Hungary win against Georgia in their first friendly match / News
The Hungarian national team has started the cycle of preparatory matches for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers and EuroBasket 2022 by defeating Georgia. 89-88 (31-24, 16-18, 21-19, 21-27).
The game was tied at 82 with 3 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter when David Vojvoda hit a hard to clear jumper to bring the Hungarian national team ahead. In the next possession, Kemal Karahodzic blocked Giorgi Shermadini’s shot, an episode that Adam Hanga turned into an easy two with a dunk on the counterattack.
Even though Duda Sanadze cut the deficit to just two (84-86), Vojvoda hit a three-pointer immediately after. With Tornike Shengelia converting two free throws, the teams were separated by just three points with just under a minute to go.
The ball was in Hanga’s hands but Shengelia blocked a lay-up from a tough Karahodzic. Georgia had 20 seconds to tie the game and take it into overtime.
Ilias Zouros’ men were not allowed to decide the match on their own as Thad McFadden was fouled with 7 seconds remaining. After two successful free throws, the teams were only separated by one point (88-89). Georgia must have made a mistake.
Although Zoltan Perl missed both of his free throws, Georgia didn’t have enough time to set up a shot in the three seconds remaining, Shengelia’s shot from far behind the three-point line didn’t go well and the home team celebrated their first victory. in the month of August.
It was Adam Hanga’s first game in the Hungarian shirt since EuroBasket 2017.
Hungary: David Vojvoda 17, Akos Keller 15, Adam Hanga 13, Szilard Benke 13.
Georgia: Tornike Shengelia 19 years old, Giorgi Shermadini 18 years old, Duda Sanadze 16 years old, Giorgi Tsintsadze 10 years old.