Israel62-94

19-23, 6-17, 18-28, 19-26

Lithuania

 

Date: 06.09.2003, 17:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Norrk√∂ping (SWE) Spectators: 3666
Referees:  Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Tonci Anzulovic (CRO)
TEAM LEADERS
Israel Lithuania
Yaniv Green (12)PtsSaulius Stombergas (16)
Yoav Saffar (4), Ido Kozikaro (4)RebDonatas Slanina (6), Virginijus Praskevicius (6)
Meir Tapiro (2)ASSarunas Jasikevicius (5)
3 players tied with 1STArvydas Macijauskas (2)
Tal Burstein (1)BSKsistof Lavrinovic (4)

GAME REPORT

06.09.2003
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

Israel Lithuania

Yaniv Green

 

Donatas Slanina

12Pts14
3Reb6
0AS1
0ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Israel Lithuania
24/64FG M/A38/68
21/48 (43.8%) FG2P M/A31/43 (72.1%)
3/16 (18.8%) FG3P M/A7/25 (28.0%)
11/14 (78.6%) FT M/A11/15 (73.3%)
18 (9-9) Reb (O-D) 38 (14-24)
7AS21
7TO9
3ST3
1BS8
17PF18
62Pts94

PHOTO GALLERY

ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Katz, E. 172/540.02/366.70/20.00/00.0011021044
5Halperin, Y. 243/3100.01/1100.02/2100.02/450.00001100110
6Sharp, D. 100/30.00/00.00/30.00/00.0000000000
7Mizrahi, M. 211/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.0011120002
8Sheinfeld, I. 90/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0112100020
9Shelef, G. 102/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.0000010024
10Burstein, T. 192/633.32/450.00/20.02/2100.0011101116
11Tapiro, M. 182/728.62/728.60/00.00/00.0112200034
12Saffar, Y. 253/1127.32/633.31/520.02/2100.0314100009
13Kozikaro, I. 191/520.01/520.00/00.03/475.0134011025
14Green, Y. 185/862.55/862.50/00.02/2100.03030000212
15Gordon, S. 93/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.0000000006
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL24/ 6437.521/ 4843.83/ 1618.811/1478.6991877311762
LITHUANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gustas, G. 50/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0000100000
5Zukauskas, M. 101/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0033010013
6Macijauskas, A. 183/742.92/366.71/425.02/2100.0022302039
7Stombergas, S. 207/1070.05/683.32/450.00/00.00333100316
8Siskauskas, R. 183/650.03/560.00/10.02/2100.0123110108
9Songaila, D. 212/633.32/633.30/00.03/475.0224310017
10Slanina, D. 236/875.05/5100.01/333.31/1100.00661110214
11Zukauskas, E. 205/5100.05/5100.00/00.01/250.03250003311
12Lavrinovic, K. 204/757.14/580.00/20.01/250.0314010439
13Jasikevicius, S. 212/922.22/450.00/50.01/250.0112500015
14Salenga, D. 72/2100.00/00.02/2100.00/00.0000210006
15Praskevicius, V. 183/560.03/475.00/10.00/00.0426220016
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL38/ 6855.931/ 4372.17/ 2528.011/1573.3142438219381894
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

Israel Lithuania

Yaniv Green

 

Donatas Slanina

12Pts14
3Reb6
0AS1
0ST1
0BS0
18Min23

TEAM STATS

Israel Lithuania
24/64FG M/A38/68
21/48 (43.8%) FG2P M/A31/43 (72.1%)
3/16 (18.8%) FG3P M/A7/25 (28.0%)
11/14 (78.6%) FT M/A11/15 (73.3%)
18 (9-9) Reb (O-D) 38 (14-24)
7AS21
7TO9
3ST3
1BS8
17PF18
62Pts94