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Group:  E | 19.08.2008, 17:45h
Group:  E | 19.08.2008, 17:45h
67-97
12 - 2617 - 2121 - 2017 - 30
12 - 2617 - 2121 - 2017 - 30
Venue: Chieti (ITA) |
Spectators: 450 |
Referees: Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Engin Kennerman (TUR), Sérgio Silva (POR)

GAME REPORT


Lithuania Roll Over Greece

Lithuania stayed perfect after their opening game in Group E of the Qualifying Round when they smashed Greece 97-67.

This is the third win for Lithuania who took a 3-0 record, while Greece dropped to 0-3.

Dovydas Redikas was the top scorer of Lithuania with 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas was right behind him with 21 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks while Vytenis Cizauskas scored 17 with nine rebounds.

Georgios Mavrogiannis led Greece with 26 points in addition to four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Panagiotis Papoulias added 11 points.

Lithuania was on top of the game right from the start. They climbed to a double digit margin already in the first quarter, held on to it for the rest of the game and used to last period to make it a 30 point difference.

A unique difference in the rebounds where Lithuania grabbed a tournament high of 61 against only 21 of Greece tells the story of the game.

Cizasukas and Valaciunas led their team to an early 9-2 lead, and the two continued to collect points on the way to a 26-12 margin at the end of the first quarter.

Mavrogiannis was the only Greek who managed to cope with the Lithuanian defense, but wasn't enough to make a difference.

Lithuania climbed to a 20 point difference, and kept 30 points for the fourth quarter when they set new game difference highs.

Tomorrow Lithuania will take on Serbia in a tough match while Greece will look for their first win in this group versus Ukraine.

Accumulated statistics

38.0%

27/71
FG
M/A

46.7%

35/75

44.2%

23/52
FG2P
M/A

51.9%

27/52

21.1%

4/19
FG3P
M/A

34.8%

8/23

52.9%

9/17
FT
M/A

82.6%

19/23

21

8/13
RT
RO/RD

61

23/38

8

AS

9

11

TO

17

9

ST

6

3

BS

3

22

PF

22

67

Pts

97

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