Lithuania85-67

15-23, 19-11, 23-18, 28-15

Croatia

 

Date: 17.09.2005, 18:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Podgorica (MNE) Spectators: 3500
Referees:  Eduardo Sancha (ESP), Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE), Anibal Castano (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Lithuania Croatia
Ramunas Siskauskas (18)PtsGordan Giricek (19)
Paulius Jankunas (7)RebGordan Giricek (6)
Vidas Ginevicius (4)ASNikola Vujcic (3)
Simas Jasaitis (4)ST3 players tied with 3
Robertas Javtokas (2)BSDalibor Bagaric (1)

GAME REPORT

17.09.2005
Lithuania Respond To Improve To 2-0

Lithuania proved they could also win coming from behind, defeating Croatia 85-67 in Group B Preliminary Round play in Podgorica. 

One night after dominating Turkey from the opening tap, Lithuania trailed for almost the entire first half. Lithuania responded with a dominant fourth quarter, proving their new team can play under poise when trailing. In the final quarter, the Lithuanians outscored Croatia 28-15.

Ramunas Siskauskas (#8 LTU)
Ramunas Siskauskas
“For the second consecutive night, we proved that we could play with energy,” Lithuanian head coach Antanas Sireika said.

Ramunas Siskauskas led Lithuania in scoring for the second consecutive night, finishing with 18 points. His three-pointer with 6:17 remaining in the fourth quarter increased Lithuania´s lead to eight and from there, Lithuania would never look back.

Paulius Jankunas added 16 for Lithuania, while Simas Jasaitis and Darjus Lavrinovic tallied 12 and 11 respectively.

“Only if we play as a team, one for all and all for one, can we achieve something in this competition,” Sireika said. “Tonight was an example of that. Everyone contributed.”

Lithuania have won eight consecutive EuroBasket games dating back to 2003 and can clinch first place in the group with a victory tomorrow evening against Bulgaria.

Croatia, one night after a lacklustre 88-84 win over Bulgaria, opened the game rejuvenated, jumping out to an eight-point first quarter lead thanks to a 10-1 run. But in the end, it was Lithuania´s fourth quarter that was the difference.

“In a five-minute span in the fourth quarter, the game was decided,” Croatian head coach Neven Spahija said.

“Our fourth quarter was a repeat of our first half against Bulgaria,” said Gordan Giricek, who finished with a team-high 19 points for Croatia. “We allowed too many open shots.” 

Croatia will attempt to keep their chances for advancing alive tomorrow evening when they take on Turkey.

NOTES : After going with Vidas Ginevicius on Friday night, Sireika opted to start Mindaugas Lakauskis tonight.  … Lithuania got 50 points from their bench, compared to 20 for Croatia.

Top performers

Lithuania Croatia

Paulius Jankunas

 

Gordan Giricek

16Pts19
7Reb6
1AS2
1ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lithuania Croatia
27/58FG M/A24/59
15/33 (45.5%) FG2P M/A19/44 (43.2%)
12/25 (48.0%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
19/23 (82.6%) FT M/A14/18 (77.8%)
34 (8-26) Reb (O-D) 25 (10-15)
14AS8
20TO20
12ST11
4BS1
23PF21
85Pts67

PHOTO GALLERY

LITHUANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Ginevicius, V. 181/250.00/10.01/1100.05/683.3011402048
*5Zukauskas, M. 171/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0000150043
*6Lukauskis, M. 91/425.01/333.30/10.01/1100.0022110023
7Lavrinovic, D. 143/933.32/633.31/333.34/4100.01230410211
*8Siskauskas, R. 316/1346.21/714.35/683.31/250.02243120018
9Gustas, G. 191/425.01/333.30/10.01/250.0011021023
10Serapinas, S. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000000
11Silinskis, D. DNP
*12Lavrinovic, K. 131/333.30/00.01/333.30/00.0022110113
13Jasaitis, S. 224/757.12/2100.02/540.02/2100.00220241312
14Jankunas, P. 255/771.44/4100.01/333.35/683.31671010216
*15Javtokas, R. 274/757.14/757.10/00.00/00.0246321238
TEAM/COACH23520
TOTAL27/ 5846.615/ 3345.512/ 2548.019/2382.68263414201242385
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Kasun, M. 235/955.65/955.60/00.00/00.02350100410
5Ukic, R. 20/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0000000000
6Popovic, M. 263/742.90/00.03/742.93/475.00002030012
*7Vujcic, N. 242/825.02/728.60/10.00/10.0123360034
8Prkácin, N. DNP
9Zizic, A. 141/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0022030022
*10Giricek, G. 337/1353.86/1154.51/250.04/4100.02462630319
*11Planinic, Z. 244/1428.63/1127.31/333.35/683.32130210314
12Tomas, M. 110/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0000021022
*13Mamic, M. 250/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000103020
14Bagaric, D. 172/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/10.0134000124
15Rancic, D. DNP
TEAM/COACH20200
TOTAL24/ 5940.719/ 4443.25/ 1533.314/1877.81015258201112167
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

