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15.09.2007, 16:30h
15.09.2007, 16:30h
69-65
18 - 1614 - 1514 - 2323 - 11
18 - 1614 - 1514 - 2323 - 11
Venue: Madrid (ESP) |
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE)

GAME REPORT


Germany-Slovenia Postgame Quotes

Germany

Coach Dirk Bauermann: "We're very happy and extremely pround, but you have to take your hat off to Slovenia. For 10 days I thought they were possibly the best team in this tournament. Against Greece they almost had the game won and then lost today and home with nothing. I respect everything they do, so hats off to them."

"As far as our team goes, I'm so proud of them. When we were down nine, there were a lot of concerned faces. But I knew that if we played defense and kept moving that we'd have a chance. And the guys did that."

"It wasn't Dirk (Nowitzki). It was Demond (Greene), Steffen (Hamann) and Ademola (Okulaja). We're a good team who has a superstar. People talk about competitive greatness, being able to play your best when you need it most. And they had that tooday. It was a great win for German basketball."

"The Olympics are the biggest stage in the world of sports. It's everybody's dream to walk into the Olympics. And now we're closer. It was a long, hard summer. I'm just really happy they were rewarded. If you work so hard and you go home with nothing, that's so hard. So this keeps our dream alive. But it's going to be just as hard to qualify for the Olympics as it was to qualify for the pre-Olympic tournament from this tournament."

Guard Demond Greene: "First of all, it was a very important game after the big loss against Spain. We had the same motivation as we did against Italy after losing to Slovenia before, to come out strong and show that we can play better."

"We came here with the goal to win a medal and to be on the podium like two years ago. We didn't get the goal by losing to Spain. So now we got our second goal. And now we can go home and keep our Olympic dream alive." 

Slovenia

Coach Ales Pipan: "It was a very difficult and very important game for us. We lost for the second time in two days. We're very upset. But you saw everything. Our players were a little bit tired, without concentation at the end of the game, without power, without energy. We have to forget this game immediately and prepare for the game against France."

Guard Jaka Lakovic: "It was very difficult game after yesterday's difficult, difficult defeat. In less than 24 hours we had to re-group."

"Again we tried to give our best to beat Germany. But today we just didn't have enough, I don't know. Maybe a little bit of concentration, a lack of energy, power. I don't know. The truth is we lost this game but I'm sure that our team will stay together untel tomorrow night and try to save our possibility to make the Olympics."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.1%

23/56
FG
M/A

43.8%

21/48

45.7%

16/35
FG2P
M/A

52.0%

13/25

33.3%

7/21
FG3P
M/A

34.8%

8/23

84.2%

16/19
FT
M/A

71.4%

15/21

31

9/22
RT
RO/RD

31

7/24

10

AS

11

9

TO

13

6

ST

6

1

BS

3

23

PF

21

69

Pts

65

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