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Group:  B | 15.07.2006, 15:45h
Group:  B | 15.07.2006, 15:45h
68-72
20 - 1725 - 139 - 2214 - 20
20 - 1725 - 139 - 2214 - 20
Spectators: 225 |
Referees: Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Doru Vinasi (ROU), Damir Kunosic (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Israeli Late Show Beats Hungary

Jonatan Nir scored the go-ahead basket with less than two minutes remaining to lift Israel to a 72-68 come-from-behind victory over Hungary in Group B.

Following Friday's heart-thumping, 66-64 triumph over Italy, Israel looked to be headed for defeat one day later for at half-time they trailed 45-30.

The Hungarians extended their 52-35 early in the third quarter, but that is when the game turned for Israel.

Point guard Yogev Ohayon scored a lay-up for two of his game-high 22 points (Norbert Tóth also had 22 for Hungary) to start a 17-2 surge which left Israel trailing 54-52 at the end of the third quarter.

Hungary battled and a Tóth jumpshot put them in front at 62-60 midway through the fourth quarter.

Ohayon replied with a three-pointer, however, and then Nir's basket with 1:53 to play put Israel in the lead for good.

Ohayon had a terrific all-around game, dishing out five assists and coming up with four steals.

Power forward Elishay Kadir was outstanding as well, scoring 13 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

Hungary's long-range shooting kept them in this game.

They finished nine of 20, while Israel were a woeful three of 13.

The victors, however, won the rebounding battle 40-31.

Hungary fell to Slovenia on Friday, so they are now 0-2.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

46.3%

25/54
FG
M/A

42.9%

27/63

47.1%

16/34
FG2P
M/A

48.0%

24/50

45.0%

9/20
FG3P
M/A

23.1%

3/13

90.0%

9/10
FT
M/A

60.0%

15/25

31

5/26
RT
RO/RD

40

17/23

9

AS

11

21

TO

14

8

ST

10

6

BS

0

25

PF

18

68

Pts

72

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