Russia50-51

10-8, 16-8, 12-18, 12-17

Germany

 

Date: 18.09.2005, 21:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Vrsac (SRB) Spectators: 4000
Referees:  Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Ademir Zurapovic (BIH)
TEAM LEADERS
Russia Germany
Jon Robert Holden (13)PtsDirk Nowitzki (24)
Victor Khryapa (12)RebDirk Nowitzki (19)
Andrei Kirilenko (3)ASPatrick Femerling (3)
Andrei Kirilenko (8)STDirk Nowitzki (3)
Andrei Kirilenko (2)BSDirk Nowitzki (2)

GAME REPORT

18.09.2005
Nowitzki Three Buries Russians

Dirk Nowitzki's three-pointer with 27 seconds left gave Germany a 51-50 come-from-behind victory against Russia on Sunday and a showdown with Turkey for the right to reach the quarter-finals of the 2005 EuroBasket.

Nowitzki scored Germany's last 11 points and ended the game with 24 points and 19 rebounds while Andrei Kirilenko finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and eight steals for the Russians, who finished atop Group A and advanced to the quarter-finals despite Victor Khryapa missing a last second shot for the win.

"After the loss against Italy, it was important for us to win a close game," said Nowitzki, who also had three steals and two blocked shots.

Dirk Nowitzki (Germany)
It was a routine night for Dirk Nowitzki against Russia, 24 points and 19 rebounds
"You have to give credit to both teams," offered Russian point guard J.R. Holden. "Both were playing great defense, and every shot was a big shot."

The crowd at the Vrsac Millenium Center was clearly in favour of the Russians. And both teams started the game cold offensively amid high defensive pressure, resulting in a 10-8 first-quarter score with Kirilenko collecting six steals in the period

Russia's staunch defence held Germany scoreless over a seven-minute stretch in the first half, allowing them to build a 20-8 lead. Germany found their game a bit to make it 26-16 at the break.

"They just closed the door on us," German guard Misan Nikabatse said of the first half.

But Demond Greene added: "We knew that we were still in shape, and that we didn't hit anything in the first half."

Holden's three-pointer midway through the third made it 33-18. German coach Dirk Bauermann called a timeout, waking up his team which then went on a 16-2 run to make it 35-34.

"As long as we keep playing defense we knew that we would eventually find a rhythm," Bauermann said.

Nowitzki in that streak hit two three pointers and one free throw ending a 22-minute scoring draught for the Dallas Mavericks star.

Russia again pulled away, as Khryapa's layup made it 43-34 with 6:39 left. But Demond Greene and Nowitzki's back-to-back three-pointers and Nowitzki's two free throws evened it at 45-45 with 3:49 left.

Khryapa and Holden hit long-range jumpers to make it 50-46. But Germany came back yet again with the help two ball-handling turnovers in the final 77 seconds by Kirilenko. Nowitzki hit two free throws with just more than a minute and then hit the winner with 27 seconds left.

Bauermann knew the game would be won or loss with the ball in Dirk's hands. "I was telling him, you have to take every shot. If it doesn't come from you it won't come from anybody."

Russia will play either Greece or Israel in the semi-finals while Germany would face Slovenia if they beat Turkey on Tuesday in Vrsac.

Top performers

Russia Germany

Andrei Kirilenko

 

Dirk Nowitzki

12Pts24
7Reb19
3AS1
8ST3
2BS2

Accumulated statistics

Russia Germany
17/54FG M/A17/56
11/33 (33.3%) FG2P M/A10/29 (34.5%)
6/21 (28.6%) FG3P M/A7/27 (25.9%)
10/17 (58.8%) FT M/A10/15 (66.7%)
37 (8-29) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
6AS8
19TO18
14ST10
3BS2
15PF18
50Pts51

