Cancel
17.07.2004, 12:00h
17.07.2004, 12:00h
96-88
19 - 2024 - 2527 - 1426 - 29
19 - 2024 - 2527 - 1426 - 29
Venue: Zaragoza (ESP) |

GAME REPORT


Classification Games: Lithuania 96 – Bulgaria 88

Lithuania expected to go to the top 8 of the championship, but after failing to finish in the top 4 of Group B, it was successful in achieving the closest possible ranking to its goal. In the battle for the 9th place Lithuania beat Bulgaria in a game that was decided already after 3 quarters.

Deyan Ivanov led his team with 14 out of his 27 points in the first half, to a small 43-45 lead after 2 quarters. But Lithuania came more focused from the lockeroom and with a deciding 27-14 3rd quarter kept Bulgaria from behind. Martynas Pocius had a game high with 30 points in 66% from the field with an addition of 8 assists. Lithuania held a double digit lead for several minutes until Bulgaria started its comeback in the 33rd. Deyan Ivanov nailed another 3 pointer that made it a 7 point game, 78-71, with 6:53 to play. But all Bulgaria could do from there is to reduce only one more point from the margin, and that was it. Pocius with a beautiful dunk in the last seconds didn’t leave any hope for Bulgaira to finish above the 10th place.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

35/70
FG
M/A

45.2%

33/73

53.3%

24/45
FG2P
M/A

54.0%

27/50

44.0%

11/25
FG3P
M/A

26.1%

6/23

68.2%

15/22
FT
M/A

80.0%

16/20

40

16/24
RT
RO/RD

27

12/15

12

AS

15

20

TO

16

12

ST

14

5

BS

1

26

PF

22

96

Pts

88

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