Croatia84-56

19-11, 18-20, 28-11, 19-14

Latvia

 

Date: 31.08.2006, 18:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Sibenik (CRO) Spectators: 2000
Referees:  Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
TEAM LEADERS
Croatia Latvia
Marko Popovic (22)PtsKaspars Cipruss (16)
Mario Kasun (10)RebKristaps Janicenoks (5), Uvis Helmanis (5)
Zoran Planinic (5)ASKristaps Valters (3)
Zoran Planinic (2)STSandis Valters (1), Kaspars Cipruss (1)
Mario Kasun (1)BSKristaps Valters (1), Janis Blums (1)

GAME REPORT

31.08.2006
Croatia Cruise To Win

Marko Popovic scored 22 points and Mario Kasun added 19 as Croatia easily defeated Latvia 84-56 in Group D Eurobasket Qualifying Round action.

Croatia shot a blistering 60 percent from the field and used a decisive third quarter advantage to take complete control of the game en route to the win.

Leading 37-31 at the break, Croatia outscored Latvia 28-11 in the third quarter to go ahead 65-42 going into the fourth.

Croatia would lead by more than 20 for most of the fourth quarter.

Popovic connected on four of five three-point field goals and also collected five rebounds.

Kasun, who played this past season with the Orlando Magic, was 8-of-12 from the field and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. Croatia held a 36-25 rebounding edge.

The teams’ qualifying round campaigns continue on Sunday when Croatia play Denmark and Latvia goes up against Estonia.

Top performers

Croatia Latvia

Mario Kasun

 

Armands Skele

19Pts12
10Reb4
2AS2
1ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Croatia Latvia
33/55FG M/A22/51
27/42 (64.3%) FG2P M/A20/36 (55.6%)
6/13 (46.2%) FG3P M/A2/15 (13.3%)
12/18 (66.7%) FT M/A10/14 (71.4%)
36 (8-28) Reb (O-D) 25 (9-16)
20AS9
8TO2
5ST2
1BS2
20PF25
84Pts56

PHOTO GALLERY

CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Ukic, R. 334/757.13/560.01/250.00/10.0055301029
5Kus, D. 210/10.00/00.00/10.02/2100.0112011002
*6Popovic, M. 267/977.83/475.04/580.04/580.00551200122
7Longin, B. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
8Prkácin, N. 122/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0033310034
9Tomas, M. 191/250.01/1100.00/10.01/1100.0011200023
*10Planinic, Z. 211/616.71/616.70/00.00/40.0022502032
11Miljkovic, D. DNP
12Markota, D. 123/650.02/366.71/333.30/00.0112210027
*13Banic, M. 267/887.57/887.50/00.02/2100.01562000316
*14Kasun, M. 298/1361.58/1266.70/10.03/3100.055102311419
15Peric, H. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL33/ 5560.027/ 4264.36/ 1346.212/1866.782836208512084
LATVIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Helmanis, U. 311/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0145000052
*5Vitols, A. 100/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000020
6Skele, A. 194/666.72/366.72/366.72/2100.03142000312
7Buskevics, S. 120/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0123100000
8Blums, J. 30/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0011010122
*9Valters, K. 310/60.00/20.00/40.02/2100.0022300142
*10Valters, S. 142/728.62/366.70/40.00/00.0011101024
11Timermanis, I. DNP
12Janicenoks, K. 315/1241.75/955.60/30.01/250.02351000311
13Grafs, R. 121/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/250.0011000003
*14Cipruss, K. 297/1258.37/1163.60/10.02/450.02131110316
15Jahovics, G. 82/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0000000014
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL22/ 5143.120/ 3655.62/ 1513.310/1471.49162592222556
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

Croatia Latvia

Mario Kasun

 

Armands Skele

19Pts12
10Reb4
2AS2
1ST0
1BS0
29Min19

TEAM STATS

Croatia Latvia
33/55FG M/A22/51
27/42 (64.3%) FG2P M/A20/36 (55.6%)
6/13 (46.2%) FG3P M/A2/15 (13.3%)
12/18 (66.7%) FT M/A10/14 (71.4%)
36 (8-28) Reb (O-D) 25 (9-16)
20AS9
8TO2
5ST2
1BS2
20PF25
84Pts56