Greece67-50

15-16, 18-13, 10-12, 24-9

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Date: 18.09.2005, 20:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Belgrade (SRB) Spectators: 5900
Referees:  Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Dubravko Muhvic (CRO), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Bosnia and Herzegovina
Antonis Fotsis (15)PtsJasmin Hukic (13)
Dimitrios Diamantidis (6)RebJasmin Hukic (6), Henry Domercant (6)
Dimitrios Diamantidis (10)ASDamir Kaan Mrsic (2), Sinisa Kovacevic (2)
3 players tied with 2STKenan Bajramovic (2), Mirza Teletovic (2)
Antonis Fotsis (1)BS

GAME REPORT

18.09.2005
Greeks Pull Away For Second Win

Greece defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 67-50 for their second win in three games to qualify for the elimination round as the second placed team from Group C.

Greece will take on Israel on Tuesday with the winners advancing to the quarter-final round, while Group C's third placed team France must travel to Novi Sad to face Serbia & Montenegro.

Slovenia are in the last eight as the winners of Group C.

For Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mensur Bajramovic's team suffered their third loss in the Championship.

Dimitrios Diamantidis (Greece)
Dimitrios Diamantidis dished 10 assists for Greece
They have not won a game in the preliminary round of EuroBasket since 1993.

After the big loss on Saturday to the Slovenians, Greece wanted to show Europe they are still strong medal contenders with a convincing win.

Bajramovic and Co made them work hard for three quarters before falling away over the final 10 minutes.

"Unfortunately we showed again we couldn't keep the rhythm the whole game, and fell in the last minutes," said Vedran Princ, a member of the losing side.

Just like in their first two games, Bosnia-Herzegovina ran out of energy in the last quarter.

Greece scored many easy points on fast breaks and offensive rebounds in the final 10 minutes.

"We had 20 assists and that shows a lot of desire and concentration," said coach Panagiotis Yannakis of Greece.

Ten of those assists came from Panathinaikos guard Dimitrios Diamantidis, a tournament individual high so far.

Bosnia-Herzegovina were on top at the end of the first quarter due largely to Jasmin Hukic, who had a perfect first half from behind the arc with three makes as his side led 16-15.

The Greek side relied on Konstantinos Tsartsaris, who poured in 12 first-half points and hauled down four rebounds, most of them in the second quarter, when his team took over the game and opened a 33-23 advantage.

Bosnia-Herzegovina struck with a pair of late three-pointers to close the half down trailing 33-29.

If Greece's fans suspected the game was already theirs, they were sadly mistaken as the Bosnians never give up.

The Blue and Yellow fought back and remained close during the entire third quarter.

Hukic's desperation shot at the buzzer missed but Greece held only a 43-41 lead with 10 minutes to go.

Hukic tied the game at the start of the fourth quarter, but his team never managed to move back in front.

Greece then got a spark from Nikos Zisis, who fired his team to a 9-0 run, and that was the beginning of the end for Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Over the next eight minutes they added only three more points, and Theodoros Papaloukas caught fire to lead the Greeks as they blew the game wide open with a 19-point advantage to secure the triumph.

Antonios Fotsis had 15 points for Greece, Lazaros Papadopoulos finished with 10 and Diamantidis weighed in with five but in addition to his 10 assists also pulled down six rebounds.

Hukic had 13 points for the losing side while Kenan Bajramovic added 10.

Top performers

Greece Bosnia and Herzegovina

Konstantinos Tsartsaris

 

Jasmin Hukic

12Pts13
4Reb6
1AS1
0ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Greece Bosnia and Herzegovina
29/56FG M/A17/45
21/33 (63.6%) FG2P M/A10/24 (41.7%)
8/23 (34.8%) FG3P M/A7/21 (33.3%)
1/6 (16.7%) FT M/A9/16 (56.3%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (5-27)
20AS8
18TO19
6ST6
1BS0
14PF16
67Pts50