PHOTO GALLERY

RUSSIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Ponkrashov, A. DNP
*5Holden, J. 345/1827.82/922.23/933.30/00.00112310213
6Likholitov, F. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000010
7Fridzon, V. DNP
*8Morgunov, N. 221/333.30/20.01/1100.01/250.0055002044
9Samoylenko, P. 130/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.0000000001
*10Khryapa, V. 364/1040.02/450.02/633.32/450.0111120520312
11Pashutin, Z. 222/450.02/450.00/00.01/1100.0516121015
*12Monya, S. 261/911.11/616.70/30.01/333.3055020123
*13Kirilenko, A. 354/850.04/666.70/20.04/580.02573682212
14Ivanov, A. DNP
15Savrasenko, A. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL17/ 5431.511/ 3333.36/ 2128.610/1758.8829376191431550
GERMANY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Demirel, M. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
5Garrett, R. 211/425.00/20.01/250.02/2100.0000010005
*6Greene, D. 183/650.02/450.01/250.00/00.0112010027
7Pesic, M. 180/30.00/00.00/30.00/00.0011210010
*8Wucherer, D. 121/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.0033011032
*9Roller, P. 270/50.00/30.00/20.00/00.0022012000
10Nikagbatse, M. 152/633.32/450.00/20.00/00.0000100024
11Schultze, S. 111/333.31/1100.00/20.01/250.0112022033
12Arigbabu, S. 132/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0123111034
*13Femerling, P. 251/333.31/333.30/00.00/20.0325341012
*14Nowitzki, D. 386/1833.31/616.75/1241.77/977.8316191632224
15Maras, R. DNP
TEAM/COACH11200
TOTAL17/ 5630.410/ 2934.57/ 2725.910/1566.71029398181021851
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 Germany

Andrei Kirilenko

 

Dirk Nowitzki

12Pts24
7Reb19
3AS1
8ST3
2BS2
35Min38

TEAM STATS

Russia Germany
17/54FG M/A17/56
11/33 (33.3%) FG2P M/A10/29 (34.5%)
6/21 (28.6%) FG3P M/A7/27 (25.9%)
10/17 (58.8%) FT M/A10/15 (66.7%)
37 (8-29) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
6AS8
19TO18
14ST10
3BS2
15PF18
50Pts51

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeRUSSIAScoreGERMANY
09:4310 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   
09:4313 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   6 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:25   9 P. Roller Steal
09:2513 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 D. Nowitzki Steal
09:098 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:585 J. Holden Turnover (Bad Pass)   
08:5113 A. Kirilenko Steal   6 D. Greene Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:3112 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:2513 A. Kirilenko Steal   
08:25   8 D. Wucherer Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:2213 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden 
2 - 0 
08:22   14 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:2213 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/1) 3 - 0 
08:05   14 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:47   13 P. Femerling Def. Rebound
07:4712 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound
07:3414 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   8 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:255 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:00 3 - 3 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Femerling
06:47   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
06:488 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 S. Monya Def. Rebound
06:388 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound   8 D. Wucherer 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3212 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:10   9 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 P. Femerling
06:0310 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   
06:05   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:535 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 V. Khryapa 
  
05:50   8 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:50   Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
11 S. Schultze in
05:50   Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
7 M. Pesic in
05:5010 V. Khryapa Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:5010 V. Khryapa Free throw MADE(2/2) 4 - 3 
05:3213 A. Kirilenko Steal   11 S. Schultze Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:3013 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:218 N. Morgunov Steal   
05:2210 V. Khryapa Steal   14 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:0710 V. Khryapa Turnover (Travelling)   
04:49   13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 D. Nowitzki
04:4312 S. Monya Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:288 N. Morgunov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 3 
04:06 7 - 5 14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:0613 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
04:06 7 - 6 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/1)
03:52   13 P. Femerling Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:52   Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
12 S. Arigbabu in
03:528 N. Morgunov Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:528 N. Morgunov Free throw MADE(2/2) 8 - 6 
03:3313 A. Kirilenko Steal   14 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:3310 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 10 - 6 
03:33Timeout   
03:17   11 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Arigbabu
03:0513 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   
03:0612 S. Arigbabu Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:5110 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
02:41   9 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2013 A. Kirilenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
02:06 10 - 8 12 S. Arigbabu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic
01:51   9 P. Roller Def. Rebound
01:525 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
01:428 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
01:42Substitution: 8 N. Morgunov out,
15 A. Savrasenko in 
  
