Germany74-73

16-23, 18-12, 20-22, 20-16

Spain

 

Date: 24.09.2005, 21:00hVenue:   Belgrade (SRB) Spectators: 17900
Referees:  Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE), Petr Sudek (SVK)
TEAM LEADERS
Germany Spain
Dirk Nowitzki (27)PtsJuan Carlos Navarro (27)
Dirk Nowitzki (7)RebCarlos Jiménez (9)
Mithat Demirel (6)ASCarlos Jiménez (2), Juan Carlos Navarro (2)
Denis Wucherer (2)ST5 players tied with 1
BSFran Vazquez (1)

GAME REPORT

24.09.2005
Nowitzki Leads Germany to Gold Medal Game

Dirk Nowitzki came up with another huge game and hit the game-winning shot with 3.9 seconds to go as  Germany upset Spain 74-73 in Belgrade to advance to their first gold medal game at the EuroBasket since 1993.

After Juan Carlos Navarro´s floater in the lane gave Spain a 73-72 advantage with 14 seconds to go, the Dallas Mavericks superstar who has carried the German squad on his shoulders for all of the tournament, hit a baseline jumper over the outstrecthed arm of Jorge Garbajosa to put Germany back in front.

“It was indescribable,” Nowitzki said of the final shot. “After I looked at Navarro´s shot go in I thought to myself that I wanted to start my offensive move with six seconds left so that way we could get an offensive rebound. Garbajosa kind of pushed me towards the baseline so I just went with it.”

Juan Carlos Navarro (Spain)
Juan Carlos Navarro nearly won the game for Spain
“Dirk hit a tough shot,” German head coach Dirk Bauermann said. “He bailed us out just like he did against Russia. That is why he is a super star and the leader of this team. But that doesn't take away from the team effort.”

Spain called timeout and discussed their strategy.

They inbounded the ball to Jose Manuel Calderon and he drove past mid-court to just a few feet behind the arc and had a clean look at a three-pointer, but his shot clanked off the rim, putting Nowitzki and Co  into a gold medal clash against Greece, who earlier stunned France.

As the buzzer sounded, Nowitzki circled the court with his right fist in the air and Germany´s squad celebrated a thrilling victory. They will look to continue their Cinderella story on Sunday after Spain take on France in the bronze medal contest.

Nowitzki finished with a game-high 27 points, 11 of those coming in the fourth quarter with the game on the line, and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

He made five of 10 three-pointers,  with Germany connecting on 13 of 33 as a team. Spain struggled, shooting two-of-19 from behind the arc.

"If we had a shot a higher percentage from three-point range, then perhaps the outcome would have been different," said Pesquera.

Navarro, one night after finishing with a tournament-best 36 points, finished with 27 points and Fran Vazquez added 15.

Spain lost, despite outrebounding Germany 39-22.

Trailing by three to start the fourth quarter, Germany opened the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run. Nowitzki scored five of those points with a tough fade away and a three-pointer.

“We had two bad stretches in the game,” said Pesquera.

After Spain broke the run, Nowitzki hit two more jumpers to give Germany their largest lead of 68-59 with 5:16 to go.

Spain were ice cold in the fourth quarter, scoring just two points through the first six minutes. However just when it appeared Germany had taken command, Spain mounted a late run.

Navarro hit two free throws with 2:06 to go, cutting Germany´s lead to five at 70-65.

After Denis Wucherer sank a 10-foot jump shot, Navarro answered with a lay-up and then added two free throws with 1:19 remaining after Pascal Roller´s turnover.

Germany again coughed the ball up with Mithat Demirel the guilty party, and Navarro hit a short jump shot to make it 72-71 with 48 seconds.

“We fought as a team, but we also made it difficult for ourselves,” Nowitzki said.

After Roller threw up a prayer with the shot clock running down and missed, Navarro once again came to the fore for his team, scoring the floater for the one-point lead.

Superman, aka Dirk Nowitzki, then struck with the dagger for the final margin, with Spain missing their last opportunity.

