Sweden50-62

14-21, 16-15, 10-13, 10-13

Latvia

 

Date: 10.08.2014, 18:00hGroup:  FVenue:   Luleå (SWE) Spectators: 1636
Referees:  Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Luis Lopes (POR), Marcin Kowalski (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Sweden Latvia
Tobias Borg (11)PtsKaspars Berzins (14)
Joakim Kjellbom (5)RebKaspars Berzins (9)
Thomas Massamba (2), Joakim Kjellbom (2)ASJanis Strelnieks (3), Janis Timma (3)
Joakim Kjellbom (2)ST5 players tied with 1
Anton Gaddefors (1)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

10.08.2014
Latvia Stifle Sweden On The Road
14. Kaspars Berzins (Latvia), 14. Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania)
Kaspars Berzins (right) finished just shy of a double-double on Sunday

Latvia produced a solid defensive display on Sunday and claimed a 62-50 win against Sweden on the road, in the opening clash of Group F in the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round.

On the offensive end, the Latvians attempted almost as many shots from beyond the arc as two-pointers, but with good reason, as they went 10-for-25 from downtown and 8-for-26 from close range.

Sweden on the other hand did not pose any threat from long range (one-for-eight three-pointers) and scored 26 of their 50 points close to the rim.

Latvia made their intentions clear from the start but did not gain a significant lead until midway through the second quarter.

With 6:41 remaining in the second frame, Ronalds Zakis dunked, drew the foul and made his free-throw to cap off a 12-0 Latvian run and bring the guests ahead 30-14.

Sweden decided to tighten the screws on defence to give the Latvians a taste of their own medicine and it produced results as Tobias Borg, with a lay-up with 7:56 left to play in the third period, reduced the gap to 36-34.

Kristaps Janicenoks and Janis Blums however swiftly drilled back-to-back triples to clip the wings of the hosts and then Latvia used a 10-1 burst at the beginning of the final frame to put the game beyond the reach of the Swedes, 59-41 with 5:38 left on the clock.

Kaspars Berzins paced the winners with 14 points and nine rebounds while Blums and Dairis Bertans picked their shots carefully and contributed 13 points each for the winners.

Borg was the only Swede to score in double digits and he finished with 11 points in a losing effort.

COACH QUOTES

Quotes: Sweden vs. Latvia

Vedran Bosnic, Sweden Head Coach
"We did some things good and some things bad. We played even in turnovers, lost the rebounding by a couple, but to win against a top team like Latvia we need to have less than ten turnovers. We need to stay focused, we need to keep our aggressiveness and energy up to keep playing defence. We had our chances, but when Latvia made two tough three-pointers early in the fourth quarter, it became easier for Latvia to breathe, they relaxed and played well. We came back two times, but against a team like Latvia it's difficult to come back a third time."

Thomas Massamba Sweden
"Congratulations to Latvia, they're a very good team who played with patience. I think we played OK, but we made some mistakes that Latvia took advantage of, and Latvia didn't make those kind of mistakes. Our defence is good, to keep a team like Latvia to 62 points is fine, now we need to get our legs back and get our offence going.

Ainars Bagatskis Latvia Head Coach
"I was a bit worried before the game, this is a completely different Sweden than in Eurobasket 2013. We saw in the preparation games that Sweden plays aggressively and with great energy. With aggressiveness and energy you can make up for a lot of things, so the most important thing for us was patience. Nothing in basketball comes quick or easy. We lost a big lead because it looked like we started to think about other things. When we made a couple of important three-pointers in the third quarter we played better and more focused. Sweden played well and I'm happy with the win."

Janis Blums, Latvia
"Even though we won I want to congratulate Sweden. They played hard, they played very good defence and played with energy and heart. They made it very difficult for us. This was an important win for us, the first game is always important. Now we play again in three days, so we need to re-focus and prepare for that game."

