Serbia & Montenegro70-89

13-21, 17-22, 26-27, 14-19

Spain

 

Date: 16.09.2005, 20:30hGroup:  DVenue:   Novi Sad (SRB) Spectators: 7200
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Petr Sudek (SVK), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS)
TEAM LEADERS
Serbia & Montenegro Spain
Igor Rakocevic (20)PtsJuan Carlos Navarro (27)
Dejan Bodiroga (7)RebJorge Garbajosa (6)
Igor Rakocevic (3)ASJorge Garbajosa (3), José Calderón (3)
5 players tied with 1STSergi Vidal (4)
Darko Milicic (2), Zeljko Rebraca (2)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

16.09.2005
Navarro Shoots The Lights Out In Spain's Defeat Of Serbia Montenegro

The much anticipated game between Serbia & Montenegro and Spain failed to live up to the expectations - because of the visitors' near perfect game in an 89-70 rout at Novi Sad.

Behind Juan Carlos Navarro's 27 points, Spain took the lead from the start and never rescinded it, leaving little choice to the Serb & Montenegrin fans but to boo their own heroes and cheer when they missed shots in the closing minutes of the blowout.

"The fans' reaction was understandable because we lost at home," said Serbia Montenegro's coach Zeljko Obradovic. "Some people will try and make excuses by saying that we lost because of the pressure of playing in front of our own fans..

Juan-Carlos Navarro (#7 ESP)
Navarro was unstoppable against Serbia & Montenegro
"But Spain beat us and that is all there is to say. They won by 19 points, the biggest lead of the game and there is no excuse to be made for our performance.

"I am disappointed that the fans booed us because when we are down, when we are losing, that is when we need them the most. We appreciate their support when we are winning, but it is more important to know that they are on our side when we are having trouble in a game. And tonight they did not do that."

Serbia & Montenegro did not play particularly badly - just not nearly as well as their opponent on the night.

Navarro could not miss and gave his side the advantage early with a personal barrage from behind the three-point arc. He finished the night shooting 9 of 13 from the field including 5 of 8 from three-point territory.

"I just shot the ball when I felt I had a good shot and it kept going in. I tried not to force anything and be sure not to play out of our game plan," Navarro said after the game.

But it wasn't just Navarro that Serbia & Montenegro couldn't stop. NBA-bound Jose Calderon finished with 17 points, including several key baskets in the second half to halt runs by the host nation.

It seems the Spanish team can do without NBA star Pau Gasol.

"I don't want to talk about Gasol," Spanish coach Mario Pesquera said. "We'd be happy to have him on the team of course, but we don't. So I just look at the players we have and if they can play the way they did tonight in every game, then I'm more than happy to have just these guys."

Serbia & Montenegro trailed by eight points after the first quarter (21-13) and even though they improved in they were behind by 13 by half-time.

None of the team's NBA elite seemed to be able to get anything going on the night. Marco Jaric of the Minnesota Timberwolves was held scoreless and Zeljko Rebraca could not give his side a much-needed presence in the paint.

Instead it was former NBA player Igor Rakocevic who carried Serbia & Montenegro for most of the night, going into the paint time and time again to create an easy basket for his team-mates or draw a foul. He finished with 20 points.

Obradovic could not stop Spain's run-and-gun style of play and instead went deep into his roster to find some offensive firepower to match the Catalan nation's outpour.

Midway through the second half, Obradovic brought on Seattle Supersonic forward Vladimir Radmanovic and Detroit Pistons center Darko Milicic.

Radmanovic brought some offense immediately with a lay-up and a three-pointer on back to back possessions to reduce Spain's lead to 10 points, 60-50. But he brought little more.

Milicic provided some inside toughness defensively but because of the deficit had little chance of getting touches offensively.

Spain was able to maintain its double digit lead intact for much of the second half with Navarro continuing his impressive display, Calderon joining in on the act and Inaki de Miguel scoring from inside and out.

Through the first three quarters, Spain shot 16 of 27 from two-point range, 7 of 16 from beyond the arc and had made 17 of their 24 free throw attempts.

The boos got louder and louder as the game came to an end and the fans eventually started cheering the Spanish duo of Navarro and Calderon who were making shots from everywhere, with hands in their faces and while being fouled.

Jaric was cheered when he attempted - and again missed - his last shot of the game, leaving Obradovic to give a stern warning to the fans.

"Let the fans come tomorrow, we'll see what they do then. We know we have fans who support us and some who don't. I'm telling the ones who are against us to show themselves tomorrow."