Lithuania Croatia

Paulius Jankunas

 

Gordan Giricek

16Pts19
7Reb6
1AS2
1ST3
0BS0
25Min33

TEAM STATS

Lithuania Croatia
27/58FG M/A24/59
15/33 (45.5%) FG2P M/A19/44 (43.2%)
12/25 (48.0%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
19/23 (82.6%) FT M/A14/18 (77.8%)
34 (8-26) Reb (O-D) 25 (10-15)
14AS8
20TO20
12ST11
4BS1
23PF21
85Pts67

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeLITHUANIAScoreCROATIA
09:476 M. Lukauskis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:47   4 M. Kasun Def. Rebound
09:26 0 - 2 7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 N. Vujcic
09:078 R. Siskauskas assist   
09:0512 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 R. Javtokas 
3 - 2 
09:036 M. Lukauskis Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:485 M. Zukauskas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
08:40 3 - 4 4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:306 M. Lukauskis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 5 - 4 
08:30   11 Z. Planinic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:306 M. Lukauskis Free throw MADE(1/1) 6 - 4 
08:12 6 - 6 4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
08:12   7 N. Vujcic assist
07:5215 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 M. Lukauskis Def. Rebound
07:52   10 G. Giricek Def. Rebound
07:39   10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:33   13 M. Mamic Steal
07:346 M. Lukauskis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
07:26   13 M. Mamic assist
07:23 6 - 8 10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:128 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 K. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound
06:59   11 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound
07:0012 K. Lavrinovic Turnover (Ball Handling)   
06:58   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Planinic
06:586 M. Lukauskis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
06:45 6 - 10 11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:2812 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:28   10 G. Giricek Def. Rebound
06:25 6 - 12 10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:08   4 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:088 R. Siskauskas Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:088 R. Siskauskas Free throw MADE(2/2) 7 - 12 15 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound
05:50   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5015 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   
05:3615 R. Javtokas Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:36Substitution: 6 M. Lukauskis out,
4 V. Ginevicius in 
  
05:19 7 - 14 10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 N. Vujcic
05:0015 R. Javtokas Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:00Timeout   
04:41   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:4115 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   
04:20   10 G. Giricek Def. Rebound
04:2015 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 V. Ginevicius Def. Rebound
04:11   10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:025 M. Zukauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 10 - 14 
03:54Substitution: 12 K. Lavrinovic out,
7 D. Lavrinovic in 
  
03:397 D. Lavrinovic Steal   10 G. Giricek Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:39   4 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
03:3915 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   
03:23   7 N. Vujcic Def. Rebound
03:238 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:084 V. Ginevicius Steal   
03:08   7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:045 M. Zukauskas Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
5 M. Zukauskas Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
03:045 M. Zukauskas Turnover (Other)   
03:04Timeout   
03:04Substitution: 5 M. Zukauskas out,
13 S. Jasaitis in 
  
03:04   Substitution: 4 M. Kasun out,
14 D. Bagaric in
02:46 10 - 16 14 D. Bagaric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:4615 R. Javtokas Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
02:45   14 D. Bagaric Free throw missed(1/1)
02:45 Def. Rebound   
02:238 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 R. Siskauskas 
  
02:16   7 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:16   Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
9 A. Zizic in
02:164 V. Ginevicius Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:164 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(2/2) 11 - 16 
02:16Substitution: 15 R. Javtokas out,
14 P. Jankunas in 
  
02:00 11 - 18 10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:40   9 A. Zizic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
01:4014 P. Jankunas Free throw MADE(1/2) 12 - 18 
01:4014 P. Jankunas Free throw MADE(2/2) 13 - 18 
01:187 D. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound   
01:18   11 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:1213 S. Jasaitis Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 M. Mamic Steal
01:09   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 G. Giricek
00:58   9 A. Zizic Turnover (3 secs)
00:47   14 D. Bagaric Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:47   Substitution: 10 G. Giricek out,
6 M. Popovic in
00:47Substitution: 8 R. Siskauskas out,
6 M. Lukauskis in 
  
