France69-62

21-12, 13-12, 12-17, 23-21

Croatia

 

Date: 20.09.2009, 12:00hVenue:   Katowice (POL) Spectators: 2000
Referees:  Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Sergey Mikhaylov (RUS), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
France Croatia
Antoine Diot (18)PtsDavor Kus (18)
Alain Koffi (8)RebSandro Nicevic (9)
Nicolas Batum (8)ASMarko Popovic (8)
4 players tied with 2STMario Kasun (3)
Alain Koffi (2)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

20.09.2009
France Finish Fifth

Game Summary

Turning point:
With under three minutes left to play, Yannick Bokolo drove baseline and fed a cutting Nicolas Batum for a double-pump dunk and a 65-56 lead. Special mention for Diot's banked halfcourt three-pointer that beat the second quarter buzzer and gave France a 34-24 advantage at the break.

Hero: Antoine Diot and Nando de Colo, With Vincent Collet resting key players such as Tony Parker, Florent Pietrus and Ronny Turiaf, the young guns stepped up and finished with 18 and 15 points respectively.

Stats: France hit nine of 18 three-points attempts. Diot was four of seven from beyond the arc.

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France held off Croatia for a 69-62 win to take fifth place at EuroBasket 2009 in Katowice on Sunday.

Antoine Diot scored 18 points and Nando de Colo added 15 as the French used a 9-0 run in the first quarter to break a 9-9 score and they did not relinquish the lead the rest of the way.

Davor Kus had 18 points for Croatia, who made several runs but could never edge in front as France made key baskets to put an end to their spurts.

Both teams had already secured their places in next year's World Championship in Turkey on Saturday with Vincent Collet's men beating Turkey while Jasmin Repesa's side outlasted Russia.

Therefore, both coaches used this game as a chance to rest some key players and let others showcase their skills.

Tony Parker, Boris Diaw (sprained ankle) and Florent Pietrus did not play for France, while Roko-Leni Ukic (groin injury), Zoran Planinic and Mario Stojic sat out for Croatia.

Marin Rozic buried a three-pointer to tie the game at 9 before de Colo - who had 12 points in the opening quarter - and Diot combined for nine unanswered points.

Marko Popovic ended the spurt with a short jumper and Rozic made a free-throw to cut the deficit to 18-12, but De Colo converted a three-point play in the closing seconds of the period for a 21-12 advantage.

Croatia came back in the second period, using an 8-0 run to get within 23-22 on Sandro Nicevic's basket with 3:44 to go before the break.

Diot then hit a three-pointer to end a scoreless drought of almost four minutes for France but the Croats stayed close after Mario Kasun made two free-throws for 25-24.

Les Bleus pulled away once more as they accounted for the last nine points of the first half. Some good ball movement led to an Ian Mahinmi dunk before Batum hit a pair of foul shots.

Diot then closed out the second quarter in style, burying a wing three-pointer and then banking a halfcourt shot that beat the half-time buzzer to give France their first double-digit lead, 34-24.

Collet's side extended their lead to 41-27, when Diot hit his fourth long bomb midway through the third quarter. They had their biggest lead of the game, 46-31, when De Colo buried a long bomb from the corner, but Croatia scored the last 10 points of the period to cut the deficit to 46-41 on Kus' three-pointer in the closing seconds.

The Croats made it 14 unanswered points when Banic and Kus scored the first four points of the final quarter to get within one, 46-45. France responded by scoring nine of the next 12 points courtesy of Ali Traore, Yannick Bokolo and Nicolas Batum.

Repesa's men did not relent and closed within 60-56 when Kresimir Loncar converted a three-point play with just under four minutes remaining.

Once again though, France answered right back as Batum connected from beyond the arc. Bokolo then drove baseline and fed the cutting Portland Trailblazers swingman for a double-pump dunk and a 65-56 lead and that pretty much wrapped up the win for Les Bleus.

COACH QUOTES

20.09.2009
Quotes France vs. Croatia

Jasmin Repesa (Croatia Coach):

"It was a hard game for us, because it followed two very important matches we had - against Slovenia in the Quarter-Finals and yesterday against Russia, when we won and qualified for World Championship. I had less players available today, so our rotation was shorter than usual and it's difficult to play like this against such an athletic team as France."

