All right, so normalcy has apparently returned to normal in Eurobasket 2009, with favorites going three-for-three and BallinEurope’s ratio of correct-to-incorrect fearless predictions brought down to a more realistic level.
As It Should Be Then: Turkey rolled on but got a good overtime fight from Serbia (they’ll both be in final eight), while Poland’s dream ride may be ending after an again smooth-playin’ Slovenia team. And if Team Spain still didn’t resemble the dominant form everyone expected from them in beating hapless Lithuania, well, they may yet make the next round.
In brief, then, here are today’s BiE (not-quite-as) fearless predictions for today’s games: Russia bounces FYR Macedonia; Croatia tops Germany in an OT shootout; and in the game of the week (though that Turkey-Serbia game last night was a doozy), France overcomes Greece.
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