Russia86-74

17-22, 24-14, 18-18, 27-20

Ukraine

 

Date: 16.09.2005, 21:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Vrsac (SRB) Spectators: 4000
Referees:  Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Chantal Julien (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Russia Ukraine
Andrei Kirilenko (22)PtsSerhiy Lishchuk (18)
Andrei Kirilenko (14)RebSerhiy Lishchuk (12)
Petr Samoylenko (4), Jon Robert Holden (4)ASViktor Kobzystyy (3)
Andrei Kirilenko (3)ST4 players tied with 1
Andrei Kirilenko (5)BSVolodymyr Gurtovyy (1), Serhiy Lishchuk (1)

GAME REPORT

16.09.2005
Russia Lack Touch, But Overcome Ukraine

Andrei Kirilenko and his Russian teammates  shook off a poor shooting night to beat Ukraine 86-74 on Friday to head Group A at the 2005 EuroBasket.

The Russians made just 5 of their first 23 shots and finished the game shooting only 41 per cent. But the versatile Utah Jazz star Kirilenko led the way with 22 points 14  rebounds, five blocked shots, three steals and two assists - though he too hit just 7/20 from the field and 6/11 free throws.

Andrey Kirilenko (Russia)
Andrei Kirilenko (Russia)
J.R. Holden chipped in 16 points and Nikita Morgunov added 14 points off the bench for Sergey Babkov's team at the Millenium Centar.

"This was the first game. I think we were really nervous and you saw that," Kirilenko said.

Sergey Monya, who scored eight points off the bench, reiterated Kirilenko's view: "We didn't show our full power. But it was important that we won."

Serhiy Lishchuk led Ukraine with 18 points. But most of his production came after Los Angeles Lakers forward Stanislav Medvedenko had fouled out midway through the third quarter with 14 points in 21 minutes. Andrii Lebediev tallied 13.

"We have a lot of young, very talented players. But it was my fault,"
Medvedenko said. "I committed the five fouls."

Russia started the game icy - 5/23 from the field midway through the second quarter - and warmed just slightly. Because of the poor shooting - just 6/21 from behind the three-point stripe, Babkov's team was never able to pull away from the Ukrainians.

Ukraine's young inexperienced squad held strong against the NBA stars from Russia. Down 75-69 with 2:30 left in the game, Lebediev drove to the basket, was fouled and made the basket plus free throw to cut the lead to three.

Morgunov tipped in Holden's missed three only to have Volodymyr Gurtovyy pull it back to three for Gennadi Zaschuk's squad. Victor Khryapa hit a jumper and Petr Samoylenko hit two free throws to push the lead back up to seven.

Russia lead Group A on point differential ahead of Italy, who beat Germany earlier Friday. Italy and Russia face off on Saturday while Germany take on Ukraine in the night game.

Top performers

Russia Ukraine

Andrei Kirilenko

 

Serhiy Lishchuk

22Pts18
14Reb12
2AS0
3ST1
5BS1

Accumulated statistics

Russia Ukraine
30/73FG M/A28/72
23/50 (46.0%) FG2P M/A22/53 (41.5%)
7/23 (30.4%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
19/33 (57.6%) FT M/A12/21 (57.1%)
47 (20-27) Reb (O-D) 45 (19-26)
14AS11
12TO14
7ST4
5BS2
17PF27
86Pts74

