Lithuania47-63

6-14, 10-18, 20-12, 11-19

France

 

Date: 22.09.2005, 20:30hVenue:   Belgrade (SRB) Spectators: 15900
Referees:  Raul Chaves (ARG), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE)
TEAM LEADERS
Lithuania France
Ksistof Lavrinovic (11)PtsBoris Diaw (18)
Robertas Javtokas (8)RebFrédéric Weis (11), Boris Diaw (11)
Ramunas Siskauskas (3)ASTony Parker (5)
Darjus Lavrinovic (2), Ksistof Lavrinovic (2)STAntoine Rigaudeau (3)
3 players tied with 1BSBoris Diaw (1)

GAME REPORT

22.09.2005
France Advance To Semi-final With Dominant Defensive Performance

Two nights after knocking out the host nation, France dethroned the defending champions with a 63-47 win over Lithuania to reach the semi-finals of EuroBasket 2005 and qualify for the FIBA World Championship in 2006.

France reached the last four of this tournament for the second time in a row with a dominant defensive performance, particularly in the first half when they held the Lithuanians to a mere 16 points.

Antanas Sireika´s men had entered the game on a roll by coming out of a highly competitive Group B with an undefeated 3-0 record, all the triumphs by double-digits.

Thursday night was a horror show for Lithuania, though.

Tony Parker (France)
Parker was back to his best against Lithuania
They were 27 points off their first half scoring average from their previous three games (43). For the contest, the Baltic giants were two of 20 from three-point range, and shot a woeful 33% overall from the floor.

Boris Diaw, who has emerged as one of the stars of this EuroBasket, finished with a game-high 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists as a more athletic French team reigned supreme.

Both teams started sloppy, were tentative and missed often. Lithuania were just three of 12 from the field in the opening quarter and committed seven turnovers, while France were four of 11 with five turnovers. The jitters became more evident when France´s Frederic Weis failed to draw iron on a free throw attempt.

It got no better for Lithuania in the second quarter as they shot five of 15 from the floor. The Lithuanians did not attempt a free throw in the first half and misfired on all nine of their three-point attempts. They were outrebounded 26-15 in the first half and 47-35 for the game.

Tony Parker, who did not start for the second consecutive game, had a major impact when he entered the clash with three minutes remaining in the first quarter because with the San Antonio Spurs point guard pulling the strings, France went on a 15-2 run to open up a 16-point second quarter lead.
 
Although he connected on just one field goal, Parker truly seemed to get France´s offence in gear and he also dished out four first-half assists.

Lithuania came out with a better offensive effort to start the second half and the two teams went back and forth for much of the third quarter. Lithuania cut France´s lead to eight with just under a minute to go in the third after consecutive baskets by Darjus Lavrinovic.

Trailing 44-36 with 10 minutes to go, they were unable to solve the French.

Diaw connected on a short jumper and Parker hit a tear-drop runner and then a three-pointer in the course of a 7-0 run, breaking Lithuania´s momentum and giving France a 15-point lead. France extended to their biggest lead of 17 and essentially put the game out of reach following a three-pointer by Antoine Rigaudeau with 4:58 remaining in the game.

Parker finished the game with 11 points and five assists, while Weis, a late addition to the French squad in the build-up to this event, collected 11 rebounds.

France avenged their semi-final loss to Lithuania in the 2003 EuroBasket and are now two wins away from claiming their first EuroBasket gold medal in the country´s history. Their best previous finish was a silver medal back in 1949.

Crucially for France, the pressure is also off regarding the FIBA World Championship. With six teams gaining berths from Europe, they are assured of a place as semi-finalists here in Belgrade.

Lithuania, playing with an almost completely new squad from its 2003, will now be playing for fifth place and that, too, would be good enough to reach Japan. Ksistof Lavrinovic led the Lithuanians with 11 points.

France will match up against Greece in the semi-final on Saturday, while Lithuania plays Russia.

