Israel56-63

10-17, 12-19, 17-15, 17-12

Greece

 

Date: 12.09.2003, 21:00hVenue:   Stockholm (SWE) Spectators: 9892
Referees:  Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Stelian Banica (ROU)
TEAM LEADERS
Israel Greece
Yotam Halperin (12)PtsAntonis Fotsis (19)
Yaniv Green (7)RebAntonis Fotsis (10)
Yotam Halperin (3)ASTheodoros Papaloukas (5)
Yotam Halperin (2)STAntonis Fotsis (3), Theodoros Papaloukas (3)
BSDimosthenis Ntikoudis (2)

GAME REPORT

12.09.2003
Israel 56 Greece 63

GRE_ISR_04
Theodoros Papaloukas (Greece)
Greece won over Israel in a game that featured few highlights. Greek forward Antonios Fotsis, formerly of the Memphis Grizzlies, had his best game of the tournament with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals.

In a game where neither team seemed to be inspired, Greece came away with the win after 40 minutes of sloppy basketball from both sides. Both teams shot poorly in the game; Greece 40 % from the floor and Israel 38 %.Greece shot a horrible 48 % from the line, but they went to the line for almost 4 times as many attempts as Isreal did. Greece was 18 of 31 from the charity stripe, Israel hit 5 of their 8 attempts. Isreal also committed 5 more turnovers than Greece, 15 to 10.

Greece seemed to be in control of the game throughout, as Israel never lead after the score was 2-0 to Israel. Israel played better in the second half, and after trailing 22-36 at halftime they got closer after the intermission.

"We started off goodin defense and kept them to 22 points in the first half. In the beginning of the second half we began to hesitate, which led to turnovers" said Greek coach Ionnidis.

Israeli guard Yotam Halperin did not play a single minute in the first half, but played the entire 20 minutes in the second. He scored 12 points, had 5 rebounds and 3 assists and finished as Israel’s top scorer. No other player except Halperin scored in double figures for Israel. Israeli star Tal Burstein had a second weak game in a row, this time scoring 8 points on 3 for 11 shooting.

GRE_ISR_02
Dimosthenis Ntikoudis
Player of the game Fotsis got some help from his team mates, most notably captain Georgios Sigalas, 9 points and 7 rebounds, and Pheonix Suns center Iakovos "Jake" Tsakalidis, 11 points and 4 rebounds. Fotsis had 10 points and 7 rebounds at the half and continued his great play in the second half to lead Greece to victory. Point guard Theodoros Papaloukas played a good floor game as he had 6 points, 5 assists, 3 steals and no turnovers.

Greece will next face Serbia & Montenegro in a game for fifth place, while Israel will play Russia for seventh place in the tournament.

Top performers

Israel Greece

Yotam Halperin

 

Antonis Fotsis

12Pts19
5Reb10
3AS2
2ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Israel Greece
23/60FG M/A21/52
18/48 (37.5%) FG2P M/A15/30 (50.0%)
5/12 (41.7%) FG3P M/A6/22 (27.3%)
5/8 (62.5%) FT M/A15/31 (48.4%)
33 (9-24) Reb (O-D) 34 (8-26)
14AS12
15TO10
5ST10
0BS4
23PF16
56Pts63

PHOTO GALLERY

ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Katz, E. 70/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000100010
5Halperin, Y. 205/955.63/650.02/366.70/00.02353220112
6Sharp, D. 131/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.0101110013
7Mizrahi, M. 183/650.01/333.32/366.70/00.0112210018
8Sheinfeld, I. 71/425.01/425.00/00.01/250.0000001003
9Shelef, G. 130/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0112200020
10Burstein, T. 323/1127.33/1030.00/10.02/2100.0066110048
11Tapiro, M. 222/728.62/540.00/20.00/00.0224251054
12Saffar, Y. DNP
13Kozikaro, I. 263/1127.33/1127.30/00.01/250.0235150037
14Green, Y. 363/475.03/475.00/00.01/250.0077101037
15Gordon, S. 62/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0011000024
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL23/ 6038.318/ 4837.55/ 1241.75/862.5924331415502356
GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Diamantidis, D. 71/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0011010003
5Chatzivrettas, N. 142/540.01/1100.01/425.03/650.0101100008
6Papaloukas, T. 332/633.32/2100.00/40.02/2100.0033503136
7Papanikolaou, D. 280/70.00/40.00/30.01/616.7123102011
8Sigalas, G. 312/540.01/250.01/333.34/4100.0167242029
9Fotsis, A. 327/1163.64/757.13/475.02/450.037102230219
10Alvertis, F. DNP
11Ntikoudis, D. 142/728.62/633.30/10.00/00.0224100224
12Tsakalidis, I. 284/666.74/666.70/00.03/933.30440201411
13Charisis, C. DNP
14Rentzias, E. 61/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0000010012
15Kakiouzis, M. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000010
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL21/ 5240.415/ 3050.06/ 2227.315/3148.48263412101041663
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 Greece

Yotam Halperin

 

Antonis Fotsis

12Pts19
5Reb10
3AS2
2ST3
0BS0
20Min32

TEAM STATS

Israel Greece
23/60FG M/A21/52
18/48 (37.5%) FG2P M/A15/30 (50.0%)
5/12 (41.7%) FG3P M/A6/22 (27.3%)
5/8 (62.5%) FT M/A15/31 (48.4%)
33 (9-24) Reb (O-D) 34 (8-26)
14AS12
15TO10
5ST10
0BS4
23PF16
56Pts63