Israel77-93

21-25, 17-22, 27-20, 12-26

Serbia & Montenegro

 

Date: 17.09.2005, 20:30hGroup:  DVenue:   Novi Sad (SRB) Spectators: 6500
Referees:  Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL)
TEAM LEADERS
Israel Serbia & Montenegro
Tal Burstein (20)PtsMarko Jaric (19)
Yaniv Green (10)RebNenad Krstic (10)
Tal Burstein (6)ASIgor Rakocevic (6)
Dror Hagag (7)STDejan Milojevic (2)
Ido Kozikaro (1), Yaniv Green (1)BSDarko Milicic (3)

GAME REPORT

17.09.2005
Serbia & Montenegro Bounce Back To Beat Israel

Serbia & Montenegro started playing the kind of basketball their fans expected of them – and it paid dividends in the form of a 93-77 win over Israel.

Igor Rakocevic started alongside Marko Jaric in the backcourt in place of Dejan Bodiroga to quicken the backcourt and it seemed to work right away for all players concerned.

Jaric bounced back from a scoreless performance on Friday night against Spain to lead the way with 18 points

The host nation looked more organised and less static against Israel, even though the visitors weren’t out of the game until a 20-0 run in the fourth quarter, capped by a Darko Milicic jumper, put them away for good.

It prompted a standing ovation from the Novi Sad crowd which lasted until the end of the game.

Igor Rakocevic (Serbia & Montenegro)
Igor Rakocevic
“I think tonight we were able to play as well as our fans can expect us to and it was great to see that they supported us both when we were having trouble and when we found ourselves in a good rhythm. That is the way it should always be,” said Serbia & Montenegro head coach Zeljko Obradovic after the game.

Jaric was relieved that he and his team-mates were able to show what they were really capable of.

“We were much more focused than in our first game against Spain and when we play like that, we’re definitely a much better team and one that can win this tournament,” he said after the game. 

Israel recovered from an early double digit deficit to take their first lead of the game at 34-32 midway through the second quarter, but a scoring spurt by Zeljko Rebraca and Vladimir Radmanovic gave Serbia & Montenegro a nine-point advantage at halftime.

The hosts looked more patient and willing to distribute the ball to their inside instead of rushing shots from the perimeter.

In the second half, Israel fought back to make a game of it, tying the game several times thanks to strong play from backcourt players Meir Tapiro and substitute Afik Nissim.

Serbia & Montenegro looked like they had reverted to their bad ways of the previous night against Spain when they could not find or create open shots and had to force several shots to avoid a shot clock violation.

But the unlikely pairing of Nenad Krstic and Darko Milicic gave them a solid inside presence at both ends of the floor.

Krstic provided some much needed offense late in the third quarter while Milicic blocked shots and was an imposing presence defensively. He was also able to contribute offensively scrapping for rebounds and getting putback baskets.

Things were in the hosts’ favour in the final period, as they held Israel scoreless for close to seven minutes.

After the visitors tied the game at 67 all early in the quarter, Serbia & Montenegro went on a 20-0 run thanks to Krstic and Milicic up front and the now efficient backcourt of Jaric and Rakocevic.

Fittingly, it was the home kid, Milicic who capped the impressive run with a jumper from the left wing that made it 87-67.

Rakocevic finished with 15 points and six assists while Krstic had a double double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Milicic was efficient in limited minutes, scoring 11 points, grabbing seven rebounds and three blocked shots, as all the players who took to the court for the hosts got on the scoring sheet.

Captain Tal Burstein led the way for Israel with 20 points and Yaniv Green added 11 points and 10 rebounds while Tapiro chipped in with 10.

