OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Basketball: Lithuania

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The Independent Online
LITHUANIA will meet the Unified Team in a critical qualifying basketball match tomorrow after beating Puerto Rico 104-91 to match the Unified Team's 100 per cent record after three matches. As a result, the winner of tomorrow's politically tinged meeting could well end up playing for gold, while bronze may be the best the loser can hope for.

Lithuania - with a core of three players from the 1988 Soviet Olympic championship side - were pushed hard early on by Puerto Rico, but put together a decisive burst 16-6 in the second half. Earlier, the Unified Team completed their third win by beating China 100-84.