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09.09.2009, 19:00h
09.09.2009, 19:00h
86-84
27 - 1925 - 2719 - 2215 - 16
27 - 1925 - 2719 - 2215 - 16
Venue: Tbilisi (GEO) |
Spectators: 11000 |
Referees: Juris Kokainis (LAT), Rüstü Nuran (TUR), Vaclav Lukes (CZE)

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Georgia vs. Belarus

Zaza Pachulia (Georgia Captain):

"We are really happy, because of the final result. After beating Belarus in both playoff games, Georgia will play in Division A, that was a real dream for us, and now it's reality. We knew that Belarus can play tough basketball and they really played very hard against us. Fortunately, we have won also the second game in the play offs. I think, that playing against us in Tbilisi will be a big trouble for any European team. I have never seen such kind of support, that in Georgia exactly in that match. I would like to dedicate this victory to all Georgians and to my family also, because in these days, I am waiting for my second child and I am happy for that too."

Vladimir Boisa (Georgia Player):

"We have prepared very well for B division matches and for the play-offs of course. It's about 2 month that we all are together and playing and practice for such long time gives us a finally positive result. I think, that the Georgian team has more potential. We are a rather young team, for example I am 28 years and the oldest member of the squad. Anyway, we got good perspective and now we must struggle with more passion in Division A."

Aleksandr Popkov (Belarus Head Coach):

"I would like to congratulate the Georgian national team and their supporters for that victory. It is always difficult to play in such a kind of situation, when about 10 000 fans support their team the whole match. In general, we play better our away matches and the match against Georgia wasn't an exception for us. It was not our best game, but we worked hard on offence and defense and I think for our opponent it was not easy to play against us."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

47.1%

24/51
FG
M/A

42.9%

27/63

37.5%

12/32
FG2P
M/A

34.4%

11/32

63.2%

12/19
FG3P
M/A

51.6%

16/31

76.5%

26/34
FT
M/A

82.4%

14/17

31

6/25
RT
RO/RD

34

12/22

19

AS

10

12

TO

18

9

ST

5

6

BS

2

21

PF

29

86

Pts

84

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