PHOTO GALLERY

RUSSIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Ponkrashov, A. DNP
*5Holden, J. 345/2025.02/825.03/1225.03/475.00334100116
6Likholitov, F. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000
7Fridzon, V. DNP
8Morgunov, N. 235/862.55/771.40/10.04/850.03470000314
9Samoylenko, P. 262/450.01/333.31/1100.02/2100.0202400017
*10Khryapa, V. 276/1060.05/862.51/250.00/00.02350620413
*11Pashutin, Z. 191/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/450.0224112014
12Monya, S. 283/742.93/475.00/30.02/2100.0145320038
*13Kirilenko, A. 367/2035.05/1631.32/450.06/1154.559142135322
14Ivanov, A. DNP
*15Savrasenko, A. 41/250.01/250.00/00.00/20.0303000012
TEAM/COACH22410
TOTAL30/ 7341.123/ 5046.07/ 2330.419/3357.62027471412751786
UKRAINE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Lebediev, A. 335/1241.73/742.92/540.01/1100.00662200113
5Butskyy, A. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000100000
*6Kobzystyy, V. 223/837.53/742.90/10.05/683.33253310511
7Balashov, S. 70/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000020
*8Kryvych, I. 262/728.61/425.01/333.31/425.0426221036
9Koval, V. 70/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000010
10Rayevskyy, O. 30/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000000
11Kryvych, R. 272/825.02/450.00/40.00/00.0033200014
*12Lishchuk, S. 336/1637.55/1435.71/250.05/862.584120211418
13Pecherov, O. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
14Gurtovyy, V. 154/757.14/757.10/00.00/00.0347020158
*15Medvedenko, S. 216/1154.54/850.02/366.70/20.01341310514
TEAM/COACH02200
TOTAL28/ 7238.922/ 5341.56/ 1931.612/2157.11926451114422774
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

Russia Ukraine

Andrei Kirilenko

 

Serhiy Lishchuk

22Pts18
14Reb12
2AS0
3ST1
5BS1
36Min33

TEAM STATS

Russia Ukraine
30/73FG M/A28/72
23/50 (46.0%) FG2P M/A22/53 (41.5%)
7/23 (30.4%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
19/33 (57.6%) FT M/A12/21 (57.1%)
47 (20-27) Reb (O-D) 45 (19-26)
14AS11
12TO14
7ST4
5BS2
17PF27
86Pts74

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeRUSSIAScoreUKRAINE
07:555 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:3510 V. Khryapa Turnover (Ball Handling)   
06:14   8 I. Kryvych Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
04:0612 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:52   9 V. Koval Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
11:3011 Z. Pashutin Def. Rebound   
12:0110 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden 
3 - 0 
12:5710 V. Khryapa Off. Rebound   
12:575 J. Holden Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
12:5710 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
13:015 J. Holden Def. Rebound   4 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
13:05   12 S. Lishchuk Off. Rebound
13:12   15 S. Medvedenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
13:22   6 V. Kobzystyy Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
13:22Substitution: 5 J. Holden out,
9 P. Samoylenko in 
  
13:2211 Z. Pashutin Free throw missed(1/2)   
13:2211 Z. Pashutin Free throw MADE(2/2) 4 - 0 
13:29   6 V. Kobzystyy Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
6 V. Kobzystyy Turnover (Offensive foul)
13:508 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Kirilenko 
  
13:50   15 S. Medvedenko Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
13:50   Substitution: 15 S. Medvedenko out,
14 V. Gurtovyy in
14:0613 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   12 S. Lishchuk Def. Rebound
14:21Substitution: 13 A. Kirilenko out,
12 S. Monya in 
  
14:21Substitution: 11 Z. Pashutin out,
5 J. Holden in 
  
14:2713 A. Kirilenko Steal   14 V. Gurtovyy Turnover (3 secs)
14:3610 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 6 - 0 
15:01   6 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Kryvych
15:1410 V. Khryapa Turnover (Travelling)   
15:11 6 - 2 6 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
15:23   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 V. Gurtovyy
15:248 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
15:24Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
13 A. Kirilenko in 
  