Top performers

Serbia & Montenegro Spain

Igor Rakocevic

 

Juan Carlos Navarro

20Pts27
1Reb2
3AS1
1ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Serbia & Montenegro Spain
23/57FG M/A29/62
16/35 (45.7%) FG2P M/A19/37 (51.4%)
7/22 (31.8%) FG3P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
17/19 (89.5%) FT M/A21/29 (72.4%)
29 (8-21) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
10AS9
14TO8
5ST14
6BS3
28PF20
70Pts89

PHOTO GALLERY

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Bodiroga, D. 304/850.03/650.01/250.00/00.0167210019
5Milicic, D. 131/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/1100.0134000223
6Avdalovic, V. 171/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0000101042
7Radmanovic, V. 153/650.02/2100.01/425.00/00.0123121117
8Rakocevic, I. 305/955.63/475.02/540.08/988.90113110220
9Scepanovic, V. 132/450.00/10.02/366.70/00.0000010016
*10Jaric, M. 260/50.00/10.00/40.00/00.0011220040
*11Rebraca, Z. 191/616.71/616.70/00.04/4100.0022021236
12Krstic, N. 111/333.31/333.30/00.01/250.0112100153
*13Milojevic, D. 121/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.0000041012
14Tomasevic, D. DNP
*15Gurovic, M. 164/944.43/650.01/333.33/3100.04150100412
TEAM/COACH04400
TOTAL23/ 5740.416/ 3545.77/ 2231.817/1989.5821291014562870
SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Fernandez, R. 254/757.13/475.01/333.30/00.0112110019
5Iturbe, I. DNP
6Cabezas, C. 120/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0011000000
*7Navarro, J. 279/1369.25/862.54/580.05/683.30221130327
*8Calderón, J. 285/1241.73/742.92/540.05/683.30223100217
*9Reyes, F. 193/742.93/742.90/00.03/475.0235113139
*10Jiménez, C. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000020040
11Vidal, S. 232/450.01/250.01/250.02/450.0235004007
12Rodriguez, S. DNP
13De Miguel, I. 215/862.54/666.71/250.03/3100.04150030214
14Vazquez, F. 20/00.00/00.00/00.01/425.0000001121
*15Garbajosa, J. 381/911.10/20.01/714.32/2100.0156310135
TEAM/COACH05510
TOTAL29/ 6246.819/ 3751.410/ 2540.021/2972.4102333981432089
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

Serbia & Montenegro Spain

Igor Rakocevic

 

Juan Carlos Navarro

20Pts27
1Reb2
3AS1
1ST3
0BS0
30Min27

TEAM STATS

Serbia & Montenegro Spain
23/57FG M/A29/62
16/35 (45.7%) FG2P M/A19/37 (51.4%)
7/22 (31.8%) FG3P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
17/19 (89.5%) FT M/A21/29 (72.4%)
29 (8-21) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
10AS9
14TO8
5ST14
6BS3
28PF20
70Pts89

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeSERBIA & MONTENEGROScoreSPAIN
09:49   9 F. Reyes Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:43   10 C. Jiménez Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
09:2713 D. Milojevic Turnover (3 secs)   
09:17    Def. Rebound
09:1213 D. Milojevic Steal   
09:11   7 J. Navarro Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:06   7 J. Navarro Steal
09:0610 M. Jaric Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:00 0 - 2 7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:4113 D. Milojevic Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 F. Reyes Steal
08:4113 D. Milojevic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:21   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Garbajosa
08:07   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
14:15Substitution: 11 Z. Rebraca out,
12 N. Krstic in 
  
14:30   9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 F. Reyes
14:3112 N. Krstic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
14:31 0 - 3 9 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(1/2)
14:3112 N. Krstic Def. Rebound   9 F. Reyes Free throw missed(2/2)
13:47   9 F. Reyes Def. Rebound
14:479 V. Scepanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Jaric 
3 - 3 
15:10 3 - 6 8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
15:188 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 5 - 6 
15:18   7 J. Navarro Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
15:18Substitution: 4 D. Bodiroga out,
7 V. Radmanovic in 
  
15:18   Substitution: 7 J. Navarro out,
4 R. Fernandez in
15:188 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(1/1) 6 - 6 
15:31 6 - 8 8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
15:56    Def. Rebound
15:5612 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 N. Krstic 
  
16:24   Substitution: 8 J. Calderón out,
6 C. Cabezas in
16:387 V. Radmanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 8 - 8 
16:5412 N. Krstic block   
16:54   9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
16:578 I. Rakocevic Steal   
17:097 V. Radmanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Rakocevic 
11 - 8 
17:2412 N. Krstic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
17:24Substitution: 12 N. Krstic out,
5 D. Milicic in 
  