Roko-Leni Ukic (Croatia):

"It was a hard match, mostly because this game had no importance. Some teammates today got more minutes than usual because of a shorter rotation. Before tournament started we definitely expected more, but we made progress and advanced to World Championship for next year. It was a very tough championship, because teams were very equal. We had our chance to do more in the Quarte-Final game, but we didn't take it."

Vincent Collet (France Coach):

"We played today without Boris Diaw and Tony Parker, and Ronny Turiaf played for only nine minutes. But other players did their best, worked hard and once again showed the spirit of our team. We gave our best here, but unfortunately we had to play against Spain in the Quarter-Finals. We also didn't play well that game. We have to keep working hard and try to improve our game, especially offensively."

Ian Mahinmi (France):

"It feels great to finish this campaign with a win. We had a great chemistry on the team here. For me playing here was something new, it's a different game, different referees and you just have to try and adjust to it."

Top performers

France Croatia

Antoine Diot

 

Sandro Nicevic

18Pts12
3Reb9
0AS0
2ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

France Croatia
26/56FG M/A25/56
17/38 (44.7%) FG2P M/A19/40 (47.5%)
9/18 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/16 (37.5%)
8/12 (66.7%) FT M/A6/8 (75.0%)
29 (8-21) Reb (O-D) 36 (11-25)
18AS12
15TO19
10ST8
2BS3
16PF18
69Pts62

PHOTO GALLERY

FRANCE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Diot, A. 297/1163.63/475.04/757.10/00.01230120218
*5Batum, N. 343/933.32/728.61/250.01/250.0246820028
6Jeanneau, A. 130/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000022010
*7Koffi, A. 343/650.03/650.00/00.02/2100.0268121218
8Mahinmi, I. 192/450.02/450.00/00.02/450.0123021036
9Parker, T. DNP
10Bokolo, Y. 192/366.70/00.02/366.70/00.0011412026
11Pietrus, F. DNP
*12De Colo, N. 256/1250.04/666.72/633.31/1100.00114220115
13Diaw, B. DNP
*14Turiaf, R. 91/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0011120022
15Traore, A. 182/825.02/825.00/00.02/366.7224010026
TEAM/COACH02200
TOTAL26/ 5646.417/ 3844.79/ 1850.08/1266.78212918151021669
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Ukic, R. DNP
*5Kus, D. 407/1258.33/650.04/666.70/00.00334400318
6Popovic, M. 323/933.33/475.00/50.00/00.0156860016
7Vujcic, N. 40/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.0101010000
8Prkácin, N. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0022010020
*9Rozic, M. 404/1233.32/728.62/540.01/250.02130120311
10Planinic, Z. DNP
11Stojic, M. DNP
12Loncar, K. 201/520.01/520.00/00.01/1100.0123011123
*13Banic, M. 212/450.02/450.00/00.01/1100.0033000145
*14Nicevic, S. 236/785.76/785.70/00.00/00.03690320012
*15Kasun, M. 142/450.02/450.00/00.03/475.0325023137
TEAM/COACH01100
TOTAL25/ 5644.619/ 4047.56/ 1637.56/875.01125361219831862
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

France Croatia

Antoine Diot

 

Sandro Nicevic

18Pts12
3Reb9
0AS0
2ST2
0BS0
29Min23

TEAM STATS

France Croatia
26/56FG M/A25/56
17/38 (44.7%) FG2P M/A19/40 (47.5%)
9/18 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/16 (37.5%)
8/12 (66.7%) FT M/A6/8 (75.0%)
29 (8-21) Reb (O-D) 36 (11-25)
18AS12
15TO19
10ST8
2BS3
16PF18
69Pts62