Top performers

Lithuania France

Robertas Javtokas

 

Boris Diaw

8Pts18
8Reb11
1AS3
0ST0
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Lithuania France
19/57FG M/A21/54
17/37 (45.9%) FG2P M/A15/36 (41.7%)
2/20 (10.0%) FG3P M/A6/18 (33.3%)
7/10 (70.0%) FT M/A15/24 (62.5%)
35 (11-24) Reb (O-D) 47 (14-33)
5AS12
15TO15
6ST8
3BS1
24PF20
47Pts63

PHOTO GALLERY

LITHUANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Ginevicius, V. 210/20.00/10.00/10.04/4100.0022111034
*5Zukauskas, M. 260/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0123020040
6Lukauskis, M. 132/540.02/366.70/20.00/00.0123010044
7Lavrinovic, D. 184/850.04/666.70/20.01/333.3112022139
*8Siskauskas, R. 341/911.11/714.30/20.00/00.0112331032
9Gustas, G. 60/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000010010
10Serapinas, S. DNP
11Silinskis, D. DNP
*12Lavrinovic, K. 244/1330.83/742.91/616.72/2100.01340321111
13Jasaitis, S. 252/540.01/1100.01/425.00/00.0101000025
14Jankunas, P. 152/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0235000114
*15Javtokas, R. 184/850.04/757.10/10.00/10.0358120028
TEAM/COACH05500
TOTAL19/ 5733.317/ 3745.92/ 2010.07/1070.0112435515632447
FRANCE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Fauthoux, F. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*5Gelabale, M. 141/250.01/1100.00/10.01/250.0101120013
*6Rigaudeau, A. 293/837.52/450.01/425.04/4100.00002130211
*7Julian, C. 112/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0000002014
8Pietrus, M. 232/540.01/1100.01/425.00/00.0145130045
9Parker, T. 273/933.32/633.31/333.34/850.01125200111
10Diarra, M. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*11Pietrus, F. 331/714.31/520.00/20.04/4100.0448012036
12Schmitt, J. 50/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0011000010
*13Diaw, B. 297/1258.34/850.03/475.01/250.029113501318
14Weis, F. 272/540.02/540.00/00.01/425.05611011045
15Giffa, S. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
TEAM/COACH08800
TOTAL21/ 5438.915/ 3641.76/ 1833.315/2462.51433471215812063
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

Lithuania France

Robertas Javtokas

 

Boris Diaw

8Pts18
8Reb11
1AS3
0ST0
0BS1
18Min29

TEAM STATS

Lithuania France
19/57FG M/A21/54
17/37 (45.9%) FG2P M/A15/36 (41.7%)
2/20 (10.0%) FG3P M/A6/18 (33.3%)
7/10 (70.0%) FT M/A15/24 (62.5%)
35 (11-24) Reb (O-D) 47 (14-33)
5AS12
15TO15
6ST8
3BS1
24PF20
47Pts63

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeLITHUANIAScoreFRANCE
09:4012 K. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 0 
09:13   6 A. Rigaudeau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:1315 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   
09:048 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 R. Javtokas 
  
08:59   6 A. Rigaudeau Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:4412 K. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Zukauskas 
  
08:3215 R. Javtokas Turnover (Bad Pass)   
08:32    Def. Rebound
08:14   5 M. Gelabale Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:148 R. Siskauskas Steal   
08:0512 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:05   11 F. Pietrus Def. Rebound
07:46 2 - 2 7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
07:215 M. Zukauskas Turnover (Other)   
07:21   6 A. Rigaudeau Steal
07:0815 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   5 M. Gelabale 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:06   11 F. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:52   5 M. Gelabale Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:4015 R. Javtokas Turnover (Other)   
06:40   6 A. Rigaudeau Steal
06:354 V. Ginevicius Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
06:25 2 - 5 13 B. Diaw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Rigaudeau
06:078 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:07   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
05:5415 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   6 A. Rigaudeau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:478 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
05:47   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
05:4215 R. Javtokas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:42   5 M. Gelabale Free throw missed(1/2)
05:42 2 - 6 5 M. Gelabale Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:2612 K. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 4 - 6 
05:225 M. Zukauskas Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
05:22Substitution: 8 R. Siskauskas out,
13 S. Jasaitis in 
  
