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Lithuania likes a fast game, complemented by outside scorers Jonas Maciulis, Linas Kleiza and Mantas Kalnietis, who combined to outscore Croatia in the semifinal.

Center Jonas Valanciunas is a big presence under the basket.

“It is important for us, for our generation, now that most of the older guys have left the team, our generation has proved that we can play basketball and represent Lithuania, too,” Maciulis said.