Monday marked the final day of first round play in EuroBasket 2013. In the 4 six-team groupings, only the top three of each will advance to the second round. The top three teams point standings were determined for the second round, where groups A and B will be paired in new six-team group called Group E. Groups C and D will likewise be paired in a six-team group labeled Group F.
Here's how the final day panned out and a look at the standings heading into the second round.
Bosnia and Herzegovina 78, Lithuania 72 - Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic came out gunning and scored 31 points thanks to 6-of-15 three-point shooting to lead Bosnia and Herzegovina to a victory against Lithuania. The victory moved Bosnia to 3-2 in Group B play and dropped Lithuania to the same mark.
Bosnia's win, however, was in vain. It needed to win by 10 or more points to advance to the second round in Group E.
Lithuania played Toronto Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas just seven minutes in the loss, having been in fine shape to make the second round heading into Monday's game. Former NBA forward Linas Kleiza scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards for Lithuania.
Ukraine 87, Great Britain 68 - Mike Fratello's Ukrainian team secured a second-round berth in the tournament by using a 12-0 push in the second quarter to build a 48-31 halftime lead that Great Britain would never threaten to overcome. A 4-1 record in Group A puts Ukraine in Group E of the second round, while Great Britain missed its chance to advance by falling to 2-3 in group play.
Size was an issue for Great Britain. Former Arizona Wildcats center Kyryl Natyazhko and fellow big man Ihor Zaytsev led Ukraine with 11 points, and Phoenix Suns big man Slava Kravtsov added eight.
Kieron Achara and Devon Van Oostrum led Great Britain with 12 points each.
Latvia 76, Macedonia 66 - Latvia held strong despite several pushes by Macedonia, and because of it they slipped into the second round as the final team of Group E. The win in the final day of first round action gave Latvia a 3-2 record in Group B play and ended Macedonia's EuroBasket run.
Latvian guard Kristaps Janicenoks' hot streak continued -- he has been shooting 55.6 percent from three-point range through five games -- and led his team with 15 points. Power forward Kaspars Berzins also scored 15 and like fellow big man Martins Meiers grabbed nine rebounds.
Spain 83, Georgia 59 - It appeared Georgia was about to give Group C favorite Spain a fight, but as the Spaniards have showed for most of the 2013 EuroBasket tournament, a slow start is nothing they couldn't overcome. Spain enters the second round in a tough Group F that includes host Slovenia and undefeated Italy, while Georgia checks out with a 1-4 record.
Spain trailed 27-26 with four minutes left in the first half but finished on a 15-2 run before continuing to lay on Georgia during the third and fourth quarters.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio put together another strong outing. He hit all seven of his shot attempts and finished with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists as Spain pumped up the tempo to outscore Georgia 33-4 in transition. Marc Gasol added eight rebounds and a team-high four assists for the Spaniards.
The only player for Georgia to hit double-figures was Giorgi Shermadini, who scored 10 points.
Finland 86, Greece 77 - Petteri Koponen scored 29 points and hit 5-of-7 three-pointers to push Finland to a 4-1 record in Group D play, giving them two points in the second round. Greece fell to 3-2 but were already locked in to their place in the second round, which they will enter as the final team in Group F.
Finland overcame the loss of guard Teemu Rannikko after he injured his ankle against Russia on Sunday. More bad news came before the game, when fellow veteran Hanno Möttölä was pulled because of injury.
Greece hung around the whole game, but in the fourth quarter could not get closer than six points. Nikos Zisis led Greece with 19 points.
Italy 82, Sweden 79 - Marco Belinelli and Travis Diener didn't suit up against Sweden for Italy, but it didn't matter. Alessandro Gentile led Italy with 19 points, five assists and three steals and a limited roster held off Sweden to remain perfect through five games. Italy will enter Group F as the top seed in the second round of EuroBasket. Sweden fell to 1-4 and won't advance.
Building its biggest lead, 63-56, in the heart of the third quarter, Sweden suddenly went cold for six minutes as Italy went on a 14-0 run to turn a seven-point deficit into a seven-point lead. Sweden never led again.
Detroit Pistons signee Luigi Datome scored seven points in just 13 minutes for Italy, and future teammate Jonas Jerebko scored 21 for Sweden. Charlotte Bobcats guard Jeff Taylor led Sweden with 28 points in the losing effort.
Germany 80, Israel 76 - The Germans moved their Group A record to 2-3 with an 80-76 win against Israel as both teams closed out their EuroBasket run having already been knocked out of contention for the second round.
Tibor Pleiss, whose rights are owned by the Oklahoma City Thunder, led Germany with 14 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. The Houston Rockets' Omri Casspi scored 22 and grabbed 13 rebounds for Israel.
Croatia 70, Czech Republic 53 - Five Croatians scored in double-figures and the Czech Republic shot a miserable free throw percentage en route to a 70-53 win for Croatia. The victory moved Croatia to 4-1 in Group C action and advanced them to the second round. The Czechs fell to 2-3 and with the loss won't advance.
A back-and-forth first half saw the largest lead for either team a mere six points, and the Czechs led 33-32 at halftime. Croatia, however, came out of the break with force. With the score tied at 40 three minutes into the second half, the Czech Republic was outscored 30-13 as the Czech's went 5-for-21 from the free throw line.
France 82, Belgium 65 - Tony Parker spurred a France rally in the third quarter to turn an upset into a lopsided victory over Belgium, 85-62, on Monday. With the win France ensured the top spot in Group A.
Parker, who finished with 20 points, woke up the sleeping French team who trailed by 15 points in the third quarter before France went on a 19-2 run to take the lead. After that, it was all the Les Blus with another big 16-2 run to turn take the lead into over 20 points.
Montenegro 83, Serbia 76 - Even though Montenegro won't be advancing in the group stage, they picked up a moral victory against a Serbia squad resting most of their veterans on Monday.
Montenegro spread the wealth against Serbia, with nine players scoring five or more points. Serbia, who advances as the top team in Group B, rested veterans Nenad Krstic and Stefan Markovic after each played more than 30 minutes the night before. Only Nemanja Bjelica had any EuroBasket experience for Serbia.
Poland 71, Slovenia 61 - Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat scored 19 points and grabbed 12 points for Poland as they defeated Slovenia, 71-61, on Monday. It was the only win for Poland and it came at expense of the home crowd and hosts of the tournament in Slovenia.
Poland showed glimpses of a much better basketball team than their final EuroBasket record suggests. They racked up 17 assists and went 17-of-25 from behind the arc, led by Thomas Kelati's five three-pointers and 21 points. Kelati graduated form the Washington St. Cougars and went undrafted in the 2005 NBA Draft.
Russia 89, Turkey 77 - Russia ended their disappointing EuroBasket campaign on a positive note Monday, defeating Turkey, 89-77. Turkey led by one point early in the fourth quarter before Sergey Karasev, a 2013 draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, scored 11 points during a 19-5 run.
Karasev played his best game of the tournament, finishing with 25 points and 5 rebounds. He averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in four games over the tournament.