15:28 6 - 4 12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Kryvych
15:4912 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Kirilenko 
8 - 4 
16:05 8 - 6 8 I. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
16:19   12 S. Lishchuk Def. Rebound
16:185 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
16:32   4 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 V. Gurtovyy
16:405 J. Holden Def. Rebound   
16:40   8 I. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
16:478 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Samoylenko 
10 - 6 
16:47   Substitution: 6 V. Kobzystyy out,
11 R. Kryvych in
16:47   14 V. Gurtovyy Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
16:478 N. Morgunov Free throw missed(1/1)   12 S. Lishchuk Def. Rebound
16:5213 A. Kirilenko Steal   12 S. Lishchuk Turnover (Ball Handling)
17:0913 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Monya 
  
17:1812 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 N. Morgunov 
  
17:268 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 12 - 6 
17:30   14 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Lishchuk
17:3710 V. Khryapa Steal   12 S. Lishchuk Turnover (Ball Handling)
17:41   14 V. Gurtovyy Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
17:41Substitution: 8 N. Morgunov out,
6 F. Likholitov in 
  
17:41Timeout   
17:4113 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 13 - 6 
17:4113 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(2/2) 14 - 6 
17:57 14 - 9 8 I. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 A. Lebediev
18:176 F. Likholitov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 P. Samoylenko 
  
18:36   14 V. Gurtovyy Def. Rebound
18:3512 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
18:42   8 I. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
18:5912 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 V. Gurtovyy Def. Rebound
18:59 Off. Rebound   
18:59   Substitution: 4 A. Lebediev out,
5 A. Butskyy in
19:145 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
19:22Timeout   
19:22 14 - 12 12 S. Lishchuk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Butskyy
19:4112 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 16 - 12 
20:00 16 - 14 14 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 R. Kryvych
24:3112 S. Monya Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
24:31Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
8 N. Morgunov in 
  
09:475 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:3313 A. Kirilenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:15 16 - 17 4 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:56   4 A. Lebediev Def. Rebound
08:5613 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:43   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:345 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:30   12 S. Lishchuk Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:3011 Z. Pashutin Free throw missed(1/2)   
08:3011 Z. Pashutin Free throw MADE(2/2) 17 - 17 
08:08 17 - 19 15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:54   6 V. Kobzystyy Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
07:5415 A. Savrasenko Free throw missed(1/2)   
07:5415 A. Savrasenko Free throw missed(2/2)   
07:5410 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
07:34   6 V. Kobzystyy Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:29   12 S. Lishchuk Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:2913 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 18 - 19 
07:2913 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(2/2)   
07:175 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:06   15 S. Medvedenko Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:5915 A. Savrasenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
06:51 18 - 21 15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:14 18 - 23 6 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:055 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
06:00   12 S. Lishchuk block
05:5315 A. Savrasenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 20 - 23 
05:4415 A. Savrasenko Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:44Substitution: 15 A. Savrasenko out,
8 N. Morgunov in 
  
05:44   8 I. Kryvych Free throw missed(1/2)
05:44 20 - 24 8 I. Kryvych Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:2813 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
05:1113 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   
05:11   6 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:04   6 V. Kobzystyy Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
05:048 N. Morgunov Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:048 N. Morgunov Free throw missed(2/2)   
05:0111 Z. Pashutin Steal   
05:00   8 I. Kryvych Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:5613 A. Kirilenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 23 - 24 
04:36   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:3410 V. Khryapa Turnover (Ball Handling)   
04:34   12 S. Lishchuk Off. Rebound
04:3411 Z. Pashutin Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
04:34 23 - 25 6 V. Kobzystyy Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:34 23 - 26 6 V. Kobzystyy Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:1810 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:18 Off. Rebound   
04:06   15 S. Medvedenko Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
25:2113 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:06Substitution: 11 Z. Pashutin out,
12 S. Monya in 
  