Top performers

Israel Serbia & Montenegro

Tal Burstein

 

Darko Milicic

20Pts11
2Reb7
6AS0
0ST1
0BS3

Accumulated statistics

Israel Serbia & Montenegro
29/61FG M/A34/58
21/39 (53.8%) FG2P M/A29/42 (69.0%)
8/22 (36.4%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
11/21 (52.4%) FT M/A20/26 (76.9%)
26 (11-15) Reb (O-D) 36 (9-27)
16AS15
15TO18
12ST8
2BS3
26PF22
77Pts93

PHOTO GALLERY

ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Hagag, D. 281/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0011317032
5Nissim, A. 154/944.43/560.01/425.00/00.0011101029
6Shason, S. 101/425.00/20.01/250.00/00.0000010013
7Watson, C. 253/475.03/3100.00/10.03/475.0213313039
8Marckovich, E. 80/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0101100011
*9Shelef, G. 80/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000030010
*10Burstein, T. 377/1450.03/742.94/757.12/450.00226300220
*11Tapiro, M. 213/837.51/250.02/633.32/2100.01011410410
*12Mizrahi, M. 72/366.72/2100.00/10.00/00.0000000014
13Kozikaro, I. 124/666.74/666.70/00.00/10.0213020158
*14Green, Y. 284/757.14/757.10/00.03/837.546101001311
15Halperin, Y. DNP
TEAM/COACH13400
TOTAL29/ 6147.521/ 3953.88/ 2236.411/2152.411152616151222677
SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Bodiroga, D. 121/333.31/333.30/00.01/250.0000000003
5Milicic, D. 153/3100.03/3100.00/00.05/5100.03470113011
6Avdalovic, V. 181/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000210002
7Radmanovic, V. 102/366.72/2100.00/10.02/2100.0123111036
*8Rakocevic, I. 295/1145.53/650.02/540.03/475.00116510315
*9Scepanovic, V. 283/837.52/450.01/425.01/1100.0011101028
*10Jaric, M. 327/1258.36/785.71/520.04/666.70003310319
*11Rebraca, Z. 153/560.03/560.00/00.01/1100.0134020027
*12Krstic, N. 265/862.54/757.11/1100.02/450.037101210413
13Milojevic, D. 154/4100.04/4100.00/00.01/1100.0033122059
14Tomasevic, D. DNP
15Gurovic, M. DNP
TEAM/COACH16710
TOTAL34/ 5858.629/ 4269.05/ 1631.320/2676.9927361518832293
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

Israel Serbia & Montenegro

Tal Burstein

 

Darko Milicic

20Pts11
2Reb7
6AS0
0ST1
0BS3
37Min15

TEAM STATS

Israel Serbia & Montenegro
29/61FG M/A34/58
21/39 (53.8%) FG2P M/A29/42 (69.0%)
8/22 (36.4%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
11/21 (52.4%) FT M/A20/26 (76.9%)
26 (11-15) Reb (O-D) 36 (9-27)
16AS15
15TO18
12ST8
2BS3
26PF22
77Pts93

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeISRAELScoreSERBIA & MONTENEGRO
09:42   11 Z. Rebraca 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 N. Krstic
09:429 G. Shelef Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:29   9 V. Scepanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Rebraca
09:2711 M. Tapiro Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
09:27 0 - 2 11 Z. Rebraca 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:27 0 - 3 11 Z. Rebraca Free throw MADE(1/1)
09:0412 M. Mizrahi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 3 
08:4812 N. Krstic Def. Rebound   10 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:48   11 Z. Rebraca Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:3014 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 T. Burstein Def. Rebound
08:25   Substitution: 11 Z. Rebraca out,
13 D. Milojevic in
08:16   13 D. Milojevic Turnover (Travelling)
08:14Team Def. Rebound   
07:59   8 I. Rakocevic Steal
07:5911 M. Tapiro Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 N. Krstic Steal
07:51   9 V. Scepanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:349 G. Shelef Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 D. Milojevic Steal
07:30 2 - 5 10 M. Jaric 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:10   13 D. Milojevic Def. Rebound
07:1012 M. Mizrahi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 Y. Green Def. Rebound
07:1011 M. Tapiro Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
07:10Substitution: 11 M. Tapiro out,
4 D. Hagag in 
  
06:584 D. Hagag Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
06:44   8 I. Rakocevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:44   10 M. Jaric Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:2914 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein 
4 - 5 
06:11 4 - 7 13 D. Milojevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:509 G. Shelef Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 D. Milojevic Steal
05:4612 M. Mizrahi Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
05:46Substitution: 9 G. Shelef out,
7 C. Watson in 
  
