Germany66-57

14-15, 13-19, 21-12, 18-11

Turkey

 

Date: 20.09.2005, 18:00hVenue:   Vrsac (SRB) Spectators: 4100
Referees:  Raul Chaves (ARG), Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE)
TEAM LEADERS
Germany Turkey
Dirk Nowitzki (33)PtsKaya Peker (16)
Dirk Nowitzki (10)RebMehmet Okur (9)
Marco Pesic (5)ASSerkan Erdogan (3), Kerem Tunçeri (3)
3 players tied with 1ST4 players tied with 2
Dirk Nowitzki (3)BSMehmet Okur (2)

GAME REPORT

20.09.2005
Nowitzki's 33 Leads Germany Past Turkey, Meet Slovenia In Quarters

Dirk Nowitzki scored 33 points as Germany's defense shut down Turkey 66-57 on Tuesday in Vrsac, setting up a EuroBasket 2005 quarter-final show with Slovenia.

The Dallas Mavericks star had his third double-double of the tournament, collecting 10 rebounds as well as three blocks and an assist at the Millenium Center.

Slovenia, who went undefeated in Group C, will face Germany on Friday in their quarter-final in Belgrade.

Pascal Roller (Germany)
Pascal Roller stepped up for Germany against Turkey
The Germans seem to motivate themselves by trailing double digits. After coming back from large deficits against Italy (only to later blow a 10-point fourth quarter lead) and Russia, Dirk Bauermann's team found themselves trailing 31-19 halfway through the second and 34-27 at the break.

The Turks were up 38-29 early in the third, but Pascal Roller hit back-to-back three-pointers and Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 straight points - his three with 2:58 evening the game at 45-45. Germany were up two - 48-46 after three periods.

Bauermann said Roller's two three-pointers were the turning point.

"Those were huge shots. It was important that somebody else other than Dirk hit some shots," the coach said.

And Nowitzki got help in the fourth quarter as well. Mithat Demirel and Robert Maras combined for 10 points as Germany pulled away from the Turks, outscoring them 28-11 in the fourth. The German defense allowed just 23 points in the second half.

Bauermann called Nowitzki's performance Superman-like. "He makes every team in the world look great. It was super human what he did tonigiht. He made shots you have to be Superman to make."

Nowitzki came into the game shooting 39 per cent from the field. On Tuesday, he made 8-15 from the field including 3-5 on threes. He also hit 14 of 15 free throws.

"It's impossible to stop him," Turkish coach Bogdan Tanjevic said of Nowitzki. "I'm really satisfied with my team and how they played against him. He made some very very difficult shots in crucial times."

Hidayet Turkoglu missed four free throws and committed a charging foul in the last seven minutes as Turkey tried coming back.

Kaya Peker led the Turks with 16 points. Serkan Erdogan and Emal Kurtoglu each scored 11 while Hidayet Turkoglu scored 10 on 2-15 shooting.

Turkey started the second straight game with Utah Jazz star Mehmet Okur and lethal wing player Mirsad Turkcan on the bench. Okur finished with just two points and nine rebounds and Turkcan had five.

"We needed another shoooter to get some points from the outside," Tanjevic said.

Sharp-shooting Ibrahim Kutluay was forced out of his second game with a broken finger on his shooting hand.

"I'm a leader and the captain, and I could have helped my team in the crucial moments. But it's easy to talk after the game," Kutluay said.

Top performers

Germany Turkey

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Ermal Kuqo

33Pts11
10Reb3
1AS1
0ST2
3BS0

Accumulated statistics

Germany Turkey
21/49FG M/A21/61
14/32 (43.8%) FG2P M/A17/43 (39.5%)
7/17 (41.2%) FG3P M/A4/18 (22.2%)
17/19 (89.5%) FT M/A11/18 (61.1%)
32 (4-28) Reb (O-D) 31 (8-23)
11AS9
15TO8
3ST10
3BS2
20PF21
66Pts57