01:42   Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
10 M. Nikagbatse in
01:2612 S. Monya block   
01:21   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 14 D. Nowitzki
01:0512 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:0514 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   10 M. Nikagbatse 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5713 A. Kirilenko Steal   14 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:48   12 S. Arigbabu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:41   12 S. Arigbabu Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
00:4112 S. Monya Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:4112 S. Monya Free throw missed(2/2)   13 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound
00:40    Def. Rebound
00:22   10 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:06   14 D. Nowitzki block
00:065 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
00:0010 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 S. Monya Def. Rebound
TimeRUSSIAScoreGERMANY
09:4115 A. Savrasenko Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:23   7 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:11   11 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:11Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
11 Z. Pashutin in 
  
09:10   11 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
09:1013 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 11 - 8 
09:1013 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(2/2) 12 - 8 
08:45   7 M. Pesic Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:3913 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Holden 
14 - 8 
08:2510 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   12 S. Arigbabu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:15   11 S. Schultze Steal
08:155 J. Holden Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:5310 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   
07:54   5 R. Garrett 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:3313 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:33Timeout   
07:33   Substitution: 12 S. Arigbabu out,
14 D. Nowitzki in
07:33   Substitution: 11 S. Schultze out,
13 P. Femerling in
07:33   Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
4 M. Demirel in
07:33Substitution: 13 A. Kirilenko out,
12 S. Monya in 
  
07:1310 V. Khryapa Steal   13 P. Femerling Turnover (3 secs)
07:005 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Pashutin 
17 - 8 
06:4612 S. Monya Def. Rebound   
06:46   10 M. Nikagbatse 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:2410 V. Khryapa Turnover (3 secs)   
05:55   5 R. Garrett Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:4911 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 19 - 8 
05:49   4 M. Demirel Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
05:49   Substitution: 10 M. Nikagbatse out,
6 D. Greene in
05:49Substitution: 15 A. Savrasenko out,
8 N. Morgunov in 
  
05:31 19 - 10 6 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:1911 Z. Pashutin Free throw MADE(1/1) 20 - 10 
05:12   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
05:135 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:0311 Z. Pashutin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
05:03Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
13 A. Kirilenko in 
  
05:03Substitution: 5 J. Holden out,
9 P. Samoylenko in 
  
04:5713 A. Kirilenko Steal   13 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:5211 Z. Pashutin Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 D. Wucherer Steal
04:338 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:16   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
04:1611 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:54   6 D. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 D. Greene
03:338 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:33    Off. Rebound
03:33   Substitution: 5 R. Garrett out,
9 P. Roller in
03:33   Substitution: 4 M. Demirel out,
8 D. Wucherer in
03:24   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:0913 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 22 - 10 
02:5313 A. Kirilenko block   
02:53   13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
02:4312 S. Monya Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:38 22 - 12 8 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Femerling
02:14   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
02:1412 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:588 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
01:58Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
10 V. Khryapa in 
  
01:58   13 P. Femerling Free throw missed(1/2)
01:58   13 P. Femerling Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 14 D. Nowitzki
01:56Substitution: 11 Z. Pashutin out,
5 J. Holden in 
  
01:40 22 - 14 13 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nowitzki
01:37   8 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
01:2610 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
01:2513 A. Kirilenko Steal   14 D. Nowitzki Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:105 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Kirilenko 
25 - 14 
00:528 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
00:398 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound   
00:39   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:25   8 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
00:259 P. Samoylenko Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:259 P. Samoylenko Free throw MADE(2/2) 26 - 14 
00:00 26 - 16 6 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
TimeRUSSIAScoreGERMANY
09:408 N. Morgunov Def. Rebound   
09:40   6 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:1710 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Pashutin 
  
09:0911 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 28 - 16 
08:5211 Z. Pashutin Steal   13 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:48   14 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:4810 V. Khryapa Free throw missed(1/2)   
08:4810 V. Khryapa Free throw MADE(2/2) 29 - 16 
08:3310 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   
08:3510 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:20   9 P. Roller Steal
08:2010 V. Khryapa Turnover (Bad Pass)   
08:06   5 R. Garrett 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:505 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Pashutin 
  
07:46   6 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:46   Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
7 M. Pesic in
07:4613 A. Kirilenko Free throw MADE(1/2) 30 - 16 
07:46   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
07:4613 A. Kirilenko Free throw missed(2/2)   
07:22   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 P. Femerling
07:215 J. Holden Steal   
07:12   13 P. Femerling Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:0910 V. Khryapa Turnover (Ball Handling)   14 D. Nowitzki Steal
06:5610 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   9 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:475 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Pashutin 
  