05:12   7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:1215 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   
05:014 V. Ginevicius Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 C. Julian Steal
05:014 V. Ginevicius Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
05:01Substitution: 15 R. Javtokas out,
7 D. Lavrinovic in 
  
04:41   7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
04:4112 K. Lavrinovic block   
04:384 V. Ginevicius Def. Rebound   
04:267 D. Lavrinovic Turnover (Other)   
04:26   11 F. Pietrus Steal
04:2112 K. Lavrinovic Steal   13 B. Diaw Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:137 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:13   11 F. Pietrus Def. Rebound
03:587 D. Lavrinovic Steal   6 A. Rigaudeau Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:337 D. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:33    Def. Rebound
03:33   Substitution: 7 C. Julian out,
14 F. Weis in
03:33Substitution: 4 V. Ginevicius out,
9 G. Gustas in 
  
03:33   Substitution: 6 A. Rigaudeau out,
9 T. Parker in
03:167 D. Lavrinovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
03:16 4 - 7 14 F. Weis Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:1613 B. Diaw Def. Rebound   14 F. Weis Free throw missed(2/2)
03:16Substitution: 5 M. Zukauskas out,
8 R. Siskauskas in 
  
03:16   Substitution: 5 M. Gelabale out,
8 M. Pietrus in
03:06   14 F. Weis Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:4512 K. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:36 4 - 10 13 B. Diaw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
02:1712 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:17   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
01:53   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Weis
01:47   8 M. Pietrus Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:477 D. Lavrinovic Steal   
01:449 G. Gustas Turnover (Other)   
01:44    Def. Rebound
01:44Timeout   
01:44Substitution: 12 K. Lavrinovic out,
14 P. Jankunas in 
  
01:357 D. Lavrinovic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
01:35 4 - 11 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:35 4 - 12 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:118 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 6 - 12 
00:57   13 B. Diaw Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
13 B. Diaw Turnover (Offensive foul)
00:359 G. Gustas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 F. Pietrus Def. Rebound
00:25   11 F. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:2514 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound   
00:068 R. Siskauskas Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:06    Def. Rebound
00:00 6 - 14 14 F. Weis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
TimeLITHUANIAScoreFRANCE
09:46 6 - 17 8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
09:398 R. Siskauskas Turnover (Out of bounds)   
09:39    Def. Rebound
09:20 6 - 19 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:578 R. Siskauskas Turnover (Bad Pass)   11 F. Pietrus Steal
08:40   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Diaw
08:28 6 - 22 13 B. Diaw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
08:0713 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
08:03   9 T. Parker Turnover (Out of bounds)
08:03 Def. Rebound   
08:01   Substitution: 11 F. Pietrus out,
12 J. Schmitt in
07:4815 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
07:48   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
07:36   8 M. Pietrus Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:36 Def. Rebound   
07:2114 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 8 - 22 
07:0414 P. Jankunas Block
14 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound 
  12 J. Schmitt 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
07:04   12 J. Schmitt Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:04Substitution: 13 S. Jasaitis out,
4 V. Ginevicius in 
  
06:4014 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 10 - 22 
06:16 10 - 24 9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:4615 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 12 - 24 
05:45   Substitution: 13 B. Diaw out,
6 A. Rigaudeau in
05:45Substitution: 14 P. Jankunas out,
12 K. Lavrinovic in 
  
05:36   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Weis
05:36   14 F. Weis 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
05:3615 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   
05:218 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:21    Def. Rebound
04:59 12 - 26 14 F. Weis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Rigaudeau
04:4112 K. Lavrinovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 A. Rigaudeau Steal
04:415 M. Zukauskas Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
04:41   Substitution: 14 F. Weis out,
11 F. Pietrus in
04:2012 K. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:595 M. Zukauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:59   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
03:5115 R. Javtokas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
03:51Timeout   
03:51   9 T. Parker Free throw missed(1/2)
03:5112 K. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound   9 T. Parker Free throw missed(2/2)
03:274 V. Ginevicius 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 J. Schmitt Def. Rebound
03:07   12 J. Schmitt 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 F. Pietrus
02:54   9 T. Parker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:54   8 M. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
02:54   Substitution: 12 J. Schmitt out,
14 F. Weis in
02:54Substitution: 5 M. Zukauskas out,
13 S. Jasaitis in 
  