PHOTO GALLERY

GERMANY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Demirel, M. 192/540.01/250.01/333.32/2100.0112120017
5Garrett, R. 100/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000100000
*6Greene, D. 270/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0022100040
7Pesic, M. 232/633.32/450.00/20.00/00.0145501044
8Wucherer, D. 110/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0022010010
*9Roller, P. 223/742.90/20.03/560.00/00.0123121019
*10Nikagbatse, M. 81/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0000021002
11Schultze, S. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000020020
12Arigbabu, S. 80/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.0022000001
*13Femerling, P. 172/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0011130014
*14Nowitzki, D. 388/1553.35/1050.03/560.014/1593.3010101303433
15Maras, R. 173/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.0044000026
TEAM/COACH10100
TOTAL21/ 4942.914/ 3243.87/ 1741.217/1989.5428321115332066
TURKEY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Tunçeri, K. 220/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0022311000
*5Kuqo, E. 195/862.55/771.40/10.01/1100.01231120311
6Türkcan, M. 142/450.01/250.01/250.00/00.0022000035
*7Arslan, E. 181/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.0000102032
8Akyol, C. DNP
*9Erdogan, S. 374/1040.01/425.03/650.00/00.00113000111
10Kutluay, I. DNP
11Solak, F. DNP
12Gönlüm, K. 100/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0112000020
13Okur, M. 271/911.11/714.30/20.00/00.0369021222
*14Peker, K. 206/966.76/966.70/00.04/757.11120220316
*15Türkoglu, H. 332/1513.32/1020.00/50.06/1060.01781220410
TEAM/COACH11200
TOTAL21/ 6134.417/ 4339.54/ 1822.211/1861.182331981022157
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

Germany Turkey

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Ermal Kuqo

33Pts11
10Reb3
1AS1
0ST2
3BS0
38Min19

TEAM STATS

Germany Turkey
21/49FG M/A21/61
14/32 (43.8%) FG2P M/A17/43 (39.5%)
7/17 (41.2%) FG3P M/A4/18 (22.2%)
17/19 (89.5%) FT M/A11/18 (61.1%)
32 (4-28) Reb (O-D) 31 (8-23)
11AS9
15TO8
3ST10
3BS2
20PF21
66Pts57

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGERMANYScoreTURKEY
09:3515 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:1614 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:09   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu
09:096 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:02 0 - 2 9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:4410 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 2 
08:2614 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
08:27   7 E. Arslan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:199 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 P. Roller 
  
08:18   15 H. Türkoglu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:5614 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 4 - 2 
07:3614 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
07:3215 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:1310 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:069 P. Roller Steal   
07:0113 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nowitzki 
6 - 2 
07:03   14 K. Peker Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:41 6 - 4 7 E. Arslan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:24   Substitution: 7 E. Arslan out,
4 K. Tunçeri in
06:18   4 K. Tunçeri Def. Rebound
06:1914 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:56 6 - 6 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu
05:5614 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:5614 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   14 K. Peker Free throw missed(1/1)
05:38   15 H. Türkoglu Steal
05:3710 M. Nikagbatse Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:21 6 - 8 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:05   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:05Substitution: 10 M. Nikagbatse out,
8 D. Wucherer in 
  
04:58   15 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound
04:579 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:46   14 K. Peker Turnover (Travelling)
04:2813 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)   14 K. Peker Steal
04:28Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
4 M. Demirel in 
  
04:09 6 - 10 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:584 M. Demirel Turnover (Bad Pass)   
03:556 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
03:55Timeout   
03:55   14 K. Peker Free throw missed(1/2)
03:55 6 - 11 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:3313 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Steal
03:198 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound   
03:195 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Def. Rebound   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:566 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:47 6 - 13 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:18   4 K. Tunçeri Def. Rebound
02:148 D. Wucherer 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
01:59   9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:5314 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 8 - 13 
01:49Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
12 S. Arigbabu in 
  
01:49Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
7 M. Pesic in 
  
01:49   Substitution: 14 K. Peker out,
13 M. Okur in
01:49   Substitution: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu out,
6 M. Türkcan in
01:2914 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
01:3015 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:104 M. Demirel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:02 8 - 15 13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Tunçeri
00:414 M. Demirel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic 
11 - 15 
00:218 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound   
00:21   6 M. Türkcan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:05   6 M. Türkcan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
00:05Timeout   
00:05   Substitution: 9 S. Erdogan out,
14 K. Peker in
00:05   Substitution: 4 K. Tunçeri out,
12 K. Gönlüm in
00:05Substitution: 12 S. Arigbabu out,
9 P. Roller in 
  
