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Group:  D | 23.07.2009, 15:45h
Group:  D | 23.07.2009, 15:45h
63-62
13 - 1915 - 1514 - 1721 - 11
13 - 1915 - 1514 - 1721 - 11
Venue: Longeville-lés-Metz |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Ivan Zachara (CZE), Igor Dragojevic (MNE), Gentian Cici (ALB)

GAME REPORT


Israel Shock Russia At The Buzzer

Nimrod Tishman made all the right plays down the stretch to help Israel edge out Russia 63-62 in their opening game of the U18 European Championships.

Tishman had a game high 26 points and hit the go-ahead shot with 19 seconds to go and his team held on for a shock win.

Russia led for the better part of the game, were up by as many as 10 early in the third period and still looked in a comfortable position leading 51-42 as they headed into the final quarter.

But Israel worked their way back into the game and took the lead 58-57 through Tishman with 1:48 left to play.

Pavel Antipov put Russia in front 59-58 with under a minute to go and, when Tishman hit a three-pointer with 25 seconds, it was a short-lived celebration for Israel as Dmitry Kulagin then converted a three-point play to put Mikhail Solovyevs side back in front, 62-61.

Israel though knew who to give the ball to and Tishman delivered once again to record a thrilling win.

Antipov had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way for Russia.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

38.1%

24/63
FG
M/A

43.6%

24/55

45.2%

19/42
FG2P
M/A

55.3%

21/38

23.8%

5/21
FG3P
M/A

17.6%

3/17

50.0%

10/20
FT
M/A

47.8%

11/23

37

15/22
RT
RO/RD

40

14/26

8

AS

10

14

TO

20

11

ST

2

0

BS

0

22

PF

20

63

Pts

62

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