Lithuania92-91

14-23, 20-17, 24-18, 23-23, 11-10

Latvia

 

Date: 05.09.2003, 18:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Norrk√∂ping (SWE) Spectators: 2940
Referees:  Miguel Betancor (ESP), Tonci Anzulovic (CRO)
TEAM LEADERS
Lithuania Latvia
Arvydas Macijauskas (22)PtsRoberts Stelmahers (22)
Eurelijus Zukauskas (8)RebKaspars Kambala (8)
Sarunas Jasikevicius (8)ASRoberts Stelmahers (4)
Sarunas Jasikevicius (4)STAinars Bagatskis (5)
Eurelijus Zukauskas (3)BS

GAME REPORT

05.09.2003
Lithuania 92 Latvia 91 (OT)

Prior to the game there were many tensions involved in this baltic derby. And what a game we got. It went to overtime, and it was Lithuania who finally won with one point. In the end it was Lithuania's safe free throws who gave them the opening win.

The start of the game was pretty nervous from both teams. No one took time to make some offensive play, it was just run up and take fast shots. The Latvian team was better in that type of game and took an early lead with ten points which they kept the whole first quarter.

In the second quarter the speed slowed down and the teams started to play better basketball, the offensive sequences got longer and the mistakes were fewer. When the Lithuanians started to play a more agressive basket they got their points and came closer and in the beginning of the third quarter they had contact.

After good Lithuanian work the score after the third quarter was tight, 58-58.

The fourth quarter was very intense and entertaining. The teams changed the lead all the time, the players gave everything they had, often lying on the floor in a desperate hunt for the ball. With less than two minutes to go it looked like Latvia had the upper hand, but Lithuania responded well. A spectacular dunk from Eurelijus Zukauskas led to the final score 81-81, and overtime was to follow.

With merely 3,000 spectators, almost everyone from the two Baltic countries, the heat was on in the overtime. There was never more than two points up. It was decided when Sarunas Jasikevicius made two safe free throws to the score 92-91, with less than four seconds to go. Latvia got one chance to equalize, but Kristaps Valters' layup hit the ring, and out. Lithuania was the winner.

Top performers

Lithuania Latvia

Arvydas Macijauskas

 

Ainars Bagatskis

22Pts21
5Reb6
1AS2
1ST5
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lithuania Latvia
31/71FG M/A33/78
23/49 (46.9%) FG2P M/A21/52 (40.4%)
8/22 (36.4%) FG3P M/A12/26 (46.2%)
22/31 (71.0%) FT M/A13/19 (68.4%)
38 (14-24) Reb (O-D) 39 (11-28)
14AS15
16TO17
11ST11
5BS0
23PF26
92Pts91

PHOTO GALLERY

LITHUANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gustas, G. DNP
5Zukauskas, M. 281/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.0246032102
6Macijauskas, A. 286/875.04/580.02/366.78/8100.01451210422
7Stombergas, S. 281/520.01/333.30/20.01/333.3257212023
8Siskauskas, R. 355/1241.71/425.04/850.04/4100.04262200118
9Songaila, D. 124/757.14/757.10/00.00/00.0202020048
10Slanina, D. 152/450.02/366.70/10.00/00.0011020024
11Zukauskas, E. 284/580.04/580.00/00.04/1040.02680113412
12Lavrinovic, K. 120/10.00/00.00/10.03/475.0123021133
13Jasikevicius, S. 328/2236.46/1735.32/540.02/2100.00008140320
14Salenga, D. DNP
15Praskevicius, V. 70/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000100000
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL31/ 7143.723/ 4946.98/ 2236.422/3171.014243814161152392
LATVIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Helmanis, U. 173/837.51/333.32/540.00/00.0033302028
5Vitols, A. 281/250.01/250.00/00.03/475.0123122055
6Ostlers, T. 121/425.00/30.01/1100.00/00.0246100023
7Stelmahers, R. 418/1650.05/1050.03/650.03/3100.00444420222
8Skele, A. 90/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011110010
9Sneps, E. 244/850.03/475.01/425.00/00.0235310039
10Valters, K. 110/60.00/40.00/20.00/00.0112020030
11Laksa, M. DNP
12Bagatskis, A. 377/1353.82/633.35/771.42/2100.01562350321
13Grafs, R. 31/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0101010012
14Kambala, K. 428/1844.48/1844.40/00.05/1050.03580300421
15Vecvagars, A. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL33/ 7842.321/ 5240.412/ 2646.213/1968.411283915171102691
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Lithuania Latvia

Arvydas Macijauskas

 

Ainars Bagatskis

22Pts21
5Reb6
1AS2
1ST5
0BS0
28Min37

TEAM STATS

Lithuania Latvia
31/71FG M/A33/78
23/49 (46.9%) FG2P M/A21/52 (40.4%)
8/22 (36.4%) FG3P M/A12/26 (46.2%)
22/31 (71.0%) FT M/A13/19 (68.4%)
38 (14-24) Reb (O-D) 39 (11-28)
14AS15
16TO17
11ST11
5BS0
23PF26
92Pts91