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeFRANCEScoreCROATIA
09:4112 N. De Colo 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   15 M. Kasun Block
14 S. Nicevic Def. Rebound
09:32   14 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun
09:2412 N. De Colo Def. Rebound   15 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:107 A. Koffi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   5 D. Kus Def. Rebound
09:047 A. Koffi Def. Rebound   5 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:484 A. Diot 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 S. Nicevic Def. Rebound
08:34   13 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:34   15 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:34 Def. Rebound   
08:1712 N. De Colo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 M. Banic Def. Rebound
07:537 A. Koffi Def. Rebound   15 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:3814 R. Turiaf 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 N. De Colo 
2 - 0 
07:20 2 - 2 9 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:0212 N. De Colo Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 M. Kasun Steal
07:0214 R. Turiaf Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
07:02   Substitution: 15 M. Kasun out,
7 N. Vujcic in
06:467 A. Koffi Def. Rebound   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:304 A. Diot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 N. De Colo 
5 - 2 
06:15   7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Travelling)
06:05   13 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:05   Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
6 M. Popovic in
06:0414 R. Turiaf Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
14 R. Turiaf Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
05:50   5 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 S. Nicevic
05:44 5 - 4 14 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:3314 R. Turiaf 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 A. Koffi 
  
05:1912 N. De Colo 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 14 R. Turiaf 
7 - 4 
05:01 7 - 6 14 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:485 N. Batum 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 N. Batum 
  
04:425 N. Batum 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed   14 S. Nicevic Def. Rebound
04:377 A. Koffi Block
4 A. Diot Def. Rebound 
  9 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
04:315 N. Batum Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:31   Substitution: 14 S. Nicevic out,
12 K. Loncar in
04:1012 N. De Colo Steal   6 M. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:0412 N. De Colo 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Batum 
9 - 6 
03:47 9 - 9 9 M. Rozic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 D. Kus
03:224 A. Diot 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 11 - 9 
02:59   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 N. Vujcic
02:544 A. Diot Def. Rebound   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
02:54Substitution: 5 N. Batum out,
10 Y. Bokolo in 
  
02:54   Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
8 N. Prkácin in
02:3612 N. De Colo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 Y. Bokolo 
14 - 9 
02:1610 Y. Bokolo Steal   8 N. Prkácin Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:1412 N. De Colo 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 Y. Bokolo 
16 - 9 
02:14Timeout   
02:14Substitution: 7 A. Koffi out,
8 I. Mahinmi in 
  
01:588 I. Mahinmi Def. Rebound   9 M. Rozic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3314 R. Turiaf Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 K. Loncar Steal
01:2414 R. Turiaf Def. Rebound   12 K. Loncar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:154 A. Diot 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 18 - 9 
00:52 18 - 11 6 M. Popovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:35   12 K. Loncar Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
00:35Substitution: 4 A. Diot out,
6 A. Jeanneau in 
  
00:35   Substitution: 12 K. Loncar out,
13 M. Banic in
00:35Substitution: 14 R. Turiaf out,
15 A. Traore in 
  
00:358 I. Mahinmi Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:358 I. Mahinmi Free throw missed(2/2)   8 N. Prkácin Def. Rebound
00:2110 Y. Bokolo Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
00:07   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rozic
00:0515 A. Traore Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
00:05   9 M. Rozic Free throw missed(1/2)
00:05 18 - 12 9 M. Rozic Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:0012 N. De Colo 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 20 - 12 
00:00   8 N. Prkácin Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:0012 N. De Colo Free throw MADE(1/1) 21 - 12 
TimeFRANCEScoreCROATIA
09:4612 N. De Colo Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:288 I. Mahinmi Steal   6 M. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:0915 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 M. Popovic Def. Rebound
08:56   5 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:56 Def. Rebound   
08:43   13 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:43   Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
14 S. Nicevic in
08:4015 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 S. Nicevic Def. Rebound
08:32   6 M. Popovic Turnover (Travelling)
08:128 I. Mahinmi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   8 N. Prkácin Def. Rebound
08:03   6 M. Popovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 S. Nicevic
07:56 21 - 14 14 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:56   8 N. Prkácin Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:56   Substitution: 8 N. Prkácin out,
15 M. Kasun in
07:56Substitution: 12 N. De Colo out,
5 N. Batum in 
  
07:535 N. Batum 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Traore 
  
07:3215 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Mahinmi 
  
07:218 I. Mahinmi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 23 - 14 
07:11 23 - 16 5 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:5510 Y. Bokolo Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 M. Kasun Steal
06:486 A. Jeanneau Steal   6 M. Popovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:435 N. Batum 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Traore 
  
