17-29, 19-11, 13-13, 19-25

Serbia & Montenegro


Date: 06.09.2003, 21:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Södertalje (SWE) Spectators: 6956
Referees:  Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Stelian Banica (ROU)


Sweden 68 Serbia and Montenegro 78

If there is anything like a honorable loss, then there was one today. Sweden really showed that they are a better team than Friday's game against Spain suggests.  
From the very beginning Sweden played without any respect for the reigning World and European champions Serbia & Montenegro.

Milan Gurovic goes to the hoop against Sweden
In spite of that was it was Serbia & Montenegro that went ahead 18-8 and the Swedish coach Jan Enjebo had to take his first time out five minutes into the game. After the time out the Serbia & Montenegro team couldn't make the shoots as easily and the Swedish team started to play really good defence. They forced Serbia & Montenegro to take bad shoots and Fredik Jönzén and Jonas Larsson started to score at the other end.

The Swedish players Joakim Blom, Fredrik Jönzén and Oluoma Nnamaka made a good job in the paint and took the defensive rebounds and Fredrik Jönzén scored 7 points in the first quarter.

In the second quarter Serbia & Montenegro did a good job defending Jönzén but then Jonas Larsson stepped up and scored 9 straight points.

Serbia & Montenegro had a very difficult time to find shots during the whole game but when they had to they always made the important three pointers that keept them ahead of Sweden. In the third quarter when Sweden trailed by only two points, Serbia & Montenegro woke up and started to make their shots.

In the final quarter, Sweden really fought hard for points but Serbia & Montenegro never let them get too close during the end of the game.

The Swedish team showed fighting spirit and they really wanted to show that they weren't as bad as they looked yesterday against Spain. Serbia & Montenegro played like they were in a scrimmage and did not show any heart until the last quarter when Milos Vujanic made two quick 3-pointers. After five minutes Sweden were down by ten points.

The Swedish coach Jan Enjebo was very pleased with the team's attitude, something which the Serbia & Montenegro coach Dusan Vujosevic probably wasn't. Many times during the first half he
shook his head in despair.  


4Burke, P. 344/1040.03/650.01/425.04/666.73035310413
5Larsson, H. DNP
6Stalhandske, J. DNP
7Levin, M. 100/00.00/00.00/00.02/450.0000220012
8Nnamaka, O. 381/714.31/714.30/00.01/250.04610332033
9Larsson, J. 333/1030.01/1100.02/922.23/475.01121300511
10Myrthil, L. 20/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.0011000022
11Blom, J. 354/1330.83/1127.31/250.03/650.03470120512
12Jonzen, F. 378/1942.17/1643.81/333.31/333.347110111318
13Maraker, C. 61/333.30/20.01/1100.02/2100.0101000025
14Pettersson Rosendahl, J. 31/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0011010032
15Dajic, D. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
TOTAL22/ 6434.416/ 4535.66/ 1931.618/2962.11620361114612968
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls