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17.07.2004, 17:00h
17.07.2004, 17:00h
88-62
12 - 2124 - 924 - 1228 - 20
12 - 2124 - 924 - 1228 - 20
Venue: Zaragoza (ESP) |

GAME REPORT


Classification Games: Serbia & Montenegro 88 Israel 62

Both teams were viciously routed in the quarter-finals: Israel lost by 23 points to France, while Serbia & Montenegro lost by “only” 20 against Turkey.

But tonight Israel once again gave a good fight for only one half, and finished down by 26 points, 88-62 on the way to another match-up with Greece in the 7th-8th place game. Serbia will face Russia in attempt to finish 5th.

Israel was the first to take off. After a minimum 9-8 lead came a 4-12 run until the end of the first quarter, which finished with Israel up by 9, 12-21, with big contribution from Yoni Nir and Niv Berkowitz.

Tripkovic of Serbia & Montenegro already had 3 fouls, but his team opened the 2nd quarter with an 11-0 run, forcing the Israeli coach to call for a timeout. Yoni Nir finally broke the drought after 4:30 minutes without scoring but Serbia was already on the run, and the first half finished with Israel down by 6, 36-30.

Israel then fell asleep once again, and for 6 minutes didn’t score a single point. One turnover after the other by the Israeli side allowed the Serbs to take advantage and push to a 20 point lead, 56-36. Israel was once again unable to recover from the big gap, and Serbia added 10 more points to its lead pretty quick, and finished the game with a 26 point margin.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

51.9%

28/54
FG
M/A

41.9%

26/62

62.2%

23/37
FG2P
M/A

48.1%

25/52

29.4%

5/17
FG3P
M/A

10.0%

1/10

71.1%

27/38
FT
M/A

45.0%

9/20

30

10/20
RT
RO/RD

29

15/14

12

AS

6

14

TO

19

12

ST

6

7

BS

1

21

PF

29

88

Pts

62

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