Greece56-68

14-20, 13-17, 12-17, 17-14

Slovenia

 

Date: 17.09.2005, 20:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Belgrade (SRB) Spectators: 5500
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Stelian Banica (ROU), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Slovenia
Lazaros Papadopoulos (15)PtsSani Becirovic (18)
Michail Kakiouzis (5)RebRadoslav Nesterovic (9)
Dimitrios Diamantidis (6)ASJaka Lakovic (3)
5 players tied with 1STSani Becirovic (2), Marko Milic (2)
Nikos Chatzivrettas (1)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

17.09.2005
Slovenia Remain Unbeaten After Greece Victory

Slovenia played like gold medal contenders in a 68-56 victory over Greece which has given them an excellent chance of winning Group C at EuroBasket 2005 and qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Ales Pipan's team dominated for most of the contest, impressing with their beautiful and effective basketball at a level that Greece did not match on the night in Belgrade.

Slovenia face France on Sunday in a game that should decide which of the two teams finish first, although Greece hold a small chance to finish on top as well, depending on France's margin of victory should they prevail.

The Slovenian defence gave Greece all sorts of problems and allowed them to build a lead of 19 points but Panagiotis Yannakis' team fought their way back and closed to within seven points in the last quarter.

They were unable to draw any closer.

Sani Becirovic (Slovenia)
Sani Becirovic
"I would like to congratulate my players," Pipan said. "They showed a great game, especially on defence.

"They showed what they were made of. We knew all there is to know about the Greek team, both their good and bad sides.

"We managed to stop their players, especially their shooters and didn't allow them to give their best."

Greece will look to finish the group stage on a high when they meet Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday when victory is necessary to assure themselves a place in the next round.

Sani Becirovic, whose career was once in jeopardy with a knee injury, showed he is well and truly back to top form for Slovenia in this game by scoring a team-high 18 points.

As powerful and efficient as Slovenia had been, they nearly allowed the Greeks to sneak all the way back in.

A three-point play by Vasileios Spanoulis pulled Greece to within 56-49 with seven minutes to play.

Slovenia held their nerve, though, as Bostjan Nachbar scored four straight points to spark a six 6-0 run to effectively kill off their opponents.

"We didn't allow them to give their best, and our centers - (Radislov) Nesterovic and (Primoz) Brezec - did a great job on (Lazaros) Papadopoulos.

Just like Friday, Slovenia had hegemony on the boards, collecting 11 more rebounds than the Greeks.

The first quarter showed great intensity from both sides.

Neither team allowed the other to take off as the score was tied three times.

The lead also changed hands five times and until the last second, neither side had led by more than three points.

One hope for the Greeks at half-time was the Slovenian big men, Erazem Lorbek and Primoz Brezec, found themselves in foul trouble with three each.

Slovenia and their hot-shooting Becirovic marched to the locker room up 37-27. 

Becirovic finished six of nine from the field, including four of six from the three-point line.

Nachbar added 14 and Marko Milic 11.

Greece, once again, had only one player in double digits. This time it was Papadopoulos who had 15 points.

Greek guard Dimitrios Diamantidis said: "We knew this was going to be a very difficult game.

"Slovenia have a lot of good players outside and inside. We were very nervous, and we couldn't recover from that during the game.

"We try to forget about the game when it's over and it doesn't matter if we win or lose.

"We look to the next game, because in such tournaments you have to play well all the time, even after games like this."

Top performers

Greece Slovenia

Lazaros Papadopoulos

 

Sani Becirovic

15Pts18
3Reb4
0AS2
0ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Greece Slovenia
18/50FG M/A25/57
15/29 (51.7%) FG2P M/A21/44 (47.7%)
3/21 (14.3%) FG3P M/A4/13 (30.8%)
17/28 (60.7%) FT M/A14/26 (53.8%)
28 (6-22) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
11AS6
16TO15
5ST8
1BS3
25PF29
56Pts68

