1 Aug 2009

Tall Blacks beat Belgium

12:56 pm on 1 August 2009

The New Zealand men's basketball team has beaten Belgium 83-81 in the penultimate match of their tour of Europe.

The Tall Blacks were behind early and looked to be heading for another loss having been beaten 98-76 by the same team a day prior.

Down by 11 after the first quarter and nine at the start of the fourth quarter, the New Zealanders fought back with Alex Pledger hitting the winner with less than a second left.

They have won two of their seven matches so far and finish their tour with a game against Finland on Monday morning.