PHOTO GALLERY

GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Papaloukas, T. 224/666.73/560.01/1100.00/00.0022422029
5Spanoulis, V. 10/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000010000
6Zisis, N. 192/450.01/250.01/250.00/00.0011350025
7Bourousis, Y. 21/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000010002
8Vasilopoulos, P. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
9Fotsis, A. 246/1060.03/475.03/650.00/00.00441201115
*10Chatzivrettas, N. 202/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0112010015
11Ntikoudis, D. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*12Tsartsaris, K. 235/771.43/475.02/366.70/00.02241000312
*13Diamantidis, D. 382/540.02/2100.00/30.01/425.00661032025
*14Papadopoulos, L. 295/1145.55/1145.50/00.00/20.03251100210
*15Kakiouzis, M. 172/728.62/2100.00/50.00/00.0101012014
TEAM/COACH391210
TOTAL29/ 5651.821/ 3363.68/ 2334.81/616.71027372018611467
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Princ, V. 160/40.00/10.00/30.00/00.0011010040
*5Ovcina, E. 162/540.02/450.00/10.00/00.0123010034
6Teletovic, M. 153/650.02/366.71/333.30/00.0000022007
7Leric, S. 200/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0011010031
8Bavcic, E. DNP
*9Domercant, H. 343/837.52/633.31/250.02/633.3156131029
10Kovacevic, S. 161/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0011220003
11Tuljkovic, M. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
*12Mrsic, D. 241/616.70/20.01/425.00/00.0011201003
*13Hukic, J. 284/944.41/250.03/742.92/2100.01561200113
14Radojevic, A. 70/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000110010
*15Bajramovic, K. 213/560.03/560.00/00.04/666.72131420210
TEAM/COACH0101010
TOTAL17/ 4537.810/ 2441.77/ 2133.39/1656.352732819601650
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Konstantinos Tsartsaris

 

Jasmin Hukic

12Pts13
4Reb6
1AS1
0ST0
0BS0
23Min28

TEAM STATS

Greece Bosnia and Herzegovina
29/56FG M/A17/45
21/33 (63.6%) FG2P M/A10/24 (41.7%)
8/23 (34.8%) FG3P M/A7/21 (33.3%)
1/6 (16.7%) FT M/A9/16 (56.3%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (5-27)
20AS8
18TO19
6ST6
1BS0
14PF16
67Pts50

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGREECEScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:3514 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
09:35   15 K. Bajramovic Def. Rebound
09:16   15 K. Bajramovic Turnover (Travelling)
09:06   5 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:5810 N. Chatzivrettas 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 2 - 0 
08:36 2 - 2 5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 K. Bajramovic
08:19   5 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
08:0815 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:06 Off. Rebound   
07:5914 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
4 - 2 
07:3712 K. Tsartsaris Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
07:37 4 - 3 15 K. Bajramovic Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:37 4 - 4 15 K. Bajramovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:2314 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 K. Tsartsaris 
  
07:1712 K. Tsartsaris 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 6 - 4 
06:54 Def. Rebound   
06:54    Turnover (24 secs)
06:4415 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kakiouzis 
  
06:3713 D. Diamantidis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:37   12 D. Mrsic Steal
06:21   12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:2112 K. Tsartsaris Def. Rebound   
06:1314 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:13   5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
05:53   13 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 K. Bajramovic
05:46 6 - 6 15 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:3313 D. Diamantidis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:33   15 K. Bajramovic Steal
05:26 6 - 9 13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:00   5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
04:5914 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
04:40 6 - 11 15 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 H. Domercant
04:23   9 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:1415 M. Kakiouzis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
8 - 11 
03:51 8 - 13 5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 12 D. Mrsic
03:3212 K. Tsartsaris 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 N. Chatzivrettas 
  
03:2113 D. Diamantidis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 10 - 13 
03:02   12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:0213 D. Diamantidis Def. Rebound   
02:4712 K. Tsartsaris 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 12 - 13 
02:23   5 E. Ovcina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2313 D. Diamantidis Def. Rebound   
02:0910 N. Chatzivrettas Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:09    Def. Rebound
02:09Timeout   
02:09Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
9 A. Fotsis in 
  
01:46   15 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:4613 D. Diamantidis Def. Rebound   
01:2610 N. Chatzivrettas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
15 - 13 
01:08   9 H. Domercant Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:08 Def. Rebound   
00:4913 D. Diamantidis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:49   12 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound
00:3810 N. Chatzivrettas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
00:38Substitution: 10 N. Chatzivrettas out,
6 N. Zisis in 
  
00:31   12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:15 15 - 16 13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:0015 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 K. Tsartsaris 
  