PHOTO GALLERY

GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Papaloukas, T. 170/40.00/20.00/20.00/00.0033240010
5Spanoulis, V. 201/520.01/250.00/30.04/580.0134111016
6Zisis, N. 323/742.92/633.31/1100.02/450.0112231049
7Bourousis, Y. DNP
8Vasilopoulos, P. DNP
*9Fotsis, A. 201/333.30/00.01/333.30/00.0022031043
*10Chatzivrettas, N. 212/728.62/2100.00/50.01/1100.0022000125
11Ntikoudis, D. 101/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/616.7101011003
12Tsartsaris, K. 100/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0112000020
*13Diamantidis, D. 231/425.00/00.01/425.04/4100.0011621057
*14Papadopoulos, L. 316/1060.06/1060.00/00.03/475.01230200415
*15Kakiouzis, M. 163/837.53/560.00/30.02/450.0055000028
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL18/ 5036.015/ 2951.73/ 2114.317/2860.7622281116512556
SLOVENIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Jurak, G. 122/633.32/633.30/00.01/250.0325010035
*5Lakovic, J. 242/450.02/2100.00/20.03/475.0044321147
6Capin, A. DNP
*7Becirovic, S. 396/966.72/366.74/666.72/2100.00442320318
*8Nesterovic, R. 313/933.33/933.30/00.00/40.0189121146
9Joksimovic, N. DNP
*10Nachbar, B. 285/1050.05/771.40/30.04/666.71340310414
11Lorbek, E. 271/616.71/425.00/20.01/425.0123001043
12Milic, M. 304/1040.04/1040.00/00.03/475.02460020211
13Maravic, M. DNP
14Slokar, U. DNP
15Brezec, P. 92/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0213040144
TEAM/COACH01101
TOTAL25/ 5743.921/ 4447.74/ 1330.814/2653.8102939615832968
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

Greece Slovenia

Lazaros Papadopoulos

 

Sani Becirovic

15Pts18
3Reb4
0AS2
0ST2
0BS0
31Min39

TEAM STATS

Greece Slovenia
18/50FG M/A25/57
15/29 (51.7%) FG2P M/A21/44 (47.7%)
3/21 (14.3%) FG3P M/A4/13 (30.8%)
17/28 (60.7%) FT M/A14/26 (53.8%)
28 (6-22) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
11AS6
16TO15
5ST8
1BS3
25PF29
56Pts68

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGREECEScoreSLOVENIA
09:48   8 R. Nesterovic Turnover (Travelling)
09:40   8 R. Nesterovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:309 A. Fotsis Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
9 A. Fotsis Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
09:08   8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:0815 M. Kakiouzis Def. Rebound   
08:469 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:31 0 - 2 5 J. Lakovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:16   5 J. Lakovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:5915 M. Kakiouzis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
2 - 2 
07:4510 N. Chatzivrettas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:3214 L. Papadopoulos Def. Rebound   4 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:17   5 J. Lakovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:0815 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:08   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
07:06   10 B. Nachbar Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:4810 N. Chatzivrettas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:48 2 - 4 10 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:48   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
06:1615 M. Kakiouzis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
4 - 4 
06:01   5 J. Lakovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:0115 M. Kakiouzis Def. Rebound   
05:5215 M. Kakiouzis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
6 - 4 
05:27 6 - 7 7 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Lakovic
05:0514 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
05:05   10 B. Nachbar Def. Rebound
04:5115 M. Kakiouzis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
04:51 6 - 8 10 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:51 6 - 9 10 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:3815 M. Kakiouzis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:38   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
04:2613 D. Diamantidis Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
04:24   10 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:2413 D. Diamantidis Def. Rebound   
04:1614 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
8 - 9 
03:56 8 - 11 4 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:5615 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:32   7 S. Becirovic Def. Rebound
03:124 G. Jurak Def. Rebound   10 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:10Team Def. Rebound   
03:10Substitution: 9 A. Fotsis out,
4 T. Papaloukas in 
  
02:464 T. Papaloukas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
02:3413 D. Diamantidis Steal   7 S. Becirovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:3110 N. Chatzivrettas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
10 - 11 
02:31   7 S. Becirovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:3110 N. Chatzivrettas Free throw MADE(1/1) 11 - 11 
02:23   5 J. Lakovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:1910 N. Chatzivrettas 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
13 - 11 
02:12   Substitution: 5 J. Lakovic out,
12 M. Milic in
01:48   4 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 B. Nachbar
01:4813 D. Diamantidis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
01:48Substitution: 13 D. Diamantidis out,
6 N. Zisis in 
  