04:06   Substitution: 8 I. Kryvych out,
11 R. Kryvych in
04:068 N. Morgunov Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:068 N. Morgunov Free throw MADE(2/2) 24 - 26 
03:518 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
03:51 24 - 27 12 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:51   12 S. Lishchuk Free throw missed(2/2)
03:50   12 S. Lishchuk Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
03:50   Substitution: 12 S. Lishchuk out,
7 S. Balashov in
03:508 N. Morgunov Free throw MADE(1/2) 25 - 27 
03:508 N. Morgunov Free throw MADE(2/2) 26 - 27 
03:38 26 - 29 4 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:2210 V. Khryapa Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:02 26 - 32 4 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:01Timeout   
02:518 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:51   7 S. Balashov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
02:515 J. Holden Free throw MADE(1/2) 27 - 32 
02:515 J. Holden Free throw MADE(2/2) 28 - 32 
02:36 28 - 34 15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:2410 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:19   4 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:095 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:01 28 - 36 11 R. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:45Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
11 Z. Pashutin in 
  
01:45Substitution: 5 J. Holden out,
9 P. Samoylenko in 
  
01:3713 A. Kirilenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 31 - 36 
01:15   11 R. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5812 S. Monya Def. Rebound   
00:58   7 S. Balashov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5111 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 33 - 36 
00:28   6 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:1712 S. Monya Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:008 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound   
00:00   4 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeRUSSIAScoreUKRAINE
09:51   15 S. Medvedenko Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
09:3313 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:26   6 V. Kobzystyy Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:2112 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 35 - 36 
08:5913 A. Kirilenko block   
08:59   15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
08:54   6 V. Kobzystyy 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:39   7 S. Balashov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
08:39   Substitution: 6 V. Kobzystyy out,
9 V. Koval in
08:3513 A. Kirilenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:238 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound   
08:23   15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:078 N. Morgunov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:589 P. Samoylenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
07:5113 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 37 - 36 
07:48   Substitution: 4 A. Lebediev out,
10 O. Rayevskyy in
07:488 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   
07:43   11 R. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:31   11 R. Kryvych Def. Rebound
07:319 P. Samoylenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
07:24   11 R. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:20 Def. Rebound   
07:0613 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 39 - 36 
06:52 39 - 39 15 S. Medvedenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:288 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 41 - 39 
06:28   Substitution: 7 S. Balashov out,
12 S. Lishchuk in
06:28Substitution: 13 A. Kirilenko out,
10 V. Khryapa in 
  
06:28Substitution: 11 Z. Pashutin out,
5 J. Holden in 
  
06:14 41 - 42 15 S. Medvedenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:559 P. Samoylenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 44 - 42 
05:36   10 O. Rayevskyy 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2410 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 46 - 42 
05:04 46 - 44 12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:42   Substitution: 10 O. Rayevskyy out,
4 A. Lebediev in
04:385 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 48 - 44 
04:1410 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   
04:14   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:08   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:088 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 50 - 44 
04:08   12 S. Lishchuk Off. Rebound
04:08   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:08Timeout   
04:088 N. Morgunov Free throw MADE(1/1) 51 - 44 
04:08Substitution: 8 N. Morgunov out,
13 A. Kirilenko in 
  
04:00   15 S. Medvedenko Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
03:465 J. Holden Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:41Timeout   
03:3810 V. Khryapa Turnover (Travelling)   
03:3013 A. Kirilenko block   
03:30   9 V. Koval 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
03:2313 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 53 - 44 
03:03   15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:039 P. Samoylenko Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
03:03Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
11 Z. Pashutin in 
  
03:03   15 S. Medvedenko Free throw missed(1/2)
03:03   15 S. Medvedenko Free throw missed(2/2)
02:47   4 A. Lebediev Def. Rebound
02:475 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:28   4 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:22   15 S. Medvedenko Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 5th)
02:22   Substitution: 15 S. Medvedenko out,
6 V. Kobzystyy in
02:2213 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 54 - 44 
02:2213 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(2/2)   
02:03   11 R. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:59 54 - 46 6 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:59Substitution: 9 P. Samoylenko out,
12 S. Monya in 
  