Top performers

Sweden Latvia

Joakim Kjellbom

 

Kaspars Berzins

6Pts14
5Reb9
2AS0
2ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Sweden Latvia
19/52FG M/A18/51
18/44 (40.9%) FG2P M/A8/26 (30.8%)
1/8 (12.5%) FG3P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
11/18 (61.1%) FT M/A16/23 (69.6%)
34 (7-27) Reb (O-D) 38 (8-30)
8AS9
14TO14
6ST5
1BS3
25PF22
50Pts62

PHOTO GALLERY

SWEDEN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Hakanson, L. 142/540.01/250.01/333.30/00.0022121031-75
*5Borg, T. 243/742.93/742.90/00.05/683.3112011015-511
*6Kjellbom, J. 243/837.53/837.50/00.00/00.014522203106
7Pita, D. 150/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0022000022-80
8Gaddefors, A. 90/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0011000130-30
*9Massamba, T. 263/837.53/742.90/10.02/450.0134230035-118
*10Pahlmblad, M. 221/250.01/250.00/00.01/250.0112101021-63
12Massamba, B. 181/425.01/425.00/00.01/250.013411002303
*13Maraker, C. 111/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0213000000-132
14Lindqvist, A. 132/450.02/366.70/10.02/2100.0011000052-26
15Person, J. 93/560.03/475.00/10.00/20.001101100246
40Engström, C. 140/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0044110010-90
TEAM/COACH03330
TOTAL19/ 5236.518/ 4440.91/ 812.511/1861.17273481461252250
LATVIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Mejeris, M. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-20
6Freimanis, R. 181/616.70/20.01/425.00/00.0011011111133
*7Blums, J. 284/757.11/250.03/560.02/2100.00221000352013
9Bertans, D. 203/475.01/250.02/2100.05/771.4112030056213
10Timma, J. 200/30.00/20.00/10.02/2100.0268311122152
11Smits, R. 10/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000010000-20
*12Janicenoks, K. 311/616.70/20.01/425.01/425.003314102214
*13Strelnieks, J. 321/616.70/20.01/425.02/2100.006633100435
*14Berzins, K. 315/1338.53/933.32/450.02/2100.0369001033114
21Skele, A. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-10
30Zakis, R. 103/560.03/560.00/00.02/450.0123000122108
*33Meiers, M. 90/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.002210003000
TEAM/COACH11210
TOTAL18/ 5135.38/ 2630.810/ 2540.016/2369.68303891453222562
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Sweden Latvia

Joakim Kjellbom

 

Kaspars Berzins

6Pts14
5Reb9
2AS0
2ST1
0BS0
24Min31

TEAM STATS

Sweden Latvia
19/52FG M/A18/51
18/44 (40.9%) FG2P M/A8/26 (30.8%)
1/8 (12.5%) FG3P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
11/18 (61.1%) FT M/A16/23 (69.6%)
34 (7-27) Reb (O-D) 38 (8-30)
8AS9
14TO14
6ST5
1BS3
25PF22
50Pts62

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeSWEDENScoreLATVIA
09:3613 C. Maraker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 K. Janicenoks Def. Rebound
09:10 0 - 3 14 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 M. Meiers
08:505 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 3 
08:32 2 - 5 14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:0813 C. Maraker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Pahlmblad 
4 - 5 
07:53 4 - 8 14 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:469 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Maraker 
  
07:345 T. Borg Turnover (Backcourt violation)   
06:595 T. Borg Foul drawn   12 K. Janicenoks Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
06:59Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
7 D. Pita in 
  
06:507 D. Pita Foul drawn   7 J. Blums Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:4713 C. Maraker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   33 M. Meiers Def. Rebound
06:33 Def. Rebound   14 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:137 D. Pita 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound
05:587 D. Pita Def. Rebound   14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:526 J. Kjellbom Foul drawn   33 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
05:486 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Maraker 
  
05:427 D. Pita Foul drawn   33 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:319 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 6 - 8 
05:12 6 - 11 7 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks
05:046 J. Kjellbom Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
6 J. Kjellbom Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  7 J. Blums Foul drawn
04:44Substitution: 13 C. Maraker out,
14 A. Lindqvist in 
  
04:44   Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
6 R. Freimanis in
04:44   Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
9 D. Bertans in
04:306 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound   12 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:216 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   6 R. Freimanis Block
13 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound
04:13Substitution: 7 D. Pita out,
5 T. Borg in 
  
04:179 T. Massamba Def. Rebound   13 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:469 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 8 - 11 
03:38   Substitution: 12 K. Janicenoks out,
10 J. Timma in
03:30 8 - 13 14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:135 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 10 - 13 
02:585 T. Borg Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   9 D. Bertans Foul drawn
02:58Substitution: 6 J. Kjellbom out,
40 C. Engström in 
  