05:46 4 - 8 8 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:469 V. Scepanovic Def. Rebound 4 - 9 8 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:3010 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 9 
05:09 7 - 12 8 I. Rakocevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Jaric
04:5310 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 Y. Green 
  
04:4614 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 9 - 12 
04:4510 T. Burstein Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
04:45 9 - 14 13 D. Milojevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:4512 N. Krstic Def. Rebound 9 - 15 13 D. Milojevic Free throw MADE(1/1)
04:2710 T. Burstein Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:094 D. Hagag Steal   
04:09   8 I. Rakocevic Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:0512 M. Mizrahi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hagag 
11 - 15 
03:47 11 - 17 10 M. Jaric 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Rakocevic
03:33   12 N. Krstic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:33Substitution: 12 M. Mizrahi out,
6 S. Shason in 
  
03:3314 Y. Green Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:3314 Y. Green Free throw MADE(2/2) 12 - 17 
03:10 12 - 19 13 D. Milojevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Rakocevic
02:576 S. Shason Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:53Timeout   
02:53 12 - 21 9 V. Scepanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:35   13 D. Milojevic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:26   12 N. Krstic Def. Rebound
02:276 S. Shason 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:19 12 - 23 8 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:077 C. Watson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 14 - 23 
01:454 D. Hagag Steal   
01:467 C. Watson Steal   10 M. Jaric Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:26   13 D. Milojevic Def. Rebound
01:276 S. Shason 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:174 D. Hagag Steal   8 I. Rakocevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:134 D. Hagag 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 C. Watson 
16 - 23 
00:564 D. Hagag Steal   8 I. Rakocevic Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:53   8 I. Rakocevic Def. Rebound
00:554 D. Hagag 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   7 C. Watson Def. Rebound
00:46   9 V. Scepanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:39Timeout   
00:4010 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hagag 
19 - 23 
00:177 C. Watson Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)   
00:17 19 - 24 12 N. Krstic Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:178 I. Rakocevic Def. Rebound 19 - 25 12 N. Krstic Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:0010 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 21 - 25 
TimeISRAELScoreSERBIA & MONTENEGRO
09:4013 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein 
23 - 25 
09:194 D. Hagag Steal   12 N. Krstic Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:58   12 N. Krstic Def. Rebound
08:5910 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:46 23 - 27 13 D. Milojevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:33   12 N. Krstic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:33   Substitution: 12 N. Krstic out,
11 Z. Rebraca in
08:337 C. Watson Free throw MADE(1/2) 24 - 27 
08:337 C. Watson Free throw MADE(2/2) 25 - 27 
08:14 25 - 29 9 V. Scepanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:146 S. Shason Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:14 25 - 30 9 V. Scepanovic Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:596 S. Shason 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein 
28 - 30 
07:4413 I. Kozikaro Def. Rebound   8 I. Rakocevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4413 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:29   8 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:2210 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 C. Watson 
30 - 30 
07:10   13 D. Milojevic Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
13 D. Milojevic Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:10   Substitution: 10 M. Jaric out,
6 V. Avdalovic in
06:5513 I. Kozikaro Turnover (Travelling)   
06:55   Team Def. Rebound
06:29 30 - 32 6 V. Avdalovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 V. Avdalovic
06:19   9 V. Scepanovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:1913 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 32 
06:1913 I. Kozikaro Free throw missed(1/1)   13 D. Milojevic Def. Rebound
06:01   11 Z. Rebraca Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
11 Z. Rebraca Turnover (Offensive foul)
06:01Substitution: 10 T. Burstein out,
14 Y. Green in 
  
06:01Substitution: 7 C. Watson out,
11 M. Tapiro in 
  
06:01   Substitution: 13 D. Milojevic out,
7 V. Radmanovic in
05:43   7 V. Radmanovic Def. Rebound
05:434 D. Hagag 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:32   11 Z. Rebraca Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:18   7 V. Radmanovic Steal
05:1811 M. Tapiro Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:104 D. Hagag Steal   
05:10   8 I. Rakocevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:03Timeout   
05:0411 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 I. Kozikaro 
  
