Germany82-72

19-22, 11-16, 22-10, 30-24

Hungary

 

Date: 11.09.2004, 19:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Braunschweig (GER) Spectators: 5940
Referees:  Chantal Julien (FRA), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE), Karel Kraaijeveld (NED)
TEAM LEADERS
Germany Hungary
Dirk Nowitzki (32)PtsLaszlo Kalman (14), Marton Bader (14)
Dirk Nowitzki (10)RebIstvan Nemeth (5)
Denis Wucherer (3), Dirk Nowitzki (3)ASBalazs Simon (4)
Patrick Femerling (4)STErno Sitku (3)
Patrick Femerling (2)BSLaszló Czigler (1), Marton Bader (1)

GAME REPORT

12.09.2004
Germany 82 vs. Hungary 72

Germany overcame a determined effort from Hungary in the second game of their 2005 European Championship qualifying campaign. 6,000 fans turned up in Braunschweig hoping for the Dirk Nowitzki-led team to put on a show.

They had to wait a while and it wasn’t until the second half that Germany displayed the type of form that took them to a bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships.

The first half was all Hungary as the visiting side raced out to a 7-13 lead. Hungary’s penetrate-and-kick game was working to perfection as their outside shooters hit a high percentage of their shots.

Trailing 30-38 at the break, Germany came out at halftime with more determination. A three from Nowitzki brought them within 3 points and a basket from Ademola Okulaja saw Germany take their first lead of the game, 43-42.

It was Okulaja who kept his nerve in the closing minutes and helped his team finally see off the Hungarian challenge. He scored 7 points in the final 3 minutes (on 2 dunks and a three-pointer) which gave Germany the breathing space they needed to close the game winners, 82-72.

“We won this game as a team,” said German coach Dirk Bauermann

“Every single player made an important contribution to this success. I’m very happy that we have 2 wins under our belt and I’m looking forward to the next game.”

Top performers

Germany Hungary

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Laszlo Kalman

32Pts14
10Reb2
3AS2
3ST2
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Germany Hungary
26/56FG M/A25/60
21/41 (51.2%) FG2P M/A17/37 (45.9%)
5/15 (33.3%) FG3P M/A8/23 (34.8%)
25/32 (78.1%) FT M/A14/18 (77.8%)
32 (10-22) Reb (O-D) 28 (12-16)
14AS14
12TO12
9ST9
3BS2
18PF23
82Pts72
GERMANY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Herber, J. DNP
5Okulaja, A. 348/1172.77/977.81/250.06/6100.02571410323
6Greene, D. 230/50.00/30.00/20.01/250.0112210031
7Garrett, R. 130/40.00/20.00/20.00/00.0000200000
8Wucherer, D. 190/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0022321030
9Hamann, S. 243/475.03/475.00/00.05/862.50441100111
10Nikagbatse, M. DNP
11Garris, S. 161/520.00/20.01/333.30/00.0235100013
12Arigbabu, S. 50/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.0000000012
13Femerling, P. 284/666.74/666.70/00.02/366.72021342210
14Nowitzki, D. 3410/1952.67/1353.83/650.09/1181.837103131432
15Jagla, J. DNP
TOTAL26/ 5646.421/ 4151.25/ 1533.325/3278.11022321412931882
HUNGARY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Sitku, E. 274/944.43/650.01/333.30/00.0123113049
5Simon, B. 223/837.51/520.02/366.72/2100.00334100110
6Bencze, Z. 71/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.0213020004
7Denes, G. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
8Kalman, L. 234/666.71/333.33/3100.03/475.00222220114
9Czigler, L. 192/633.32/633.30/00.02/366.7224131116
10Gobi, H. 90/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0123100030
11Kámán, T. 111/520.00/20.01/333.30/00.0213000043
12Fodor, G. 160/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000210020
13Bader, M. 156/875.06/6100.00/20.02/450.01121001414
14Meszaros, Z. 80/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0000111020
15Nemeth, I. 324/1136.43/650.01/520.03/3100.03251120112
TOTAL25/ 6041.717/ 3745.98/ 2334.814/1877.81216281412922372
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

Germany Hungary

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Laszlo Kalman

32Pts14
10Reb2
3AS2
3ST2
1BS0
34Min23

TEAM STATS

Germany Hungary
26/56FG M/A25/60
21/41 (51.2%) FG2P M/A17/37 (45.9%)
5/15 (33.3%) FG3P M/A8/23 (34.8%)
25/32 (78.1%) FT M/A14/18 (77.8%)
32 (10-22) Reb (O-D) 28 (12-16)
14AS14
12TO12
9ST9
3BS2
18PF23
82Pts72