00:477 D. Lavrinovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 14 - 18 
00:477 D. Lavrinovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 15 - 18 6 M. Lukauskis Def. Rebound
00:36 15 - 20 11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:096 M. Lukauskis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:09   9 A. Zizic Def. Rebound
00:00 15 - 23 11 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
TimeLITHUANIAScoreCROATIA
09:47   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:4714 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound   
09:40 Turnover (8 secs)   
09:187 D. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound   
09:19   9 A. Zizic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:077 D. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 18 - 23 
08:51   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5113 S. Jasaitis Def. Rebound   
08:51   11 Z. Planinic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:51   Substitution: 11 Z. Planinic out,
10 G. Giricek in
08:51   6 M. Popovic Steal
08:519 G. Gustas Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
9 G. Gustas Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
08:499 G. Gustas Turnover (Other)   10 G. Giricek Steal
08:29 18 - 25 9 A. Zizic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:137 D. Lavrinovic Turnover (Ball Handling)   
08:109 G. Gustas Steal   
08:10   10 G. Giricek Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
10 G. Giricek Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:1014 P. Jankunas Steal   10 G. Giricek Turnover (Other)
08:10Substitution: 13 S. Jasaitis out,
8 R. Siskauskas in 
  
07:587 D. Lavrinovic Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
7 D. Lavrinovic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
07:487 D. Lavrinovic Turnover (Other)   
07:48   9 A. Zizic Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
9 A. Zizic Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:48   9 A. Zizic Turnover (Other)
07:299 G. Gustas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:29   14 D. Bagaric Def. Rebound
07:226 M. Lukauskis 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed   
07:19   10 G. Giricek Def. Rebound
07:1914 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound   10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:017 D. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:546 M. Lukauskis Def. Rebound   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:298 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 R. Siskauskas 
  
06:218 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 R. Siskauskas 
21 - 25 
06:02 21 - 27 10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
05:448 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 N. Vujcic Def. Rebound
05:44   13 M. Mamic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
05:44Substitution: 6 M. Lukauskis out,
5 M. Zukauskas in 
  
05:44   Substitution: 14 D. Bagaric out,
7 N. Vujcic in
05:44   Substitution: 9 A. Zizic out,
4 M. Kasun in
05:44Substitution: 7 D. Lavrinovic out,
15 R. Javtokas in 
  
05:3215 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:25 21 - 29 4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:0514 P. Jankunas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 24 - 29 
04:5014 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound   
04:50   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:465 M. Zukauskas Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
5 M. Zukauskas Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
04:46   13 M. Mamic Steal
04:465 M. Zukauskas Turnover (Other)   
04:31   10 G. Giricek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:31   4 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
04:31   Substitution: 13 M. Mamic out,
12 M. Tomas in
04:3114 P. Jankunas Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:3114 P. Jankunas Free throw MADE(2/2) 25 - 29 
04:07   10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:0714 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound   
03:498 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 R. Javtokas 
28 - 29 
03:25   7 N. Vujcic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 G. Giricek
03:09   4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:098 R. Siskauskas Def. Rebound   
02:598 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 R. Javtokas 
  
02:4114 P. Jankunas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:41   4 M. Kasun Def. Rebound
02:24 28 - 32 6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:24   10 G. Giricek assist
02:0214 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 30 - 32 
02:02Timeout   
02:02   Substitution: 10 G. Giricek out,
11 Z. Planinic in
02:02Substitution: 8 R. Siskauskas out,
10 S. Serapinas in 
  
02:02Substitution: 5 M. Zukauskas out,
4 V. Ginevicius in 
  
01:5014 P. Jankunas Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
01:50 30 - 33 12 M. Tomas Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:50 30 - 34 12 M. Tomas Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:264 V. Ginevicius assist   
01:2415 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 32 - 34 
01:02   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0210 S. Serapinas Def. Rebound   
00:49   12 M. Tomas Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:494 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(1/2) 33 - 34 
00:494 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(2/2) 34 - 34 
00:28   4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:2814 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound   
00:02 Turnover (24 secs)   
00:0014 D. Bagaric Def. Rebound   11 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeLITHUANIAScoreCROATIA
09:497 D. Lavrinovic Turnover (Travelling)   
09:304 V. Ginevicius Steal   
09:30   11 Z. Planinic Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
11 Z. Planinic Turnover (Offensive foul)
09:30   11 Z. Planinic Turnover (Other)
09:107 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 P. Jankunas Def. Rebound
08:47   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:357 D. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 P. Jankunas 
  
08:35   7 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
08:35   Substitution: 11 Z. Planinic out,
6 M. Popovic in
08:3514 P. Jankunas Free throw MADE(1/2) 35 - 34 
08:3514 P. Jankunas Free throw MADE(2/2) 36 - 34 
08:187 D. Lavrinovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:0514 P. Jankunas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
07:53 36 - 36 14 D. Bagaric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic
07:30   10 G. Giricek Steal
07:327 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:14   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 N. Vujcic
07:144 V. Ginevicius Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
06:58   13 M. Mamic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:5813 S. Jasaitis Def. Rebound   
06:40   13 M. Mamic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
06:407 D. Lavrinovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 37 - 36 
06:407 D. Lavrinovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 38 - 36 4 V. Ginevicius Def. Rebound
06:40Substitution: 7 D. Lavrinovic out,
15 R. Javtokas in 
  