One night after a thrilling overtime victory over Croatia, Spain opened with a strong first quarter and jumped out to a 23-16 lead after one quarter. In the second quarter, Spain scored only 12 points but nevertheless led 35-34 as the half came to an end.

Germany´s poor shooting continued during the first five and half minutes of the third quarter. Nowitzki took just one shot and Germany scored five points and found themselves trailing 48-39.

Then Nowitzki connected on a three to end the drought and start Germany´s own 13-2 spurt to give the Germans a 52-50 lead – their first since the opening minutes of the game.

Spain closed the third quarter by going on a 7-2 run and were on top 57-54 going into the fourth.

Top performers

Germany Spain

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Juan Carlos Navarro

27Pts27
7Reb4
3AS2
1ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Germany Spain
28/61FG M/A24/61
15/28 (53.6%) FG2P M/A22/42 (52.4%)
13/33 (39.4%) FG3P M/A2/19 (10.5%)
5/9 (55.6%) FT M/A23/32 (71.9%)
22 (3-19) Reb (O-D) 39 (13-26)
18AS5
11TO14
5ST5
0BS1
31PF19
74Pts73

PHOTO GALLERY

GERMANY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Demirel, M. 202/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0000620045
5Garrett, R. 111/333.30/10.01/250.01/250.0000111024
*6Greene, D. 161/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.0011000043
*7Pesic, M. 213/742.92/366.71/425.01/333.3000100038
8Wucherer, D. 193/650.03/475.00/20.00/00.0022212056
*9Roller, P. 313/837.50/30.03/560.00/00.0134340049
10Nikagbatse, M. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000000
11Schultze, S. 131/425.00/00.01/425.00/00.0000010033
12Arigbabu, S. 51/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0123001012
*13Femerling, P. 183/3100.03/3100.00/00.01/250.0011210037
*14Nowitzki, D. 4010/2050.05/1050.05/1050.02/2100.01673010127
15Maras, R. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000010
TEAM/COACH02210
TOTAL28/ 6145.915/ 2853.613/ 3339.45/955.6319221811503174
SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Fernandez, R. 140/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0044020020
5Iturbe, I. DNP
6Cabezas, C. 121/333.31/333.30/00.02/366.7112011024
*7Navarro, J. 346/1637.56/1154.50/50.015/1693.81342310027
*8Calderón, J. 294/1136.43/650.01/520.01/250.00001100210
*9Reyes, F. 182/540.02/540.00/00.01/425.0336030045
*10Jiménez, C. 302/2100.01/1100.01/1100.02/366.7189201037
11Vidal, S. DNP
12Rodriguez, S. DNP
13De Miguel, I. 60/10.00/00.00/10.01/250.0000021021
14Vazquez, F. 247/1258.37/1163.60/10.01/250.03140111215
*15Garbajosa, J. 322/1118.22/540.00/60.00/00.0156010024
TEAM/COACH31400
TOTAL24/ 6139.322/ 4252.42/ 1910.523/3271.9132639514511973
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 Spain

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Juan Carlos Navarro

27Pts27
7Reb4
3AS2
1ST1
0BS0
40Min34

TEAM STATS

Germany Spain
28/61FG M/A24/61
15/28 (53.6%) FG2P M/A22/42 (52.4%)
13/33 (39.4%) FG3P M/A2/19 (10.5%)
5/9 (55.6%) FT M/A23/32 (71.9%)
22 (3-19) Reb (O-D) 39 (13-26)
18AS5
11TO14
5ST5
0BS1
31PF19
74Pts73