01:48   10 B. Nachbar Free throw missed(1/2)
01:4815 M. Kakiouzis Def. Rebound   10 B. Nachbar Free throw missed(2/2)
01:48   4 G. Jurak Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
01:4815 M. Kakiouzis Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:4815 M. Kakiouzis Free throw MADE(2/2) 14 - 11 
01:48Substitution: 15 M. Kakiouzis out,
12 K. Tsartsaris in 
  
01:48   Substitution: 4 G. Jurak out,
11 E. Lorbek in
01:35 14 - 13 10 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:124 T. Papaloukas Turnover (Travelling)   
00:56 14 - 15 8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:3714 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
00:37   10 B. Nachbar Def. Rebound
00:20 14 - 17 12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:054 T. Papaloukas Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
4 T. Papaloukas Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
00:00 14 - 20 7 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
TimeGREECEScoreSLOVENIA
09:414 T. Papaloukas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
09:23   11 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 M. Milic
09:16 14 - 22 12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
09:0010 N. Chatzivrettas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 S. Becirovic Def. Rebound
08:41   8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:4110 N. Chatzivrettas Def. Rebound   
08:196 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 16 - 22 
07:59   7 S. Becirovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:5911 D. Ntikoudis Steal   
07:54Substitution: 10 N. Chatzivrettas out,
13 D. Diamantidis in 
  
07:54   Substitution: 8 R. Nesterovic out,
15 P. Brezec in
07:4513 D. Diamantidis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 N. Zisis 
19 - 22 
07:26   11 E. Lorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:26   15 P. Brezec Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
15 P. Brezec Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:08   11 E. Lorbek Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:0313 D. Diamantidis Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 S. Becirovic Steal
06:5812 K. Tsartsaris Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
06:39 19 - 24 10 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:1711 D. Ntikoudis Turnover (Out of bounds)   
06:17   Team Def. Rebound
05:596 N. Zisis Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:51 19 - 26 12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Becirovic
05:2412 K. Tsartsaris 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 12 K. Tsartsaris 
  
05:24   15 P. Brezec block
05:23   11 E. Lorbek Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:23Substitution: 12 K. Tsartsaris out,
14 L. Papadopoulos in 
  
05:23Substitution: 4 T. Papaloukas out,
5 V. Spanoulis in 
  
05:086 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 D. Ntikoudis 
  
05:07   15 P. Brezec Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:0711 D. Ntikoudis Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:0711 D. Ntikoudis Free throw missed(2/2)   15 P. Brezec Def. Rebound
04:51   12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 P. Brezec
04:45 19 - 28 15 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:33   10 B. Nachbar Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
04:33 Foul drawn   Team Personal Foul
04:33Substitution: 11 D. Ntikoudis out,
9 A. Fotsis in 
  
04:3313 D. Diamantidis Free throw MADE(1/2) 20 - 28 
04:3313 D. Diamantidis Free throw MADE(2/2) 21 - 28 
04:3313 D. Diamantidis Free throw MADE(1/2) 22 - 28 
04:3313 D. Diamantidis Free throw MADE(2/2) 23 - 28 
04:136 N. Zisis Turnover (Travelling)   10 B. Nachbar Steal
04:13 Foul drawn   12 M. Milic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
04:136 N. Zisis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)    Foul drawn
04:13Timeout   
03:54 23 - 31 7 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:336 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
03:33   11 E. Lorbek Def. Rebound
03:315 V. Spanoulis Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
03:11 23 - 33 7 S. Becirovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:5513 D. Diamantidis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
02:50   15 P. Brezec Offensive Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
15 P. Brezec Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:50Timeout   
02:50   Substitution: 15 P. Brezec out,
8 R. Nesterovic in
02:50   Substitution: 7 S. Becirovic out,
5 J. Lakovic in
02:485 V. Spanoulis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
02:48   5 J. Lakovic Steal
02:4113 D. Diamantidis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
02:41Substitution: 13 D. Diamantidis out,
4 T. Papaloukas in 
  
02:41 23 - 34 12 M. Milic Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:41 23 - 35 12 M. Milic Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:179 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Papaloukas 
26 - 35 
02:07   10 B. Nachbar Offensive Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)
10 B. Nachbar Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:07   Substitution: 10 B. Nachbar out,
7 S. Becirovic in
01:5014 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:50   12 M. Milic Def. Rebound
01:274 T. Papaloukas Def. Rebound   7 S. Becirovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:005 V. Spanoulis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:00   5 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound
00:44   5 J. Lakovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:449 A. Fotsis Def. Rebound   
00:286 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 N. Zisis 
  
