Ukraine58-84

19-28, 13-19, 13-20, 13-17

Germany

 

Date: 17.09.2005, 21:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Vrsac (SRB) Spectators: 4100
Referees:  Raul Chaves (ARG), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE), Chantal Julien (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Ukraine Germany
Stanislav Medvedenko (15)PtsDirk Nowitzki (27)
Oleksiy Pecherov (8)RebPascal Roller (6), Patrick Femerling (6)
Volodymyr Koval (3), Artem Butskyy (3)ASDenis Wucherer (4), Pascal Roller (4)
6 players tied with 1STPascal Roller (2)
Serhiy Lishchuk (2)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

17.09.2005
Germany Outclass Ukraine To Stay Alive For Group A

Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and grabbed five rebounds as Germany overwhelmed Ukraine 84-58 on Saturday in Vrsac to keep alive their chances of winning Group A at the 2005 EuroBasket.

The Germans bounced back well from their overtime loss to Italy and took charge of the game in the first quarter and never let the game slip out of their hands at the Millenium Center.

"The way the team bounced back from that loss and played today, the guys really deserve a great amount of respect," German coach Dirk Bauermann said.

Dirk Nowitzki (Germany)
Dirk Nowitzki
What helped was knowing that Russia easily beat Italy earlier in the evening, giving the Germans better chances of finishing first or second in the group.

"We were especially motivated because we knew where we stood," Marco Pesic said.

Nowitzki and Co. face Russia on Sunday with a chance of heading Group A with a 15-point victory. While Ukraine - with two losses - take on Italy knowing not even a victory over the 2003 European bronze medallists and 2004 Olympic silver winners Italy will secure them a spot in Tuesday's elimination match.

The Dallas Mavericks star Nowitzki started the first quarter determined to take the ball to the basket to create foul situations - something he didn't do much against the Italians.

"Dirk is one of the best players in the NBA. And he knows his strengths. Yes, we talked about him going more to the basket, but I don't think it was really necessary," Bauermann said.

Led by Nowitzki, Germany used a 9-0 run to open an early 17-9 lead. Ukraine were able to stay within 12 for the rest of the half before Nowitzki hit a buzzer-beater for a 47-32 advantage with 18 points by Nowitzki.

"We won this game in the first half," Robert Maras said. "Holding onto the lead was important for us."

Like against Italy, Germany again proved strong coming out of the halftime break with an 8-0 run to make it 55-32.

"If you come out of the break with great fire and intensity, that's a great sign that the team is ready, in good shape and determined," Bauermann said.

Ukraine couldn't muster a challenge with the advantage going to 30 with four minutes left.

The Germans came into the tournament knowing they couldn't win only with Nowitzki. Patrick Femerling again stepped up with 10 points and six rebounds. Every German player scored, and the team shot 54 per cent from the field.

Ukraine was paced by Los Angeles Lakers forward Stanislav Medvedenko's 15 points while Serhiy Lischchuk scored 13 and Oleksiy Pecherov 10.

Top performers

Ukraine Germany

Oleksiy Pecherov

 

Dirk Nowitzki

10Pts27
8Reb5
1AS2
1ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Ukraine Germany
22/60FG M/A29/54
20/43 (46.5%) FG2P M/A23/37 (62.2%)
2/17 (11.8%) FG3P M/A6/17 (35.3%)
12/19 (63.2%) FT M/A20/25 (80.0%)
31 (12-19) Reb (O-D) 33 (6-27)
10AS13
15TO14
6ST10
3BS3
20PF16
58Pts84