00:0012 K. Tsartsaris 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed   
TimeGREECEScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:526 N. Zisis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
09:52    Def. Rebound
09:3315 M. Kakiouzis Steal   13 J. Hukic Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:2614 L. Papadopoulos Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:26   15 K. Bajramovic Steal
09:21   15 K. Bajramovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:2115 M. Kakiouzis Steal   
09:2015 M. Kakiouzis Turnover (Out of bounds)   
09:20    Def. Rebound
08:57   5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 E. Ovcina
08:57   5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:5714 L. Papadopoulos Def. Rebound   
08:57   15 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:42   Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
14 A. Radojevic in
08:42   Substitution: 5 E. Ovcina out,
10 S. Kovacevic in
08:349 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
18 - 16 
08:13   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:1314 L. Papadopoulos Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:074 T. Papaloukas Steal   10 S. Kovacevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:01Substitution: 15 M. Kakiouzis out,
4 T. Papaloukas in 
  
08:0113 D. Diamantidis 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Papaloukas 
20 - 16 
07:36   14 A. Radojevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:369 A. Fotsis block   
07:329 A. Fotsis Def. Rebound   
07:179 A. Fotsis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 L. Papadopoulos 
22 - 16 
06:579 A. Fotsis Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
06:57   15 K. Bajramovic Free throw missed(1/2)
06:57 22 - 17 15 K. Bajramovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:439 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Papaloukas 
25 - 17 
06:26   Substitution: 15 K. Bajramovic out,
6 M. Teletovic in
06:19   12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:194 T. Papaloukas Def. Rebound   
06:056 N. Zisis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
06:05   9 H. Domercant Steal
06:036 N. Zisis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
05:5314 L. Papadopoulos Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
05:53Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
12 K. Tsartsaris in 
  
05:53   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(1/2)
05:53 25 - 18 9 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:336 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:33   10 S. Kovacevic Def. Rebound
05:22 25 - 21 6 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 D. Mrsic
05:0012 K. Tsartsaris 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
28 - 21 
04:31   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:316 N. Zisis Def. Rebound   
04:119 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:10 Off. Rebound   
04:10   Substitution: 9 H. Domercant out,
13 J. Hukic in
04:0412 K. Tsartsaris 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 30 - 21 
03:45   6 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:4512 K. Tsartsaris Def. Rebound   
03:31   14 A. Radojevic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
03:31Timeout   
03:31   Substitution: 12 D. Mrsic out,
4 V. Princ in
03:154 T. Papaloukas Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 M. Teletovic Steal
03:15    Def. Rebound
02:54 30 - 23 6 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:2912 K. Tsartsaris 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 N. Zisis 
33 - 23 
02:13 33 - 26 13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Kovacevic
01:519 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:51   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
01:41 33 - 29 10 S. Kovacevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Radojevic
01:41Timeout   
01:41Substitution: 9 A. Fotsis out,
14 L. Papadopoulos in 
  
01:316 N. Zisis Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
6 N. Zisis Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
01:16   14 A. Radojevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:16 Def. Rebound   
01:16Substitution: 6 N. Zisis out,
5 V. Spanoulis in 
  
01:16   Substitution: 14 A. Radojevic out,
5 E. Ovcina in
01:015 V. Spanoulis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:01    Def. Rebound
00:42   5 E. Ovcina Turnover (Travelling)
00:2614 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
00:26 Off. Rebound   
00:26   5 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
00:26Timeout   
00:26Substitution: 12 K. Tsartsaris out,
9 A. Fotsis in 
  
00:26Substitution: 4 T. Papaloukas out,
10 N. Chatzivrettas in 
  
00:08   13 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:025 V. Spanoulis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:00   6 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeGREECEScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:46   15 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
09:46 Def. Rebound   
09:34   7 S. Leric Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:2114 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 35 - 29 
08:59   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 H. Domercant
08:53 35 - 31 9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:42   7 S. Leric Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
08:2815 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:28   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
08:19   4 V. Princ 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:1910 N. Chatzivrettas Def. Rebound   
08:0815 M. Kakiouzis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Tsartsaris 
37 - 31 
07:4612 K. Tsartsaris Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
07:29   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 K. Bajramovic
07:29   15 K. Bajramovic Turnover (Travelling)
07:14   4 V. Princ Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
07:0813 D. Diamantidis Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
13 D. Diamantidis Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
06:46   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:40 37 - 33 15 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Hukic
06:2615 M. Kakiouzis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:26   4 V. Princ Def. Rebound
06:15   4 V. Princ 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 J. Hukic
06:15 Def. Rebound   
05:4714 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 39 - 33 
05:26   4 V. Princ 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:26   15 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:0110 N. Chatzivrettas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:01 Turnover (24 secs)   
05:01    Def. Rebound
04:4315 M. Kakiouzis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
04:43Substitution: 15 M. Kakiouzis out,
4 T. Papaloukas in 
  
