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14.09.2003, 11:00h
14.09.2003, 11:00h
82-89
18 - 1618 - 2021 - 2225 - 31
18 - 1618 - 2021 - 2225 - 31
Venue: Stockholm (SWE) |
Spectators: 7723 |
Referees: Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)

GAME REPORT


Russia 82 Israel 89

The game for seventh place between Russia and Israel was a display of different approaches on the offensive end. Russia shot 36 three-pointers in the game, while Israel only attempted 6 shots from beyond the arc. Israel's strategy proved to be the most effective one, as they won the game.

Russia put on a late rally and came within 2 points in the last minute, after a Victor Khriapa tip in made the score 82-84. It proved to be to little to late for Russia as Israel hit some free throws in the end for the final score.

Being down 11 points, 69-80, with 2.20 left in the game Sergei Monia scored 8 straight points for Russia, on 2 three-pointers and a dunk, to make the score 77-82. Andrei Kirilenko scored on a three-point play and the Khriapa tip in gave Russia some hope at winning the game when they got within 2 points.

The difference in style of play between the two teams was evident in the three-point shooting. Russia shot 36 threes and hit only 11 of them for 31 %. They shot 63 % (17 of 27) on their 2-pointers. Israel shot only 6 threes, hitting 3 of them. They shot 55 % on their 2-pointers. Russia had trouble with their free throw shooting as well, connecting on only 58 % of them.

Russian star Andrei Kirilenko returned from a back injury that kept him out in the previous game. Maybe he shouldn't have, considering he had by far his worst game of the tournament. Kirilenko shot an awful 3 for 15 from the floor, inlcuding 0 for 8 on 3-pointers. He finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals.

Russia's best player was Sergei Monia, who scored 26 points. Monia went 7 of 10 on three-pointers, 6 of his threes coming in the second half. Monia also had 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Victor Khriapa also had a good game with 16 points.

The Israeli team was lead by two bench players; guard Meir Tapiro with 26 points, 3 assists and 3 steals, and center Yaniv Green, 21 points on 7-8 shooting and 7 rebounds. Israel’s biggest star Tal Burstein had 19 points on 8 for 12 shooting and also recorded 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

The game was tied at halftime 36-36, but Israel came out playing better than Russia for most of the second half. Tapiro scored 22 points in the second and Green scored 16 after the break. 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

44.4%

28/63
FG
M/A

54.5%

30/55

63.0%

17/27
FG2P
M/A

55.1%

27/49

30.6%

11/36
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

3/6

57.7%

15/26
FT
M/A

72.2%

26/36

29

11/18
RT
RO/RD

28

10/18

17

AS

10

17

TO

14

8

ST

7

4

BS

0

26

PF

25

82

Pts

89

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