00:26   11 E. Lorbek Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 3rd)
00:26Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
12 K. Tsartsaris in 
  
00:26Timeout   
00:26   Substitution: 11 E. Lorbek out,
10 B. Nachbar in
00:266 N. Zisis Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:266 N. Zisis Free throw MADE(2/2) 27 - 35 
00:04 27 - 37 8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Lakovic
00:004 T. Papaloukas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeGREECEScoreSLOVENIA
09:4814 L. Papadopoulos Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:48   8 R. Nesterovic Free throw missed(1/2)
09:484 T. Papaloukas Def. Rebound   8 R. Nesterovic Free throw missed(2/2)
09:246 N. Zisis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Papaloukas 
30 - 37 
09:14   4 G. Jurak Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:149 A. Fotsis Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
09:149 A. Fotsis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)    Foul drawn
09:14Substitution: 9 A. Fotsis out,
15 M. Kakiouzis in 
  
09:14   4 G. Jurak Free throw missed(1/2)
08:53 30 - 39 10 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:3215 M. Kakiouzis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:32   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
08:17   10 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:09   4 G. Jurak Off. Rebound
08:09   4 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 G. Jurak
08:01   4 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 G. Jurak
07:54 30 - 41 4 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:47   10 B. Nachbar Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
09:14 30 - 42 4 G. Jurak Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:376 N. Zisis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:37   7 S. Becirovic Steal
07:3510 N. Chatzivrettas Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
07:35Substitution: 4 T. Papaloukas out,
13 D. Diamantidis in 
  
07:35   Substitution: 10 B. Nachbar out,
12 M. Milic in
07:21 30 - 44 8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Becirovic
07:09   8 R. Nesterovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:0914 L. Papadopoulos Free throw MADE(1/2) 31 - 44 
07:0914 L. Papadopoulos Free throw missed(2/2)   4 G. Jurak Def. Rebound
07:09Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
12 K. Tsartsaris in 
  
06:48   12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 8 R. Nesterovic
06:4810 N. Chatzivrettas block   
06:455 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound   7 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:45   4 G. Jurak Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
4 G. Jurak Turnover (Offensive foul)
06:3113 D. Diamantidis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 K. Tsartsaris Def. Rebound
06:21   8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:0210 N. Chatzivrettas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
06:02   5 J. Lakovic block
06:02   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
05:47   Substitution: 4 G. Jurak out,
11 E. Lorbek in
05:41 31 - 46 12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:2210 N. Chatzivrettas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:22   12 M. Milic Def. Rebound
05:0712 K. Tsartsaris Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
05:07Timeout   
05:07Substitution: 15 M. Kakiouzis out,
9 A. Fotsis in 
  
05:07Substitution: 10 N. Chatzivrettas out,
5 V. Spanoulis in 
  
05:07 31 - 47 5 J. Lakovic Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:07 31 - 48 5 J. Lakovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:4513 D. Diamantidis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 V. Spanoulis 
  
04:259 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:25   5 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound
04:259 A. Fotsis Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   
04:25Substitution: 12 K. Tsartsaris out,
14 L. Papadopoulos in 
  
04:25   5 J. Lakovic Free throw missed(1/2)
04:25 31 - 49 5 J. Lakovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:0914 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 33 - 49 
03:5113 D. Diamantidis Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)   
03:51Substitution: 13 D. Diamantidis out,
4 T. Papaloukas in 
  
03:51   11 E. Lorbek Free throw missed(1/2)
03:51 33 - 50 11 E. Lorbek Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:294 T. Papaloukas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:29   7 S. Becirovic Def. Rebound
03:11   8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 M. Milic
03:05   12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:054 T. Papaloukas Def. Rebound   
03:034 T. Papaloukas Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 E. Lorbek Steal
02:44   7 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:449 A. Fotsis Def. Rebound   
02:389 A. Fotsis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
02:38   12 M. Milic Steal
02:34 33 - 52 5 J. Lakovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:11   7 S. Becirovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:11Substitution: 9 A. Fotsis out,
11 D. Ntikoudis in 
  