PHOTO GALLERY

UKRAINE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Lebediev, A. 271/714.31/333.30/40.00/00.0011111012
*5Butskyy, A. 252/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0000331034
*6Kobzystyy, V. 301/520.01/520.00/00.01/250.0112121033
7Balashov, S. DNP
8Kryvych, I. 120/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0033110010
9Koval, V. 120/40.00/30.00/10.00/00.0202310020
10Rayevskyy, O. 154/850.03/650.01/250.00/00.0101021049
11Kryvych, R. DNP
*12Lishchuk, S. 214/850.04/4100.00/40.05/955.64370212113
13Pecherov, O. 253/650.02/450.01/250.03/3100.03581110210
14Gurtovyy, V. 71/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0000000002
*15Medvedenko, S. 286/1540.06/1250.00/30.03/560.00440201315
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL22/ 6036.720/ 4346.52/ 1711.812/1963.21219311015632058
GERMANY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Demirel, M. 121/250.01/1100.00/10.03/475.0011031015
5Garrett, R. 122/366.72/2100.00/10.00/00.0011000004
*6Greene, D. 253/475.02/2100.01/250.00/00.0011120127
7Pesic, M. 172/540.02/366.70/20.03/560.0011001007
*8Wucherer, D. 222/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0123421014
*9Roller, P. 241/250.00/00.01/250.01/250.0156402014
10Nikagbatse, M. 81/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000001002
11Schultze, S. 142/540.01/1100.01/425.00/00.0033101035
12Arigbabu, S. 111/250.01/250.00/00.03/475.0101001005
*13Femerling, P. 174/580.04/580.00/00.02/2100.01561411210
*14Nowitzki, D. 289/1850.06/1346.23/560.06/6100.00552011327
15Maras, R. 91/425.01/425.00/00.02/2100.0213010034
TEAM/COACH02220
TOTAL29/ 5453.723/ 3762.26/ 1735.320/2580.06273313141031684
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

Ukraine Germany

Oleksiy Pecherov

 

Dirk Nowitzki

10Pts27
8Reb5
1AS2
1ST1
0BS1
25Min28

TEAM STATS

Ukraine Germany
22/60FG M/A29/54
20/43 (46.5%) FG2P M/A23/37 (62.2%)
2/17 (11.8%) FG3P M/A6/17 (35.3%)
12/19 (63.2%) FT M/A20/25 (80.0%)
31 (12-19) Reb (O-D) 33 (6-27)
10AS13
15TO14
6ST10
3BS3
20PF16
58Pts84

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeUKRAINEScoreGERMANY
09:4515 S. Medvedenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:29 0 - 2 13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:13   13 P. Femerling Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:1312 S. Lishchuk Free throw missed(1/2)   
09:1312 S. Lishchuk Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 6 V. Kobzystyy 
  
08:574 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 2 
08:29 2 - 4 13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:1812 S. Lishchuk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 S. Lishchuk Def. Rebound
08:15   13 P. Femerling Steal
08:124 A. Lebediev Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:03   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4812 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Butskyy 
4 - 4 
07:48   8 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:4812 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(1/1) 5 - 4 
07:32 5 - 6 14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:3215 S. Medvedenko Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:32 5 - 7 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:1515 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 7 
06:565 A. Butskyy Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
06:56   9 P. Roller Free throw missed(1/2)
06:56 7 - 8 9 P. Roller Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:37   13 P. Femerling block
06:35   13 P. Femerling Def. Rebound
06:404 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Lishchuk 
  
06:33   13 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:2712 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 9 - 8 
06:14 9 - 11 9 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:594 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Lishchuk 
  
05:44   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
05:4415 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:31   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
05:3112 S. Lishchuk block   
05:31   Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
10 M. Nikagbatse in
05:2412 S. Lishchuk Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
05:24 9 - 12 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:24 9 - 13 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:11   10 M. Nikagbatse Steal
05:125 A. Butskyy Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:05 9 - 15 8 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller
04:3715 S. Medvedenko Turnover (24 secs)   9 P. Roller Steal
04:246 V. Kobzystyy Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
04:24Timeout   
04:24Substitution: 5 A. Butskyy out,
10 O. Rayevskyy in 
  