06:2910 V. Khryapa Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 D. Nowitzki Steal
06:128 N. Morgunov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   
06:12Substitution: 8 N. Morgunov out,
6 F. Likholitov in 
  
06:12 30 - 17 5 R. Garrett Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:12 30 - 18 5 R. Garrett Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:565 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:4813 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:396 F. Likholitov Def. Rebound   7 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:095 J. Holden Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:15   9 P. Roller Def. Rebound
05:1613 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
05:01   14 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:415 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 33 - 18 
04:39Timeout   
04:39   Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
12 S. Arigbabu in
04:39   Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
10 M. Nikagbatse in
04:275 J. Holden Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
04:12 33 - 21 5 R. Garrett 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic
03:4911 Z. Pashutin Off. Rebound   
03:496 F. Likholitov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
03:4011 Z. Pashutin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:34 33 - 23 10 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:34Timeout   
03:34Substitution: 13 A. Kirilenko out,
12 S. Monya in 
  
03:18   7 M. Pesic Def. Rebound
03:195 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:03 33 - 25 12 S. Arigbabu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Nikagbatse
02:405 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 35 - 25 
02:20 35 - 28 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:585 J. Holden Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 S. Arigbabu Steal
01:536 F. Likholitov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
01:53   14 D. Nowitzki Free throw missed(1/2)
01:53 35 - 29 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:30   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
01:305 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:18 35 - 32 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 S. Arigbabu
01:0412 S. Monya Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
12 S. Monya Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
00:59Substitution: 6 F. Likholitov out,
13 A. Kirilenko in 
  
00:47 35 - 34 10 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:35   10 M. Nikagbatse Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
00:1712 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 37 - 34 
00:17   7 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:1712 S. Monya Free throw MADE(1/1) 38 - 34 
02:0010 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound   
00:00   7 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeRUSSIAScoreGERMANY
09:425 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Kirilenko 
  
09:42   10 M. Nikagbatse Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:42   Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
9 P. Roller in
09:26   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
09:2510 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 Z. Pashutin Def. Rebound
09:18   5 R. Garrett 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
09:06   14 D. Nowitzki block
09:1112 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   12 S. Arigbabu Def. Rebound
08:47   14 D. Nowitzki Turnover (24 secs)
08:3510 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Kirilenko 
41 - 34 
08:21   12 S. Arigbabu Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
12 S. Arigbabu Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:21Timeout   
08:21Substitution: 5 J. Holden out,
9 P. Samoylenko in 
  
08:21   Substitution: 12 S. Arigbabu out,
11 S. Schultze in
08:01   11 S. Schultze Def. Rebound
08:0313 A. Kirilenko 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 V. Khryapa Def. Rebound
07:4014 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   11 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:259 P. Samoylenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Kirilenko 
  
07:1713 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   12 S. Monya Def. Rebound
07:10   10 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:5912 S. Monya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Pashutin 
  
06:3910 V. Khryapa 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 43 - 34 
06:2912 S. Monya Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)    Foul drawn
06:29 43 - 35 11 S. Schultze Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:29   11 S. Schultze Free throw missed(2/2)
06:20   9 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 S. Schultze
06:06 43 - 37 11 S. Schultze 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:01   11 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
05:49   11 S. Schultze Steal
05:4911 Z. Pashutin Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:3613 A. Kirilenko Steal   
05:33   11 S. Schultze Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:3313 A. Kirilenko 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 45 - 37 
05:33Timeout   
05:33   Substitution: 11 S. Schultze out,
13 P. Femerling in
05:33   Substitution: 10 M. Nikagbatse out,
8 D. Wucherer in
05:33   Substitution: 5 R. Garrett out,
6 D. Greene in
05:32Substitution: 11 Z. Pashutin out,
5 J. Holden in 
  
05:16   9 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 P. Femerling
05:1610 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:05 45 - 40 6 D. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Femerling
04:39   8 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound
04:4112 S. Monya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:33 45 - 43 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:33Timeout   
04:33Substitution: 10 V. Khryapa out,
8 N. Morgunov in 
  
04:09   6 D. Greene Def. Rebound
04:125 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:5013 A. Kirilenko Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
03:50Substitution: 12 S. Monya out,
10 V. Khryapa in 
  