05:0413 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 34 - 32 
04:54   Substitution: 8 I. Rakocevic out,
4 D. Bodiroga in
04:47 34 - 35 9 V. Scepanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:27   Team Def. Rebound
04:286 S. Shason 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:14 34 - 37 7 V. Radmanovic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
04:0013 I. Kozikaro Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
13 I. Kozikaro Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
04:00Substitution: 6 S. Shason out,
10 T. Burstein in 
  
03:4614 Y. Green block   
03:4810 T. Burstein Def. Rebound   4 D. Bodiroga 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
03:41   7 V. Radmanovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
03:4110 T. Burstein Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:4110 T. Burstein Free throw MADE(2/2) 35 - 37 
03:15   9 V. Scepanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:15   Team Off. Rebound
03:15   Substitution: 9 V. Scepanovic out,
10 M. Jaric in
03:0510 T. Burstein Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
03:05Substitution: 11 M. Tapiro out,
12 M. Mizrahi in 
  
02:57 35 - 39 7 V. Radmanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:31   11 Z. Rebraca Def. Rebound
02:3110 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:18 35 - 41 11 Z. Rebraca 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:18Timeout   
02:18Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
11 M. Tapiro in 
  
02:18Substitution: 12 M. Mizrahi out,
7 C. Watson in 
  
02:104 D. Hagag Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
4 D. Hagag Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
02:0414 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
02:04 35 - 42 10 M. Jaric Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:047 V. Radmanovic Def. Rebound 35 - 43 10 M. Jaric Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:48   7 V. Radmanovic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
01:4814 Y. Green Free throw MADE(1/2) 36 - 43 
01:4814 Y. Green Free throw missed(2/2)   11 Z. Rebraca Def. Rebound
01:29 36 - 45 11 Z. Rebraca 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:09   Team Def. Rebound
01:0911 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:59 36 - 47 10 M. Jaric 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:35   11 Z. Rebraca Def. Rebound
00:3810 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Watson 
  
00:314 D. Hagag Steal   6 V. Avdalovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:2514 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed   
00:167 C. Watson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hagag 
38 - 47 
00:024 D. Hagag Def. Rebound   
00:03   7 V. Radmanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeISRAELScoreSERBIA & MONTENEGRO
09:505 A. Nissim Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:50 38 - 48 7 V. Radmanovic Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:50 38 - 49 7 V. Radmanovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:3114 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 C. Watson 
40 - 49 
09:02   11 Z. Rebraca 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 V. Radmanovic
08:52 40 - 51 10 M. Jaric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:3410 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 Y. Green 
43 - 51 
08:175 A. Nissim Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
08:067 C. Watson Steal   
08:067 C. Watson Steal   10 M. Jaric Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:04   7 V. Radmanovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
08:047 C. Watson Free throw missed(1/2)   
08:047 C. Watson Free throw MADE(2/2) 44 - 51 
07:50   7 V. Radmanovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:487 C. Watson Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:48   Team Def. Rebound
07:3014 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
07:23 44 - 53 4 D. Bodiroga 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Milojevic
07:06   10 M. Jaric Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:06   Substitution: 6 V. Avdalovic out,
8 I. Rakocevic in
07:0614 Y. Green Free throw missed(1/2)   
07:0614 Y. Green Free throw missed(2/2)   7 V. Radmanovic Def. Rebound
06:4714 Y. Green Def. Rebound   
06:47   10 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3610 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Tapiro 
47 - 53 
06:1314 Y. Green Def. Rebound   
06:14   4 D. Bodiroga 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:09Timeout   
06:107 C. Watson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein 
49 - 53 
06:09Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
8 E. Marckovich in 
  
06:09   Substitution: 7 V. Radmanovic out,
13 D. Milojevic in
05:49 49 - 56 10 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:297 C. Watson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:29   Substitution: 11 Z. Rebraca out,
12 N. Krstic in
05:298 E. Marckovich Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
05:205 A. Nissim Steal   10 M. Jaric Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:145 A. Nissim 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 E. Marckovich 
  
05:14   13 D. Milojevic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
05:148 E. Marckovich Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:148 E. Marckovich Free throw MADE(2/2) 50 - 56 
04:57   12 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:5711 M. Tapiro Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
04:57 50 - 57 4 D. Bodiroga Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:57   4 D. Bodiroga Free throw missed(2/2)
04:56   13 D. Milojevic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
04:56   Substitution: 13 D. Milojevic out,
6 V. Avdalovic in
04:56   Substitution: 10 M. Jaric out,
5 D. Milicic in
04:3811 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Watson 
  
