Turkey70-75

26-16, 10-25, 23-13, 11-21

Greece

 

Date: 06.09.2003, 21:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Boras (SWE) Spectators: 3007
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Shmuel Bachar (ISR)
TEAM LEADERS
Turkey Greece
Mehmet Okur (23)PtsEfthymios Rentzias (15)
Mirsad Türkcan (13)RebEfthymios Rentzias (6), Dimitrios Diamantidis (6)
Kerem Tunçeri (2)ASDimitrios Diamantidis (4)
Kerem Tunçeri (3)ST3 players tied with 1
Mehmet Okur (1), Hidayet Türkoglu (1)BSGeorgios Sigalas (1)

GAME REPORT

06.09.2003
Turkey 70 Greece 75

Greece won an intense and tough battle against Turkey. The game went back and forth. Both teams showed great basketball skills but too many fouls on Turkey's key players gave the Greeks the advantage they needed to secure the victory.  
   
     

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Ibrahim Kutluay
Turkey must have learned a lesson from Friday's game when they started out both slow and uninspired. Against Greece they started the first quarter in a impressive way both in attack and defence. Best of all was Mehmet Okur who only needed three minutes to make his first 8 points. The Greeks couldn't cope with the Turkish speed and lost the first ten minutes 26-16.

Greece showed it yesterday and they showed it again today. They are a hard fighting team and when they really want, they know how to score. After less than three minutes in the second quarter they were only one point behind and eventually they went to the intermission with a five point lead, 41-36.

So far Greece were more effective from three point range. They were better not only in scoring but also in the way they played, moving the ball quickly around and giving time for the shooters.

In the third quarter Turkey came back strongly. They managed to close in on Greece and later on they took the lead. Turkey captain Ibrahim Kutluay scored some important points at the end of the quarter placing Turkey ahead again, now by five points, 59-54.

Greece seems to be a better team when they play under pressure. Two minutes into the fourth quarter it was all square again. When Fragiskos Alvertis scored his only two points in the game Greece was one point ahead.

Turkey tried to take control of the game but they never came closer than one point. Too many fouls gave Greece many free throws. With one minute left the Turks was trailing by four points but Greece had no problem to keep the distance.  

Top performers

Turkey Greece

Mehmet Okur

 

Efthymios Rentzias

23Pts15
3Reb6
0AS0
0ST1
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Turkey Greece
24/54FG M/A23/49
18/34 (52.9%) FG2P M/A16/31 (51.6%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A7/18 (38.9%)
16/26 (61.5%) FT M/A22/31 (71.0%)
28 (6-22) Reb (O-D) 31 (6-25)
4AS12
8TO10
5ST3
2BS1
26PF26
70Pts75

PHOTO GALLERY

TURKEY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Tunçeri, K. 253/560.02/366.71/250.01/250.0033223028
5Türkoglu, H. 321/812.51/425.00/40.05/771.4066021147
6Türkcan, M. 322/728.61/333.31/425.02/2100.04913111047
7Arslan, E. 152/540.01/333.31/250.01/1100.0011100046
8Gönlüm, K. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
9Bashak, R. DNP
10Kutluay, I. 345/1145.52/450.03/742.95/683.30220100318
11Peker, K. 120/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0000000031
12Besok, H. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000010
13Okur, M. 3011/1478.611/1478.60/00.01/616.72130201423
14Yildirim, H. 80/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000000
15Onan, Ö. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL24/ 5444.418/ 3452.96/ 2030.016/2661.56222848522670
GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Diamantidis, D. 230/20.00/00.00/20.04/666.7066420034
5Chatzivrettas, N. 152/540.00/10.02/450.04/580.01010000410
6Papaloukas, T. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0101020010
7Papanikolaou, D. 91/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0000000012
8Sigalas, G. 283/650.01/333.32/366.72/2100.00441111310
9Fotsis, A. 243/742.92/450.01/333.35/771.42351000212
10Alvertis, F. 211/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.0123100052
11Ntikoudis, D. 213/650.03/650.00/00.02/540.0011321038
12Tsakalidis, I. 152/540.02/540.00/00.03/475.0112010017
13Charisis, C. 122/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0022210025
14Rentzias, E. 256/875.05/683.31/250.02/2100.00660110115
15Kakiouzis, M. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL23/ 4946.916/ 3151.67/ 1838.922/3171.0625311210312675
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

Turkey Greece

Mehmet Okur

 

Efthymios Rentzias

23Pts15
3Reb6
0AS0
0ST1
1BS0
30Min25

TEAM STATS

Turkey Greece
24/54FG M/A23/49
18/34 (52.9%) FG2P M/A16/31 (51.6%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A7/18 (38.9%)
16/26 (61.5%) FT M/A22/31 (71.0%)
28 (6-22) Reb (O-D) 31 (6-25)
4AS12
8TO10
5ST3
2BS1
26PF26
70Pts75