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Finland's "wolf pack" open Eurobasket with nailbiting win over France - YLE News

Finland took an upset win over France in their opening match of Eurobasket 2017 in front of a record crowd in Helsinki. The ”Wolf Pack” won the match 86-84 in overtime after Jamar Wilson scored the decisive points with just five seconds remaining ...and more »

Finland shock France on day one of EuroBasket - (blog)

The Finns, one of four host nations, were underdogs on home soil at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki against a French side who won the tournament in 2013 and are ranked fourth in the world. Finland, ranked at 32 in the world standings, stormed out of the ...and more »

Bulls' Lauri Markkanen brilliant in Finland's EuroBasket opener - The Athletic

Every two years, FIBA crowns an international champion through their prestigious EuroBasket tournament. The official games kicked off on Thursday, and Lauri Markkanen had one of the most impressive performances of the day for Finland. Markkanen started ...and more »

Lauri Markkanen showed off his offensive versatility in Eurobasket debut - Blog a Bull (blog)

In his first game for team Finland in this year's Eurobasket, Lauri Markkanen shined. Despite coming off the bench, the Bulls rookie made a huge impact for his home country against a good France team. It was a slow start for Markkanen, but it all ...and more »

Lauri Markkanen shows his “Emma Meesseman” impression with 22 point performance in Finland's win over France - Bullets Forever (blog)

The Finnish post may not speak Dutch like Emma. But he speaks fluent fundamentals like she does. By Albert Lee@aleeinthedmv Aug 31, 2017, 7:22pm EDT. Share Tweet Share. Share Lauri Markkanen shows his “Emma Meesseman” impression with 22 point ...and more »

Magic Markkanen: Lauri Markkanen takes over down the stretch in EuroBasket debut - Pippen Ain't Easy

It took him a while to get going on Thursday, but when he did, Chicago Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen stole the show and the game for Team Finland in his EuroBasket debut. Lauri Markkanen checked back into the game for Team Finland with 4:13 left in the ...and more »

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen shines at EuroBasket - (blog)

NBA Summer League was fairly unkind to Lauri Markkanen. He struggled to find his outside stroke, going a whopping 1-23 from beyond the arc in his first two games in Las Vegas. He managed to progress toward the mean in the latter half of the games, but ...and more »

Lauri Markkanen shines in EuroBasket debut - Blog a Bull (blog)

20-year-old Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen made his EuroBasket debut on Thursday, and he acquitted himself quite nicely after a sluggish start. Markkanen came alive in the second half and overtime to lead Finland to an 86-84 upset victory over France ...and more »

Here's when you can watch Lauri Markkanen play for Team Finland in EuroBasket 2017 - Pippen Ain't Easy

Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen will represent Team Finland during EuroBasket 2017 from August 31-September 17. Here's when you can watch him play. Before Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls embark on a tremendous tank throughout the 2017-18 NBA season ...and more »

FIBA EuroBasket 2017: Lauri Markkanen leads Finland to overtime win vs. France - Arizona Desert Swarm

Before Lauri Markkanen begins his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls in October, he's playing for Finland in FIBA EuroBasket 2017. And Thursday, he led his home country to a 86-84 overtime win against France to open up the tournament. Markkanen tallied ...and more »