Spain77-85

16-17, 12-16, 31-32, 18-20

Israel

 

Date: 18.09.2005, 17:30hGroup:  DVenue:   Novi Sad (SRB) Spectators: 6500
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL)
TEAM LEADERS
Spain Israel
Jorge Garbajosa (21)PtsTal Burstein (19)
Jorge Garbajosa (9), Felipe Reyes (9)Reb4 players tied with 4
Juan Carlos Navarro (4)ASMeir Tapiro (5), Tal Burstein (5)
Carlos Jiménez (4)STMeir Tapiro (4)
Felipe Reyes (1)BSTal Burstein (1), Erez Marckovich (1)

GAME REPORT

18.09.2005
Israel Take Advantage Of Tired Spain

Israel showed no ill effects from a fourth quarter shooting slump against Serbia & Montenegro last night to take an important 85-77 win over Spain, thereby handing them their first loss of the tournament and joining them in a two-way tie atop of the group – for now.

Captain Tal Burstein led by example and finished as his team’s top scorer with 19 points. He was instrumental to Israel’s strong run that saw them open and regularly extend a lead in the second half.

After scoring 27 and 35 points respectively in the first two games, Navarro cooled down considerably and had only nine points on 2 of 10 shooting.

Tal Burstein (Israel)
Tal Burstein led the way for Israel
Both teams now have to wait for the result between the host nation and Latvia to find out who will get a guaranteed place in the quarter-finals and which teams will have to play in the elimination games.

After the game, Israel’s head coach Tvzika Shef talked proudly of the way his players bounced back.

“This game was played in very tough conditions. There was a lot of pressure riding on the outcome of this clash and I am extremely proud of how we forgot last night’s game and focused on stopping Spain,” he said.

“We kept Spain in a low scoring game in the first half and after half-time even though they started scoring more, we did too.

The two sides got off to a cold start in a slow and low-scoring first half, but Israel proved to be the fresher and better of the two teams and took a 33-29 lead at intermission.

Spain lacked the offensive fire-power they demonstrated against Latvia in the first half as their trio of Juan Carlos Navarro, Jorge Garbajosa and Jose Calderon could not find the target and it was left to forward Felipe Reyes to provide much of the scoring.

Garbajosa had only five first half points but more importantly and to his detriment five of the team’s 12 turnovers.

Both teams found their shooting touch early in the second half, trading baskets for most of the third quarter, with Israel outscoring Spain 32-31 in that period alone.

But while Navarro and Calderon still couldn’t get their offense going, the Israelis were getting points from everyone down the stretch.

Moshe Mizrahi opened the fourth quarter with a three-pointer that gave Israel an eight point lead, their biggest of the game until that point.

Israel spread the scoring during the final period and were able to build a 13 point lead before Spain came back within ten.

Garbajosa recovered from his poor first half performance to finish with a team high 21 points but got little help from Navarro and Calderon.

“We wanted to slow their backcourt down and we were able to do just that,” said Israel’s Yotam Halperin.

Both Israel and Spain now await the result of Group D’s last game between Latvia and Serbia & Montenegro and the standings from the other groups to find out where they go from here.

“If we finish third in our group, it looks likely that we will play Greece,” said Sherf looking ahead to the possibility of an elimination game.

“It’s the worst opponent we could go against I feel, but if that is who we have to play to advance, so be it.”

Spain’s coach Mario Pesquera just hopes his players can now rest properly before they play again.

“I think we weren’t able to recover well from our overtime win over Latvia last night. The players were tired and it showed. We didn’t play our best as a consequence of fatigue but we will be ready whatever comes next. We were entitled to one bad game and I think we just had it.”

