Germany defeated Finland convincingly at home, 94-80, to join Finland in qualifying for the World Cup. By defeating Israel 75-62 on the road, third-placed Slovenia increased the pressure on their rivals. Sweden earned a victory on the road as well, defeating Estonia 87-82 to maintain their World Cup contention. With their 94-80 victory over Finland, Germany moved into the top position in Group J and joined Finland in securing a spot in the World Cup. In the second and third quarters, Germany went on a 17-1 run to take a double-digit lead, and after three quarters, the margin had grown to 17 points.