|Marko Popovic drives to the basket|
But today the two teams started out slowly. Both teams had problems hitting the basket which kept the score down. The first quarter ended 15-15.
In the third quarter Croatia showed that they really have a good basketball team. Good defence continued to give Ukraine problems hitting the basket. And when Croatia's Gordan Giricek in a short time made two 3-pointers the Croats got an extra boost. The quarter ended with an impressing 21 point lead.
In the fourth quarter Ukraine already had given up hope. The game ended 93-71 and Ukraine will have problems against Greece tomorrow. Four Ukrainian players ended the game on the bench with ice packs. Among them top scorer Andriy Lebedyev and Oleksandr Lokhmanchuk.