Top performers

Spain Israel

Felipe Reyes

 

Tal Burstein

20Pts19
9Reb4
1AS5
0ST2
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

Spain Israel
21/54FG M/A35/65
17/37 (45.9%) FG2P M/A26/44 (59.1%)
4/17 (23.5%) FG3P M/A9/21 (42.9%)
31/39 (79.5%) FT M/A6/8 (75.0%)
37 (12-25) Reb (O-D) 29 (8-21)
10AS15
17TO13
8ST13
1BS2
15PF34
77Pts85

PHOTO GALLERY

SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Fernandez, R. 140/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0022212030
5Iturbe, I. DNP
6Cabezas, C. 92/2100.02/2100.00/00.02/2100.0000010006
*7Navarro, J. 332/1020.02/633.30/40.05/771.4112420019
*8Calderón, J. 311/425.01/250.00/20.04/4100.0022212046
*9Reyes, F. 346/1154.56/1154.50/00.08/1172.72791101220
*10Jiménez, C. 223/837.53/742.90/10.01/333.3415134017
11Vidal, S. 111/425.01/250.00/20.02/2100.0224010004
12Rodriguez, S. DNP
13De Miguel, I. 101/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.0022010022
14Vazquez, F. 31/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000002
*15Garbajosa, J. 324/1040.00/30.04/757.19/1090.03690600221
TEAM/COACH02200
TOTAL21/ 5438.917/ 3745.94/ 1723.531/3979.51225371017811577
ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Hagag, D. 313/933.32/450.01/520.02/2100.0044100039
5Nissim, A. 40/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000001000
6Shason, S. DNP
7Watson, C. 171/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0112010042
8Marckovich, E. 91/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/20.0123010132
9Shelef, G. 227/887.56/785.71/1100.00/00.01123330415
*10Burstein, T. 378/1266.75/862.53/475.00/00.01345121219
*11Tapiro, M. 333/933.32/633.31/333.30/00.0224534017
12Mizrahi, M. 142/540.00/00.02/540.02/2100.0000001048
*13Kozikaro, I. 133/650.03/650.00/00.01/1100.0224121047
*14Green, Y. 115/683.35/683.30/00.01/1100.00220000511
*15Halperin, Y. 132/450.01/250.01/250.00/00.0011011035
TEAM/COACH03311
TOTAL35/ 6553.826/ 4459.19/ 2142.96/875.08212915131323485
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

Spain Israel

Felipe Reyes

 

Tal Burstein

20Pts19
9Reb4
1AS5
0ST2
1BS1
34Min37

TEAM STATS

Spain Israel
21/54FG M/A35/65
17/37 (45.9%) FG2P M/A26/44 (59.1%)
4/17 (23.5%) FG3P M/A9/21 (42.9%)
31/39 (79.5%) FT M/A6/8 (75.0%)
37 (12-25) Reb (O-D) 29 (8-21)
10AS15
17TO13
8ST13
1BS2
15PF34
77Pts85

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeSPAINScoreISRAEL
09:4010 C. Jiménez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Garbajosa 
  
09:1810 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound   
09:16   15 Y. Halperin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:0710 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 Y. Green Def. Rebound
08:5415 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound   
08:54   13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:397 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 C. Jiménez 
  
08:318 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Garbajosa 
  
09:35   13 I. Kozikaro Steal
08:15    Def. Rebound
08:1510 C. Jiménez Turnover (Ball Handling)   
09:3515 J. Garbajosa Turnover (Ball Handling)   
07:508 J. Calderón Def. Rebound   
07:52   10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:32   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:3215 J. Garbajosa Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
15 J. Garbajosa Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
07:1915 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound   11 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:16   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:16   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
8 E. Marckovich in
07:049 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 0 
06:5710 C. Jiménez Steal   11 M. Tapiro Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:41   8 E. Marckovich Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:30   13 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
06:3015 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(1/2) 3 - 0 
06:3015 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(2/2) 4 - 0 
06:16 4 - 3 10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:5915 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 J. Calderón 
7 - 3 
05:47   13 I. Kozikaro Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
13 I. Kozikaro Turnover (Offensive foul)
05:307 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 M. Tapiro Def. Rebound
05:088 J. Calderón Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:08   Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
9 G. Shelef in
05:08   8 E. Marckovich Free throw missed(1/2)
05:08   8 E. Marckovich Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 9 G. Shelef
04:51 7 - 5 10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein
04:34   11 M. Tapiro Def. Rebound
04:379 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound
04:25   11 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:1110 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 C. Jiménez 
  