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGERMANYScoreSPAIN
09:45 0 - 2 9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 J. Calderón
09:3013 P. Femerling Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
13 P. Femerling Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
09:11 0 - 4 7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:467 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller 
3 - 4 
08:347 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
08:27   9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:26 Def. Rebound   
08:0814 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Pesic 
5 - 4 
07:53   8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:5313 P. Femerling Def. Rebound   
07:33   9 F. Reyes Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:3313 P. Femerling Free throw MADE(1/2) 6 - 4 
07:3313 P. Femerling Free throw missed(2/2)   9 F. Reyes Def. Rebound
07:11 6 - 6 15 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:46 Turnover (24 secs)   
06:23   15 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:23 Def. Rebound   
06:159 P. Roller Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:15   10 C. Jiménez Steal
06:15 6 - 8 8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:10   8 J. Calderón Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:107 M. Pesic Free throw missed(1/3)   
06:107 M. Pesic Free throw missed(2/3)   
06:107 M. Pesic Free throw MADE(3/3) 7 - 8 
05:538 D. Wucherer Steal   7 J. Navarro Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:3914 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
05:29   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 F. Reyes
05:25   9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 C. Jiménez
05:25 7 - 10 10 C. Jiménez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:2514 D. Nowitzki Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
05:25 7 - 11 10 C. Jiménez Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:1113 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nowitzki 
9 - 11 
04:559 P. Roller Def. Rebound   7 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:457 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller 
11 - 11 
04:18 11 - 13 9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:019 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:01   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
03:566 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
03:56Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
15 R. Maras in 
  
03:51   8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 F. Reyes
03:519 P. Roller Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
03:51   9 F. Reyes Free throw missed(1/2)
03:51   9 F. Reyes Free throw missed(2/2)
03:50    Off. Rebound
03:38   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 F. Reyes
03:3815 R. Maras Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
03:38   9 F. Reyes Free throw missed(1/2)
03:38 11 - 14 9 F. Reyes Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:106 D. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:10   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
02:52   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:529 P. Roller Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   
02:52   9 F. Reyes Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
02:52Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
8 D. Wucherer in 
  
02:52   Substitution: 9 F. Reyes out,
14 F. Vazquez in
02:52   Substitution: 8 J. Calderón out,
6 C. Cabezas in
02:3114 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:308 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)   
02:30Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
4 M. Demirel in 
  
02:30 11 - 15 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:30 11 - 16 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:134 M. Demirel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 13 - 16 
01:49 13 - 19 10 C. Jiménez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Navarro
01:3214 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 D. Wucherer 
16 - 19 
01:17 16 - 21 14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Navarro
00:5814 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 R. Maras Def. Rebound
00:4715 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:347 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:15   6 C. Cabezas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:15    Off. Rebound
00:15Timeout   
00:15Substitution: 15 R. Maras out,
13 P. Femerling in 
  
00:15Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
6 D. Greene in 
  
00:03 16 - 23 7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:01   6 C. Cabezas Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:006 D. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeGERMANYScoreSPAIN
09:408 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Femerling 
18 - 23 
09:25 18 - 25 7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:168 D. Wucherer 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound
09:034 M. Demirel Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:43 18 - 27 14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:29   15 J. Garbajosa Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:29Timeout   
08:29Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
11 S. Schultze in 
  
08:29   Substitution: 7 J. Navarro out,
4 R. Fernandez in
08:1714 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound
07:54   4 R. Fernandez Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:5014 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:49    Def. Rebound
07:3311 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:33Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
9 P. Roller in 
  
07:16   4 R. Fernandez Turnover (Travelling)
06:5811 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Demirel 
21 - 27 
06:415 R. Garrett Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
06:30   15 J. Garbajosa Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:2111 S. Schultze Turnover (Other)   
06:21   14 F. Vazquez Steal
06:08   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 C. Cabezas
06:06 21 - 29 6 C. Cabezas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:064 M. Demirel Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
06:06   Substitution: 15 J. Garbajosa out,
13 I. De Miguel in
06:06 21 - 30 6 C. Cabezas Free throw MADE(1/1)
05:5214 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 24 - 30 
05:35   6 C. Cabezas Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:355 R. Garrett Steal   
05:2914 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 R. Garrett 
27 - 30 
05:234 M. Demirel Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
05:23 27 - 31 6 C. Cabezas Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:2314 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   6 C. Cabezas Free throw missed(2/2)
05:045 R. Garrett 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Demirel 
30 - 31 
04:4214 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   6 C. Cabezas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:34   13 I. De Miguel Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:34Timeout   
04:34   Substitution: 6 C. Cabezas out,
8 J. Calderón in
04:335 R. Garrett Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:1514 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:555 R. Garrett 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:55   4 R. Fernandez Def. Rebound
03:349 P. Roller Def. Rebound   8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:30   4 R. Fernandez Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:214 M. Demirel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:21   14 F. Vazquez Def. Rebound
03:15   8 J. Calderón Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:009 P. Roller Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 I. De Miguel Steal
02:464 R. Fernandez Def. Rebound   8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:46   13 I. De Miguel Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
13 I. De Miguel Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:46Substitution: 4 M. Demirel out,
10 M. Nikagbatse in 
  
