Bishkek farewell to Novruz Cup 2012. Azerbaijan celebrated a victory in the annual Novruz Cup tournament in Bishkek. The victory marked the third success for Azerbaijan National Team at the tournament. The Elhan Aliyev team claimed five wins in as many games to celebrate the title. Azerbaijan wrapped up their campaign on a high note defeating Kyrgyzstan 76:73 to keep a perfect record. Kyrgyzstan started with 28-21 lead but lost the second frame 18-21. Moreover the favorites won the third and the last stanzas in the game. Tahir Bakhshiyev paced all the winners with 24 points and Amil Hamzayev netted 19. Kuranbaev responded with 36 points in the losing case. The home side finished with 1 victory and 4 losses. Kuranbaev and Kanat Ibrayev (G/F) however became the top-scorers of the tournament. They notched 154 and 108 points respectively.
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