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Group:  B | 06.09.2003, 17:00h
Group:  B | 06.09.2003, 17:00h
62-94
19 - 236 - 1718 - 2819 - 26
19 - 236 - 1718 - 2819 - 26
Venue: Norrköping (SWE) |
Spectators: 3666 |
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Tonci Anzulovic (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Israel 62 Lithuania 94

LTU_ISR_03
Eurelijus Zukauskas had 11 points and 5 rebounds for Lithuania
The result speaks for itself. Lithuania was at least one number too big for the Israeli team. Not only by centimetres, but also in quality. Lithuania gave Israel a lesson in the game of basketball.
 
Lithuania had the tallest players and during the first quarter they dominated inside. The statistics show that Lithuania grabbed 13 rebounds, to compare with Israel's 3. Israel tried to play a fast and intense game, but often ended up with no passing alternatives and were forced to try to attack the rim by themselves. Not an easy solution when you are 30 centimetres shorter than your opponent.

The quality of the game sunk in the second quarter. Israel's problem continued. Only six points during ten minutes say a lot about the difficulties they had. Lithuania used the whole team, and coach Antanas Sireika put some of his strongest names on the bench. But an inspired Arvydas Macijauskas was allowed to play and poured in some great 3-pointers. Lithuania extended the lead, and Israel seemed far away.

LTU_ISR_02
Sarunas Jasikevicius (Lithuania)
The Israeli struggle continued in quarter three. Lithuania not only ruled in the air, the veteran Saulius Stombergas showed some good old form and shot two straight threepointers.

It felt like the game was already over when the last quarter started, and both teams seemed to have their concentration on the important games on Sunday. Israel need to win against Latvia, otherwise the tournament will be over.

Lithuania will play Germany in the group final. The perfomance agaist Israel was a good show. Lithuania were sharper in every aspect of the game. That is why they won by 32 points. 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

37.5%

24/64
FG
M/A

55.9%

38/68

43.8%

21/48
FG2P
M/A

72.1%

31/43

18.8%

3/16
FG3P
M/A

28.0%

7/25

78.6%

11/14
FT
M/A

73.3%

11/15

18

9/9
RT
RO/RD

38

14/24

7

AS

21

7

TO

9

3

ST

3

1

BS

8

17

PF

18

62

Pts

94

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