02:46   Substitution: 10 C. Jiménez out,
7 J. Navarro in
02:2710 M. Nikagbatse 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:135 R. Garrett Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
02:13Timeout   
02:13   7 J. Navarro Free throw missed(1/2)
02:13 30 - 32 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:59   4 R. Fernandez Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
01:59   Substitution: 14 F. Vazquez out,
9 F. Reyes in
01:595 R. Garrett Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:595 R. Garrett Free throw MADE(2/2) 31 - 32 
01:59Substitution: 5 R. Garrett out,
6 D. Greene in 
  
01:3910 M. Nikagbatse Def. Rebound   13 I. De Miguel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:2411 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:24   9 F. Reyes Def. Rebound
01:1911 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   
01:19   13 I. De Miguel Free throw missed(1/2)
01:19 31 - 33 13 I. De Miguel Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:029 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nowitzki 
34 - 33 
00:43   9 F. Reyes Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
9 F. Reyes Turnover (Offensive foul)
00:43   Substitution: 9 F. Reyes out,
15 J. Garbajosa in
00:359 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:35   4 R. Fernandez Def. Rebound
00:22   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:21    Off. Rebound
00:166 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)   
00:16 34 - 34 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:16 34 - 35 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:039 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
00:03   7 J. Navarro Def. Rebound
00:00   7 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeGERMANYScoreSPAIN
09:466 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   
09:46 34 - 36 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:46 34 - 37 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:2911 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound
09:21 34 - 39 14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:0114 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 P. Roller 
  
08:4811 S. Schultze 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
08:4111 S. Schultze Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
08:41 34 - 40 14 F. Vazquez Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:416 D. Greene Def. Rebound   14 F. Vazquez Free throw missed(2/2)
08:177 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 36 - 40 
08:057 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
08:05Substitution: 11 S. Schultze out,
13 P. Femerling in 
  
08:0214 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:567 M. Pesic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
07:56   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
07:4814 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:46   8 J. Calderón Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:369 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 39 - 40 
07:20   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Vazquez
07:13 39 - 42 14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
07:056 D. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:05   7 J. Navarro Def. Rebound
06:5413 P. Femerling Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
06:459 P. Roller Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
06:45   8 J. Calderón Free throw missed(1/2)
06:45 39 - 43 8 J. Calderón Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:30   14 F. Vazquez Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:30Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
5 R. Garrett in 
  
06:057 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:05   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
05:54   7 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Garbajosa
05:50   7 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:50   14 F. Vazquez Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
14 F. Vazquez Turnover (Offensive foul)
05:50Substitution: 9 P. Roller out,
4 M. Demirel in 
  
05:275 R. Garrett 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   7 J. Navarro Def. Rebound
05:27   14 F. Vazquez block
05:16   7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Vazquez
05:13   14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 J. Navarro
05:1313 P. Femerling Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   
05:13Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
8 D. Wucherer in 
  
05:13 39 - 44 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:13 39 - 45 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:094 M. Demirel Turnover (Travelling)   
05:09Timeout   
04:48 39 - 47 14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:488 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   
04:48   10 C. Jiménez Free throw missed(1/2)
04:48 39 - 48 10 C. Jiménez Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:3014 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 42 - 48 
04:028 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound   14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:5113 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Demirel 
44 - 48 
03:37 44 - 50 8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 C. Jiménez
03:18   10 C. Jiménez Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:16Substitution: 5 R. Garrett out,
9 P. Roller in 
  
