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EuroBasket 2015: Germany faces pivotal matchup on Tuesday against Turkey

With an off day Monday, Germany must regroup before Tuesday's pivotal game against Turkey at the 2015 EuroBasket Tournament.

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Germany missed out on an opportunity to jump to the top of the Group B standings on Sunday when their upset bid against Serbia fell short thanks to a late basket by Nemanja Bjelica. That win would have given Germany a huge boost, but instead leaves them with more work to be done to secure a spot in the second round of the tournament.

Germany is off on Monday before playing three straight days with a pivotal game against Turkey on tap for Tuesday. They will close group play with matchups against Italy and Spain. Germany is currently among four teams tied with a 1-1 record and must finish in the top four of the group to advance to the next round. Here is a look at the standings entering play on Tuesday:

W L F/A Pts
1. Serbia 2 0 148/136 4
2. Spain 1 1 174/157 3
3. Italy 1 1 158/153 3
4. Germany 1 1 137/133 3
5. Turkey 1 1 166/191 3
6. Iceland 0 2 129/142 2

Here is a look at Germany's remaining 1st round schedule:

Tuesday, September 8
Germany vs Turkey - 11:35 a.m. ET WatchESPN

Wednesday, September 9
Italy vs Germany - 11:35 a.m. ET WatchEspn

Thursday, September 10
Germany vs Spain - 11:35 a.m. ET WatchESPN

FIBA Americas Championship

Second round play at the FIBA Americas Championship got under way on Sunday with the Dominican Republic falling to Venezuela 72-68. After falling behind early, Kenny Atkinson's club made a furious rally but weren't able to dig themselves all the way out of that early hole. Former Louisville standout Edgar Sosa led the way with 21 points while James Feldeine added 13.

The tournament continues for the Dominican Republic on Monday with a matchup Puerto Rico. Here is a look at the Dominican Republic's remaining second round schedule:

Monday, September 7
Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic - 3:20 p.m. ET WatchESPN

Tuesday, September 8
Argentina vs Dominican Republic - 12:50 p.m. ET WatchESPN

Wednesday, September 9
Dominican Republic vs Canada - 3:20 p.m. ET WatchESPN