Germany picked up its second victory in as many days after knocking off Italy 76-62 on Thursday in Group B action. With the loss, Italy falls to 0-2. Chris Kaman had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Germany, but Andrea Bargnani fought hard in the post to deny the Clipper. Unfortunately for Bargnani, that -- and Kaman's presence at the other end -- dampened the Raptors' own offense. Bargs picked up just eight points on 2-9 shooting.
Dirk Nowitzki led Germany with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari was Italy's best player with 17 points and 11 rebounds. In the other Group B games, France beat Israel soundly 85-68 with Tony Parker scoring 21 points and adding eight assists and Serbia took care of Latvia 92-77.
Great Britain remained winless in Group A after falling to Turkey 90-61. Luol Deng had 22 points and eight rebounds in the loss, and Enes Kanter had another good game for Turkey (largely in minutes that didn't matter) with 11 points and five rebounds. Also in Group A, Spain beat Portugal 87-73 and Lithuania took Poland 97-77.
In Group C, Greece beat Finland 81-61, Macedonia surprised Croatia 78-76 after being down 10 in the second half and Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Montenegro 94-86.
In Group D action, Bulgaria edged Belgium 68-65, Russia beat Georgia 65-58 and Slovenia tipped Ukraine 68-64.