02:579 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Demirel 
47 - 50 
02:3914 D. Nowitzki Steal   7 J. Navarro Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:36 Foul drawn   10 C. Jiménez Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:3614 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(1/2) 48 - 50 
02:3614 D. Nowitzki Free throw MADE(2/2) 49 - 50 
02:188 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 D. Nowitzki 
  
02:084 M. Demirel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 52 - 50 
01:43 52 - 53 8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:2914 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
01:15   15 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:099 P. Roller 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Garbajosa Def. Rebound
00:59 52 - 55 14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 C. Jiménez
00:4313 P. Femerling 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Demirel 
54 - 55 
00:23   8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:19   14 F. Vazquez Off. Rebound
00:19 54 - 57 14 F. Vazquez 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
TimeGERMANYScoreSPAIN
09:388 D. Wucherer 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Arigbabu 
  
09:37   10 C. Jiménez Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
09:3314 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:336 D. Greene Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   
09:1012 S. Arigbabu Def. Rebound   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:486 D. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nowitzki 
57 - 57 
08:274 M. Demirel Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   
08:27Substitution: 6 D. Greene out,
9 P. Roller in 
  
08:27Substitution: 4 M. Demirel out,
7 M. Pesic in 
  
08:258 D. Wucherer Def. Rebound   15 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:0312 S. Arigbabu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 P. Roller 
59 - 57 
07:519 P. Roller Def. Rebound   7 J. Navarro 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:46   6 C. Cabezas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:3914 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 62 - 57 
07:39Timeout   
07:39   Substitution: 15 J. Garbajosa out,
14 F. Vazquez in
07:39   Substitution: 6 C. Cabezas out,
8 J. Calderón in
07:21   9 F. Reyes Turnover (3 secs)
07:0712 S. Arigbabu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:07   10 C. Jiménez Def. Rebound
07:078 D. Wucherer Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
8 D. Wucherer Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
06:44   8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:4412 S. Arigbabu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
06:44   Substitution: 10 C. Jiménez out,
4 R. Fernandez in
06:3014 D. Nowitzki Def. Rebound   9 F. Reyes 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:1814 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 64 - 57 
06:027 M. Pesic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
06:02 64 - 58 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:02 64 - 59 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:4314 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 66 - 59 
05:2512 S. Arigbabu Def. Rebound   14 F. Vazquez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:1614 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 D. Wucherer 
68 - 59 
04:5312 S. Arigbabu Steal   7 J. Navarro Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:389 P. Roller Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
9 P. Roller Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
04:38Timeout   
04:38   Substitution: 14 F. Vazquez out,
15 J. Garbajosa in
04:38Substitution: 12 S. Arigbabu out,
13 P. Femerling in 
  
04:22   9 F. Reyes Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:228 D. Wucherer Steal   
04:058 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Femerling 
70 - 59 
03:55 70 - 61 8 J. Calderón 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:347 M. Pesic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 R. Fernandez Def. Rebound
03:18 70 - 63 15 J. Garbajosa 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:15Timeout   
03:15Substitution: 7 M. Pesic out,
4 M. Demirel in 
  
02:57   15 J. Garbajosa Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
02:57Substitution: 13 P. Femerling out,
11 S. Schultze in 
  
02:3914 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 F. Reyes Def. Rebound
02:31   15 J. Garbajosa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:31   9 F. Reyes Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
02:0614 D. Nowitzki 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:068 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)   
02:06 70 - 64 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:06 70 - 65 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:448 D. Wucherer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Demirel 
72 - 65 
01:35 72 - 67 7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:249 P. Roller Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:24   7 J. Navarro Steal
01:198 D. Wucherer Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 5th)   
01:19Substitution: 8 D. Wucherer out,
6 D. Greene in 
  