02:3315 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 R. Siskauskas 
14 - 26 
02:15 14 - 28 8 M. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:5215 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 K. Lavrinovic 
  
01:4512 K. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
01:45   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
01:27   14 F. Weis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 M. Pietrus
01:15   14 F. Weis Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
14 F. Weis Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:038 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
00:41 14 - 30 6 A. Rigaudeau 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:2513 S. Jasaitis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 R. Javtokas 
16 - 30 
00:01   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Weis
00:01   14 F. Weis 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 F. Pietrus
00:0112 K. Lavrinovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
00:01 16 - 31 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:01 16 - 32 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:0015 R. Javtokas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeLITHUANIAScoreFRANCE
09:5112 K. Lavrinovic Turnover (Travelling)   
09:38   6 A. Rigaudeau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 F. Pietrus
09:2212 K. Lavrinovic Steal   5 M. Gelabale Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:1013 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 V. Ginevicius 
19 - 32 
08:55   13 B. Diaw Turnover (Travelling)
08:55 Def. Rebound   
08:4013 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:40   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
08:407 D. Lavrinovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   
08:20 19 - 34 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:0212 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 R. Siskauskas 
22 - 34 
07:33 22 - 36 6 A. Rigaudeau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
07:2212 K. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 24 - 36 
07:07   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Gelabale
06:49   6 A. Rigaudeau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 F. Pietrus
06:47   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
06:477 D. Lavrinovic block   
06:37   13 B. Diaw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Weis
06:354 V. Ginevicius Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
06:35Substitution: 4 V. Ginevicius out,
6 M. Lukauskis in 
  
06:12 24 - 38 5 M. Gelabale 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:5712 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:57   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
05:46   13 B. Diaw Turnover (Out of bounds)
05:46 Def. Rebound   
05:27   14 F. Weis Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
05:2712 K. Lavrinovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 25 - 38 
05:2712 K. Lavrinovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 26 - 38 
05:27Substitution: 12 K. Lavrinovic out,
14 P. Jankunas in 
  
05:08   11 F. Pietrus Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
11 F. Pietrus Turnover (Offensive foul)
05:08   Substitution: 14 F. Weis out,
7 C. Julian in
04:567 D. Lavrinovic Turnover (Other)   
04:56   7 C. Julian Steal
04:53 26 - 40 11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
04:356 M. Lukauskis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 28 - 40 
04:147 D. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound   6 A. Rigaudeau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:057 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 8 R. Siskauskas 
  
04:05   13 B. Diaw block
04:0314 P. Jankunas Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
03:47 28 - 42 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 5 M. Gelabale
03:216 M. Lukauskis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:21   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
03:00   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:00   7 C. Julian Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:00   Substitution: 6 A. Rigaudeau out,
9 T. Parker in
03:00Substitution: 13 S. Jasaitis out,
5 M. Zukauskas in 
  
02:437 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 30 - 42 
02:258 R. Siskauskas Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
02:25   Substitution: 5 M. Gelabale out,
8 M. Pietrus in
02:11 30 - 44 7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
02:11Timeout   
01:507 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 32 - 44 
01:50   11 F. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
01:507 D. Lavrinovic Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 14 P. Jankunas 
  
01:357 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 8 R. Siskauskas 
34 - 44 
01:35Timeout   
01:0914 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:548 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 D. Lavrinovic 
  
00:497 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 36 - 44 
00:36   13 B. Diaw Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
13 B. Diaw Turnover (Offensive foul)
00:36   Substitution: 11 F. Pietrus out,
14 F. Weis in
00:36   Substitution: 7 C. Julian out,
6 A. Rigaudeau in
00:16   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
00:178 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 P. Jankunas 
  
00:1314 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
00:138 R. Siskauskas Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
00:13Substitution: 8 R. Siskauskas out,
13 S. Jasaitis in 
  