06:3815 A. Traore Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 M. Rozic Steal
06:386 A. Jeanneau Steal   9 M. Rozic Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:18   9 M. Rozic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:18   Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
13 M. Banic in
06:0815 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 D. Kus Def. Rebound
06:0115 A. Traore Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
06:01Substitution: 15 A. Traore out,
7 A. Koffi in 
  
05:448 I. Mahinmi Def. Rebound   13 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:228 I. Mahinmi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 M. Kasun Def. Rebound
05:00 23 - 18 15 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:46   15 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
04:46Substitution: 10 Y. Bokolo out,
4 A. Diot in 
  
04:46   Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
6 M. Popovic in
04:346 A. Jeanneau Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 M. Rozic Steal
04:20 23 - 20 14 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 D. Kus
04:20Timeout   
04:025 N. Batum 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 M. Popovic Def. Rebound
03:44 23 - 22 14 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 D. Kus
03:244 A. Diot 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 25 - 22 
02:585 N. Batum Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
02:58 25 - 23 15 M. Kasun Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:586 M. Popovic Def. Rebound 25 - 24 15 M. Kasun Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:428 I. Mahinmi Turnover (Travelling)   
02:42Substitution: 6 A. Jeanneau out,
12 N. De Colo in 
  
02:26   15 M. Kasun Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:078 I. Mahinmi 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 12 N. De Colo 
27 - 24 
01:52   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 S. Nicevic
01:465 N. Batum Def. Rebound   5 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:40   5 D. Kus Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
01:405 N. Batum Free throw MADE(1/2) 28 - 24 
01:405 N. Batum Free throw missed(2/2)   9 M. Rozic Def. Rebound
01:17   9 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun
01:178 I. Mahinmi Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
01:17Substitution: 5 N. Batum out,
10 Y. Bokolo in 
  
01:047 A. Koffi Def. Rebound   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:464 A. Diot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 31 - 24 
00:307 A. Koffi Steal   15 M. Kasun Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:2412 N. De Colo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 M. Kasun Def. Rebound
00:03   5 D. Kus Turnover (Out of bounds)
00:004 A. Diot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 34 - 24 
TimeFRANCEScoreCROATIA
09:488 I. Mahinmi Turnover (Ball Handling)   14 S. Nicevic Steal
09:36   9 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun
09:31 34 - 26 15 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
09:267 A. Koffi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 N. De Colo 
36 - 26 
09:145 N. Batum Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:538 I. Mahinmi Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
08:53 36 - 27 15 M. Kasun Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:535 N. Batum Def. Rebound   15 M. Kasun Free throw missed(2/2)
08:265 N. Batum Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 M. Kasun Steal
08:08   5 D. Kus Turnover (Out of bounds)
07:44   9 M. Rozic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:44   Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
6 M. Popovic in
07:448 I. Mahinmi Free throw MADE(1/2) 37 - 27 
07:448 I. Mahinmi Free throw MADE(2/2) 38 - 27 
07:195 N. Batum Def. Rebound   5 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:03   15 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
06:494 A. Diot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Koffi 
41 - 27 
06:2812 N. De Colo Steal   14 S. Nicevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:26   5 D. Kus Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
06:26   Substitution: 15 M. Kasun out,
12 K. Loncar in
06:137 A. Koffi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 N. Batum 
  
05:5712 N. De Colo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 D. Kus Def. Rebound
05:404 A. Diot Steal   5 D. Kus Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:334 A. Diot Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 S. Nicevic Steal
05:27 41 - 29 14 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
05:024 A. Diot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 A. Diot 
  
04:5012 N. De Colo 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 M. Popovic Def. Rebound
04:448 I. Mahinmi Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
04:44Substitution: 4 A. Diot out,
6 A. Jeanneau in 
  
04:377 A. Koffi Def. Rebound   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:257 A. Koffi Turnover (Travelling)   
04:15   14 S. Nicevic Turnover (Out of bounds)
03:557 A. Koffi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Batum 
43 - 29 
03:37 43 - 31 5 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
03:236 A. Jeanneau Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:23   Substitution: 14 S. Nicevic out,
13 M. Banic in
03:23Substitution: 8 I. Mahinmi out,
15 A. Traore in 
  