01:19 72 - 68 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:19 72 - 69 7 J. Navarro Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:024 M. Demirel Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 C. Cabezas Steal
00:53   Substitution: 4 R. Fernandez out,
6 C. Cabezas in
00:48 72 - 71 7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:48Timeout   
00:48Substitution: 11 S. Schultze out,
7 M. Pesic in 
  
00:229 P. Roller 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:22   6 C. Cabezas Def. Rebound
00:14 72 - 73 7 J. Navarro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:0314 D. Nowitzki 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 74 - 73 
00:00   8 J. Calderón 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Germany Spain
28/61FG M/A24/61
15/28 (53.6%) FG2P M/A22/42 (52.4%)
13/33 (39.4%) FG3P M/A2/19 (10.5%)
5/9 (55.6%) FT M/A23/32 (71.9%)
22 (3-19) Reb (O-D) 39 (13-26)
18AS5
11TO14
5ST5
0BS1
31PF19
74Pts73

top performers

Germany Spain

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Juan Carlos Navarro

27Pts27
7Reb4
3AS2
1ST1
0BS0
40Min34

GAME PREVIEW

24.09.2005
Germans Look For Balance, Spain For Strong Navarro In Semi

Germany's best chance to clinch a spot in the 2005 EuroBasket final will be if Dirk Nowitzki's supporting cast can step up again. While Spain need another excellent performance from Juan Carlos Navarro to make their third final in the last four tournmants.

"As expected, Dirk got his. But we got a great performance from the rest of the guys against Slovenia," German coach Dirk Bauermann said. "Now we need another big game from them for us to beat Spain."

Nowitzki scored "just" 22 points in Germany's quarter-final victory over Slovenia. But point guards Pascal Roller and Mithat Demirel each tallied 15 points while shooting guard Demond Greene added 10 for Dirk Bauermann's team.

German captain Hansi Gnad lifts the 1993 European Championship trophy
Germany won their only EuroBasket medal in 1993
"We all decided this game - not just the guards," Femerling said. "But now it's a new game, and we start all over again."

"We're in the World Championships now. But everything's possible," Nowitzki said. "If you're in the semifinals, your goal has to be a medal."

Germany have only collected one EuroBasket medal in their history - the 1993 title with legendary coach Svetislav Pesic at the helm.

Germany - the 2002 World Championship bronze medalists - reached the semi-finals of the 2001 EuroBasket, only to lose to Turkey in overtime. The Nowitzki-led Germany team then lost to Spain in the game for third place to finish fourth - their only other top four showing.

Fans in Istanbul that evening in 2001 witnessed one of the best battles in EuroBasket history - as Nowitzki gathered 43 points and 15 rebounds while Spanish center Pau Gasol had 31 points and 10 boards.

Gasol will be at Belgrade Arena on Saturday - but only as a commentator for Spanish television.

"Germany are an excellent team with one very great superstar," Gasol said.

"But you cannot forget about the other players who are less known because they are also very dangerous."

Spain have never won a EuroBasket championship despite five times making the final. In order to make it to Sunday's gold medal match, Spain will have to recover from their 101-85 overtime victory against Croatia. Mario Pesquera's team went to overtime against Latvia in the group stage only to lose to Israel the next day.

“We need to recover quickly from this overtime game," the coach said. "The last time we had an extra-time game against Latvia we came out tired against Israel. So that is obviously of concern to us:"

He also said the strong point guard play of Roller and Demirel is a concern.

"We will need to do our best to slow them down and defend them well behind the three point line where they were dangerous against Slovenia,” Pesquera added.

Another key for Spain will be to force Germany's into an up-tempo contest - something they haven't had so far, scoring just 72 points per game compared to Spain's 95.

“We need to impose our fast pace style of play on Germany. We can’t let them slow it down," Spanish point guard Jose Calderon said.

And key to Spain's running game is Navarro, the tournament's leading scorer with 26.8 points a game.

As Navarro goes, so go Spain. The small quick shooting ace has averaged almost 33 points in Spain's three victories. In Spain's loss to Israel he scored just nine points on 2-10 shooting.

The winner will play either Greece or France in Sunday's gold medal game.