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Group:  D | 15.09.2004, 18:00h
Group:  D | 15.09.2004, 18:00h
70-71
13 - 2027 - 1815 - 2015 - 13
13 - 2027 - 1815 - 2015 - 13
Venue: Prostejov (CZE) |
Spectators: 1600 |
Referees: Stelian Banica (ROU), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL), Peter Bodnar (HUN)

GAME REPORT


Jezdik Proud Despite Loss

Czech Republic coach Michal Jezdik heaped praise on his players even though they suffered a heartbreaking 71-70 defeat to Slovenia in Prostejov on Wednesday night.

Although the hosts led by a point at the half-way stage, top scorer Marko Tusek's 19 points for Slovenia ultimately proved crucial as they held off a last quarter fightback from the Czechs to claim a thrilling win.

"I am very proud of my players after this game," Jezdik told www.basket.idnes.cz.

"We are a team without stars but we can play a close game against one of the favourites.

"Slovenia had a lot of problems with us today despite there being four players from the NBA in their team.

"On the other hand, I am disappointed because we had a big chance to win. I do not think that the better team won today. We missed two free throws five seconds before the end.

"We have lost two of the first three games and I hope that the results of other teams will help us in next rounds."

Accumulated statistics

46.2%

24/52
FG
M/A

43.5%

27/62

42.9%

15/35
FG2P
M/A

48.6%

18/37

52.9%

9/17
FG3P
M/A

36.0%

9/25

68.4%

13/19
FT
M/A

53.3%

8/15

34

10/24
RT
RO/RD

28

12/16

16

AS

17

15

TO

8

6

ST

12

2

BS

2

23

PF

22

70

Pts

71

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