04:0910 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
04:099 F. Reyes Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
9 F. Reyes Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
03:43 7 - 7 9 G. Shelef 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein
03:30   10 T. Burstein block
03:318 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 10 C. Jiménez 
  
03:2210 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 9 - 7 
03:22   8 E. Marckovich Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
03:2210 C. Jiménez Free throw missed(1/1)   9 G. Shelef Def. Rebound
03:04   10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Tapiro
02:52 9 - 10 15 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Shelef
01:2915 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound   
01:2910 T. Burstein Def. Rebound   10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:219 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:15 9 - 12 7 C. Watson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein
01:029 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Navarro 
11 - 12 
01:02   9 G. Shelef Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
01:02   Substitution: 11 M. Tapiro out,
4 D. Hagag in
01:029 F. Reyes Free throw missed(1/1)   4 D. Hagag Def. Rebound
00:44 11 - 15 9 G. Shelef 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:307 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Garbajosa 
  
00:28    Def. Rebound
00:2815 J. Garbajosa Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:28Substitution: 9 F. Reyes out,
13 I. De Miguel in 
  
00:0910 C. Jiménez Steal   15 Y. Halperin Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:00   15 Y. Halperin Steal
00:0015 J. Garbajosa Turnover (Bad Pass)   
TimeSPAINScoreISRAEL
09:484 R. Fernandez Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:29 11 - 17 9 G. Shelef 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:187 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 J. Navarro 
  
09:17   15 Y. Halperin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:17   15 Y. Halperin Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
09:13   15 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound
09:1415 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:06   7 C. Watson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 T. Burstein
09:014 R. Fernandez Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
08:49 11 - 19 9 G. Shelef 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:388 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 13 - 19 
08:208 J. Calderón Def. Rebound   9 G. Shelef 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:16   7 C. Watson Off. Rebound
08:138 J. Calderón Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 T. Burstein Steal
08:147 J. Navarro Def. Rebound   7 C. Watson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:017 J. Navarro Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 T. Burstein Steal
08:0913 I. De Miguel Def. Rebound   7 C. Watson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:0113 I. De Miguel Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
07:43   4 D. Hagag 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:3415 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 F. Reyes Def. Rebound
07:34   7 C. Watson Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
07:3315 J. Garbajosa Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
15 J. Garbajosa Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
07:33Substitution: 15 J. Garbajosa out,
9 F. Reyes in 
  
07:18   15 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:08   9 G. Shelef Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
07:08   Substitution: 15 Y. Halperin out,
5 A. Nissim in
07:057 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 R. Fernandez 
15 - 19 
06:494 R. Fernandez Steal   
06:498 J. Calderón Steal   9 G. Shelef Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:45Timeout   
06:4613 I. De Miguel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 R. Fernandez 
17 - 19 
06:45Substitution: 7 J. Navarro out,
11 S. Vidal in 
  
06:239 F. Reyes Def. Rebound   
06:23   5 A. Nissim 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:1611 S. Vidal 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 D. Hagag Def. Rebound
06:02   7 C. Watson Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:51   9 G. Shelef Steal
05:5111 S. Vidal Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 A. Nissim Steal
05:50   9 G. Shelef Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:32   Substitution: 7 C. Watson out,
14 Y. Green in
05:30    Turnover (24 secs)
05:30 Def. Rebound   
05:14   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
04:554 R. Fernandez Steal   
04:54   10 T. Burstein Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:3813 I. De Miguel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 F. Reyes 
  
04:32   10 T. Burstein Def. Rebound
04:319 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
04:25 17 - 21 10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:07   14 Y. Green Def. Rebound
04:0911 S. Vidal 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 I. De Miguel Def. Rebound
03:52   10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:50 17 - 23 14 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:5011 S. Vidal 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 J. Calderón 
19 - 23 
03:508 J. Calderón Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
03:33   Substitution: 5 A. Nissim out,
11 M. Tapiro in
03:33Substitution: 8 J. Calderón out,
6 C. Cabezas in 
  