04:24 9 - 16 13 P. Femerling Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:24 9 - 17 13 P. Femerling Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:0412 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 11 - 17 
03:376 V. Kobzystyy Def. Rebound   
03:37   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1710 O. Rayevskyy Turnover (Bad Pass)   
03:12 11 - 19 8 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller
02:53   13 P. Femerling Def. Rebound
02:5315 S. Medvedenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:40 11 - 22 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller
02:2410 O. Rayevskyy 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 13 - 22 
02:004 A. Lebediev Steal   13 P. Femerling Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:49   8 D. Wucherer Steal
01:4912 S. Lishchuk Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:4510 O. Rayevskyy Steal   
01:45   8 D. Wucherer Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:43   14 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
01:43Timeout   
01:43   Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
15 R. Maras in
01:43   Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
7 M. Pesic in
01:43   Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
4 M. Demirel in
01:436 V. Kobzystyy Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:436 V. Kobzystyy Free throw MADE(2/2) 14 - 22 
01:43Substitution: 6 V. Kobzystyy out,
8 I. Kryvych in 
  
01:23   4 M. Demirel Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:0215 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:018 I. Kryvych Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
01:01 14 - 23 7 M. Pesic Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:01 14 - 24 7 M. Pesic Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:4112 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Kryvych 
16 - 24 
00:25 16 - 26 10 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:1810 O. Rayevskyy Turnover (Backcourt violation)   
00:18   Substitution: 15 R. Maras out,
11 S. Schultze in
00:18Substitution: 12 S. Lishchuk out,
13 O. Pecherov in 
  
00:18   Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
9 P. Roller in
00:0410 O. Rayevskyy Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)   
00:04 16 - 27 4 M. Demirel Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:04 16 - 28 4 M. Demirel Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:0010 O. Rayevskyy 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 19 - 28 
TimeUKRAINEScoreGERMANY
09:4012 S. Lishchuk Def. Rebound   
09:41   15 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:334 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Lishchuk 
  
09:30   15 R. Maras Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:3012 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(1/2) 20 - 28 
09:3012 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(2/2) 21 - 28 
09:12   7 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 R. Maras
09:05 21 - 30 15 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:53   11 S. Schultze Def. Rebound
08:554 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 A. Lebediev Def. Rebound
08:39   11 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2513 O. Pecherov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 4 A. Lebediev 
23 - 30 
08:018 I. Kryvych Def. Rebound   
07:56   Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
6 D. Greene in
07:56   6 D. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4110 O. Rayevskyy 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Lishchuk 
  
07:2410 O. Rayevskyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 O. Rayevskyy 
  
07:24   Substitution: 15 R. Maras out,
13 P. Femerling in
07:24   Substitution: 11 S. Schultze out,
14 D. Nowitzki in
07:20   Substitution: 10 M. Nikagbatse out,
7 M. Pesic in
07:1313 O. Pecherov Turnover (24 secs)   
06:4813 O. Pecherov Def. Rebound   
06:48   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:2912 S. Lishchuk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
06:2413 O. Pecherov Off. Rebound   
06:2013 O. Pecherov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:16 23 - 32 14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:49   13 P. Femerling Def. Rebound
05:504 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:42 23 - 34 4 M. Demirel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nowitzki
05:28   14 D. Nowitzki block
05:26   4 M. Demirel Def. Rebound
05:2810 O. Rayevskyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
05:2113 O. Pecherov Steal   4 M. Demirel Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:1710 O. Rayevskyy 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 O. Pecherov 
25 - 34 
05:12   Substitution: 4 M. Demirel out,
9 P. Roller in
05:1210 O. Rayevskyy Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
05:12Substitution: 12 S. Lishchuk out,
15 S. Medvedenko in 
  