00:009 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Demirel 
14 - 15 
TimeGERMANYScoreTURKEY
09:447 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 16 - 15 
09:20 16 - 17 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:577 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 18 - 17 
08:3712 S. Arigbabu Def. Rebound   
08:3813 M. Okur Def. Rebound   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:1712 S. Arigbabu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:55 18 - 20 9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:42   15 H. Türkoglu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:42   Substitution: 15 H. Türkoglu out,
12 K. Gönlüm in
07:26   13 M. Okur block
07:24   6 M. Türkcan Def. Rebound
07:267 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
07:1014 D. Nowitzki block   
07:14   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Okur
07:03 18 - 23 9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:50   12 K. Gönlüm Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:5012 S. Arigbabu Free throw MADE(1/2) 19 - 23 
06:5012 S. Arigbabu Free throw missed(2/2)   13 M. Okur Def. Rebound
06:37 19 - 26 9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 E. Arslan
06:36Timeout   
06:31Substitution: 14 D. Nowitzki out,
11 S. Schultze in 
  
06:31Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
9 P. Roller in 
  
06:31Substitution: 4 M. Demirel out,
6 D. Greene in 
  
06:129 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:1211 S. Schultze Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
11 S. Schultze Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
05:52   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 K. Gönlüm
05:407 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:369 P. Roller Def. Rebound   
05:3613 M. Okur Def. Rebound   7 E. Arslan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2911 S. Schultze 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
05:24 19 - 28 6 M. Türkcan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 S. Erdogan
05:0411 S. Schultze Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
11 S. Schultze Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
05:04Substitution: 12 S. Arigbabu out,
14 D. Nowitzki in 
  
05:04Substitution: 11 S. Schultze out,
13 P. Femerling in 
  
04:4714 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
04:48   9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:38   13 M. Okur block
04:3614 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   13 M. Okur Def. Rebound
04:25 19 - 31 6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 S. Erdogan
04:0913 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic 
21 - 31 
03:4013 P. Femerling Def. Rebound   
03:41   6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:2814 D. Nowitzki Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
14 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
03:28   Substitution: 9 S. Erdogan out,
15 H. Türkoglu in
03:28   Substitution: 7 E. Arslan out,
5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu in
03:28   Substitution: 6 M. Türkcan out,
4 K. Tunçeri in
03:28Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
10 M. Nikagbatse in 
  
02:59   12 K. Gönlüm 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:5210 M. Nikagbatse 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 K. Gönlüm Def. Rebound
02:41   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:41   12 K. Gönlüm Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
02:27   13 M. Okur Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:25   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
02:2514 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2) 22 - 31 
02:2514 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2) 23 - 31 
02:0510 M. Nikagbatse Steal   15 H. Türkoglu Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:52   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
01:52   Substitution: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu out,
14 K. Peker in
01:52   Substitution: 12 K. Gönlüm out,
9 S. Erdogan in
01:5214 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2) 24 - 31 
01:5214 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2) 25 - 31 
01:31 25 - 33 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:146 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
01:14   13 M. Okur Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
01:1414 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2) 26 - 33 
01:1414 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2) 27 - 33 
01:0114 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
01:01Substitution: 14 D. Nowitzki out,
12 S. Arigbabu in 
  
01:01   14 K. Peker Free throw missed(1/2)
01:01 27 - 34 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:439 P. Roller Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 K. Peker Steal
00:2512 S. Arigbabu Def. Rebound   
00:257 M. Pesic Def. Rebound   9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:0110 M. Nikagbatse Turnover (Ball Handling)   
TimeGERMANYScoreTURKEY
09:47   4 K. Tunçeri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2714 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 29 - 34 
09:0714 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
09:07   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:59   Team Def. Rebound
08:599 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:38 29 - 36 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Tunçeri
08:177 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:17Team Off. Rebound   
08:1013 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:59 29 - 38 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 S. Erdogan
07:54   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
07:429 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 38 
07:2514 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
07:26   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:24   9 S. Erdogan Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:1113 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)   15 H. Türkoglu Steal
07:0713 P. Femerling Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
07:07 32 - 39 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:07 32 - 40 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:539 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Femerling 
35 - 40 
06:33   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Turnover (Travelling)
06:33Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
15 R. Maras in 
  