03:33   Substitution: 10 T. Burstein out,
12 M. Mizrahi in
03:33 19 - 24 14 Y. Green Free throw MADE(1/1)
03:33   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
8 E. Marckovich in
03:18   9 G. Shelef Steal
03:1813 I. De Miguel Turnover (Ball Handling)   9 G. Shelef Steal
02:574 R. Fernandez Def. Rebound   12 M. Mizrahi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:379 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:29 Def. Rebound   
02:29   11 M. Tapiro Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:186 C. Cabezas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 21 - 24 
02:0511 S. Vidal Def. Rebound   
02:079 F. Reyes Def. Rebound   4 D. Hagag 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:00   12 M. Mizrahi Steal
01:586 C. Cabezas Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 M. Tapiro Steal
01:54   11 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:399 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Hagag Def. Rebound
01:18   4 D. Hagag 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 E. Marckovich
01:12 21 - 26 8 E. Marckovich 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:50   8 E. Marckovich block
00:4913 I. De Miguel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
00:3413 I. De Miguel Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
00:34 21 - 27 12 M. Mizrahi Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:349 G. Shelef Def. Rebound 21 - 28 12 M. Mizrahi Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:22   12 M. Mizrahi Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:22Timeout   
00:22   Substitution: 12 M. Mizrahi out,
10 T. Burstein in
00:2211 S. Vidal Free throw MADE(1/2) 22 - 28 
00:2211 S. Vidal Free throw MADE(2/2) 23 - 28 
00:00 23 - 31 10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Tapiro
00:00Timeout   
00:00   Substitution: 8 E. Marckovich out,
12 M. Mizrahi in
00:0013 I. De Miguel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeSPAINScoreISRAEL
09:4815 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Navarro 
26 - 31 
09:29 26 - 33 14 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:1210 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 28 - 33 
09:02 28 - 35 9 G. Shelef 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Tapiro
08:459 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Navarro 
30 - 35 
08:18 30 - 38 4 D. Hagag 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:0815 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 F. Reyes 
33 - 38 
07:48 33 - 40 9 G. Shelef 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Shelef
07:3115 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 F. Reyes 
  
07:279 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 35 - 40 
07:11 35 - 42 14 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:02   11 M. Tapiro Steal
06:5910 C. Jiménez Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 M. Tapiro Steal
06:57 35 - 44 9 G. Shelef 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein
06:379 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 37 - 44 
06:15 37 - 46 14 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:59   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
05:59   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
8 E. Marckovich in
05:598 J. Calderón Free throw MADE(1/2) 38 - 46 
05:598 J. Calderón Free throw MADE(2/2) 39 - 46 
05:43 39 - 48 11 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Shelef
05:27   11 M. Tapiro Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:237 J. Navarro Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:069 F. Reyes Def. Rebound   
05:064 D. Hagag Def. Rebound   11 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:597 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 F. Reyes Def. Rebound
04:508 E. Marckovich Def. Rebound   4 D. Hagag 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:22Timeout   
04:05   9 G. Shelef Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
04:0515 J. Garbajosa Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:0515 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(2/2) 40 - 48 
04:0110 C. Jiménez Steal   
04:01   8 E. Marckovich Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:5910 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 42 - 48 
03:43 42 - 51 10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:327 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 44 - 51 
03:089 F. Reyes block   
03:059 F. Reyes Def. Rebound   
02:5915 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:04   4 D. Hagag 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 10 C. Jiménez
02:58   8 E. Marckovich Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
02:5810 C. Jiménez Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
10 C. Jiménez Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
02:58Substitution: 9 F. Reyes out,
14 F. Vazquez in 
  
04:23 44 - 53 10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:41   9 G. Shelef Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
9 G. Shelef Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:41   Substitution: 9 G. Shelef out,
7 C. Watson in
02:35   7 C. Watson Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
02:3515 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(1/2) 45 - 53 
02:3515 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(2/2) 46 - 53 
02:208 J. Calderón Steal   11 M. Tapiro Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:18   4 D. Hagag Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
02:187 J. Navarro Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:187 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2) 47 - 53 
04:3210 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:07 47 - 55 10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:55   7 C. Watson Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)
01:5510 C. Jiménez Free throw MADE(1/2) 48 - 55 
01:5510 C. Jiménez Free throw missed(2/2)   8 E. Marckovich Def. Rebound
01:34 48 - 57 4 D. Hagag 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:21   7 C. Watson Def. Rebound
01:237 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:10 48 - 59 11 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:46   7 C. Watson Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 4th)
00:4615 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(1/2) 49 - 59 
00:4615 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(2/2) 50 - 59 
00:348 J. Calderón Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
00:34   Substitution: 8 E. Marckovich out,
13 I. Kozikaro in
00:34Substitution: 8 J. Calderón out,
6 C. Cabezas in 
  