02:116 N. Zisis Free throw MADE(1/2) 34 - 52 
02:116 N. Zisis Free throw missed(2/2)   
02:08   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
02:04   8 R. Nesterovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:016 N. Zisis Steal   
01:55 Foul drawn   8 R. Nesterovic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
01:55Timeout   
01:55   Substitution: 8 R. Nesterovic out,
15 P. Brezec in
01:5514 L. Papadopoulos Free throw MADE(1/2) 35 - 52 
01:5514 L. Papadopoulos Free throw MADE(2/2) 36 - 52 
01:375 V. Spanoulis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:37   11 E. Lorbek Def. Rebound
01:14   11 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:145 V. Spanoulis Def. Rebound   
01:10   5 J. Lakovic Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
01:105 V. Spanoulis Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:105 V. Spanoulis Free throw MADE(2/2) 37 - 52 
00:53 37 - 54 7 S. Becirovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:3514 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 N. Zisis 
39 - 54 
00:14   15 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:146 N. Zisis Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)   
00:14   11 E. Lorbek Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 4th)
00:14Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
12 K. Tsartsaris in 
  
00:1411 D. Ntikoudis Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:1411 D. Ntikoudis Free throw missed(2/2)   12 M. Milic Def. Rebound
00:006 N. Zisis Def. Rebound   12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:07Substitution: 12 K. Tsartsaris out,
14 L. Papadopoulos in 
  
TimeGREECEScoreSLOVENIA
09:3811 D. Ntikoudis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 41 - 54 
09:28   5 J. Lakovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
09:285 V. Spanoulis Steal   
09:246 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 V. Spanoulis 
43 - 54 
08:56   11 E. Lorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5614 L. Papadopoulos Def. Rebound   
08:51   5 J. Lakovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
08:51   Substitution: 5 J. Lakovic out,
10 B. Nachbar in
08:515 V. Spanoulis Free throw MADE(1/2) 44 - 54 
08:515 V. Spanoulis Free throw MADE(2/2) 45 - 54 
08:29   11 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 P. Brezec
08:23 45 - 56 15 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
08:15   15 P. Brezec Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)
08:15   Substitution: 15 P. Brezec out,
8 R. Nesterovic in
08:0013 D. Diamantidis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Papadopoulos 
  
07:57   8 R. Nesterovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
07:46   12 M. Milic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
07:4611 D. Ntikoudis Free throw MADE(1/2) 46 - 56 
07:4611 D. Ntikoudis Free throw missed(2/2)   
07:35   7 S. Becirovic Turnover (Travelling)
07:205 V. Spanoulis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 48 - 56 
07:20   10 B. Nachbar Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
07:20Substitution: 11 D. Ntikoudis out,
9 A. Fotsis in 
  
07:205 V. Spanoulis Free throw MADE(1/1) 49 - 56 
06:55   8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 E. Lorbek
06:47 49 - 58 11 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:3814 L. Papadopoulos Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
14 L. Papadopoulos Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
06:21 49 - 60 10 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 R. Nesterovic
05:5814 L. Papadopoulos Turnover (Out of bounds)   8 R. Nesterovic Steal
05:416 N. Zisis Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   
05:41 49 - 61 10 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:41 49 - 62 10 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:266 N. Zisis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:26   12 M. Milic Steal
05:20   10 B. Nachbar Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:209 A. Fotsis Steal   
05:1214 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 51 - 62 
04:48   10 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:485 V. Spanoulis Def. Rebound   
04:215 V. Spanoulis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:21   8 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound
04:0613 D. Diamantidis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 5th)   
04:06Timeout   
04:06Substitution: 13 D. Diamantidis out,
15 M. Kakiouzis in 
  
04:06Substitution: 9 A. Fotsis out,
10 N. Chatzivrettas in 
  
04:06   11 E. Lorbek Free throw missed(1/2)
04:065 V. Spanoulis Def. Rebound   11 E. Lorbek Free throw missed(2/2)
03:466 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:46   10 B. Nachbar Def. Rebound
03:2714 L. Papadopoulos Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)    Foul drawn
03:27   8 R. Nesterovic Free throw missed(1/2)
03:27   8 R. Nesterovic Free throw missed(2/2)
03:117 S. Becirovic Def. Rebound   10 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:11Team Def. Rebound   
02:5510 N. Chatzivrettas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 M. Kakiouzis Def. Rebound
02:32   12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2014 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 53 - 62 
02:0314 L. Papadopoulos Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   
02:03   Substitution: 10 B. Nachbar out,
5 J. Lakovic in
02:03Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
9 A. Fotsis in 
  
