|FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos presenting the trophy to Saulius Stombergas|
Spain kept the finals close for about one and a half quarter. At the end of the second quarter Lithuania went on a 16-8 run to lead 40-31 at halftime. Spain never had a chance in the second half as Lithuania dominated the game for the last two quarters. They extended their lead to 62-48 after 3 quarters and Spain never really threatend them in the fourth. Spain never got within single digits in the final period.
Lithuania showed hat the reason they won the tournament was their depth and ability to depend on a lot of different players to provide the scoring for them. At the half Lithuania were up 9 points but had no player in double figures. They had 8 players score 7 points or more in the finals. They shared the ball on offense and got it to the opne man all night long.
|Darius Songaila had 10 points in just 13 minutes|
Lithuania’s best players was Arvydas Macjiauskas, 21 points on 6-10 shooting from the field and 7-7 from the line, and center Eureljius Zukauskas, 18 points on 7 for 8 shooting and 7 rebounds. Sarunas Jasikevicius was voted tournament MVP and showed why as he handed out 9 assists to go with 10 points. Darius Songaila came off the bench to score 10 points and grab 4 rebounds. Captain Saulius Stombergas scored 9 points and had 6 rebounds.
|Lithuanian Fans celebrating|
The All Star team of the tournament featured guard Tony Parker and Jasikevicius, forwards Andrei Kirilenko and Stombergas, and center Pau Gasol. The leading scorer was Gasol and the leading rebounder was Predrag Drobnjak of Serbia & Montenegro.