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Group:  D | 06.09.2006, 17:45h
Group:  D | 06.09.2006, 17:45h
76-47
21 - 1016 - 1021 - 1318 - 14
21 - 1016 - 1021 - 1318 - 14
Venue: Nova Gradiska (CRO) |
Spectators: 1500 |

GAME REPORT


Croatia's Defense Keys Rout Of Estonia

Croatia posted a third straight lopsided victory in their EuroBasket qualifying campaign by downing Estonia 76-47.

A strong defense effort and balanced scoring were the ingredients to Croatia’s third victory of more than 20 points.

The Croatian defense prevented Estonia from scoring a field goal over the final 4:22 in the first quarter as Jasmin Repesa’s side opened up a double-digit lead going into the second quarter (21-10).

An 11-2 run midway through the second put Croatia up 33-14.

Estonia continued to have their problems scoring as they posted a meager 10 points for the second consecutive quarter.

They finished with just 20 for the half and made only 7-of-21 field goals.

Tiit Sokk’s men would not fare much better in the third as they once again endured a long scoring drought.

Estonia didn’t score on a field goal over a four minute stretch and Croatia continued to build on their double-digit advantage.

For the game, Estonia shot a shade below 30 percent.

Zoran Planinic’s lay-up towards the end of the third allowed Croatia to go up 21 and they would increase their to as many as 31 when Planinic made a three late in the fourth.

Croatia had four players in double digits, led by Marko Popovic’s 16 points.

Popovic and Co. will look to make it four wins in a row when they play at Latvia on Saturday, while Estonia travel to Denmark.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

27/54
FG
M/A

29.8%

17/57

53.8%

21/39
FG2P
M/A

31.7%

13/41

40.0%

6/15
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

4/16

80.0%

16/20
FT
M/A

60.0%

9/15

38

12/26
RT
RO/RD

32

15/17

16

AS

10

12

TO

14

7

ST

8

1

BS

3

20

PF

23

76

Pts

47

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