00:34   Substitution: 7 C. Watson out,
12 M. Mizrahi in
00:34 Foul drawn    Personal Foul
00:34 50 - 60 4 D. Hagag Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:34 50 - 61 4 D. Hagag Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:347 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2) 51 - 61 
00:347 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2) 52 - 61 
00:2314 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 54 - 61 
00:00 54 - 63 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Tapiro
TimeSPAINScoreISRAEL
09:46 54 - 66 12 M. Mizrahi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Tapiro
09:31   11 M. Tapiro Steal
09:2815 J. Garbajosa Turnover (Ball Handling)   
09:2310 C. Jiménez Steal   
09:22   13 I. Kozikaro Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:07   12 M. Mizrahi Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:45   13 I. Kozikaro Def. Rebound
08:467 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:19 54 - 68 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hagag
08:19Substitution: 10 C. Jiménez out,
4 R. Fernandez in 
  
08:126 C. Cabezas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 56 - 68 
07:51   12 M. Mizrahi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 I. Kozikaro
07:29 56 - 70 10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 I. Kozikaro
07:19   13 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
07:196 C. Cabezas Free throw MADE(1/2) 57 - 70 
07:196 C. Cabezas Free throw MADE(2/2) 58 - 70 
06:59   11 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 I. Kozikaro
06:47   13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Tapiro
06:36 58 - 73 12 M. Mizrahi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:0115 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 T. Burstein Def. Rebound
05:34 58 - 75 4 D. Hagag 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:19   12 M. Mizrahi Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
05:19Timeout   
05:19Substitution: 6 C. Cabezas out,
8 J. Calderón in 
  
05:0815 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 I. Kozikaro Def. Rebound
05:074 R. Fernandez Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
4 R. Fernandez Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
04:4415 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound   
04:43   13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:37   10 T. Burstein Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
25:149 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(1/2) 59 - 75 
04:31   12 M. Mizrahi Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
25:149 F. Reyes Free throw missed(2/2)   
04:3115 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(1/2) 60 - 75 
04:3115 J. Garbajosa Free throw MADE(2/2) 61 - 75 
04:114 R. Fernandez Def. Rebound   4 D. Hagag 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:11   13 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
04:11Timeout   
04:11   Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
14 Y. Green in
04:11Substitution: 4 R. Fernandez out,
11 S. Vidal in 
  
04:119 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(1/2) 62 - 75 
04:119 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(2/2) 63 - 75 
03:50 63 - 78 11 M. Tapiro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Tapiro
03:2715 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Navarro 
66 - 78 
02:589 F. Reyes Def. Rebound   
02:57   14 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:53   4 D. Hagag Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
02:538 J. Calderón Free throw MADE(1/2) 67 - 78 
02:538 J. Calderón Free throw MADE(2/2) 68 - 78 
02:29 68 - 80 14 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein
02:2011 S. Vidal 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 S. Vidal 
  
02:05    Def. Rebound
02:058 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound
01:43   11 M. Tapiro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:31   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 5th)
01:31   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
13 I. Kozikaro in
01:319 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(1/2) 69 - 80 
01:319 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(2/2) 70 - 80 
01:158 J. Calderón Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   
00:56 70 - 82 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:569 F. Reyes Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
00:56 70 - 83 13 I. Kozikaro Free throw MADE(1/1)
00:367 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 S. Vidal 
  