05:12Substitution: 10 O. Rayevskyy out,
6 V. Kobzystyy in 
  
05:12Substitution: 4 A. Lebediev out,
5 A. Butskyy in 
  
04:585 A. Butskyy Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
04:518 I. Kryvych Def. Rebound   
04:529 P. Roller Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:4615 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   8 I. Kryvych Def. Rebound
04:28   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:2015 S. Medvedenko Turnover (Travelling)   
03:59   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 P. Roller
03:426 V. Kobzystyy Steal   
03:42   13 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:36   7 M. Pesic Steal
03:306 V. Kobzystyy Turnover (Ball Handling)   14 D. Nowitzki Steal
03:3013 O. Pecherov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
03:30Timeout   
03:30   Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
12 S. Arigbabu in
03:30 25 - 35 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:30 25 - 36 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:178 I. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 O. Pecherov 
  
03:15   6 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
03:066 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 27 - 36 
02:38   7 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Arigbabu
02:25 27 - 38 14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
02:256 V. Kobzystyy Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
02:25 27 - 39 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/1)
02:0813 O. Pecherov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Butskyy 
30 - 39 
01:54   Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
8 D. Wucherer in
01:4315 S. Medvedenko Def. Rebound   
01:449 P. Roller Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3115 S. Medvedenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:23 30 - 41 12 S. Arigbabu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 D. Wucherer
01:19Timeout   
01:19Substitution: 15 S. Medvedenko out,
12 S. Lishchuk in 
  
01:18   Substitution: 12 S. Arigbabu out,
11 S. Schultze in
01:005 A. Butskyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 41 
00:49   6 D. Greene Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
6 D. Greene Turnover (Offensive foul)
00:29   6 D. Greene block
00:25   9 P. Roller Def. Rebound
00:318 I. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
00:09 32 - 44 11 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 D. Wucherer
00:02   9 P. Roller Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:008 I. Kryvych Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:00 32 - 47 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
TimeUKRAINEScoreGERMANY
09:49 32 - 49 13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nowitzki
09:23   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
09:246 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:07 32 - 51 13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:47   9 P. Roller Def. Rebound
08:4812 S. Lishchuk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 P. Femerling Def. Rebound
08:3410 O. Rayevskyy Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   
08:2812 S. Lishchuk Steal   13 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:1910 O. Rayevskyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:57 32 - 53 14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:43   13 P. Femerling Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:4312 S. Lishchuk Free throw missed(1/2)   
07:4312 S. Lishchuk Free throw missed(2/2)   13 P. Femerling Def. Rebound
07:33 32 - 55 6 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Femerling
07:19   14 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:1912 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(1/2) 33 - 55 
07:1912 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(2/2) 34 - 55 
06:54   9 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 D. Wucherer
06:54   8 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 P. Femerling
06:46   Team Turnover (24 secs)
06:40   8 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound
06:4012 S. Lishchuk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:256 V. Kobzystyy Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
06:05 34 - 57 14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:4210 O. Rayevskyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 36 - 57 
05:1712 S. Lishchuk block   
05:1712 S. Lishchuk Def. Rebound   13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
05:01   9 P. Roller Steal
05:0112 S. Lishchuk Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 M. Demirel Steal
05:0110 O. Rayevskyy Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)   
05:01   Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
11 S. Schultze in
05:01   Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
4 M. Demirel in
04:57Substitution: 13 O. Pecherov out,
14 V. Gurtovyy in 
  
04:47Substitution: 12 S. Lishchuk out,
13 O. Pecherov in 
  
04:4414 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   4 M. Demirel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:44Team Def. Rebound   
04:44   4 M. Demirel Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:2214 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:15 36 - 59 11 S. Schultze 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 D. Wucherer
03:53   11 S. Schultze Def. Rebound
03:546 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:48 36 - 61 14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 D. Wucherer
03:48Timeout   
03:48Substitution: 13 O. Pecherov out,
15 S. Medvedenko in 
  
