Greece77-76

22-26, 16-21, 16-14, 23-15

Croatia

 

Date: 05.09.2003, 21:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Boras (SWE) Spectators: 2123
Referees:  Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Arnis Ozols (LAT)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Croatia
Nikos Chatzivrettas (14)PtsNikola Prkácin (18)
Iakovos Tsakalidis (8)RebGordan Giricek (8)
Dimitrios Diamantidis (3)ASGordan Giricek (3)
3 players tied with 2ST3 players tied with 1
Iakovos Tsakalidis (3)BSDalibor Bagaric (2)

GAME REPORT

05.09.2003
Greece 77 Croatia 76

Aggressive underdog Croatia two seconds away from victory. Greece was trailing for almost the entire game when Croatian nerves became a part of the game. The Greek guard Christos Charisis had one opportunity and secured the victory for Greece, 77-76.

The Greek basketball fighters never gave up. Even if it for a long time looked like an Croatian victory. With four minutes left of the game the Croats had a 9 point lead. But good defence in the end gave the greeks the advantage. With one minute left Greek forward Efthymios Rentziaz made his fourth rebound and another two points for Greece.

Croatia had several chances to nail the game in the end. But the Croatian players failed to sink any of the last six free throws. Either because of nerves or the Greek crowd that did their best to support their team.

In the first quarter there was two effective and offensive teams that showed their baskeball skills. Greece started out as the somewhat better team. At the most a 4 point lead. But the Croation team showed that they were here to win and managed to win the quarter, 26-22.

Croatias aggresive defence gave good results in the second quarter. They forced Greece to many mistakes and five minutes into the second quarter Croatia was in the lead by 10 points. Greece had no sucess in their scoring attempts but managed to keep within a 9 point distance from Croatia at half time.

But Greece have a good team and they showed it in the beginning of the third quarter. With a 8-0 scoring run in one and a half minute they were only one point behind the Croats. And eventuallt also even, 51-51. But Croatia showed strength, came back, and took a 7 point lead before it was time for the final quarter.

And again Croatia seemed to be the better team and soon they had a 10 point lead. They manage to stay ahead for most of the quarter but when Greek captain from three point range made the basket things changed. The Croats couldn’t stop the hard fighting Greeks from closing in and eventually with two seconds left make the winning shot.

Top performers

Greece Croatia

Iakovos Tsakalidis

 

Nikola Prkácin

8Pts18
8Reb7
1AS0
1ST1
3BS1

Accumulated statistics

Greece Croatia
26/58FG M/A28/54
20/38 (52.6%) FG2P M/A24/42 (57.1%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
19/27 (70.4%) FT M/A16/25 (64.0%)
23 (9-14) Reb (O-D) 34 (12-22)
10AS10
13TO17
8ST3
5BS4
26PF27
77Pts76

PHOTO GALLERY

GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Diamantidis, D. 140/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0101310030
5Chatzivrettas, N. 305/1050.04/580.01/520.03/3100.00112020114
6Papaloukas, T. 211/333.31/250.00/10.02/2100.0112132014
7Papanikolaou, D. 183/650.02/540.01/1100.01/1100.0000020038
8Sigalas, G. 102/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0011112015
9Fotsis, A. 195/862.54/666.71/250.01/1100.02350211212
10Alvertis, F. 192/728.61/333.31/425.01/250.0011110046
11Ntikoudis, D. 161/425.01/425.00/00.01/250.0000000023
12Tsakalidis, I. 262/450.02/450.00/00.04/666.7448121348
13Charisis, C. 51/250.01/1100.00/10.03/475.0000100025
14Rentzias, E. 184/944.43/650.01/333.33/650.01340101312
15Kakiouzis, M. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL26/ 5844.820/ 3852.66/ 2030.019/2770.4914231013852677
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Mulaomerovic, D. 193/742.92/450.01/333.32/2100.0022240019
5Bazdaric, M. DNP
6Popovic, M. 113/560.01/250.02/366.70/20.0112120038
7Nicevic, S. 152/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0112001144
8Prkácin, N. 266/1250.06/1250.00/00.06/1060.05270111418
9Planinic, Z. 113/475.03/475.00/00.00/00.0213121016
10Giricek, G. 385/1533.34/1136.41/425.04/757.12683400215
11Perincic, H. 80/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011000020
12Zizic, A. 253/475.03/475.00/00.00/00.0112100046
13Mamic, M. 331/250.01/1100.00/10.02/2100.0033220014
14Bagaric, D. 142/2100.02/2100.00/00.02/2100.0044010256
15Skelin, M. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL28/ 5451.924/ 4257.14/ 1233.316/2564.01222341017342776
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

Greece Croatia

Iakovos Tsakalidis

 

Nikola Prkácin

8Pts18
8Reb7
1AS0
1ST1
3BS1
26Min26

TEAM STATS

Greece Croatia
26/58FG M/A28/54
20/38 (52.6%) FG2P M/A24/42 (57.1%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
19/27 (70.4%) FT M/A16/25 (64.0%)
23 (9-14) Reb (O-D) 34 (12-22)
10AS10
13TO17
8ST3
5BS4
26PF27
77Pts76