Spain78-64

28-22, 16-14, 14-15, 20-13

Israel

 

Date: 11.09.2003, 18:00hVenue:   Stockholm (SWE) Spectators: 8466
Referees:  Memduh Öget (TUR), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Spain Israel
Pau Gasol (25)PtsDerrick Lanorris Sharp (16)
Pau Gasol (7)RebMeir Tapiro (6)
José Calderón (4)ASMeir Tapiro (5)
3 players tied with 2STTal Burstein (2), Meir Tapiro (2)
Pau Gasol (3)BSTal Burstein (1)

GAME REPORT

11.09.2003
Spain 78 Israel 64

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Pau Gasol had 25 points and 7 rebounds against Israel
Spain's superstar Pau Gasol decided the outcome in the quarterfinal against Israel with an amazing fourth quarter performance. Gasol scored 14 straight points for Spain as their lead grew from 61-57 to 75-64 in the fourth quarter. 

Pau Gasol finished the game with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. He shot 8 of 11 from the floor and 9 of 11 from the line. Gasol had 3 rim-rattling dunks in his 14 point outburst in the fourth. Spain also got a good perfromance from Gasol's fellow big man Jose Garbajosa who scored 13 points on 4 for 7 shooting.

"Spain have a better team than we do. Gasol is a great player. He made the difference today.", said Israeli coach Muli Katzurin.

When the fourth quarter started the score was 58 to 51 in favour of Spain. Israel started the final period well and got to within 61-57 when Derrick Sharp hit one of his four 3-pointers of the night. That is when Gasol took over and won the game for Spain. Up until that point the game had been surprisingly close. Spain came in to the game heavy favourites over Israel, and is considered one of the favourites to winning the tournament.

Israel, coming off a surprise win agasint Slovenia to advance to the quarterfinals, played a good game and gave Spain all kinds of trouble, but fell short in the end as they could not find an answer for Gasol down the stretch. Guard Meir Tapiro filled up the stat sheet for Israel. He had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and also commited 6 turnovers. Derrick Sharp, 16 points on 4-8 shooting from 3-point land, and Ido Kozikaro, 13 points points also had good games for Israel.

Israeli star player Tal Burstein had one of his poorer performances in the national team jersey at exactly the wrong occation. Burstein played 38 minutes but scored only 5 points and shot 2 for 9 in the game.

"Israel played like we expected them to. A lot of one-on-one. It is always difficult to pay against them.", said Spainsh coach Moncho Lopes. "Our main goal was to go to the Olympic Games. Now we will play for the medals."

"I hope Greece win against Italy. In that case we are in the Olympic Games.", added Spanish captain Alberto Herreros after the game.

Spain won the battle of the boards with a big margin, 31 to 19. Spain also committed only 15 fouls compared to 26 fouls for Greece. The big difference in fouls also was evident in the free throw attempts for the teams. Spain went to the line 30 times and hit 24 of their foul shots, while Israel only got to the line for 6 attempts and hit all of them.

Spain moves on to the semifinals where they will face the winner in the game between Greece and Italy played later Thursday evening.

Top performers

Spain Israel

Pau Gasol

 

Derrick Lanorris Sharp

25Pts16
7Reb2
1AS1
0ST1
3BS0

Accumulated statistics

Spain Israel
24/46FG M/A26/61
18/26 (69.2%) FG2P M/A20/41 (48.8%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
24/30 (80.0%) FT M/A6/6 (100.0%)
31 (10-21) Reb (O-D) 19 (9-10)
12AS8
17TO15
8ST6
3BS1
15PF26
78Pts64

PHOTO GALLERY

SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gasol, P. 298/1172.78/1172.70/00.09/1181.83471503125
5Grimau, R. 131/333.30/20.01/1100.04/4100.0112110017
6Marco, C. 120/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000210000
7Navarro, J. 242/1020.01/333.31/714.31/250.0145052036
8Calderón, J. 282/540.01/250.01/333.30/00.0022412035
9Reyes, F. 162/2100.02/2100.00/00.05/771.4134101029
10Jiménez, C. 283/3100.02/2100.01/1100.01/250.0156112048
11Herreros, A. 122/450.01/1100.01/333.30/00.0101001005
12De La Fuente, R. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011010000
13Bueno, A. DNP
14Reyes, A. DNP
15Garbajosa, J. 354/757.13/3100.01/425.04/4100.02132200113
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL24/ 4652.218/ 2669.26/ 2030.024/3080.01021311217831578
ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Katz, E. DNP
5Halperin, Y. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
6Sharp, D. 296/1154.52/366.74/850.00/00.00221010216
7Mizrahi, M. 80/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000000
8Sheinfeld, I. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000020
9Shelef, G. 171/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0213010032
10Burstein, T. 382/922.22/633.30/30.00/00.0011132114
11Tapiro, M. 285/1338.53/560.02/825.01/1100.02465620513
12Saffar, Y. 162/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0000021034
13Kozikaro, I. 275/1435.75/1435.70/00.03/3100.03031100313
14Green, Y. 214/666.74/666.70/00.02/2100.01120100510
15Gordon, S. 71/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0101000022
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL26/ 6142.620/ 4148.86/ 2030.06/6100.091019815612664
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

Spain Israel

Pau Gasol

 

Derrick Lanorris Sharp

25Pts16
7Reb2
1AS1
0ST1
3BS0
29Min29

TEAM STATS

Spain Israel
24/46FG M/A26/61
18/26 (69.2%) FG2P M/A20/41 (48.8%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
24/30 (80.0%) FT M/A6/6 (100.0%)
31 (10-21) Reb (O-D) 19 (9-10)
12AS8
17TO15
8ST6
3BS1
15PF26
78Pts64