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Group:  B | 05.09.2007, 21:30h
Group:  B | 05.09.2007, 21:30h
85-84
21 - 2819 - 2227 - 1518 - 19
21 - 2819 - 2227 - 1518 - 19
Venue: Sevilla (ESP) |
Spectators: 10000 |
Referees: Kestutis Pilipauskas (LTU), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Anibal Castano (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Croatia-Spain Postgame Quotes

Croatia

Coach Jasmin Repesa: “I’m really happy that we qualified for the next round with four points, that’s a big advantage for us.  But at the same time, we have to stay quiet and go game by game because we’ve seen many surprises already in this championship."

“I believed after the first big loss to Latvia, that we would get to Madrid. But I was worried how we played."

“Game by game, we played better. In the second half, that’s how we want to play."

Guard Davor Kus: “We played a very poor first half when they had 50 points, but we were only down by 10."

“We said we had to improve or defense and when we did that, we were much more aggressive."

“Even in those moments, we believed in ourselves.”

(on the last play of the game) “We were thinking Rudy or Gasol would get the ally-oop pass. In the Euroleague, Rudy scored on a similar play."

Spain

Coach Pepu Hernandez: "We didn’t have the appropriate pace and didn’t control the opponnents"

"During the third and fourth quarters, we weren’t as fresh so they could drive in."

"They had a very good fast break from our own mistakes, or due to our defense."

"They played great defense, and I want them to congratulate them."

Forward Berni Rodrigeuz: “As the game has been quite equal on both sides, they have quite a good national team and have the ability to win it all."

“Of course no defeat is good news, no one likes to be beaten. For us, it’s just another. We just want to move on to the next phase and be as positive as possible."

 

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

47.7%

31/65
FG
M/A

49.1%

28/57

52.8%

19/36
FG2P
M/A

51.3%

20/39

41.4%

12/29
FG3P
M/A

44.4%

8/18

84.6%

11/13
FT
M/A

69.0%

20/29

35

14/21
RT
RO/RD

32

11/21

13

AS

11

20

TO

14

6

ST

9

1

BS

0

31

PF

16

85

Pts

84

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