02:58Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
13 C. Maraker in 
  
02:545 T. Borg Def. Rebound   6 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:339 T. Massamba Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 R. Freimanis Steal
02:21   6 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 J. Timma
02:09 10 - 16 9 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma
01:459 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 12 - 16 
01:319 T. Massamba Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   13 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn
01:31Substitution: 9 T. Massamba out,
4 L. Hakanson in 
  
01:31Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
8 A. Gaddefors in 
  
01:31 12 - 17 13 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:31 12 - 18 13 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:31   Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
7 J. Blums in
01:314 L. Hakanson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 40 C. Engström 
14 - 18 
00:51   Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
30 R. Zakis in
00:484 L. Hakanson Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   9 D. Bertans Foul drawn
00:48   9 D. Bertans Free throw missed(1/2)
00:4813 C. Maraker Def. Rebound   9 D. Bertans Free throw missed(2/2)
00:23 Turnover (24 secs)   
00:00 14 - 21 9 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Blums
TimeSWEDENScoreLATVIA
10:00Substitution: 40 C. Engström out,
14 A. Lindqvist in 
  
10:00Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
40 C. Engström in 
  
10:0040 C. Engström Def. Rebound   7 J. Blums 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
09:524 L. Hakanson Foul drawn   9 D. Bertans Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:375 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   30 R. Zakis Block
7 J. Blums Def. Rebound
09:208 A. Gaddefors Block
40 C. Engström Def. Rebound 
  6 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
09:0240 C. Engström 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 5 T. Borg 
  10 J. Timma Block
08:525 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 J. Timma Def. Rebound
08:504 L. Hakanson Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   6 R. Freimanis Foul drawn
08:50Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
9 T. Massamba in 
  
08:448 A. Gaddefors Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   30 R. Zakis Foul drawn
08:44   30 R. Zakis Free throw missed(1/2)
08:4440 C. Engström Def. Rebound   30 R. Zakis Free throw missed(2/2)
08:3013 C. Maraker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 J. Timma Def. Rebound
08:12 14 - 23 30 R. Zakis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:514 L. Hakanson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 J. Timma Def. Rebound
07:43 14 - 25 9 D. Bertans 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
07:439 T. Massamba Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   9 D. Bertans Foul drawn
07:43Timeout   
07:43Substitution: 4 L. Hakanson out,
7 D. Pita in 
  
07:43Substitution: 8 A. Gaddefors out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in 
  
07:43Substitution: 13 C. Maraker out,
12 B. Massamba in 
  
07:43Substitution: 40 C. Engström out,
14 A. Lindqvist in 
  
07:43 14 - 26 9 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:43 14 - 27 30 R. Zakis Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:309 T. Massamba Foul drawn   30 R. Zakis Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:159 T. Massamba 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 D. Bertans Def. Rebound
07:0612 B. Massamba Def. Rebound   6 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:4812 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 J. Timma Def. Rebound
06:41 14 - 29 30 R. Zakis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:4114 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   30 R. Zakis Foul drawn
06:41   Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
12 K. Janicenoks in
06:41   Substitution: 9 D. Bertans out,
13 J. Strelnieks in
06:41   Substitution: 10 J. Timma out,
14 K. Berzins in
06:41 14 - 30 30 R. Zakis Free throw MADE(1/1)
06:2712 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 M. Pahlmblad 
  
06:2310 M. Pahlmblad 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE 16 - 30 
06:137 D. Pita Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   7 J. Blums Foul drawn
06:13Substitution: 7 D. Pita out,
5 T. Borg in 
  
06:13Substitution: 12 B. Massamba out,
6 J. Kjellbom in 
  
06:13 16 - 31 7 J. Blums Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:13 16 - 32 7 J. Blums Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:5614 A. Lindqvist 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound
05:39 16 - 34 30 R. Zakis 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks
05:1314 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 18 - 34 
05:1314 A. Lindqvist Foul drawn   30 R. Zakis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:1314 A. Lindqvist Free throw MADE(1/1) 19 - 34 
04:556 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound   30 R. Zakis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:476 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Massamba 
21 - 34 
04:23   14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 30 R. Zakis
04:176 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound   30 R. Zakis 2PtsFG (Put-back) missed
04:169 T. Massamba Foul drawn   7 J. Blums Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
04:16   Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
9 D. Bertans in
03:586 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 23 - 34 
03:33   12 K. Janicenoks Turnover (Travelling)
03:33Timeout   
03:33   Substitution: 30 R. Zakis out,
33 M. Meiers in
03:165 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   12 K. Janicenoks Def. Rebound
03:03Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
4 L. Hakanson in 
  