04:43 39 - 34 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:43 39 - 35 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:1913 D. Diamantidis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:19   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
03:56 39 - 37 9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
03:374 T. Papaloukas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 42 - 37 
03:17   13 J. Hukic Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:17 Def. Rebound   
03:04   7 S. Leric Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
03:0414 L. Papadopoulos Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:0414 L. Papadopoulos Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Papadopoulos 
  
03:0114 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
02:4212 K. Tsartsaris Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
02:42Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
9 A. Fotsis in 
  
02:42   15 K. Bajramovic Free throw missed(1/2)
02:42 42 - 38 15 K. Bajramovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:224 T. Papaloukas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:22   7 S. Leric Def. Rebound
02:09   15 K. Bajramovic Turnover (Other)
02:09 Def. Rebound   
02:09Substitution: 12 K. Tsartsaris out,
11 D. Ntikoudis in 
  
02:09   Substitution: 15 K. Bajramovic out,
6 M. Teletovic in
01:49   4 V. Princ Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
01:49Timeout   
01:4913 D. Diamantidis Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:4913 D. Diamantidis Free throw missed(2/2)   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
01:2513 D. Diamantidis Def. Rebound   9 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:09   4 V. Princ Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
01:0913 D. Diamantidis Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:0913 D. Diamantidis Free throw MADE(2/2) 43 - 38 
00:48 43 - 40 6 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:294 T. Papaloukas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:29   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
00:2913 D. Diamantidis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
00:29   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(1/2)
00:29 43 - 41 9 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:0611 D. Ntikoudis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:06   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
00:00   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeGREECEScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:499 A. Fotsis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:49   6 M. Teletovic Steal
09:41 43 - 43 13 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:206 N. Zisis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
46 - 43 
09:02   4 V. Princ 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:0214 L. Papadopoulos Def. Rebound   
08:356 N. Zisis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:35   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
08:31   4 V. Princ Turnover (Travelling)
08:21   4 V. Princ Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
07:589 A. Fotsis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
07:58   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
07:52   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:5213 D. Diamantidis Def. Rebound   
07:476 N. Zisis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Papaloukas 
48 - 43 
07:46Timeout   
07:43   Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
12 D. Mrsic in
07:43   Substitution: 4 V. Princ out,
10 S. Kovacevic in
07:20   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:2013 D. Diamantidis Def. Rebound   
06:589 A. Fotsis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:58   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
06:534 T. Papaloukas Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
06:53   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(1/2)
06:534 T. Papaloukas Def. Rebound   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(2/2)
06:439 A. Fotsis 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
50 - 43 
06:2313 D. Diamantidis Steal   6 M. Teletovic Turnover (Travelling)
06:0713 D. Diamantidis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Papadopoulos 
  
05:5714 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 52 - 43 
05:49 52 - 46 12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:396 N. Zisis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:39    Def. Rebound
05:27   12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:279 A. Fotsis Def. Rebound   
05:129 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Papaloukas 
55 - 46 
04:50   6 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:509 A. Fotsis Def. Rebound   
04:38   9 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
04:38Timeout   
04:1714 L. Papadopoulos 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 A. Fotsis 
57 - 46 
04:04   6 M. Teletovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:014 T. Papaloukas 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
59 - 46 
03:3513 D. Diamantidis Steal   10 S. Kovacevic Turnover (Other)
03:35 Def. Rebound   
03:35   Substitution: 6 M. Teletovic out,
5 E. Ovcina in
03:219 A. Fotsis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Papadopoulos 
  