06:13   14 K. Peker Def. Rebound
06:137 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:596 D. Greene Def. Rebound   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:4914 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller 
38 - 40 
05:287 M. Pesic Def. Rebound   
05:29   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:219 P. Roller Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 K. Tunçeri Steal
05:09 38 - 42 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 H. Türkoglu
04:54   15 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound
04:5614 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:45 38 - 44 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Tunçeri
04:4515 R. Maras Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
04:45Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
8 D. Wucherer in 
  
04:45   Substitution: 14 K. Peker out,
7 E. Arslan in
04:45   Substitution: 4 K. Tunçeri out,
6 M. Türkcan in
04:45Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
4 M. Demirel in 
  
04:45 38 - 45 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Free throw MADE(1/1)
04:44   Substitution: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu out,
13 M. Okur in
04:2514 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 40 - 45 
04:06   13 M. Okur Turnover (Out of bounds)
03:4414 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 42 - 45 
03:2015 R. Maras Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
03:056 D. Greene Def. Rebound   
03:06   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:5814 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 D. Greene 
45 - 45 
02:398 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
02:2914 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
02:29   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:23   7 E. Arslan Steal
02:238 D. Wucherer Turnover (Ball Handling)   
02:206 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)    Foul drawn
02:20Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
5 R. Garrett in 
  
02:20   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(1/2)
02:20 45 - 46 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:0115 R. Maras Def. Rebound   
02:02   13 M. Okur 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:4014 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 48 - 46 
01:12   13 M. Okur Turnover (Travelling)
01:12Timeout   
01:10Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
7 M. Pesic in 
  
00:53   6 M. Türkcan Def. Rebound
00:5315 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:4213 M. Okur Def. Rebound   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:25   6 M. Türkcan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
00:07   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:0114 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 E. Arslan Steal
TimeGERMANYScoreTURKEY
09:47   6 M. Türkcan Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
09:354 M. Demirel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 M. Demirel Def. Rebound
09:23   7 E. Arslan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:19   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
09:194 M. Demirel Free throw MADE(1/2) 49 - 46 
09:194 M. Demirel Free throw MADE(2/2) 50 - 46 
09:0015 R. Maras Def. Rebound   
09:03   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Okur
08:55   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:49   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
08:49   Substitution: 6 M. Türkcan out,
14 K. Peker in
08:4914 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2) 51 - 46 
08:4914 D. Nowitzki Free throw missed(2/2)   13 M. Okur Def. Rebound
08:397 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:2314 D. Nowitzki block   
08:22   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
08:187 M. Pesic Def. Rebound   
08:184 M. Demirel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic 
53 - 46 
07:5114 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   
07:52   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:354 M. Demirel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 M. Pesic 
  
07:21   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
07:21Timeout   
07:21   Substitution: 15 H. Türkoglu out,
12 K. Gönlüm in
07:21   Substitution: 7 E. Arslan out,
4 K. Tunçeri in
07:2114 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/3) 54 - 46 
07:2114 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/3) 55 - 46 
07:2114 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(3/3) 56 - 46 
07:04   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Peker
06:50 56 - 48 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:35   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
06:3514 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2) 57 - 48 
06:3514 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2) 58 - 48 
06:187 M. Pesic Steal   4 K. Tunçeri Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:0115 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic 
60 - 48 
05:4015 R. Maras Def. Rebound   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:22   13 M. Okur Steal
05:214 M. Demirel Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Steal
05:067 M. Pesic Def. Rebound   
05:08   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:3914 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 M. Demirel 
  
04:1715 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic 
62 - 48 
04:104 M. Demirel Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
04:10   Substitution: 14 K. Peker out,
15 H. Türkoglu in
04:10   Substitution: 9 S. Erdogan out,
5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu in
04:10Substitution: 4 M. Demirel out,
9 P. Roller in 
  
04:02 62 - 50 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:43   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Def. Rebound
03:4415 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 P. Roller Def. Rebound
03:409 P. Roller Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
03:40Timeout   
03:40Substitution: 5 R. Garrett out,
6 D. Greene in 
  
03:3115 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:077 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:0114 D. Nowitzki block   
03:01   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
02:547 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
02:54   Substitution: 12 K. Gönlüm out,
9 S. Erdogan in
02:54   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(1/2)
02:54   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Okur
02:5014 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   
02:50 62 - 51 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:50 62 - 52 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:30   15 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound
02:2314 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:237 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   
02:23   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(1/2)
02:23 62 - 53 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:4714 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:41   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 H. Türkoglu
01:31   15 H. Türkoglu Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
15 H. Türkoglu Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:28Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
5 R. Garrett in 
  