01:59   Substitution: 9 V. Koval out,
8 I. Kryvych in
01:4610 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:33 54 - 48 4 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:1413 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
01:0613 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 56 - 48 
00:5713 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
00:57   12 S. Lishchuk Free throw missed(1/2)
00:57   12 S. Lishchuk Free throw missed(2/2)
00:4211 Z. Pashutin Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:37   4 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:28 56 - 50 12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
00:20   4 A. Lebediev Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
00:20Timeout   
00:205 J. Holden Free throw MADE(1/2) 57 - 50 
00:205 J. Holden Free throw missed(2/2)   
00:00   8 I. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeRUSSIAScoreUKRAINE
09:45 57 - 52 15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:3213 A. Kirilenko Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
09:075 J. Holden Def. Rebound   
09:07   15 S. Medvedenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:485 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:47    Def. Rebound
08:37   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
08:30   6 V. Kobzystyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:265 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 59 - 52 
08:14   4 A. Lebediev Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:35   8 I. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:31 59 - 54 12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
07:1813 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:085 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
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09:44   14 V. Gurtovyy Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
09:4412 S. Monya Free throw MADE(1/2) 60 - 54 
09:4412 S. Monya Free throw MADE(2/2) 61 - 54 
09:22 61 - 56 14 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 R. Kryvych
09:075 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Samoylenko 
64 - 56 
08:46Substitution: 6 F. Likholitov out,
10 V. Khryapa in 
  
08:4410 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:44 64 - 57 12 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:44 64 - 58 12 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:31   8 I. Kryvych Def. Rebound
08:24   11 R. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2013 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 V. Gurtovyy 
  
08:12 64 - 60 12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:0412 S. Monya Turnover (Ball Handling)   
07:50   11 R. Kryvych Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:50   14 V. Gurtovyy Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:395 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Samoylenko 
67 - 60 
07:2610 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
07:26 67 - 61 12 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:26 67 - 62 12 S. Lishchuk Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:145 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Kirilenko 
  
07:12   12 S. Lishchuk Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
07:1213 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 68 - 62 
07:1213 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(2/2)   14 V. Gurtovyy Def. Rebound
06:59   14 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Kryvych
06:5513 A. Kirilenko block   
06:52   8 I. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Kryvych
06:51   Substitution: 5 A. Butskyy out,
4 A. Lebediev in
06:5112 S. Monya Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
06:37 68 - 64 14 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:1710 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Kirilenko 
70 - 64 
06:03 70 - 66 11 R. Kryvych 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Kryvych
05:519 P. Samoylenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 72 - 66 
05:29   8 I. Kryvych Free throw missed(1/2)
05:2913 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   8 I. Kryvych Free throw missed(2/2)
05:20   8 I. Kryvych Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:20   Substitution: 8 I. Kryvych out,
6 V. Kobzystyy in
05:085 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
05:05    Def. Rebound
04:46   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:39   14 V. Gurtovyy Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
04:39Timeout   
04:3913 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(2/2) 73 - 66 
04:2710 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   
04:27Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
12 S. Monya in 
  
04:27 73 - 67 6 V. Kobzystyy Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:27 73 - 68 6 V. Kobzystyy Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:13   14 V. Gurtovyy block
04:135 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   
04:0912 S. Monya Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
04:09 73 - 69 6 V. Kobzystyy Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:0913 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   6 V. Kobzystyy Free throw missed(2/2)
03:4413 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:44 Turnover (24 secs)   
03:31   12 S. Lishchuk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:31 Def. Rebound   
03:2213 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden 
75 - 69 
03:22   6 V. Kobzystyy Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 5th)
03:22   Substitution: 6 V. Kobzystyy out,
8 I. Kryvych in
03:2213 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 8 N. Morgunov 
  
03:17   14 V. Gurtovyy Def. Rebound
03:1713 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:04   14 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Kryvych
02:56 75 - 71 4 A. Lebediev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:5613 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   
02:56 75 - 72 4 A. Lebediev Free throw MADE(1/1)
02:4313 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:43Substitution: 13 A. Kirilenko out,
10 V. Khryapa in 
  
