in Minsk, Team Belarus saw a dissappointing start to their qualifying campaign unsuccessfully: the away defeat to Slovenbia 74-87, defeat to Montenegro at home 67-91 and a very narrow defeat to Spain 82-84. Spain are Group A leaders with 8 points, followed by Slovenia (6), Montenegro (5) and Belarus (4). The best three teams in the group will make it to the next qualification stage.