Quick recap of day three where two Suns helped their team go 2-0, while another suffered to an 0-2 hole.

Slovenia 2-0

Goran Dragic led his team in points (17), rebounds (6), assists (7) and steals (2) and made two tough baskets at the end to help Slovenia clinch against a Spain team so good that Jose Calderon and Ricky Rubio are backups.

"It was a really tough game for both sides, but we played as a team, we shared the ball when we needed to score, and played tough defence," said Goran Dragic. "We only had six turnovers, which is great in a game like this."

Ukraine 2-0

The Suns newest player, Slava Kravtsov, chipped in 15 and 8 for Ukarine to beat Omri Casspi's Israel.

Poland 0-2

Marcin Gortat, on the other hand, is not having as much fun at Eurobasket as his teammates. He and Maciej Lampe (on one-time Sun in fact) were supposed to dominate the Czech Republic inside, but instead the smallish Czech's used Jan Vesely at the 5 to frustrate Poland with speed and finesses. Jan Vesely had a huge game that Washington fans can only dream about: 23 points, 14 rebounds (7 offensive), and 4 steals.

The Czech Republic stunned Poland in the final seconds. Check out the highlights.

Coming up

Each team has 3 more "pool play" games before the top 3 in each Group advances to the elimination tournament.

As of this writing, Ukraine is winning again (39-30) at halftime.

More from Bright Side Of The Sun:

Goran Dragic scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and led Slovenia in every major statistical category with 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists as his team shocked Eurobasket favorite Spain,...

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Goran Dragic scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and led Slovenia in every major statistical category with 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists as his team shocked Eurobasket favorite Spain,...

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Here's a few links to chew on...

Follow Eurobasket2013.org for live updates of Gortat (Poland), Dragic (Slovenia) and Kravtsov (Ukraine).

USA Today ranks Suns 30th in Watchability this season

JUST TRY TO IGNORE ...

Ugly basketball: Dragic, Gortat and Bledsoe all would be role players on good teams. Here, they will be asked to be the stars. The Suns may have the worst-constructed roster in basketball, and watching Dragic and Bledsoe take shots that no one else is more qualified to take won't be pretty.

SI.com's Ben Golliver (of BEdge fame) gives the Suns a nice offseason score

Grade: B+. This was a textbook overhaul: replacing bad vibes, desperate management and nonessential veterans while injecting a clearer vision, eager front-office personnel and young talent. If they had a time machine, the Suns would likely rewind to 2010 and do things differently, but that doesn't change the fact that this summer goes down as a badly needed "better way late than never" course correction.

And finally, informal workouts have picked up.

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Here's a few links to chew on...

Follow Eurobasket2013.org for live updates of Gortat (Poland), Dragic (Slovenia) and Kravtsov (Ukraine).

USA Today ranks Suns 30th in Watchability this season

JUST TRY TO IGNORE ...

Ugly basketball: Dragic, Gortat and Bledsoe all would be role players on good teams. Here, they will be asked to be the stars. The Suns may have the worst-constructed roster in basketball, and watching Dragic and Bledsoe take shots that no one else is more qualified to take won't be pretty.

SI.com's Ben Golliver (of BEdge fame) gives the Suns a nice offseason score

Grade: B+. This was a textbook overhaul: replacing bad vibes, desperate management and nonessential veterans while injecting a clearer vision, eager front-office personnel and young talent. If they had a time machine, the Suns would likely rewind to 2010 and do things differently, but that doesn't change the fact that this summer goes down as a badly needed "better way late than never" course correction.

And finally, informal workouts have picked up.

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