8 Sep 2010

Lithuania make world champs quarter-finals

7:43 am on 8 September 2010

In-form Lithuania are through to the quarter-finals at the world mens basketball championships in Turkey after a 78-67 win over China.

China raced to an 11 point lead in first quarter, but Lithuania surged back to lead 43-40 at halftime.

Late in the final quarter China pulled within 5 points before Lithuania held firm for their 11-point win.

World number ones Argentina are playing Brazil in the final second round match.