Result: Great Britain reach wheelchair basketball semi-finals

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Great Britain edge out Turkey to reach the quarter-finals.

Great Britain have reached the semi-finals of the wheelchair basketball after a hard-fought victory over Turkey.

There was very little to choose between the two teams but Terry Bywater was the difference in the first quarter, his 12 points edging Britain to a 16-14 lead.

Turkey fought back in the second period, going 22-19 ahead but despite a flurry of British baskets the lead at the half was still two points, with GB 32-30 up.

Great Britain finally managed to build up a lead at the end of the third quarter, Bywater netting a three-pointer for his 17th of the afternoon as GB were up 54-45 with one to play.

Turkey fought back late in the period by netting a string of baskets to take the scores to 71-70 to GB with just 20 seconds left.

However, Bywater drew a couple of vital fouls late on and netted his free throws to edge Britain through 75-70 in a thriller.

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