02:335 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 N. Morgunov 
  
02:248 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 77 - 72 
02:15 77 - 74 14 V. Gurtovyy 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:5210 V. Khryapa Turnover (Travelling)   
01:52Substitution: 8 N. Morgunov out,
13 A. Kirilenko in 
  
01:36   8 I. Kryvych Offensive Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
8 I. Kryvych Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:36Timeout   
01:1710 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 79 - 74 
01:0712 S. Monya Def. Rebound   
01:07   4 A. Lebediev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:50   14 V. Gurtovyy Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 5th)
00:50   Substitution: 14 V. Gurtovyy out,
13 O. Pecherov in
00:509 P. Samoylenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 80 - 74 
00:509 P. Samoylenko Free throw MADE(2/2) 81 - 74 
00:37   11 R. Kryvych 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Lishchuk
00:3213 A. Kirilenko block   
00:27   12 S. Lishchuk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:2510 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 83 - 74 
00:09   4 A. Lebediev Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:025 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Samoylenko 
86 - 74 

Accumulated statistics

Russia Ukraine
30/73FG M/A28/72
23/50 (46.0%) FG2P M/A22/53 (41.5%)
7/23 (30.4%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
19/33 (57.6%) FT M/A12/21 (57.1%)
47 (20-27) Reb (O-D) 45 (19-26)
14AS11
12TO14
7ST4
5BS2
17PF27
86Pts74

top performers

Russia Ukraine

Andrei Kirilenko

 

Serhiy Lishchuk

22Pts18
14Reb12
2AS0
3ST1
5BS1
36Min33

GAME PREVIEW

15.09.2005
Russia can't afford to slip against Ukraine

Russia cannot afford to slip in their 2005 EuroBasket opener against Ukraine on Friday in Vrsac if they want to capture a medal.

It's been eight years since Russia - who are teamed with Ukraine, Germany and Italy in Group A - made the podium - a third-place finish in 1997.

Andrei Kirilenko
But this year's squad provides plenty of promise - above all led by Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko. The versatile power forward is returning from a broken left wrist and represents the hopes of Russian basketball in Serbia & Montenegro

Kirilenko looks to be fit after scoring 27 points against Turkey in late August. And he's receiving a lot of help. American naturalized guard J.R. Holden has been excellent in taking over the playmaking duties, and Portland Trail Blazers youngsters Sergey Monya and Victor Khyrapa (who was born in Ukraine) make up a tremendously talented and young front court.

Coach Sergey Babov's team altogether is rather young - averaging 24.6 years with five players 23 or under.

"The youth of our team will be a strong plus for the national team of Russia," Babov said. "But these players have gathered for the first time together. It's difficult to count on mutual understanding of players in every situation at the moment."

Missing from Babov's team is 34-year-old guard Vasili Karasev - a member of Russia's 1998 World Championship silver medal-winning squad - who decided to retire from the national team.

Beating Ukraine in their first game could be crucial to Russia's confidence in the tournament.

Few meanwhile are expecting Ukraine to surprise anybody in their fourth EuroBasket tournament overall and third straight.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Stanislav Medvedenko will be called upon to lead Coach Gennadiy Zaschuk's team.

"This year Stanislav Medvedenko can become a real leader. I think his experience should help him to lead us at difficult moments," said Ukraine center Olexsiy Pecherov.

The 19-year-old Pecherov is actually one of the leading prospects coming into this tournament. And it's Pecherov and other youngsters who hold the future of Ukrainian basketball in their hands.

While Ukraine only have an outside chance of finishing among the top six and qualifying for the 2006 World Championships, Pecherov said the team is thinking about the future: "More important is to be able to qualify for the 2008 Olympics at EuroBasket 2007 by enhancing our teamwork."

The Russia-Ukraine game will follow the Germany-Italy opener in Group A.