01:1515 R. Maras 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 R. Garrett 
64 - 53 
01:01 64 - 55 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
00:38   9 S. Erdogan Def. Rebound
00:3814 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:26   13 M. Okur 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:24   Team Off. Rebound
00:17   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:176 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)   
00:17Timeout   
00:17 64 - 56 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:17 64 - 57 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:14   15 H. Türkoglu Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)
00:1414 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2) 65 - 57 
00:1414 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2) 66 - 57 
00:0415 R. Maras Def. Rebound   
00:05   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Germany Turkey
21/49FG M/A21/61
14/32 (43.8%) FG2P M/A17/43 (39.5%)
7/17 (41.2%) FG3P M/A4/18 (22.2%)
17/19 (89.5%) FT M/A11/18 (61.1%)
32 (4-28) Reb (O-D) 31 (8-23)
11AS9
15TO8
3ST10
3BS2
20PF21
66Pts57

top performers

Germany Turkey

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Ermal Kuqo

33Pts11
10Reb3
1AS1
0ST2
3BS0
38Min19

GAME PREVIEW

20.09.2005
Germany And Turkey Expect Physical Battle In 2001 Semi Final Rematch

The main characters from back then are all still there as Germany and Turkey face off on Tuesday in Vrsac in a rematch of the 2001 semi-final for the right to make the 2005 EuroBasket quarters.

"We don't have many good memories about Turkey," said German star Dirk Nowitzki, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the 79-78 overtime loss to Turkey in 2001.

But the Germans have been playing solid defense this campaign, and they have Nowitzki - who leads the tournament in scoring (26 ppg) and rebounds (13.0).

"They will give their all to stop Dirk and probably play different guys on him," German coach Dirk Bauermann said.

And the coach expects the cross-elimination match between Germany - second in Group A - and Turkey - third in Group B - to be a physical battle.

"They are very physical. They play smart and don't beat themselves," Bauermann said. "We have to physically hold our own. This game will be decided on the defensive side of the ball. And at the end, Dirk and the rest will find a way to win."

The winner moves onto the quarter-finals where they will face Slovenia on Friday in Belgrade.

Nowitzki has carried the Germans so far, with just enough help from the rest of the team offensively. Center Patrick Femerling is the closest Bauermann has to a regular offensive contributer with 10 points per game in the first round. Otherwise, the German offense features role players as six players are averaging between 4 and 6.7 points.

But Germany's strength has been their team comraderie.

"We've almost overachieved, and we have to keep on doing that," Bauermann said following Germany come-from-behind 51-50 victory over Russia. "The win gives us a lot of confidence. Sometimes an unexpected win can give you great momentum. But if we don't win (against Turkey), everything we did doesn't mean a damn thing."

Turkey for their part have underachieved - with losses to Lithuania and Croatia and a close victory against Bulgaria. And team chemistry apparently is less than perfect.

Orlando Magic forward Hidayet Turkoglu - who scored 24 points in leading Turkey to the victory against Germany in 2001 - said the rumored problems have not contributed to the team's poor performance: "I don't think there is anything to that."

"Our problems have been more mental," Turkish coach Bogdan Tanjevic said.

The team travelled from Podgorica to Vrsac - a trip of about 600 kilometers by plane and then bus - on Monday and didn't practice Monday night.

"It will be a tough game for sure. (Germany) will be waiting for us," Turkoglu said. "It is difficult to go on the road and travel, but that's what we have to do."

Turkoglu and Mirsad Turkcan have been Tanjevic's leading weapons, averaging 12.7 and 11.3 points, respectively, and Turkcan leading the team with four rebounds.

But Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur has struggled, averaging just 21 minutes and 8.7 points a game.

"Okur has struggled a little, and he's due to have a break-out game against us," Bauermann said.

And Ibrahim Kutluay will not play because of a broken finger on his shooting hand. The shooting ace did not play against Croatia in the team's final Group B match.

Turkoglu wishes he knew the answers to Turkey's problem: "We've been way too up and down. It's hard to win against talented and experienced teams when you play like that."