00:13   9 T. Parker Free throw missed(1/2)
00:13   9 T. Parker Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Weis
00:005 M. Zukauskas Def. Rebound   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeLITHUANIAScoreFRANCE
09:45   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:248 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
08:57   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:52   13 B. Diaw Off. Rebound
08:52 36 - 46 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:3312 K. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
08:12 36 - 48 9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:5112 K. Lavrinovic Turnover (Other)   
07:50    Def. Rebound
07:50Substitution: 8 R. Siskauskas out,
4 V. Ginevicius in 
  
07:33   8 M. Pietrus Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:33 Def. Rebound   
07:25   8 M. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:1414 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
07:02 36 - 51 9 T. Parker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 M. Pietrus
06:4712 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 S. Jasaitis 
  
06:47   8 M. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
06:47Substitution: 13 S. Jasaitis out,
8 R. Siskauskas in 
  
06:47Substitution: 4 V. Ginevicius out,
6 M. Lukauskis in 
  
06:47   Substitution: 13 B. Diaw out,
11 F. Pietrus in
06:4212 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:42   9 T. Parker Def. Rebound
06:256 M. Lukauskis Def. Rebound   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:205 M. Zukauskas Turnover (Travelling)   
06:20Substitution: 14 P. Jankunas out,
7 D. Lavrinovic in 
  
06:0012 K. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound   9 T. Parker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:53   6 A. Rigaudeau Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:41   8 M. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
05:417 D. Lavrinovic Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:417 D. Lavrinovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 37 - 51 
05:236 M. Lukauskis Def. Rebound   11 F. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:166 M. Lukauskis Turnover (Other)   14 F. Weis Steal
04:58 37 - 54 6 A. Rigaudeau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
04:58Timeout   
04:58Substitution: 12 K. Lavrinovic out,
9 G. Gustas in 
  
04:447 D. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 R. Siskauskas Def. Rebound
04:44    Def. Rebound
04:259 G. Gustas Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
04:09   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:576 M. Lukauskis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 39 - 54 
03:418 R. Siskauskas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
03:17   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 T. Parker
02:595 M. Zukauskas Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
02:59Timeout   
02:59Substitution: 9 G. Gustas out,
15 R. Javtokas in 
  
02:59Substitution: 8 R. Siskauskas out,
13 S. Jasaitis in 
  
02:59Substitution: 7 D. Lavrinovic out,
4 V. Ginevicius in 
  
02:41   Substitution: 8 M. Pietrus out,
13 B. Diaw in
02:414 V. Ginevicius Steal   9 T. Parker Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:41   14 F. Weis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
02:414 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(1/2) 40 - 54 
02:414 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(2/2) 41 - 54 
02:236 M. Lukauskis Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
02:086 M. Lukauskis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
02:08 41 - 55 13 B. Diaw Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:084 V. Ginevicius Def. Rebound   13 B. Diaw Free throw missed(2/2)
02:02   9 T. Parker Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
02:024 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(1/2) 42 - 55 
02:024 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(2/2) 43 - 55 
02:006 M. Lukauskis Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   
02:00 43 - 56 6 A. Rigaudeau Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:00 43 - 57 6 A. Rigaudeau Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:475 M. Zukauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Lukauskis 
  
01:4013 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
01:255 M. Zukauskas Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)   
01:25 43 - 58 6 A. Rigaudeau Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:25 43 - 59 6 A. Rigaudeau Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:116 M. Lukauskis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 R. Javtokas 
  
01:1115 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 45 - 59 
01:11   13 B. Diaw Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
01:1115 R. Javtokas Free throw missed(1/1)   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
01:1013 S. Jasaitis Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)   
01:10   Substitution: 13 B. Diaw out,
10 M. Diarra in
01:10   Substitution: 6 A. Rigaudeau out,
4 F. Fauthoux in
01:10   14 F. Weis Free throw missed(1/2)
01:105 M. Zukauskas Def. Rebound   14 F. Weis Free throw missed(2/2)
00:556 M. Lukauskis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
00:366 M. Lukauskis Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 4th)   
00:36   Substitution: 14 F. Weis out,
15 S. Giffa in
00:36Substitution: 5 M. Zukauskas out,
9 G. Gustas in 
  
00:36 45 - 60 9 T. Parker Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:36 45 - 61 9 T. Parker Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:244 V. Ginevicius 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 R. Javtokas 
  
