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15.09.2007, 14:00h
15.09.2007, 14:00h
69-86
13 - 2118 - 2619 - 1419 - 25
13 - 2118 - 2619 - 1419 - 25
Venue: Madrid (ESP) |
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA), Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Croatia-France Postgame Quotes

France

Coach Claude Bergeaud: "Congratulations to the Croatian team. We knew before the game they have a lot of talent, and they shoot the ball very well. We saw that they control the game and have balance between inside and outside game."

"Today the best team won. France wasn't in the level of the Croatian team. Nobody was able to stop Nikola Prkacin, and we decided to put more pressure on him. At the beginning we needed more energy to control the game. We weren't focused on some details, and we forgot the basics of basketball, which allowed them to score easy baskets."

Tariq Kirksay: "Just like every other game, we didn't play for 40 minutes and didn't put energy in the game like we should have. We still have one more game to reach our goal, so we got to take the game seriously. We'll have to play better than today. We're all professionals and we're suppose to represent our country and it's a shame and disappointing we didn't do that."

Croatia

Coach Jasmin Repesa: "Congratulations for my players for recovering in such a short time. It's very difficult to recover from a loss in the last seconds. Twice in the past - in EuroBasket 2001 and 2005 we fell apart and lost the key games after losing the quarter-finals, so I'm happy we recovered this time. We achieved the goal we came here with – to qualify to the qualifications of the Olympics, and I hope we'll make it with good preperation.

Forward Damir Markota: "I'm really happy we won the game. It was very difficult to recover from last night's game. It was a good game and I'm really happy. It was very hard to forget the game from yesterday. We came here to be in the Olympics qualifications so we wanted to play hard for that."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.4%

24/58
FG
M/A

56.1%

32/57

53.1%

17/32
FG2P
M/A

63.2%

24/38

26.9%

7/26
FG3P
M/A

42.1%

8/19

82.4%

14/17
FT
M/A

73.7%

14/19

33

11/22
RT
RO/RD

31

8/23

12

AS

13

12

TO

9

3

ST

5

1

BS

1

22

PF

25

69

Pts

86

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