02:03 53 - 63 7 S. Becirovic Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:03 53 - 64 7 S. Becirovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:475 V. Spanoulis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:47   12 M. Milic Def. Rebound
01:2815 M. Kakiouzis Def. Rebound   12 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:28   7 S. Becirovic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
01:2815 M. Kakiouzis Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:2815 M. Kakiouzis Free throw MADE(2/2) 54 - 64 
01:02 54 - 67 7 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Lakovic
00:42Timeout   
00:42Substitution: 9 A. Fotsis out,
14 L. Papadopoulos in 
  
00:3814 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 56 - 67 
00:3715 M. Kakiouzis Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
00:37   12 M. Milic Free throw missed(1/2)
00:37 56 - 68 12 M. Milic Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:2414 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   5 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound
00:24   8 R. Nesterovic block
00:24Team Off. Rebound   
00:24Timeout   
00:1315 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 N. Chatzivrettas Def. Rebound
00:00   8 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Greece Slovenia
18/50FG M/A25/57
15/29 (51.7%) FG2P M/A21/44 (47.7%)
3/21 (14.3%) FG3P M/A4/13 (30.8%)
17/28 (60.7%) FT M/A14/26 (53.8%)
28 (6-22) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
11AS6
16TO15
5ST8
1BS3
25PF29
56Pts68

top performers

Greece Slovenia

Lazaros Papadopoulos

 

Sani Becirovic

15Pts18
3Reb4
0AS2
0ST2
0BS0
31Min39

GAME PREVIEW

17.09.2005
Greece And Slovenia Meet For Control Of Group C

The big winner of Group C on day 1 was the Greek team after their mauling of France. The pre-game hype said that both Greece and France would be medal contenders, but on the court there was only one team that looked capable of honours, and that was Greece.

The Greek defense was the key and it managed to hold a team with 3 NBA players to just 50 points.

Coach Panagiotis Yannakis knows his team must keep it up for their big game on Saturday against Slovenia: "The first half last night was amazing. The boys put great energy on court. They were concentrated, but we have to be more concentrated against Slovenia. When you have already won the last match, it's logical to be a little more relaxed. The pressure is a little smaller".

One of the best things Greece did against France was stopping France's point guard Tony Parker. Yannakis plans the same experience for Slovenia's Jaka Lakovic. "As I have said before with Parker, those are great players. We can't give them any room, but this will be a team effort. We have to block their spaces, and block their teammates, who are trying to create spaces for them".

Center Lazaros Papadopoulos knows what it will take to chalk up a second win in two days: "We must do same things as we did last night. Control the boards and not allow Slovenia to run the fast break. If we play like we did against France I don't think we'll have problems".

Vasileios Spanoulis, one of the newer faces on the Greek squad, admits that he was surprised how easily France went down, but is already looking forward to the challenge posed by Slovenia: "We didn't expect such an easy win over France, but I think we were the ones that made the French team play so bad. Maybe we can do the same tonight".

Slovenia will step on the court tonight with a lot of positive energy after the win over Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the support in the stands from their large contingent of fans. More than 70 buses made the way from Slovenia to Belgrade, and  until Serbia & Montenegro arrive to the capital city, Belgrade belongs to Slovenia.

On Saturday the Slovenian fans will have a big battle against the Greek fans, one of the best and loudest groups of fans in the world. The Slovenian supporters will outnumber their Greek counterparts, but with first place in the group at stake, the Greeks will no doubt make themselves heard.

Coach Ales Pipan gives a lot of respect to the Greek team: "The Greek team is the most experienced in the group. They play hard defense, have a specific way of attacking and play very tough. They won all those last friendly games, so it seems they are in top form, so I expect the game tomorrow to be very similar to tonight's game, with maybe tougher defense. It is an open game".

Slovenia spread the scoring load last night between four players - Jaka Lakovic, Erazem Lorbek, Primoz Brezec and Bostjan Nachbar - who all scored 12 to 16 points, and showed great team effort and fighting spirit.

One of the main factors will be rebounding.

Greece will present big men Papadopoulos and Michail Kakiouzis and have capable back up in  Dimitrios Diamantidis, who grabbed 9 rebounds against France. Slovenia has a massive front line with Radoslav Nesterovic, Primoz Brezec, Erazem Lorbek and Bostjan Nachbar. Last night Slovenia pulled down 31 defensive rebounds, more than any other team on the first day of EuroBasket 2005.