Lithuania93-84

20-19, 20-12, 22-17, 31-36

Spain

 

Date: 14.09.2003, 20:00hVenue:   Stockholm (SWE) Spectators: 13274
Referees:  Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Ilija Belosevic (SRB)
TEAM LEADERS
Lithuania Spain
Arvydas Macijauskas (21)PtsPau Gasol (36)
Eurelijus Zukauskas (7)RebPau Gasol (12)
Sarunas Jasikevicius (9)ASJosé Calderón (3), Juan Carlos Navarro (3)
Arvydas Macijauskas (2)ST4 players tied with 1
Eurelijus Zukauskas (1)BS

GAME REPORT

14.09.2003
Lithuania 93 Spain 84

Final_01
FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos presenting the trophy to Saulius Stombergas
Lithuania are European Champions 2003 ! After a great tournament and a dominant finals game against Spain, Lithuania are European Champions again for the first time since 1939. Lithuania was also the only team with two players, Jasikevicius and Stombergas, in the All-Star team for Eurobasket 2003.

Spain kept the finals close for about one and a half quarter. At the end of the second quarter Lithuania went on a 16-8 run to lead 40-31 at halftime. Spain never had a chance in the second half as Lithuania dominated the game for the last two quarters. They extended their lead to 62-48 after 3 quarters and Spain never really threatend them in the fourth. Spain never got within single digits in the final period.

Lithuania showed hat the reason they won the tournament was their depth and ability to depend on a lot of different players to provide the scoring for them. At the half Lithuania were up 9 points but had no player in double figures. They had 8 players score 7 points or more in the finals. They shared the ball on offense and got it to the opne man all night long.

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Darius Songaila had 10 points in just 13 minutes
Spain, however showed that they are very much a 3 man team at the most, and that they depend on their big star Pau Gasol for a lot of their offensive production. Gasol had an amazing final game, but it wasn’t enough on this night. Gasol scored 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. He shot 12 for 18 from the floor, but only 10 of 18 from the free throw line. The other two mplayers that produced for Spain was the two who has in previous games in the tournament. Jorge Garbajosa scored 17 points and got 5 rebounds. Juan Carlos Navarro had 18 points and 3 assists.

Lithuania’s best players was Arvydas Macjiauskas, 21 points on 6-10 shooting from the field and 7-7 from the line, and center Eureljius Zukauskas, 18 points on 7 for 8 shooting and 7 rebounds. Sarunas Jasikevicius was voted tournament MVP and showed why as he handed out 9 assists to go with 10 points. Darius Songaila came off the bench to score 10 points and grab 4 rebounds. Captain Saulius Stombergas scored 9 points and had 6 rebounds.

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Lithuanian Fans celebrating
The game was as expected a very physical affair with a lot of foul calls. 5 players, 4 of the starters, fouled out for Lithuania. A total of 64 fouls was called, 34 for Lithuania and 30 for Spain. Spain played in their fifth European Championship finals and lost for the fifth time. In this game Spain failed to live up their expectations, as Gasol, Navarro and Garbajosa got too little help; the rest of the team scored 13 points combined.

The All Star team of the tournament featured guard Tony Parker and Jasikevicius, forwards Andrei Kirilenko and Stombergas, and center Pau Gasol. The leading scorer was Gasol and the leading rebounder was Predrag Drobnjak of Serbia & Montenegro.

Top performers

Lithuania Spain

Eurelijus Zukauskas

 

Pau Gasol

18Pts36
7Reb12
1AS1
0ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lithuania Spain
31/64FG M/A26/54
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A20/34 (58.8%)
7/21 (33.3%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
24/33 (72.7%) FT M/A26/38 (68.4%)
30 (11-19) Reb (O-D) 28 (7-21)
18AS11
15TO19
6ST4
1BS0
34PF30
93Pts84

PHOTO GALLERY

LITHUANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gustas, G. DNP
5Zukauskas, M. 242/2100.01/1100.01/1100.02/2100.0000210057
6Macijauskas, A. 286/1060.04/580.02/540.07/7100.00111420521
7Stombergas, S. 264/1330.83/933.31/425.00/00.0156201059
8Siskauskas, R. 293/837.51/425.02/450.01/425.0044121019
9Songaila, D. 134/944.44/944.40/00.02/2100.00440110510
10Slanina, D. 41/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0011000022
11Zukauskas, E. 257/887.57/887.50/00.04/580.05271101518
12Lavrinovic, K. 82/366.72/2100.00/10.03/3100.0112010007
13Jasikevicius, S. 302/825.01/333.31/520.05/683.30009210310
14Salenga, D. 130/00.00/00.00/00.00/40.0415230030
15Praskevicius, V. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL31/ 6448.424/ 4355.87/ 2133.324/3372.71119301815613493
SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gasol, P. 3712/1866.710/1662.52/2100.010/1855.657121300436
5Grimau, R. 40/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000010020
6Marco, C. 110/40.00/00.00/40.00/00.0000110000
7Navarro, J. 295/1338.53/837.52/540.06/875.00003510418
8Calderón, J. 232/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0011331035
9Reyes, F. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000040
10Jiménez, C. 100/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0112120040
11Herreros, A. 241/333.31/250.00/10.05/5100.0112110037
12De La Fuente, R. 190/20.00/10.00/10.01/250.0055011011
13Bueno, A. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
14Reyes, A. DNP
15Garbajosa, J. 346/966.75/5100.01/425.04/580.00551210517
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL26/ 5448.120/ 3458.86/ 2030.026/3868.4721281119403084
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

Lithuania Spain

Eurelijus Zukauskas

 

Pau Gasol

18Pts36
7Reb12
1AS1
0ST0
1BS0
25Min37

TEAM STATS

Lithuania Spain
31/64FG M/A26/54
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A20/34 (58.8%)
7/21 (33.3%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
24/33 (72.7%) FT M/A26/38 (68.4%)
30 (11-19) Reb (O-D) 28 (7-21)
18AS11
15TO19
6ST4
1BS0
34PF30
93Pts84