00:2315 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 47 - 61 
00:2013 S. Jasaitis Personal Foul (Team 10th, Player 2nd)   
00:20 47 - 62 9 T. Parker Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:20 47 - 63 9 T. Parker Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:1015 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) missed   
00:10   11 F. Pietrus Def. Rebound

Accumulated statistics

Lithuania France
19/57FG M/A21/54
17/37 (45.9%) FG2P M/A15/36 (41.7%)
2/20 (10.0%) FG3P M/A6/18 (33.3%)
7/10 (70.0%) FT M/A15/24 (62.5%)
35 (11-24) Reb (O-D) 47 (14-33)
5AS12
15TO15
6ST8
3BS1
24PF20
47Pts63

top performers

Lithuania France

Robertas Javtokas

 

Boris Diaw

8Pts18
8Reb11
1AS3
0ST0
0BS1
18Min29

GAME PREVIEW

22.09.2005
Lithuania And France Look For More In Quarter-final Match-up

Despite impressive performances thus far in EuroBasket 2005, both Lithuania and France are not satisfied yet.

France stunned the 2005 EuroBasket host country, defeating Serbia-Montenegro 74-71 in their elimination game Tuesday evening. The win allowed France to advance to the quarter-finals for the fourth consecutive EuroBasket and knocked-out the defending world champions.

France’s head coach Claude Bergeaud is not celebrating.

"We must remember we have not achieved anything yet. If we want to reach our objective and finish in the top six, we must win at least one of the next two games. If beating Serbia & Montenegro is a great achievement, it will be worth nothing if we don't qualify for the World Championships.”

Lithuania, the defending EuroBasket champions, advanced to the quarter-finals with almost an entirely new roster. Many expected Lithuania to have a difficult time coming out of Group B as the result of losing top star players and competing with the likes of Turkey and Croatia, two teams with several NBA players.

With a roster that doesn’t have any NBA players, Lithuania marched their way through the Preliminary Round following convincing victories over Turkey, Croatia and Bulgaria.

Lithuanian head coach Antanas Sireika is also downplaying the achievement.

“I am very happy we are in the quarter-finals,” he said.  “But it’s not that much of an accomplishment because back home in Lithuania, people expect us to win whether we have star players or not.”

Lithuania have played in the quarter-finals round in four of the previous five EuroBaskets. The 2005 team features eight new faces from the 2003 squad.

“This is a good opportunity for some of our younger players,” said Lithuanian forward Robertas Javtokas, who is averaging 10 points a game.

France and Lithuania will play against each other in EuroBasket for the first time since their 2003 semi-finals match-up in Sweden, where the Lithuanians prevailed 74-70 with the help of a 9-0 run to end the game. 

The semi-finals contest of two years ago featured a match-up of star point guards: France’s Tony Parker and Lithuania’s Saranus Jasikevicius. Parker scored 24 points, while Jasikevicius came close to a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

This time around, Lithuania will not be able to depend on Jasikevicius, who signed earlier this summer with the Indiana Pacers. The task of stopping the speedy Parker will fall to newcomer Vidas Ginevicius.

“I am definitely worried about how we are going to contain Parker,” said Sireika. “He proved he is back on the top of his game with his performance against Serbia-Montenegro.”

Parker, who earlier this summer won an NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs, scored 13 points in the elimination game against Serbia-Montenegro. Slowed by injuries, Parker struggled at the outset of EuroBasket 2005 and enters the quarter-finals averaging 6.8 points per game.

As a result of France’s victory, Lithuania went from going up against a boisterous host-nation crowd to most likely having more supporters than their opposition. A large contingent of Lithuanian fans were in attendance for the team’s preliminary games in Podgorica and more are expected for the quarter-final round.

Bergeaud knows France will have to put forth the same effort as it did against Serbia-Montenegro to defeat Lithuania.

"We must have the same desire and ambition to win,” he said.

In the Preliminary Round, France beat Bosnia-Herzegovina and lost to Greece and Slovenia in Group C play.

Boris Diaw leads France in scoring with 13.8 points per game, while Ramunas Siskauskas tops Lithuania with 16.7.