04:28   12 N. Krstic Def. Rebound
04:288 E. Marckovich 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
04:04   Team Turnover (24 secs)
04:04Team Def. Rebound   
03:50   5 D. Milicic block
03:498 E. Marckovich 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Tapiro 
  
03:3911 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 53 - 57 
03:30   8 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 N. Krstic
03:22 53 - 59 12 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
03:105 A. Nissim 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 E. Marckovich 
56 - 59 
02:547 C. Watson Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
02:54   Substitution: 4 D. Bodiroga out,
9 V. Scepanovic in
02:54   12 N. Krstic Free throw missed(1/2)
02:54   12 N. Krstic Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 5 D. Milicic
02:48 56 - 61 5 D. Milicic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:36   8 I. Rakocevic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
02:3611 M. Tapiro Free throw MADE(1/2) 57 - 61 
02:3611 M. Tapiro Free throw MADE(2/2) 58 - 61 
02:22   12 N. Krstic Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
12 N. Krstic Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:075 A. Nissim 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 D. Milicic Def. Rebound
02:0511 M. Tapiro Steal   
02:05   5 D. Milicic Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:04Timeout   
02:0511 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 61 - 61 
01:44 61 - 63 8 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:2611 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein 
63 - 63 
01:10   8 I. Rakocevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:10   Substitution: 6 V. Avdalovic out,
10 M. Jaric in
01:10Team Def. Rebound   
01:10Substitution: 10 T. Burstein out,
4 D. Hagag in 
  
00:53   12 N. Krstic Def. Rebound
00:5311 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:43   9 V. Scepanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 D. Milicic
00:4011 M. Tapiro Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)   
00:40Substitution: 11 M. Tapiro out,
10 T. Burstein in 
  
00:40 63 - 64 5 D. Milicic Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:408 I. Rakocevic Def. Rebound 63 - 65 5 D. Milicic Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:235 A. Nissim 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 65 - 65 
00:03 65 - 67 12 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Rakocevic
00:0010 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeISRAELScoreSERBIA & MONTENEGRO
09:465 A. Nissim 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 67 - 67 
09:18 67 - 69 12 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:53   12 N. Krstic Def. Rebound
08:535 A. Nissim 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:44   8 I. Rakocevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 N. Krstic
08:36 67 - 71 12 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:21   5 D. Milicic Def. Rebound
08:165 A. Nissim 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:167 C. Watson Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   
08:16Timeout   
08:16Substitution: 8 E. Marckovich out,
14 Y. Green in 
  
08:16 67 - 72 8 I. Rakocevic Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:1614 Y. Green Def. Rebound   8 I. Rakocevic Free throw missed(2/2)
07:54   12 N. Krstic Def. Rebound
07:5410 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:35 67 - 75 12 N. Krstic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:19   8 I. Rakocevic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:19Substitution: 5 A. Nissim out,
11 M. Tapiro in 
  
07:19   Substitution: 8 I. Rakocevic out,
6 V. Avdalovic in
07:19Substitution: 7 C. Watson out,
9 G. Shelef in 
  
07:05   5 D. Milicic block
07:0514 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   5 D. Milicic Def. Rebound
07:03Team Off. Rebound   
06:569 G. Shelef 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:44 67 - 77 10 M. Jaric 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Jaric
06:29   Team Def. Rebound
06:2911 M. Tapiro Turnover (Travelling)   9 V. Scepanovic Steal
06:29   Substitution: 6 V. Avdalovic out,
8 I. Rakocevic in
06:1414 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
06:14 67 - 79 5 D. Milicic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:14Timeout   
06:14 67 - 80 5 D. Milicic Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:509 G. Shelef Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 M. Jaric Steal
05:48 67 - 82 8 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:3310 T. Burstein Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:30 67 - 84 10 M. Jaric 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
05:0911 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 V. Scepanovic Def. Rebound
04:50   10 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:504 D. Hagag Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
04:50Substitution: 11 M. Tapiro out,
13 I. Kozikaro in 
  