17:24 11 - 9 9 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(1/2)
17:24 11 - 10 9 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(2/2)
17:40   9 F. Reyes Def. Rebound
17:438 I. Rakocevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
17:46 11 - 12 4 R. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 F. Reyes
18:028 I. Rakocevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 14 - 12 
18:245 D. Milicic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
18:24   11 S. Vidal Free throw missed(1/2)
18:24 14 - 13 11 S. Vidal Free throw MADE(2/2)
18:40   9 F. Reyes Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
18:40   Substitution: 9 F. Reyes out,
13 I. De Miguel in
18:408 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(1/2) 15 - 13 
18:408 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(2/2) 16 - 13 
19:02   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 I. De Miguel
19:12 16 - 16 15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
19:22   13 I. De Miguel Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
19:228 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(1/2) 17 - 16 
19:228 I. Rakocevic Free throw missed(2/2)   11 S. Vidal Def. Rebound
19:436 V. Avdalovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
19:43 17 - 17 15 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(1/2)
19:438 J. Calderón Def. Rebound 17 - 18 15 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(2/2)
20:006 V. Avdalovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeSERBIA & MONTENEGROScoreSPAIN
13:5612 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
13:48   8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
13:46   9 F. Reyes Steal
13:46 17 - 20 9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
13:45Timeout   
13:45Substitution: 10 M. Jaric out,
6 V. Avdalovic in 
  
09:517 V. Radmanovic Steal   
09:51   4 R. Fernandez Turnover (Other)
09:487 V. Radmanovic Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 I. De Miguel Steal
09:337 V. Radmanovic block   
09:325 D. Milicic Def. Rebound   4 R. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
09:326 V. Avdalovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
09:18   6 C. Cabezas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:099 V. Scepanovic Turnover (Out of bounds)   
08:475 D. Milicic block   
08:47   13 I. De Miguel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
08:44   11 S. Vidal Steal
08:4411 S. Vidal Def. Rebound   11 S. Vidal 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:42 Def. Rebound   
08:237 V. Radmanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 I. Rakocevic Def. Rebound
08:04   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:57   15 J. Garbajosa Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:578 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(1/2) 18 - 20 
07:578 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(2/2) 19 - 20 
07:395 D. Milicic block   
07:397 V. Radmanovic Def. Rebound   13 I. De Miguel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
07:32   6 C. Cabezas Def. Rebound
07:329 V. Scepanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:328 I. Rakocevic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:32   Substitution: 11 S. Vidal out,
8 J. Calderón in
07:32   Substitution: 6 C. Cabezas out,
7 J. Navarro in
07:14 19 - 23 13 I. De Miguel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Navarro
07:027 V. Radmanovic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 6 V. Avdalovic 
21 - 23 
06:355 D. Milicic Def. Rebound   
06:3515 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:297 V. Radmanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:215 D. Milicic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
06:22 21 - 25 13 I. De Miguel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:20Timeout   
06:20Substitution: 9 V. Scepanovic out,
10 M. Jaric in 
  
06:20Substitution: 6 V. Avdalovic out,
4 D. Bodiroga in 
  
06:20 21 - 26 13 I. De Miguel Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:5710 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 D. Milicic 
  
05:55   15 J. Garbajosa Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
05:565 D. Milicic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 23 - 26 
05:555 D. Milicic Free throw MADE(1/1) 24 - 26 
05:5410 M. Jaric Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
05:34 24 - 29 8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:144 D. Bodiroga 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 26 - 29 
04:49 Def. Rebound   
04:498 J. Calderón Def. Rebound   8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:49Substitution: 10 M. Jaric out,
6 V. Avdalovic in 
  
04:364 D. Bodiroga 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Bodiroga Def. Rebound
04:18   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:098 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 28 - 29 
03:547 V. Radmanovic Def. Rebound   
03:54   4 R. Fernandez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:487 V. Radmanovic Turnover (Travelling)   13 I. De Miguel Steal
03:47    Def. Rebound
03:307 V. Radmanovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
03:30Substitution: 8 I. Rakocevic out,
10 M. Jaric in 
  
03:30 28 - 30 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:30 28 - 31 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:104 D. Bodiroga 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 V. Radmanovic 
31 - 31 
02:515 D. Milicic Def. Rebound   
02:527 J. Navarro Def. Rebound   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:367 V. Radmanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Bodiroga Def. Rebound
02:15   8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:5810 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 V. Radmanovic 
  
01:52   8 J. Calderón Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
01:52Substitution: 6 V. Avdalovic out,
8 I. Rakocevic in 
  
01:478 I. Rakocevic Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 J. Navarro Steal
01:2910 M. Jaric Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
01:29 31 - 32 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:29   7 J. Navarro Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 13 I. De Miguel
01:07 31 - 35 7 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:55   15 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound
00:5510 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:34 31 - 37 8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:34Timeout   
00:16   15 J. Garbajosa block
00:164 D. Bodiroga 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
00:04   4 R. Fernandez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 I. De Miguel
00:02 31 - 39 13 I. De Miguel 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE

Accumulated statistics

Serbia & Montenegro Spain
23/57FG M/A29/62
16/35 (45.7%) FG2P M/A19/37 (51.4%)
7/22 (31.8%) FG3P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
17/19 (89.5%) FT M/A21/29 (72.4%)
29 (8-21) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
10AS9
14TO8
5ST14
6BS3
28PF20
70Pts89

top performers

Serbia & Montenegro Spain

Igor Rakocevic

 

Juan Carlos Navarro

20Pts27
1Reb2
3AS1
1ST3
0BS0
30Min27