03:136 A. Jeanneau Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
03:13Timeout   
03:095 N. Batum Def. Rebound   12 K. Loncar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4912 N. De Colo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Batum 
46 - 31 
02:27 46 - 34 5 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:106 A. Jeanneau 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   12 K. Loncar Block
02:10    Def. Rebound
01:49 46 - 36 9 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:3115 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   13 M. Banic Block
13 M. Banic Def. Rebound
01:23   9 M. Rozic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 K. Loncar
01:187 A. Koffi Def. Rebound   12 K. Loncar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:0112 N. De Colo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 M. Popovic Def. Rebound
00:54 46 - 38 6 M. Popovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:37   9 M. Rozic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
00:3312 N. De Colo Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:12 46 - 41 5 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
00:007 A. Koffi 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed   6 M. Popovic Def. Rebound
TimeFRANCEScoreCROATIA
09:51 46 - 43 13 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
09:317 A. Koffi Turnover (3 secs)   
09:31Substitution: 12 N. De Colo out,
10 Y. Bokolo in 
  
09:17 46 - 45 5 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
08:504 A. Diot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 K. Loncar Def. Rebound
08:4510 Y. Bokolo Steal   6 M. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:3815 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 Y. Bokolo 
48 - 45 
08:234 A. Diot Steal   12 K. Loncar Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:0310 Y. Bokolo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Batum 
51 - 45 
07:41 51 - 48 5 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:25   12 K. Loncar Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:2515 A. Traore Free throw MADE(1/2) 52 - 48 
07:2515 A. Traore Free throw MADE(2/2) 53 - 48 
07:1215 A. Traore Def. Rebound   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:48Timeout   
06:455 N. Batum 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 55 - 48 
06:18 55 - 50 6 M. Popovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:07   6 M. Popovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:077 A. Koffi Free throw MADE(1/2) 56 - 50 
06:077 A. Koffi Free throw MADE(2/2) 57 - 50 
05:45 57 - 52 13 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 D. Kus
05:457 A. Koffi Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
05:45 57 - 53 13 M. Banic Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:234 A. Diot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 M. Banic Def. Rebound
04:5915 A. Traore Def. Rebound   12 K. Loncar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:55   13 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
04:55Timeout   
04:4410 Y. Bokolo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Batum 
60 - 53 
04:14   9 M. Rozic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Popovic
04:114 A. Diot Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
03:53 60 - 55 12 K. Loncar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
03:5310 Y. Bokolo Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
03:53 60 - 56 12 K. Loncar Free throw MADE(1/1)
03:335 N. Batum 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 A. Koffi 
  
03:33   13 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
03:245 N. Batum 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 63 - 56 
03:05   5 D. Kus Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:405 N. Batum 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 Y. Bokolo 
65 - 56 
02:194 A. Diot Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
02:19   Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
14 S. Nicevic in
02:07   6 M. Popovic Turnover (Out of bounds)
01:5015 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   12 K. Loncar Def. Rebound
01:40 65 - 59 9 M. Rozic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
01:237 A. Koffi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Batum 
67 - 59 
01:02   9 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rozic
00:587 A. Koffi Block
10 Y. Bokolo Def. Rebound 
  9 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
00:4410 Y. Bokolo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 S. Nicevic Def. Rebound
00:42   14 S. Nicevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:2915 A. Traore 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 5 N. Batum 
69 - 59 
00:29   5 D. Kus Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
00:2915 A. Traore Free throw missed(1/1)   14 S. Nicevic Def. Rebound
00:05 69 - 62 5 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

Accumulated statistics

France Croatia
26/56FG M/A25/56
17/38 (44.7%) FG2P M/A19/40 (47.5%)
9/18 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/16 (37.5%)
8/12 (66.7%) FT M/A6/8 (75.0%)
29 (8-21) Reb (O-D) 36 (11-25)
18AS12
15TO19
10ST8
2BS3
16PF18
69Pts62

top performers

France Croatia

Antoine Diot

 

Sandro Nicevic

18Pts12
3Reb9
0AS0
2ST2
0BS0
29Min23
France Croatia 2-0
Croatia - France 79-87
13.09.2009, Bydgoszcz (POL)
France - Croatia 69-62
20.09.2009, Katowice (POL)