02:55   13 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins
02:52   14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Put-back) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins
02:47 23 - 36 14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:3314 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 25 - 36 
02:3314 A. Lindqvist Foul drawn   33 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
02:3314 A. Lindqvist Free throw MADE(1/1) 26 - 36 
02:33Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
12 B. Massamba in 
  
02:27   9 D. Bertans Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:044 L. Hakanson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 B. Massamba 
29 - 36 
01:454 L. Hakanson Steal   12 K. Janicenoks Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:339 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound
01:1610 M. Pahlmblad Def. Rebound   9 D. Bertans 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5612 B. Massamba Foul drawn   9 D. Bertans Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
00:56Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
7 D. Pita in 
  
00:5612 B. Massamba Free throw MADE(1/2) 30 - 36 
00:5612 B. Massamba Free throw missed(2/2)   14 K. Berzins Def. Rebound
00:4212 B. Massamba Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   12 K. Janicenoks Foul drawn
00:42   12 K. Janicenoks Free throw missed(1/2)
00:4212 B. Massamba Def. Rebound   12 K. Janicenoks Free throw missed(2/2)
00:279 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   33 M. Meiers Def. Rebound
00:02   13 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 D. Bertans
TimeSWEDENScoreLATVIA
10:00Substitution: 4 L. Hakanson out,
5 T. Borg in 
  
10:00Substitution: 12 B. Massamba out,
14 A. Lindqvist in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 9 D. Bertans out,
6 R. Freimanis in
10:00   Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
7 J. Blums in
09:456 J. Kjellbom Turnover (Travelling)   
09:359 T. Massamba Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   13 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn
09:35Substitution: 9 T. Massamba out,
4 L. Hakanson in 
  
09:315 T. Borg Steal   13 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:094 L. Hakanson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 K. Berzins Def. Rebound
08:5714 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   7 J. Blums Foul drawn
08:57Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
12 B. Massamba in 
  
08:456 J. Kjellbom Steal   6 R. Freimanis Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:316 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 J. Kjellbom 
  
08:2512 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 J. Kjellbom 
32 - 36 
08:13   12 K. Janicenoks Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:565 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 34 - 36 
07:32 34 - 39 12 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:0912 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 R. Freimanis Def. Rebound
07:0212 B. Massamba Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   13 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn
06:457 D. Pita Def. Rebound   13 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:366 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 K. Berzins Def. Rebound
06:16 34 - 42 7 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks
05:48 Turnover (24 secs)   
05:48Substitution: 6 J. Kjellbom out,
40 C. Engström in 
  
05:48Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in 
  
05:334 L. Hakanson Def. Rebound   12 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:204 L. Hakanson Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 K. Berzins Steal
05:187 D. Pita Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   14 K. Berzins Foul drawn
05:18   Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
9 D. Bertans in
05:1240 C. Engström Def. Rebound   14 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:5912 B. Massamba Foul drawn   14 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
04:59Substitution: 7 D. Pita out,
8 A. Gaddefors in 
  
04:5710 M. Pahlmblad Foul drawn   12 K. Janicenoks Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
04:5710 M. Pahlmblad Free throw MADE(1/2) 35 - 42 
04:574 L. Hakanson assist   
04:5710 M. Pahlmblad Free throw missed(2/2)   14 K. Berzins Def. Rebound
04:384 L. Hakanson Def. Rebound   6 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:2040 C. Engström Turnover (Ball Handling)   
04:20   Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
30 R. Zakis in
04:088 A. Gaddefors Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   9 D. Bertans Foul drawn
04:08 35 - 43 9 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:08 35 - 44 9 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:5312 B. Massamba Foul drawn   6 R. Freimanis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:53Substitution: 4 L. Hakanson out,
15 J. Person in 
  