03:48Substitution: 10 O. Rayevskyy out,
9 V. Koval in 
  
03:48Substitution: 4 A. Lebediev out,
5 A. Butskyy in 
  
03:48   Substitution: 14 D. Nowitzki out,
12 S. Arigbabu in
03:256 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:24Team Off. Rebound   
03:205 A. Butskyy 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 V. Koval 
38 - 61 
03:00 38 - 63 6 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 S. Schultze
02:3815 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 40 - 63 
02:38   11 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:38   Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
7 M. Pesic in
02:3815 S. Medvedenko Free throw MADE(1/1) 41 - 63 
02:16 41 - 66 6 D. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:5415 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 V. Kobzystyy 
43 - 66 
01:35   Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
5 R. Garrett in
01:3015 S. Medvedenko Def. Rebound   
01:31   11 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:075 A. Butskyy Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:4215 S. Medvedenko block   
00:43   12 S. Arigbabu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:3514 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 66 
00:255 A. Butskyy Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)    Foul drawn
00:25 45 - 67 4 M. Demirel Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:2511 S. Schultze Def. Rebound   4 M. Demirel Free throw missed(2/2)
00:01   4 M. Demirel Turnover (Out of bounds)
00:006 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 M. Pesic Def. Rebound
TimeUKRAINEScoreGERMANY
09:3815 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:21 45 - 70 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller
09:02   9 P. Roller Def. Rebound
09:0214 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:42 45 - 72 7 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:236 V. Kobzystyy Turnover (Travelling)   12 S. Arigbabu Steal
08:23Substitution: 14 V. Gurtovyy out,
13 O. Pecherov in 
  
08:23Substitution: 6 V. Kobzystyy out,
4 A. Lebediev in 
  
08:0315 S. Medvedenko Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:03 45 - 73 12 S. Arigbabu Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:03 45 - 74 12 S. Arigbabu Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:3815 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 47 - 74 
07:24 47 - 76 7 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:249 V. Koval Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:2415 S. Medvedenko Def. Rebound   7 M. Pesic Free throw missed(1/1)
07:0713 O. Pecherov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 V. Koval 
49 - 76 
07:07   14 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
07:0713 O. Pecherov Free throw MADE(1/1) 50 - 76 
06:48   7 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:48Team Def. Rebound   
06:359 V. Koval Turnover (Ball Handling)   
06:14 50 - 78 5 R. Garrett 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:5915 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 V. Koval 
52 - 78 
05:3715 S. Medvedenko Def. Rebound   
05:3814 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2413 O. Pecherov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:1215 S. Medvedenko Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
05:12   Substitution: 14 D. Nowitzki out,
11 S. Schultze in
05:12   12 S. Arigbabu Free throw missed(1/2)
05:12 52 - 79 12 S. Arigbabu Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:12   Substitution: 12 S. Arigbabu out,
15 R. Maras in
05:004 A. Lebediev Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 S. Schultze Steal
04:569 V. Koval Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
04:56   Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
8 D. Wucherer in
04:56 52 - 80 7 M. Pesic Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:5613 O. Pecherov Def. Rebound   7 M. Pesic Free throw missed(2/2)
04:35   5 R. Garrett Def. Rebound
04:3513 O. Pecherov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:2813 O. Pecherov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
04:28Substitution: 9 V. Koval out,
6 V. Kobzystyy in 
  
04:28 52 - 81 15 R. Maras Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:28 52 - 82 15 R. Maras Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:07   Team Def. Rebound
04:0715 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
04:07   Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
6 D. Greene in
03:42   Team Turnover (24 secs)
03:2415 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Butskyy 
54 - 82 
03:07   15 R. Maras Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
15 R. Maras Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:54   6 D. Greene Def. Rebound
02:564 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:495 A. Butskyy Steal   
02:49   8 D. Wucherer Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:455 A. Butskyy Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:34   6 D. Greene Turnover (Travelling)
02:34Substitution: 4 A. Lebediev out,
9 V. Koval in 
  
02:15   11 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
02:1515 S. Medvedenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 55 - 82 
02:1515 S. Medvedenko Free throw MADE(2/2) 56 - 82 
01:5913 O. Pecherov Def. Rebound   
02:00   11 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:43   15 R. Maras Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
01:4313 O. Pecherov Free throw MADE(1/2) 57 - 82 
01:4313 O. Pecherov Free throw MADE(2/2) 58 - 82 
01:23   5 R. Garrett 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 R. Maras
01:0713 O. Pecherov Def. Rebound   
01:08   15 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:529 V. Koval 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 O. Pecherov 
  