03:50 45 - 44 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:50 45 - 45 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:3210 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Kirilenko 
48 - 45 
03:1510 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
03:15 48 - 46 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:1513 A. Kirilenko Def. Rebound   14 D. Nowitzki Free throw missed(2/2)
02:555 J. Holden 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 50 - 46 
02:4013 A. Kirilenko block   
02:4114 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   8 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
02:225 J. Holden 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 J. Holden Def. Rebound
02:0713 P. Femerling Def. Rebound   8 D. Wucherer 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:478 N. Morgunov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
01:388 N. Morgunov Steal   9 P. Roller Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:1713 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Backcourt violation)   13 P. Femerling Steal
01:17   Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
7 M. Pesic in
01:0410 V. Khryapa Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
01:04 50 - 47 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:04 50 - 48 14 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:4613 A. Kirilenko Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:27 50 - 51 14 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:11   6 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
00:00   14 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound
00:0010 V. Khryapa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Russia Germany
17/54FG M/A17/56
11/33 (33.3%) FG2P M/A10/29 (34.5%)
6/21 (28.6%) FG3P M/A7/27 (25.9%)
10/17 (58.8%) FT M/A10/15 (66.7%)
37 (8-29) Reb (O-D) 39 (10-29)
6AS8
19TO18
14ST10
3BS2
15PF18
50Pts51

top performers

Russia Germany

Andrei Kirilenko

 

Dirk Nowitzki

12Pts24
7Reb19
3AS1
8ST3
2BS2
35Min38

GAME PREVIEW

18.09.2005
Russia-Germany Decider Not Just Kirilenko vs. Nowitzki

When Russia and Germany hook up Sunday night for the deciding match in Group A, the showdown will be about teamwork and not one on NBA superstadom or EuroBasket history.

Germany knocked off Russia 71-70 in the final to capture the 1993 EuroBasket title in Munich. Six years later in France, Russia got revenge with a 74-70 win to clinch the final Olympic ticket.

On Sunday, the Millenium Center in Vrsac will see a direct showdown of two of the NBA's best and most versatile players with Russia's Utah Jazz ace Andrei Kirilenko expected to have the difficult task of limiting Germany's Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks.

"Dirk's going to get his 27. We can't stop that. But we need to make him shoot something like 6-25," Russian point guard J.R. Holden said.

And Kirilenko will be all over the floor, as he's the team leader in scoring (19.0), rebounding (a tournament-high 12.0) and blocked shots (3.0) and averages 1.5 steals and 1.5 assists as well.

Andrey Kirilenko (Russia)
Andrei Kirilenko
But this game will come down to how those superstars' teammates support them.

After struggling from the field in their opener against Ukraine, Russia (2-0) shot the lights out in rolling past Italy showing they are definitely worthy of status as legimate title contenders.

"We're not going to let down at all against Germany. It's important for us to find and keep our game," said Kirilenko, whose team will qualify for the quarter-finals with a victory and possibly with a close loss as well - should Italy beat Ukraine.

Two key players to watch in this showdown will be German center Patrick Femerling and Russia forward Victor Khryapa.

Russia's defence is very versatile and the 2-3-4-5 position players can all switch and the defence doesn't suffer much. But as Kirilenko admits: "If there's somebody really big then we may have a small inside problem."

And Femerling represents that problem as Russian centers Nikita Morgunov and Aleksey Savrasenko will be called upon to keep Femerling out of the blocks. With Kirilenko expected to be all over Nowitzki, Khryapa may be put on Femerling if Russia want to use a versatile and quick lineup.

Khryapa is expected to be a mismatch regardless, as he's quicker than Femerling - in a big lineup - and much taller and more powerful than German small forwards Denis Wucherer, Sven Schultze or Demond Greene.

"We're not going to run with them. But we are the type of team that can run if the chances are there," German coach Dirk Bauermann said. "They like to run and gun and shoot. But that can backfire if they don't hit those early jump shots."

And Germany (1-1) showed a lot of character coming back from the devastating opening loss to Italy to make it look easy against Ukraine.

There is a numbers game to this contest as well - as always at the end of the first round of a championship.

If Russia win, they head to the quarters as undefeated Group A winners. If Germany win by 15 points they take the group - regardless of what happens between Italy and Ukraine - and Russia would be second - meaning they play the cross-elimination match in Vrsac.

The third placed team travels to Podgorica to take on either Turkey or Croatia.