03:458 A. Gaddefors 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   30 R. Zakis Def. Rebound
03:2410 M. Pahlmblad Steal   12 K. Janicenoks Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:0710 M. Pahlmblad 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   30 R. Zakis Def. Rebound
03:048 A. Gaddefors Unsportmanslike Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   9 D. Bertans Foul drawn
03:04   Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
10 J. Timma in
03:04   Substitution: 12 K. Janicenoks out,
7 J. Blums in
03:04 35 - 45 9 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:04 35 - 46 9 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:4712 B. Massamba Def. Rebound   10 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2815 J. Person 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 37 - 46 
02:0715 J. Person Foul drawn   9 D. Bertans Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
9 D. Bertans Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:07Substitution: 8 A. Gaddefors out,
5 T. Borg in 
  
02:07Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
14 A. Lindqvist in 
  
02:07Substitution: 12 B. Massamba out,
9 T. Massamba in 
  
01:5115 J. Person 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 39 - 46 
01:30   7 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 J. Timma
01:15 39 - 49 6 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma
01:15   Substitution: 30 R. Zakis out,
12 K. Janicenoks in
00:5915 J. Person 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
00:369 T. Massamba Def. Rebound   12 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:339 T. Massamba Foul drawn   9 D. Bertans Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
00:33   Substitution: 9 D. Bertans out,
13 J. Strelnieks in
00:339 T. Massamba Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:339 T. Massamba Free throw MADE(2/2) 40 - 49 
00:07 Def. Rebound   13 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:07    Turnover (24 secs)
00:07Timeout   
00:07Substitution: 15 J. Person out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in 
  
00:07   Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
14 K. Berzins in
TimeSWEDENScoreLATVIA
09:5414 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   10 J. Timma Foul drawn
09:46 40 - 52 7 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Janicenoks
09:2214 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) missed   14 K. Berzins Def. Rebound
09:079 T. Massamba Foul drawn   14 K. Berzins Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:07Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
12 B. Massamba in 
  
09:005 T. Borg Foul drawn   7 J. Blums Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:495 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 J. Timma Def. Rebound
08:35 Def. Rebound   7 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:34Substitution: 40 C. Engström out,
6 J. Kjellbom in 
  
08:165 T. Borg Foul drawn   10 J. Timma Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
08:165 T. Borg Free throw MADE(1/2) 41 - 52 
08:165 T. Borg Free throw missed(2/2)   12 K. Janicenoks Def. Rebound
08:0610 M. Pahlmblad Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   13 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn
08:016 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound   12 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4212 B. Massamba Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 K. Janicenoks Steal
07:416 J. Kjellbom Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   12 K. Janicenoks Foul drawn
07:18 41 - 55 13 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma
07:17Timeout   
07:17Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
4 L. Hakanson in 
  
07:17Substitution: 12 B. Massamba out,
14 A. Lindqvist in 
  
07:129 T. Massamba Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:536 J. Kjellbom Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   7 J. Blums Foul drawn
06:53Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
7 D. Pita in 
  
06:39   14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Put-back) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins
06:35   14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Put-back) missed
06:2214 A. Lindqvist Def. Rebound   
06:134 L. Hakanson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:13 Turnover (24 secs)   
05:59 41 - 57 7 J. Blums 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:404 L. Hakanson Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 J. Timma Steal
05:384 L. Hakanson Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   10 J. Timma Foul drawn
05:38Substitution: 4 L. Hakanson out,
15 J. Person in 
  
05:38 41 - 58 10 J. Timma Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:38 41 - 59 10 J. Timma Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:266 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Massamba 
43 - 59 
05:0514 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   7 J. Blums Foul drawn
04:58   10 J. Timma 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
04:5814 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 5th)   14 K. Berzins Foul drawn
04:58 43 - 60 14 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:58 43 - 61 14 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:5815 J. Person Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 J. Strelnieks Steal
04:1815 J. Person Def. Rebound   12 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:599 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 T. Massamba 
  
03:559 T. Massamba Foul drawn   14 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
03:55   Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
9 D. Bertans in
03:559 T. Massamba Free throw MADE(1/2) 44 - 61 
03:559 T. Massamba Free throw missed(2/2)   10 J. Timma Def. Rebound
03:50Substitution: 9 T. Massamba out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in 
  
03:5010 M. Pahlmblad Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)   9 D. Bertans Foul drawn
03:50Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
9 T. Massamba in 
  
03:359 T. Massamba Def. Rebound   10 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:299 T. Massamba Turnover (Out of bounds)   
03:29Substitution: 9 T. Massamba out,
5 T. Borg in 
  
03:21   10 J. Timma Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:016 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 B. Massamba 
  
02:477 D. Pita 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound
02:31   13 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:31Substitution: 7 D. Pita out,
8 A. Gaddefors in 
  
02:188 A. Gaddefors 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound
01:586 J. Kjellbom Steal   9 D. Bertans Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:5415 J. Person 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 46 - 61 
01:546 J. Kjellbom assist   
01:54Substitution: 6 J. Kjellbom out,
40 C. Engström in 
  
01:368 A. Gaddefors Def. Rebound   14 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed
01:205 T. Borg Foul drawn   9 D. Bertans Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 5th)
01:205 T. Borg Free throw MADE(1/2) 47 - 61 
01:205 T. Borg Free throw MADE(2/2) 48 - 61 
01:0115 J. Person Steal   13 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:5915 J. Person Foul drawn   10 J. Timma Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
00:5915 J. Person Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:5915 J. Person Free throw missed(2/2)   14 K. Berzins Def. Rebound
00:4640 C. Engström Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 1st)   14 K. Berzins Foul drawn
00:46   Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
21 A. Skele in
00:46   12 K. Janicenoks Free throw missed(1/2)
00:46 48 - 62 12 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:46Timeout   
00:3015 J. Person 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 J. Blums Def. Rebound
00:27   Substitution: 12 K. Janicenoks out,
11 R. Smits in
00:27   Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
5 M. Mejeris in
00:14   11 R. Smits Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:035 T. Borg Foul drawn   21 A. Skele Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
00:035 T. Borg Free throw MADE(1/2) 49 - 62 
00:035 T. Borg Free throw MADE(2/2) 50 - 62 
00:00   11 R. Smits 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Sweden Latvia
19/52FG M/A18/51
18/44 (40.9%) FG2P M/A8/26 (30.8%)
1/8 (12.5%) FG3P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
11/18 (61.1%) FT M/A16/23 (69.6%)
34 (7-27) Reb (O-D) 38 (8-30)
8AS9
14TO14
6ST5
1BS3
25PF22
50Pts62

top performers

Sweden Latvia

Joakim Kjellbom

 

Kaspars Berzins

6Pts14
5Reb9
2AS0
2ST1
0BS0
24Min31
Sweden Latvia 0-2
Sweden - Latvia 50-62
10.08.2014, Luleå (SWE)
Latvia - Sweden 79-76
20.08.2014, Riga (LAT)

COACH QUOTES

Quotes: Sweden vs. Latvia

Vedran Bosnic, Sweden Head Coach
"We did some things good and some things bad. We played even in turnovers, lost the rebounding by a couple, but to win against a top team like Latvia we need to have less than ten turnovers. We need to stay focused, we need to keep our aggressiveness and energy up to keep playing defence. We had our chances, but when Latvia made two tough three-pointers early in the fourth quarter, it became easier for Latvia to breathe, they relaxed and played well. We came back two times, but against a team like Latvia it's difficult to come back a third time."

Thomas Massamba Sweden
"Congratulations to Latvia, they're a very good team who played with patience. I think we played OK, but we made some mistakes that Latvia took advantage of, and Latvia didn't make those kind of mistakes. Our defence is good, to keep a team like Latvia to 62 points is fine, now we need to get our legs back and get our offence going.

Ainars Bagatskis Latvia Head Coach
"I was a bit worried before the game, this is a completely different Sweden than in Eurobasket 2013. We saw in the preparation games that Sweden plays aggressively and with great energy. With aggressiveness and energy you can make up for a lot of things, so the most important thing for us was patience. Nothing in basketball comes quick or easy. We lost a big lead because it looked like we started to think about other things. When we made a couple of important three-pointers in the third quarter we played better and more focused. Sweden played well and I'm happy with the win."

Janis Blums, Latvia
"Even though we won I want to congratulate Sweden. They played hard, they played very good defence and played with energy and heart. They made it very difficult for us. This was an important win for us, the first game is always important. Now we play again in three days, so we need to re-focus and prepare for that game."

Top performers

Sweden Latvia

Joakim Kjellbom

 

Kaspars Berzins

6Pts14
5Reb9
2AS0
2ST1
0BS0

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