GB suffer loss to Finland
Great Britain slumped to an 88-66 defeat to Finland in their latest warm-up game for next month's EuroBasket.
Finland took a 24-14 advantage into the second quarter but Devon van Oostrum soon hit a three-pointer to ignite a 10-0 burst and draw Britain level. The Finns, however, went on to edge a 36-35 lead by half-time.
Kyle Johnson added 12 points in the third quarter to put Britain in front once again but their opponents turned the screw with NBA draft pick Petteri Koponen, who would score a game-high 14 points, pushing his side 52-37 ahead.
Another 10-1 run saw Finland go 76-50 clear early in the fourth quarter and, despite a late rally led by Drew Sullivan and Kieron Achara, Britain could not catch up.
Britain coach Joe Prunty, who next takes his squad to face Greece in Crete, said: "We'll take a lot from this game. The third quarter was tough for us, offensively and defensively. We'd done a decent job in the first half in terms of limiting their three-point shots.
"We stabilised things in the second quarter but after we led at the start of the third, it kind of snowballed. So we're going to have to handle runs like that much better."
Sullivan, the GB team's most capped player, said: "We were really good for 25 minutes. Defensively, we did everything we needed to do in the first half by holding them to 36 points.
"We were only down by one but unfortunately in the second half, we let them get too much room. When you're playing against a team with so many good shooters, if you give them a little bit of space, they'll hit shots."