04:3513 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
04:35   10 M. Jaric Free throw missed(1/2)
04:358 I. Rakocevic Def. Rebound 67 - 85 10 M. Jaric Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:19   9 V. Scepanovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
04:11   Team Def. Rebound
04:1011 M. Tapiro Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 D. Milicic Steal
03:43 67 - 87 5 D. Milicic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:31   8 I. Rakocevic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
03:31   Substitution: 8 I. Rakocevic out,
6 V. Avdalovic in
03:2510 T. Burstein Turnover (Bad Pass)   
03:13Substitution: 9 G. Shelef out,
11 M. Tapiro in 
  
03:0314 Y. Green Def. Rebound   
03:04   12 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:5213 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein 
69 - 87 
02:30   12 N. Krstic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 D. Milicic
02:3013 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   
02:30   Substitution: 12 N. Krstic out,
13 D. Milojevic in
02:30Substitution: 11 M. Tapiro out,
5 A. Nissim in 
  
02:30 69 - 88 5 D. Milicic Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:306 V. Avdalovic Def. Rebound 69 - 89 5 D. Milicic Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:15   5 D. Milicic block
02:1413 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 14 Y. Green 
  
02:045 A. Nissim 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 Y. Green 
  
01:53   10 M. Jaric Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
01:4013 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 Y. Green 
  
01:3614 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 71 - 89 
01:26   Substitution: 9 V. Scepanovic out,
8 I. Rakocevic in
01:18 71 - 92 8 I. Rakocevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:08   13 D. Milojevic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 5th)
01:08   Substitution: 13 D. Milojevic out,
12 N. Krstic in
01:0810 T. Burstein Free throw MADE(1/2) 72 - 92 
01:0810 T. Burstein Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 13 I. Kozikaro 
  
01:02   5 D. Milicic Def. Rebound
01:0210 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 Y. Green Def. Rebound
00:4413 I. Kozikaro block   
00:40   8 I. Rakocevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:3310 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Nissim 
74 - 92 
00:155 A. Nissim Def. Rebound   
00:17   10 M. Jaric 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:125 A. Nissim 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 76 - 92 
00:0313 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 5th)   
00:03Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
8 E. Marckovich in 
  
00:03 76 - 93 10 M. Jaric Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:03   10 M. Jaric Free throw missed(2/2)
00:03   12 N. Krstic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
00:0314 Y. Green Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:0314 Y. Green Free throw MADE(2/2) 77 - 93 
00:00   10 M. Jaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Israel Serbia & Montenegro
29/61FG M/A34/58
21/39 (53.8%) FG2P M/A29/42 (69.0%)
8/22 (36.4%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
11/21 (52.4%) FT M/A20/26 (76.9%)
26 (11-15) Reb (O-D) 36 (9-27)
16AS15
15TO18
12ST8
2BS3
26PF22
77Pts93

top performers

Israel Serbia & Montenegro

Tal Burstein

 

Darko Milicic

20Pts11
2Reb7
6AS0
0ST1
0BS3
37Min15

GAME PREVIEW

17.09.2005
Serbia & Montenegro Under Pressure For Israel Match-Up

Many can argue that this game will be the one featuring the overachievers against the underachievers.

For the host nation, this game is an absolute must-win situation. And head coach Zeljko Obradovic wants his men to win to silence the fans who booed them against Spain last night.

"I want the fans who booed us yesterday to come to this game and support our opponents again. I believe we will show them they were wrong to do that to us yesterday," he said.

But Obradovic made no excuses for his side's poor performance in the opening game.

"Before the tournament started, I was asked to talk about the home court advantage. I said then that I would answer that question after the games. Now some people may say that we lost because we were under pressure, having to play in front of our fans against a tough Spanish team. But there are no excuses to be made. I am not making excuses. I take the blame for what happened last night and I know we can play better than what we showed."

Meanwhile Israel could be forgiven for taking it easy having won a game - one more than many predicted they would.

But instead, head coach Zwi Sherf says yesterday's win should encourage his players to do even better.

"We won a game that could decide third place in our group. We are very happy to have the advantage for that battle, but there is more we can do. We are taking each game one at a time and giving the best efforts we can."