France73-78

19-25, 17-15, 18-14, 19-24

Russia

 

Date: 09.09.2001, 16:45hVenue:   Istanbul (TUR) Spectators: 7000
Referees:  Iztok Rems (SLO), Ilija Belosevic (SRB)
TEAM LEADERS
France Russia
Tony Parker (17)PtsAndrei Kirilenko (22)
Jim Bilba (7)RebAndrei Kirilenko (11)
Laurent Sciarra (4)ASSergey Panov (5)
Tony Parker (4)STAndrei Kirilenko (3)
BSAlexey Savrasenko (2), Andrei Kirilenko (2)

GAME REPORT

09.09.2001
Game for 5th place: Russia - France

In the match to determine the last team to go to Indianapolis next year, the first period was a period of runs from both parties. Russia jumped to a quick 11-5 lead with 3 baskets behind the arc in 3 consecutive possessions, immediately followed by an 8-0 French run. There was a long stop in the game due to a mistake at the scorer's table where a foul by Bachimov was omitted. Russia used this to their advantage and closed the period outscoring France 15-4 at the end of the period with a 19-26 lead. The 3 fouls picked by Serguei Panov was the only concern for Russia with 7 players on the scoresheet led by Tchikalkine's 8.

Unforced errors by Russia helped France, who took full advantage with the substitute Parker bringing up the defensive intensity with 2 steals and Evtimov doing the much-needed post-up moves, to come right back into the match. Russia committed 10 turnovers by the end of the half. However, their 19-13 lead in rebounds and 5/10 3-point shooting, in which Tchikalkine hit all 3 of his attempts for a game-high 13 points, helped them maintain a 5-point lead at half-time: 36-41. France had no scorers in double figures and missed it all from behind the arc in 6 tries.

Laurent Foirest, who only had 2 points in the first half, found his range by scoring 11, 7 of those in 3 consecutive possessions, in the third. This helped France to get ahead at 06:03: 44-43. It remained close throughout the quarter from then on: A tie game at 54.

Russia executed their offensive plan very well, hitting 4 3-point field goals (2 by Panov) in 4 minutes. Russia's defence also did its job allowing only 6 points in 6 minutes. Then, it was Kirilenko's turn to show what he is capable of. In 90 seconds, he managed to score a 3-pointer, a basket with a foul and 2 blocked shots. The score was 65-71 in favour of Russia when the French coach Alain Weisz decided to play a trapping full-court press 02:58 with only Jim Bilba in the game as a big man. Russia kept their poise to keep away any challenges from the flashy point guard Tony Parker, who finished with 17 points, and converted their free throws in order to get the last ticket for the World Championship: 73-78. Kirilenko played a great game with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

Top performers

France Russia

Tony Parker

 

Andrei Kirilenko

17Pts22
1Reb11
3AS4
4ST3
0BS2

Accumulated statistics

France Russia
30/66FG M/A27/57
28/48 (58.3%) FG2P M/A17/38 (44.7%)
2/18 (11.1%) FG3P M/A10/19 (52.6%)
11/13 (84.6%) FT M/A14/17 (82.4%)
28 (13-15) Reb (O-D) 31 (11-20)
12AS19
16TO18
11ST7
0BS5
21PF16
73Pts78
FRANCE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Micoud, E. DNP
5Sciarra, L. 212/540.02/450.00/10.00/00.0022440034
6Parker, T. 248/1361.58/1172.70/20.01/1100.00113340217
7Foirest, L. 336/1442.95/862.51/616.73/3100.01343210216
8Digbeu, A. 322/728.61/425.01/333.33/3100.0123122028
9Dioumassi, M. DNP
10Risacher, S. 152/540.02/2100.00/30.00/00.0011002014
11Evtimov, V. 62/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0213011034
12Julian, C. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0112000010
13Palmer, H. 224/944.44/944.40/00.01/333.3314011029
14Bilba, J. 313/742.93/475.00/30.03/3100.0527120049
15Weis, F. 91/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0011010012
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL30/ 6645.528/ 4858.32/ 1811.111/1384.613152812161102173
RUSSIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Yudin, A. DNP
5Bashminov, A. 152/450.02/450.00/00.01/1100.0011110115
6Panov, S. 314/666.70/10.04/580.02/2100.01345420414
7Kudelin, I. 110/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0112210000
8Chikalkin, S. 397/1258.33/742.94/580.00/00.01123110118
9Morgunov, N. 162/540.02/450.00/10.03/475.0134120017
10Pachutine, E. 171/520.01/425.00/10.00/00.0011240032
11Pashutin, Z. 263/837.52/633.31/250.02/366.7033121049
12Miloserdov, A. DNP
13Kirilenko, A. 408/1457.17/1163.61/333.35/5100.065114332222
14Savrasenko, A. 60/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.0123000201
15Samoylenko, P. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL27/ 5747.417/ 3844.710/ 1952.614/1782.41120311918751678
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

TOP PERFORMERS

France Russia

Tony Parker

 

Andrei Kirilenko

17Pts22
1Reb11
3AS4
4ST3
0BS2
24Min40

TEAM STATS

France Russia
30/66FG M/A27/57
28/48 (58.3%) FG2P M/A17/38 (44.7%)
2/18 (11.1%) FG3P M/A10/19 (52.6%)
11/13 (84.6%) FT M/A14/17 (82.4%)
28 (13-15) Reb (O-D) 31 (11-20)
12AS19
16TO18
11ST7
0BS5
21PF16
73Pts78