Russia75-65

22-14, 22-18, 14-12, 17-21

Croatia

 

Date: 18.09.2004, 19:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Perm (RUS) Spectators: 7500
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Serge De Coster (BEL), Aare Halliko (EST)
TEAM LEADERS
Russia Croatia
Andrei Kirilenko (14)PtsMarko Popovic (16)
Mikhail Mikhaylov (10)RebAndrija Zizic (6)
Vasily Karasev (5)ASRoko Leni Ukic (5)
Dmitry Domani (3)STMarko Popovic (3)
Andrei Kirilenko (2), Mikhail Mikhaylov (2)BSNikola Vujcic (3)

GAME REPORT

18.09.2004
Russia 75 vs. Croatia 65

Russia gained  a measure of revenge over Group A rivals Croatia in tonight’s game in the basketball hotbed of Perm.

Croatia had taken advantage of the absence of Andrei Kirilenko in their first meeting on 8th September in Zadar, easily disposing of the Russians, 83-63.

Russia’s NBA star was back in action for the return leg and he played a key role in Russia’s 75-65 win.

It was all Russia from the tip-off and they raced away to a 9-0 lead. It was only some good play from youngsters Roko Ukic and Damir Rancic that prevented an early rout and the quarter finished 22-14 in Russia’s favour.

Russia maintained a comfortable lead throughout the remainder of the game. With the result seemingly clear, the only question remaining was the margin of victory. Russia needed to win by 24 points to take over first position in the group.

The Russians managed to increase the lead to as many as 18 points in the final period. Although the game was decided, the Croatian players were still nervous and coach Neven Spahija picked up a technical foul.

Ultimately it was foul trouble that stopped Russia from reaching their goal. Kirilenko, Dimitri Domani and Vassili Karrasev all fouled out and Croatia were able to get to within 10 points, 75-65, and maintain the top spot in the group.

Top performers

Russia Croatia

Mikhail Mikhaylov

 

Marko Popovic

8Pts16
10Reb5
2AS3
1ST3
2BS0

Accumulated statistics

Russia Croatia
25/58FG M/A19/58
21/44 (47.7%) FG2P M/A10/29 (34.5%)
4/14 (28.6%) FG3P M/A9/29 (31.0%)
21/27 (77.8%) FT M/A18/25 (72.0%)
39 (8-31) Reb (O-D) 29 (7-22)
18AS12
11TO10
8ST6
5BS3
27PF23
75Pts65

PHOTO GALLERY

RUSSIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Karasev, V. 251/333.30/10.01/250.03/3100.0022511056
5Likholitov, F. DNP
6Panov, S. 223/933.31/520.02/450.02/2100.02133000410
7Panin, V. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
8Petrenko, A. 132/366.71/250.01/1100.02/450.0011100137
9Toporov, S. DNP
10Mikhaylov, M. 214/757.14/757.10/00.00/00.04610211218
11Pashutin, Z. 342/922.22/633.30/30.01/1100.0044230025
12Dyachok, V. 172/450.02/366.70/10.03/475.0033101017
13Kirilenko, A. 254/1136.44/944.40/20.06/785.71784212514
14Domani, D. 232/540.02/450.00/10.04/666.7022023058
15Savrasenko, A. 195/771.45/771.40/00.00/00.01560210110
TOTAL25/ 5843.121/ 4447.74/ 1428.621/2777.8831391811852775
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Bazdaric, M. 40/20.00/10.00/10.02/2100.0011001012
6Popovic, M. 294/1136.40/10.04/1040.04/666.70553230216
7Vujcic, N. 373/1127.33/1030.00/10.05/683.32351303311
8Zizic, A. 274/757.14/757.10/00.03/560.02460200311
9Rancic, D. 203/837.50/20.03/650.01/250.00000110310
10Ukic, R. 294/1136.42/540.02/633.33/475.01455010313
11Miljkovic, D. DNP
12Tomas, M. 281/520.01/250.00/30.00/00.0112210032
13Mamic, M. 220/30.00/10.00/20.00/00.0145010040
14Spralja, S. DNP
15Banic, M. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000100010
TOTAL19/ 5832.810/ 2934.59/ 2931.018/2572.0722291210632365
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

Russia Croatia

Mikhail Mikhaylov

 

Marko Popovic

8Pts16
10Reb5
2AS3
1ST3
2BS0
21Min29

TEAM STATS

Russia Croatia
25/58FG M/A19/58
21/44 (47.7%) FG2P M/A10/29 (34.5%)
4/14 (28.6%) FG3P M/A9/29 (31.0%)
21/27 (77.8%) FT M/A18/25 (72.0%)
39 (8-31) Reb (O-D) 29 (7-22)
18AS12
11TO10
8ST6
5BS3
27PF23
75Pts65