03:064 T. Papaloukas 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 6 N. Zisis 
61 - 46 
02:50   9 H. Domercant Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:474 T. Papaloukas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
63 - 46 
02:25   9 H. Domercant Turnover (Travelling)
02:069 A. Fotsis 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Diamantidis 
65 - 46 
01:46 65 - 49 9 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Kovacevic
01:46   Substitution: 9 H. Domercant out,
11 M. Tuljkovic in
01:46Substitution: 14 L. Papadopoulos out,
7 I. Bourousis in 
  
01:46Substitution: 13 D. Diamantidis out,
8 P. Vasilopoulos in 
  
01:237 I. Bourousis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:23    Def. Rebound
01:094 T. Papaloukas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
01:09 65 - 50 7 S. Leric Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:099 A. Fotsis Def. Rebound   7 S. Leric Free throw missed(2/2)
00:474 T. Papaloukas Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:47    Def. Rebound
00:324 T. Papaloukas Steal   7 S. Leric Turnover (Other)
00:32 Def. Rebound   
00:106 N. Zisis Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:10    Def. Rebound
00:07   11 M. Tuljkovic Turnover (Other)
00:037 I. Bourousis 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 6 N. Zisis 
67 - 50 

Accumulated statistics

Greece Bosnia and Herzegovina
29/56FG M/A17/45
21/33 (63.6%) FG2P M/A10/24 (41.7%)
8/23 (34.8%) FG3P M/A7/21 (33.3%)
1/6 (16.7%) FT M/A9/16 (56.3%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (5-27)
20AS8
18TO19
6ST6
1BS0
14PF16
67Pts50

top performers

Greece Bosnia and Herzegovina

Konstantinos Tsartsaris

 

Jasmin Hukic

12Pts13
4Reb6
1AS1
0ST0
0BS0
23Min28

GAME PREVIEW

18.09.2005
Stakes may be high as Bosnia-Herzegovina face Greece

Greece are bracing themselves for an uncomfortable 40 minutes against Bosnia-Herzegovina in final EuroBasket Group C game.

The Greeks played like champions on Friday night in a resounding triumphover France, but were then brushed aside by Slovenia 24 hours later, meaning there is still work to do if they are to survive the group. Should France upset Slovenia with a margin of victory between 11 to 16
points, then Greece can clinch the group and a palce in the quarter-finals if they defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina.

If France win in the first Belgrade game of the day, however, defeat against Damir Mrsic and Co would knock Greece out of the tournament.

Saturday's setback truly stung as Greece simply did not play well, especially on defence.

Greece never allowed the French to get into their rhythm on day one, but Slovenia were not intimidated against Panagiotis Yannakis' men.

"We played much worse last night than we did against France," admitted Nikolaos Chatzivrettas.

"We talked about it in the locker room between us, and know what went wrong. Now we are ready to fix it."

From a statistical point of view, were a woeful three of 21 (14%) from behind the arc and 17 of 28 (60%) at the line.

Slovenia beat them on the boards, grabbing 39 rebounds to just 29 for the Greeks.

Yannakis is not as concerned about the poor shooting as he is by his team's poor defence.

"The game against Slovenia was a lesson for us," Yannakis said. "In basketball there are always ups and downs.

"The problem was we tried to find offensive solutions, and not defensive solutions. Nobody is going to give us anything, we have to take it".

Victory for Bosnia-Herzegovina has not happened at a EuroBasket since 1997, but streaks are meant to be ended and Sunday could be their day.

"We'll try to do the best and surprise the Greek team," said Mrsic.

What might make Bosnia-Herzegovina optimistic is the fact they have averaged more points per game (63.5) than the defensive-minded Greeks, whose 60 points per contest is the lowest in the tournament.

As the game could become do-or-die for both teams, expect a lot of tough and aggressive plays. There is no doubt that players will fight for every ball and possession.

Neither team should be shy about attacking the basket as both teams rank near the bottom in blocked shots.

Both sides have a total of two blocks.

Also, neither has been effective hitting the offensive glass.

Bosnia-Herzegovina are last in that category with 6.5 per game while Greece is 14th with 8.0.

If that continues, then both teams will stress the need to get good shots as there will be no second chances.

Coach Mensur Bajramovic is confident his players can win but they must stay the course which has seen them push Slovenia and France close in their first two games.

"We won't change anything for the game against Greece," he said. "We'll try to give our best again. Greece is in top form, they seem unbeatable, but we'll try to do it."