Poland’s Mateusz Ponitka steals inbound pass, scores to force overtime in win over China (video)

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China had the lead and the ball in the final seconds.

Poland had Mateusz Ponitka.

Ponitka stole Zhou Qi‘s inbound pass, drove straight to the basket, drew a foul and hit the game-tying free throw with 4.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Though Ponitka only split at the line, Poland won the FIBA World Cup Group A nail-biter in overtime, 79-76.

After opening the tournament with its first World Cup win in 52 years, Poland is now 2-0.

Potinka was a big reason. He finished with 25 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks.