Latvia79-76

17-18, 12-19, 22-13, 14-15, 14-11

Sweden

 

Date: 20.08.2014, 20:15hGroup:  FVenue:   Riga (LAT) Spectators: 5214
Referees:  Srdan Dozai (CRO), Tomas Jasevicius (LTU), Markos Elias Michaelides (SUI)
TEAM LEADERS
Latvia Sweden
Kaspars Berzins (23)PtsJoakim Kjellbom (19)
Kaspars Berzins (10)RebJoakim Kjellbom (13)
Janis Strelnieks (6)ASJonathan Person (4), Tobias Borg (4)
4 players tied with 2STTobias Borg (1), Thomas Massamba (1)
Kaspars Berzins (4)BSTom Lidén (2), Joakim Kjellbom (2)

GAME REPORT

20.08.2014
Latvia Survive OT Thriller, Stay Perfect
Janis Strelnieks (Latvia)
Janis Strelnieks and Latvia beat Sweden in overtime

Kaspars Berzins had to come up with a colossal display to help Latvia force overtime and eventually secure a 79-76 win over Sweden on Day 4 of EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round Group F.

The die-hard Swedish arrived in Latvia with just one win in three games but made clear they would fight to the last man as they grabbed a 35-23 lead late in the first quarter.

Berzins and Janis Blums instigated a 13-2 Latvian burst at the start of the third quarter and the hosts claimed a 42-39 lead on a Martins Meiers jumper wit 4:52 remaining in the third quarter.

The two sides exchanged punches from then on until Tobias Borg, with two shots from the charity stripe 47 seconds from the end of regulation, gave Sweden a 64-60 cushion.

Janis Timma sunk two free-throws 37 seconds from the end of regulation to reduce Sweden's lead to 64-62 and on the other end of the floor, Berzins came up with a huge block, his fourth of the night, as Joakim Kjellbom was attempting to score.

Latvia were presented with the chance to tie the scores or push ahead but, with nine seconds left on the clock, Janis Strelnieks turned the ball over and had no chance but to foul Jonathan Person.

The Swedish guard went to the line and made his first free throw to increase the gap to 65-62 but missed the second.

Latvia got the rebound and Sweden fouled Strelnieks, with just three seconds left on the clock.

He made his first shot from the stripe and missed the second for Meiers to come up with the offensive board.

He missed the lay-up in traffic, but deus-ex-machina Berzins tipped the ball in, right at the buzzer, to tie the scores at 65 and send the game to overtime.

Latvia pushed ahead immediately in the extra period but Anton Gaddefors drilled a huge triple with four seconds left on the clock to reduce to 77-76.

The hosts called a time-out and once play resumed, Sweden immediately fouled Kristaps Janicenoks.

The experienced guard kept his calm at the line and made both his free-throws and Sweden did not manage to fire off a desperation shot in the two seconds that elapsed until the final buzzer.

Berzins finished with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds while Strelnieks added 14 points, six boards and six assists for the winners.

For Sweden, Kjellbom collected a double-double of 19 points and 13 boards and Gaddefors added 15 points in losing efforts.

 

 

COACH QUOTES

20.08.2014
Quotes: Latvia vs. Sweden

Anton Gaddefors, Sweden
"Hard to say anything, it was a tough game. I think we got the game where we wanted it. The game was decided by extremely small details."

Vedran Bosnic, Sweden Head Coach
"Difficult to say a lot about a game like this. I'm very proud how we played against a strong Latvian team. We lead during most of the game and made it difficult for the Latvian team. I am very sad because we lost two games in the last seconds [also against Romania]. Not many teams can come to Latvia and dominate for 40 minutes, especially considering how young our team is. Latvia, in my mind, is a Top-8 team in Europe, so again - I am proud of my team and my guys and I think we deserved to win at least one of the last two games, but that's basketball."

Ainars Bagatskis, Latvia Head Coach
"After the last game against Romania we tried to emphasize that the players should not be calm. I cannot say we played bad in the first half, although sometimes we might have cheated on defence, by over helping. Sweden played terrifically capitalizing on our mistakes and on top of that we got nervous since our offence wasn't running smoothly. Of course, you could say luck was on our side at the end of regulation, but I am confident that only a mentally strong and confident team can win close games like this. Finally, today we played 6 against 5, meaning that the support of our fans was terrific."

Janis Blums, Latvia
"We expected a tough game. After the away game in Sweden we understood that they would come to Latvia to fight - I got hit in the face in the first five minutes of the game, two of my other teammates suffered as well. Like in Sweden, we could not find our offence and we have to credit the Swedish defence for that - they played very aggressive. After halftime, we became the more aggressive team and got a little bit of help from the basketball God. During overtime, our fans propelled us to the victory. I would like to thank them for the great support. I also tip my hat off to the Swedes - they played good basketball."

Top performers

Latvia Sweden

Kaspars Berzins

 

Joakim Kjellbom

23Pts19
10Reb13
1AS0
0ST0
4BS2

Accumulated statistics

Latvia Sweden
26/72FG M/A26/60
17/36 (47.2%) FG2P M/A20/44 (45.5%)
9/36 (25.0%) FG3P M/A6/16 (37.5%)
18/24 (75.0%) FT M/A18/22 (81.8%)
41 (17-24) Reb (O-D) 42 (9-33)
18AS15
12TO19
10ST2
5BS6
23PF26
79Pts76

PHOTO GALLERY

LATVIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Mejeris, M. 60/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0123000000-10
6Freimanis, R. 162/728.61/333.31/425.02/2100.0000201112-87
*7Blums, J. 262/728.60/00.02/728.60/00.001100102306
9Bertans, D. 243/1030.01/250.02/825.00/00.003313003118
10Timma, J. 182/825.01/520.01/333.32/2100.0101202021-47
11Smits, R. DNP
*12Janicenoks, K. 320/50.00/20.00/30.04/4100.001120201344
*13Strelnieks, J. 335/955.63/560.02/450.02/450.0066640044714
*14Berzins, K. 329/1656.38/1172.71/520.04/4100.05510130455223
21Skele, A. 122/450.02/2100.00/20.00/00.0112102031-44
30Zakis, R. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011010000-10
*33Meiers, M. 231/333.31/333.30/00.04/850.0729312026196
TEAM/COACH22400
TOTAL26/ 7236.117/ 3647.29/ 3625.018/2475.01724411812105232679
SWEDEN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Hakanson, L. 180/30.00/10.00/20.04/4100.0022210012-24
5Borg, T. 244/580.03/475.01/1100.02/2100.0011451013211
*6Kjellbom, J. 369/1560.09/1560.00/00.01/250.05813020234-519
*7Pita, D. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.001100002130
8Gaddefors, A. 284/850.01/425.03/475.04/4100.0134100033-615
9Massamba, T. 120/40.00/20.00/20.00/00.0022311011-70
*10Pahlmblad, M. 230/30.00/10.00/20.00/00.0011010020-60
11Lidén, T. 262/540.02/366.70/20.00/00.0011110230-114
12Massamba, B. 90/40.00/40.00/00.01/250.001100011201
*14Lindqvist, A. 174/757.12/540.02/2100.03/475.01450000541213
*15Person, J. 293/650.03/560.00/10.03/475.016745014359
TEAM/COACH13430
TOTAL26/ 6043.320/ 4445.56/ 1637.518/2281.893342151926262376
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

Latvia Sweden

Kaspars Berzins

 

Joakim Kjellbom

23Pts19
10Reb13
1AS0
0ST0
4BS2
32Min36

TEAM STATS

Latvia Sweden
26/72FG M/A26/60
17/36 (47.2%) FG2P M/A20/44 (45.5%)
9/36 (25.0%) FG3P M/A6/16 (37.5%)
18/24 (75.0%) FT M/A18/22 (81.8%)
41 (17-24) Reb (O-D) 42 (9-33)
18AS15
12TO19
10ST2
5BS6
23PF26
79Pts76

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeLATVIAScoreSWEDEN
09:4013 J. Strelnieks Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   15 J. Person Foul drawn
09:40 0 - 1 15 J. Person Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:40 0 - 2 15 J. Person Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:2013 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
09:0513 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   
08:5513 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound   6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:4112 K. Janicenoks Foul drawn   10 M. Pahlmblad Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:3412 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Person Def. Rebound
08:2614 K. Berzins Def. Rebound   10 M. Pahlmblad 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:037 J. Blums Foul drawn   7 D. Pita Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:5433 M. Meiers Foul drawn   7 D. Pita Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:54   Substitution: 7 D. Pita out,
8 A. Gaddefors in
07:4814 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
2 - 2 
07:2933 M. Meiers Steal   6 J. Kjellbom Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:1233 M. Meiers 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 J. Person Def. Rebound
07:06 2 - 5 14 A. Lindqvist 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 J. Person
06:4914 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   14 A. Lindqvist Foul drawn
06:4914 K. Berzins Foul drawn   14 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
06:4514 K. Berzins Foul drawn   14 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
06:45   Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
9 T. Massamba in
06:45   Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
11 T. Lidén in
06:45   Substitution: 9 T. Massamba out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in
06:4514 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(1/2) 3 - 5 
06:4514 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(2/2) 4 - 5 
06:4413 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound   10 M. Pahlmblad 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:357 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
7 - 5 
06:05 7 - 7 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 A. Gaddefors
06:0533 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   6 J. Kjellbom Foul drawn
06:05 7 - 8 6 J. Kjellbom Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:507 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
05:4314 K. Berzins Block
Def. Rebound 
  15 J. Person 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
05:2733 M. Meiers Foul drawn   6 J. Kjellbom Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
05:2733 M. Meiers Free throw MADE(1/2) 8 - 8 
05:2733 M. Meiers Free throw missed(2/2)   6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
05:1413 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound   6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:0712 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
04:5013 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   11 T. Lidén Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
04:50   Substitution: 15 J. Person out,
9 T. Massamba in
04:5013 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(1/2) 9 - 8 
04:5013 J. Strelnieks Free throw missed(2/2)    Def. Rebound
04:35 9 - 11 8 A. Gaddefors 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Massamba
04:19Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
6 R. Freimanis in 
  
04:19Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
9 D. Bertans in 
  
04:1513 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 R. Freimanis 
12 - 11 
03:539 D. Bertans Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   8 A. Gaddefors Foul drawn
03:53 12 - 12 8 A. Gaddefors Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:53 12 - 13 8 A. Gaddefors Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:536 R. Freimanis assist   
03:3814 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
03:3514 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
03:17Substitution: 12 K. Janicenoks out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
03:17Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
30 R. Zakis in 
  
03:17   Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
4 L. Hakanson in
03:116 R. Freimanis Block   8 A. Gaddefors 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 8 A. Gaddefors
03:05    Turnover (24 secs)
02:506 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 T. Massamba Def. Rebound
02:296 R. Freimanis Steal   11 T. Lidén Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:1730 R. Zakis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
02:08   9 T. Massamba Turnover (Travelling)
02:08Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
21 A. Skele in 
  
01:5421 A. Skele 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 14 - 13 
01:3130 R. Zakis Def. Rebound   8 A. Gaddefors 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:2530 R. Zakis Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 T. Massamba Steal
01:12 14 - 16 8 A. Gaddefors 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Massamba
00:579 D. Bertans 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   11 T. Lidén Block
6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
00:4021 A. Skele Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   4 L. Hakanson Foul drawn
00:40Substitution: 30 R. Zakis out,
5 M. Mejeris in 
  
00:40   Substitution: 6 J. Kjellbom out,
12 B. Massamba in
00:40 14 - 17 4 L. Hakanson Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:40 14 - 18 4 L. Hakanson Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:276 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma 
17 - 18 
00:0521 A. Skele Steal   4 L. Hakanson Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:0221 A. Skele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeLATVIAScoreSWEDEN
09:495 M. Mejeris 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   12 B. Massamba Block
9 T. Massamba Def. Rebound
09:3021 A. Skele Def. Rebound   4 L. Hakanson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:219 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 T. Lidén Def. Rebound
09:04 17 - 20 11 T. Lidén 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 L. Hakanson
08:519 D. Bertans Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
9 D. Bertans Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  9 T. Massamba Foul drawn
08:519 D. Bertans Def. Rebound   12 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:446 R. Freimanis Foul drawn   11 T. Lidén Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:44   Substitution: 11 T. Lidén out,
14 A. Lindqvist in
08:3310 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Mejeris 
  
08:259 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 A. Skele 
  
08:1121 A. Skele 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 19 - 20 
07:346 R. Freimanis Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   12 B. Massamba Foul drawn
07:34   Substitution: 9 T. Massamba out,
5 T. Borg in
07:34   12 B. Massamba Free throw missed(1/2)
07:34 19 - 21 12 B. Massamba Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:215 M. Mejeris 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 A. Gaddefors Def. Rebound
07:179 D. Bertans Def. Rebound   4 L. Hakanson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:016 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 B. Massamba Def. Rebound
06:395 M. Mejeris Def. Rebound   14 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3321 A. Skele Foul drawn   8 A. Gaddefors Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:33Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
14 K. Berzins in 
  
06:33   Substitution: 4 L. Hakanson out,
7 D. Pita in
06:33   Substitution: 8 A. Gaddefors out,
15 J. Person in
06:279 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Lindqvist Def. Rebound
06:145 M. Mejeris Def. Rebound   14 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5414 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma 
21 - 21 
05:33 21 - 23 5 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:2610 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 D. Bertans 
23 - 23 
05:11 23 - 26 14 A. Lindqvist 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 T. Borg
04:4921 A. Skele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 D. Pita Def. Rebound
04:4521 A. Skele Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   7 D. Pita Foul drawn
04:45Substitution: 5 M. Mejeris out,
12 K. Janicenoks in 
  
04:45Substitution: 21 A. Skele out,
13 J. Strelnieks in 
  
04:45   Substitution: 7 D. Pita out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in
04:449 D. Bertans Def. Rebound   12 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:3714 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
04:0713 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Person Def. Rebound
04:049 D. Bertans Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   15 J. Person Foul drawn
04:04Substitution: 9 D. Bertans out,
7 J. Blums in 
  
04:04   Substitution: 12 B. Massamba out,
6 J. Kjellbom in
03:50   6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 J. Kjellbom
03:46 23 - 28 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:2610 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed    Def. Rebound
03:21Substitution: 10 J. Timma out,
6 R. Freimanis in 
  
03:2114 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   14 A. Lindqvist Foul drawn
03:21   14 A. Lindqvist Free throw missed(1/2)
03:21 23 - 29 14 A. Lindqvist Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:066 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Lindqvist Def. Rebound
03:01 23 - 31 15 J. Person 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:58Timeout   
02:4212 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Person Def. Rebound
02:28 23 - 33 5 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:126 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
02:006 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   6 J. Kjellbom Block
5 T. Borg Def. Rebound
01:54 23 - 35 5 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:50   15 J. Person assist
01:50Timeout   
01:50Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
33 M. Meiers in 
  
01:50   Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
9 T. Massamba in
01:3413 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 26 - 35 
01:1033 M. Meiers Def. Rebound   9 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5114 K. Berzins Foul drawn   6 J. Kjellbom Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
00:51   Substitution: 6 J. Kjellbom out,
11 T. Lidén in
00:4833 M. Meiers Foul drawn   9 T. Massamba Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:4014 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
28 - 35 
00:20 28 - 37 14 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:0213 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
00:0233 M. Meiers Foul drawn   15 J. Person Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
00:02Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
00:0233 M. Meiers Free throw MADE(1/2) 29 - 37 
00:0233 M. Meiers Free throw missed(2/2)   14 A. Lindqvist Def. Rebound
00:00   9 T. Massamba 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeLATVIAScoreSWEDEN
09:46   15 J. Person 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 A. Lindqvist
09:2613 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound   14 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2213 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   15 J. Person Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:1014 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 M. Meiers 
31 - 37 
08:5233 M. Meiers Def. Rebound   10 M. Pahlmblad 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:4413 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   15 J. Person Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:3333 M. Meiers Foul drawn   14 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
08:3333 M. Meiers Free throw missed(1/2)   
08:3333 M. Meiers Free throw missed(2/2)   6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
08:16   6 J. Kjellbom Turnover (Travelling)
08:16   Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
11 T. Lidén in
08:057 J. Blums Foul drawn   10 M. Pahlmblad Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
07:5233 M. Meiers Turnover (3 secs)   
07:52   Substitution: 15 J. Person out,
5 T. Borg in
07:4313 J. Strelnieks Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   6 J. Kjellbom Foul drawn
07:4313 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound   11 T. Lidén 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:357 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
34 - 37 
07:187 J. Blums Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   5 T. Borg Foul drawn
07:037 J. Blums Steal   5 T. Borg Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:457 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
06:3914 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 36 - 37 
06:39Timeout   
06:25   6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 J. Kjellbom
06:20 36 - 39 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:017 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
05:5433 M. Meiers Foul drawn   5 T. Borg Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
05:54   Substitution: 4 L. Hakanson out,
9 T. Massamba in
05:5433 M. Meiers Free throw MADE(1/2) 37 - 39 
05:5433 M. Meiers Free throw MADE(2/2) 38 - 39 
05:54   Substitution: 11 T. Lidén out,
8 A. Gaddefors in
05:3933 M. Meiers Steal   10 M. Pahlmblad Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:2014 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 M. Meiers 
40 - 39 
05:0512 K. Janicenoks Def. Rebound   9 T. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:5233 M. Meiers 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 K. Berzins 
42 - 39 
04:327 J. Blums Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   5 T. Borg Foul drawn
04:32   Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
14 A. Lindqvist in
04:30 42 - 41 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Massamba
04:1113 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 44 - 41 
03:45Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
6 R. Freimanis in 
  
03:45Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
9 D. Bertans in 
  
03:40 44 - 43 14 A. Lindqvist 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:2314 K. Berzins Turnover (3 secs)   
03:1313 J. Strelnieks Def. Rebound   9 T. Massamba 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:566 R. Freimanis Foul drawn   14 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
02:56Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
02:56Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
21 A. Skele in 
  
02:56   Substitution: 9 T. Massamba out,
11 T. Lidén in
02:56   Substitution: 14 A. Lindqvist out,
15 J. Person in
02:566 R. Freimanis Free throw MADE(1/2) 45 - 43 
02:566 R. Freimanis Free throw MADE(2/2) 46 - 43 
02:4621 A. Skele Steal   15 J. Person Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:446 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Skele 
48 - 43 
02:25 48 - 45 15 J. Person 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:069 D. Bertans Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:48   6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:44    Turnover (24 secs)
01:2512 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   6 J. Kjellbom Block
6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
01:07 48 - 48 5 T. Borg 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:5210 J. Timma 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Janicenoks 
51 - 48 
00:34 51 - 50 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 T. Borg
00:079 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Person Def. Rebound
00:0110 J. Timma Steal   15 J. Person Turnover (Bad Pass)
TimeLATVIAScoreSWEDEN
09:529 D. Bertans 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 53 - 50 
09:33   12 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Person
09:1821 A. Skele Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   12 B. Massamba Foul drawn
09:16 53 - 52 11 T. Lidén 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 J. Person
09:029 D. Bertans Foul drawn   8 A. Gaddefors Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:02   Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in
08:519 D. Bertans Turnover (Travelling)   
08:51Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
14 K. Berzins in 
  
08:34 53 - 54 15 J. Person 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:1910 J. Timma 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 M. Pahlmblad Def. Rebound
08:0214 K. Berzins Block
14 K. Berzins Def. Rebound 
  12 B. Massamba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
07:5714 K. Berzins Foul drawn   12 B. Massamba Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:57Substitution: 21 A. Skele out,
13 J. Strelnieks in 
  
07:57   Substitution: 12 B. Massamba out,
6 J. Kjellbom in
07:57   Substitution: 15 J. Person out,
4 L. Hakanson in
07:3910 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 J. Kjellbom Def. Rebound
07:1810 J. Timma Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   8 A. Gaddefors Foul drawn
07:18Substitution: 10 J. Timma out,
33 M. Meiers in 
  
07:18 53 - 55 8 A. Gaddefors Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:18 53 - 56 8 A. Gaddefors Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:107 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
07:0614 K. Berzins Foul drawn   8 A. Gaddefors Unsportmanslike Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
07:0614 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(1/2) 54 - 56 
07:0614 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(2/2) 55 - 56 
06:5514 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 L. Hakanson Def. Rebound
06:32 Def. Rebound   4 L. Hakanson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:1614 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
57 - 56 
06:00 57 - 58 8 A. Gaddefors 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:4014 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
60 - 58 
05:1714 K. Berzins Block   8 A. Gaddefors 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
05:17Substitution: 9 D. Bertans out,
12 K. Janicenoks in 
  
05:17   Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
5 T. Borg in
05:14   11 T. Lidén 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:10    Turnover (24 secs)
05:007 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
04:5714 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   6 J. Kjellbom Foul drawn
04:57   Substitution: 8 A. Gaddefors out,
14 A. Lindqvist in
04:57   Substitution: 11 T. Lidén out,
15 J. Person in
04:53   5 T. Borg Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:3413 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:2033 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   14 A. Lindqvist Foul drawn
04:16   15 J. Person 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 J. Kjellbom
04:12 60 - 60 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:1214 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   6 J. Kjellbom Foul drawn
04:1214 K. Berzins Def. Rebound   6 J. Kjellbom Free throw missed(1/1)
03:5812 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Lindqvist Def. Rebound
03:3712 K. Janicenoks Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   14 A. Lindqvist Foul drawn
03:37 60 - 61 14 A. Lindqvist Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:37   15 J. Person assist
03:37 60 - 62 14 A. Lindqvist Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:237 J. Blums Foul drawn   14 A. Lindqvist Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 5th)
03:1414 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 L. Hakanson Def. Rebound
02:5414 K. Berzins Def. Rebound   5 T. Borg 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:3713 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 T. Borg Steal
02:20   5 T. Borg Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:20Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
02:0314 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Person Def. Rebound
01:42   15 J. Person Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:42Timeout   
01:42   Substitution: 4 L. Hakanson out,
8 A. Gaddefors in
01:3614 K. Berzins Turnover (Travelling)   
01:1810 J. Timma Steal   15 J. Person Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:1410 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:  
  11 T. Lidén Block
01:0113 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 A. Gaddefors Def. Rebound
00:4710 J. Timma Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   5 T. Borg Foul drawn
00:47 60 - 63 5 T. Borg Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:47 60 - 64 5 T. Borg Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:47Timeout   
00:4310 J. Timma 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 J. Timma 
  
00:3710 J. Timma Foul drawn   11 T. Lidén Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
00:3710 J. Timma Free throw MADE(1/2) 61 - 64 
00:3710 J. Timma Free throw MADE(2/2) 62 - 64 
00:37Timeout   
00:2614 K. Berzins Block
7 J. Blums Def. Rebound 
  6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:0913 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:09Timeout   
00:09   Substitution: 11 T. Lidén out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in
00:0613 J. Strelnieks Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)   15 J. Person Foul drawn
00:06 62 - 65 15 J. Person Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:0614 K. Berzins Def. Rebound   15 J. Person Free throw missed(2/2)
00:0313 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   15 J. Person Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
00:03Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
33 M. Meiers in 
  
00:03   Substitution: 10 M. Pahlmblad out,
12 B. Massamba in
00:0313 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(1/2) 63 - 65 
00:0313 J. Strelnieks Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
00:0033 M. Meiers 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
00:0014 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 65 - 65 
TimeLATVIAScoreSWEDEN
00:14   8 A. Gaddefors 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 J. Kjellbom
00:29   5 T. Borg Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:489 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 68 - 65 
01:03 68 - 67 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 T. Lidén
01:2913 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 70 - 67 
01:45 70 - 69 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 5 T. Borg
02:0414 K. Berzins 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
02:099 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 M. Meiers 
73 - 69 
02:28 73 - 71 6 J. Kjellbom 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 T. Borg
02:5114 K. Berzins Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 5th)   8 A. Gaddefors Foul drawn
02:51   Substitution: 8 A. Gaddefors out,
10 M. Pahlmblad in
03:08   11 T. Lidén 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 J. Kjellbom
03:2012 K. Janicenoks Steal   15 J. Person Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:2313 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Janicenoks 
75 - 71 
03:23Timeout   
03:23   Substitution: 11 T. Lidén out,
8 A. Gaddefors in
03:3612 K. Janicenoks Steal   5 T. Borg Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:529 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
03:58   Substitution: 5 T. Borg out,
4 L. Hakanson in
04:139 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   15 J. Person Block
8 A. Gaddefors Def. Rebound
04:2713 J. Strelnieks Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   4 L. Hakanson Foul drawn
04:27Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
04:27 75 - 72 4 L. Hakanson Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:27 75 - 73 4 L. Hakanson Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:4212 K. Janicenoks Foul drawn   6 J. Kjellbom Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
04:4212 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(1/2) 76 - 73 
04:4212 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(2/2) 77 - 73 
04:42Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
6 R. Freimanis in 
  
04:56 77 - 76 8 A. Gaddefors 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 L. Hakanson
04:57Timeout   
04:5812 K. Janicenoks Foul drawn   4 L. Hakanson Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:5812 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(1/2) 78 - 76 
04:5812 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(2/2) 79 - 76 

Accumulated statistics

Latvia Sweden
26/72FG M/A26/60
17/36 (47.2%) FG2P M/A20/44 (45.5%)
9/36 (25.0%) FG3P M/A6/16 (37.5%)
18/24 (75.0%) FT M/A18/22 (81.8%)
41 (17-24) Reb (O-D) 42 (9-33)
18AS15
12TO19
10ST2
5BS6
23PF26
79Pts76

top performers

Latvia Sweden

Kaspars Berzins

 

Joakim Kjellbom

23Pts19
10Reb13
1AS0
0ST0
4BS2
32Min36
Latvia Sweden 2-0
Sweden - Latvia 50-62
10.08.2014, Luleå (SWE)
Latvia - Sweden 79-76
20.08.2014, Riga (LAT)

COACH QUOTES

20.08.2014
Quotes: Latvia vs. Sweden

Anton Gaddefors, Sweden
"Hard to say anything, it was a tough game. I think we got the game where we wanted it. The game was decided by extremely small details."

Vedran Bosnic, Sweden Head Coach
"Difficult to say a lot about a game like this. I'm very proud how we played against a strong Latvian team. We lead during most of the game and made it difficult for the Latvian team. I am very sad because we lost two games in the last seconds [also against Romania]. Not many teams can come to Latvia and dominate for 40 minutes, especially considering how young our team is. Latvia, in my mind, is a Top-8 team in Europe, so again - I am proud of my team and my guys and I think we deserved to win at least one of the last two games, but that's basketball."

Ainars Bagatskis, Latvia Head Coach
"After the last game against Romania we tried to emphasize that the players should not be calm. I cannot say we played bad in the first half, although sometimes we might have cheated on defence, by over helping. Sweden played terrifically capitalizing on our mistakes and on top of that we got nervous since our offence wasn't running smoothly. Of course, you could say luck was on our side at the end of regulation, but I am confident that only a mentally strong and confident team can win close games like this. Finally, today we played 6 against 5, meaning that the support of our fans was terrific."

Janis Blums, Latvia
"We expected a tough game. After the away game in Sweden we understood that they would come to Latvia to fight - I got hit in the face in the first five minutes of the game, two of my other teammates suffered as well. Like in Sweden, we could not find our offence and we have to credit the Swedish defence for that - they played very aggressive. After halftime, we became the more aggressive team and got a little bit of help from the basketball God. During overtime, our fans propelled us to the victory. I would like to thank them for the great support. I also tip my hat off to the Swedes - they played good basketball."

Top performers

Latvia Sweden

Kaspars Berzins

 

Joakim Kjellbom

23Pts19
10Reb13
1AS0
0ST0
4BS2

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