00:44   11 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
00:4415 S. Medvedenko Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:4415 S. Medvedenko Free throw missed(2/2)   13 O. Pecherov Def. Rebound
00:44   Team Def. Rebound
00:338 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound   15 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:1315 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:00 58 - 84 5 R. Garrett 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 D. Greene
00:009 V. Koval 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 V. Koval 
  
00:00   15 R. Maras Def. Rebound
00:009 V. Koval 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 V. Koval 
  
00:009 V. Koval 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Ukraine Germany
22/60FG M/A29/54
20/43 (46.5%) FG2P M/A23/37 (62.2%)
2/17 (11.8%) FG3P M/A6/17 (35.3%)
12/19 (63.2%) FT M/A20/25 (80.0%)
31 (12-19) Reb (O-D) 33 (6-27)
10AS13
15TO14
6ST10
3BS3
20PF16
58Pts84

top performers

Ukraine Germany

Oleksiy Pecherov

 

Dirk Nowitzki

10Pts27
8Reb5
1AS2
1ST1
0BS1
25Min28
Ukraine Germany 0-3
Ukraine - Germany 61-81
08.09.2004, Yuzhnyi (UKR)
Germany - Ukraine 95-69
18.09.2004, Nürnberg (GER)
Ukraine - Germany 58-84
17.09.2005, Vrsac (SRB)

GAME PREVIEW

17.09.2005
Quarter-Finals At Stake For Nowitzki And Co Against Ukraine

Stakes are high for Dirk Nowitzki and Germany on Saturday in Vrsac as a loss against Ukraine would put a major damper on Germany's chances on making the quarter-finals of the 2005 EuroBasket.

Germany must come back from a heart-breaking opening-night defeat against Italy, in which they overcame a 10-point first half deficit only to blow a 10-point lead with seven minutes remaining in losing 84-82 in overtime.

"We know that we can play with anyone," German forward Sven Schultze said. "Coach told us after the game, you have 10 minutes to be disappointed and then get ready to go against Ukraine."

Coach Dirk Bauermann said he was really pleased with the help Nowitzki got from point guard Pascal Roller and center Patrick Femerling, who combined for 32 points at the Millenium Center.

"Both guys played really well. It's too bad we didn't get enough help from the two and three positions," Bauermann said.

Bauermann also said Nowitzki is struggling to find his rhythm so far this summer. The Dallas Mavericks star made just 8/23 field goal attempts - just 4/14 from behind the arc in scoring 27 points.

"Everybody stays at home on him. And it's hard for him to find his rhythm. Plus he gets fouled almost every time he shoots the ball," Bauermann said.

"We have to find ways to get him the ball in more of a motion offence."

The German coach said his focus against the Ukrainians is to guard their outside shooters.

"Ukraine are a bit unorthodox. Sometimes they play a little wild and out of control. But they have really good shooters from the outside. And they can play a good fast game," Bauermann said.

Germany beat Ukraine twice last summer in the qualification for EuroBasket - by 20 and 26 points.

But Stanislav Medvedenko did not play either of those games.

And the Los Angeles Lakers forward will be highly motivated against the Germans after a poor performance in Ukraine's 86-74 loss to Russia.

Medvedenko fouled out after just 21 minutes, scoring 14 points and grabbing four rebounds.

"I think it's hard for him because people expect a lot from him," Ukrainian guard Artem Butskyy said about Medvedenko. "But he can't win games alone.

The national team is not only him."

The Germany-Ukraine game follows the Italy-Russia encounter.

Ukraine Germany 0-3
Ukraine - Germany 61-81
08.09.2004, Yuzhnyi (UKR)
Germany - Ukraine 95-69
18.09.2004, Nürnberg (GER)
Ukraine - Germany 58-84
17.09.2005, Vrsac (SRB)