00:28   10 T. Burstein Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 2nd)
00:28Timeout   
00:289 F. Reyes Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:289 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(2/2) 71 - 83 
00:097 J. Navarro Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
00:0411 S. Vidal Def. Rebound   
00:05   12 M. Mizrahi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:00   4 D. Hagag Personal Foul (Team 10th, Player 3rd)
00:007 J. Navarro Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:007 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2) 72 - 83 
04:117 J. Navarro Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
32:46   15 Y. Halperin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
32:467 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2) 73 - 83 
32:467 J. Navarro Free throw missed(2/2)   10 T. Burstein Def. Rebound
32:409 F. Reyes Steal   
32:40   8 E. Marckovich Turnover (Ball Handling)
32:38   8 E. Marckovich Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)
32:389 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(1/2) 74 - 83 
32:389 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(2/2) 75 - 83 
32:38   Substitution: 8 E. Marckovich out,
7 C. Watson in
32:26 75 - 85 15 Y. Halperin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
32:159 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 77 - 85 

Accumulated statistics

Spain Israel
21/54FG M/A35/65
17/37 (45.9%) FG2P M/A26/44 (59.1%)
4/17 (23.5%) FG3P M/A9/21 (42.9%)
31/39 (79.5%) FT M/A6/8 (75.0%)
37 (12-25) Reb (O-D) 29 (8-21)
10AS15
17TO13
8ST13
1BS2
15PF34
77Pts85

top performers

Spain Israel

Felipe Reyes

 

Tal Burstein

20Pts19
9Reb4
1AS5
0ST2
1BS1
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GAME PREVIEW

18.09.2005
Spain Seek Undefeated Record In Group D

Spain will aim to remain the only undefeated team in Group D on Sunday and secure an outright place in the quarter-finals when they take on Israel.

Juan Carlos Navarro and Jorge Garbajosa scored 35 and 31 points respectively in a 114-109 overtime win against Latvia last night.

But after the game, Spain’s head coach Mario Pasquera conceded the game was hard fought and could have gone either way.

“We’re happy to have won this game but it wasn’t as easy as many may have expected it to be. Latvia played their usual game and their shots were falling. We made some mistakes and maybe relaxed a bit after taking a 14-point lead in the first quarter, let them get back in the game and it almost cost us the game,” Pasquera said.

Juan-Carlos Navarro (Spain)
Juan-Carlos Navarro is averaging 31 ppg after 2 games
Navarro and Garbajosa spend much of the night doing their damage from the free-throw line as Latvia got in foul trouble early.

Navarro made 22 of 24 foul shots and Garbajosa was a perfect 14 of 14 from the charity stripe as Latvia committed 39 fouls resulting in 63 free throw attempts for Spain.

Felipe Reyes had a solid game with 18 points and 15 rebounds and NBA-bound guard Jose Calderon added 15 points.

The Spaniards may have relaxed a bit against Latvia, but Pasquera will not let the same mistake happen against Israel.

“Israel made it in this tournament because they are a good side. They work hard and they never give up, whatever the score may be. So we’ll have to be on our guards and play as well as we have done these past two games to beat them,” he said.

Israel will try to bounce back from a disappointing second half performance against the host nation Serbia & Montenegro that led to a 93-77 defeat.

Thanks to their opening night win over Latvia, the Israelis currently hold the third place in the group and, should Latvia lose to Serbia & Montenegro, will dispute an elimination game on Tuesday night.

The visitors rarely led in their game against the defending champions, but fought their way back several times from double digit leads to stay within striking distance for most of the first three periods. 

However, a 20-0 run in the fourth quarter put the game out of their reach as Israel went without a basket for more than seven minutes.

Israel’s head coach Tzvika Sherf did not fault his players for the fourth quarter meltdown.

“Serbia & Montenegro were the better side late in the game and that’s all there is to it. They deserved to win because they executed better than we did,” Sherf said.

“We had a few problems on the defensive end, keeping their inside players off the boards, but other than that I can’t say anything bad about my players’ display.”

Captain Tal Burstein led the way with 20 points and Yaniv Green had a double double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Sherf has no reason to be unhappy with his team’s performance as they finished the game shooting 48 per cent from the field despite the late scoring drought.

“We made last night’s game tough for Serbia & Montenegro for three quarters and then lost our momentum. We need to make sure we can be competitive for the entire game against Spain,” said backup guard Dror Hagag.