06:3215 R. Javtokas Steal   
06:32   10 G. Giricek Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:2613 S. Jasaitis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 40 - 36 
06:034 V. Ginevicius Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
05:49 40 - 39 10 G. Giricek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:2914 P. Jankunas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:29   6 M. Popovic Steal
05:15   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 D. Bagaric
04:59 40 - 42 6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:4113 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Lavrinovic 
43 - 42 
04:2913 S. Jasaitis Steal   
04:29   7 N. Vujcic Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Offensive foul)
04:29Substitution: 14 P. Jankunas out,
12 K. Lavrinovic in 
  
04:298 R. Siskauskas Steal   7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Other)
04:27   Substitution: 14 D. Bagaric out,
4 M. Kasun in
04:1713 S. Jasaitis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 45 - 42 
04:00   7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Travelling)
04:008 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 R. Siskauskas 
47 - 42 
04:00Timeout   
04:00   Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
9 A. Zizic in
03:5213 S. Jasaitis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
03:52 47 - 43 10 G. Giricek Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:52 47 - 44 10 G. Giricek Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:3615 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 49 - 44 
03:1512 K. Lavrinovic block   
03:15   9 A. Zizic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
03:0415 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 51 - 44 
03:044 V. Ginevicius assist   
02:4912 K. Lavrinovic Def. Rebound   4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:44   10 G. Giricek Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:44   Substitution: 13 M. Mamic out,
12 M. Tomas in
02:444 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(1/2) 52 - 44 
02:444 V. Ginevicius Free throw MADE(2/2) 53 - 44 
02:28 53 - 47 6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:09   10 G. Giricek Steal
02:108 R. Siskauskas Turnover (Ball Handling)   6 M. Popovic Steal
02:0313 S. Jasaitis Block   10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 4 M. Kasun
01:56 53 - 49 4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:4813 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 R. Javtokas 
  
01:4412 K. Lavrinovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:44   4 M. Kasun Def. Rebound
01:254 V. Ginevicius Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   
01:25Timeout   
01:25Substitution: 4 V. Ginevicius out,
9 G. Gustas in 
  
01:25   6 M. Popovic Free throw missed(1/2)
01:25 53 - 50 6 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:0913 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:09   9 A. Zizic Def. Rebound
00:53 53 - 52 10 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:29   12 M. Tomas Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
00:29   Substitution: 10 G. Giricek out,
11 Z. Planinic in
00:2913 S. Jasaitis Free throw MADE(1/2) 54 - 52 
00:2913 S. Jasaitis Free throw MADE(2/2) 55 - 52 
00:29Substitution: 13 S. Jasaitis out,
5 M. Zukauskas in 
  
00:06   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:068 R. Siskauskas Def. Rebound   
00:019 G. Gustas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 57 - 52 
TimeLITHUANIAScoreCROATIA
09:4415 R. Javtokas Block   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
09:38   7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 M. Kasun
09:265 M. Zukauskas Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   
09:11   11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Z. Planinic
09:1115 R. Javtokas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
09:11Substitution: 5 M. Zukauskas out,
13 S. Jasaitis in 
  
09:11 57 - 53 11 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:1110 G. Giricek Def. Rebound 57 - 54 11 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:509 G. Gustas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:4412 K. Lavrinovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
08:4315 R. Javtokas Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
08:43 57 - 56 7 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:43   7 N. Vujcic Free throw missed(1/1)
08:42 Def. Rebound   
08:228 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 60 - 56 
08:07 60 - 58 4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:408 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 V. Ginevicius 
63 - 58 
07:2613 S. Jasaitis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
07:26Substitution: 12 K. Lavrinovic out,
14 P. Jankunas in 
  
07:26Substitution: 9 G. Gustas out,
4 V. Ginevicius in 
  
07:26 63 - 59 10 G. Giricek Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:26 63 - 60 10 G. Giricek Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:0614 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 65 - 60 
06:518 R. Siskauskas Steal   
06:5113 S. Jasaitis Steal   7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:374 V. Ginevicius 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:37 Off. Rebound   
06:37Timeout   
06:37   Substitution: 11 Z. Planinic out,
13 M. Mamic in
06:178 R. Siskauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 P. Jankunas 
68 - 60 
05:584 V. Ginevicius Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   
05:58 68 - 61 6 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:58 68 - 62 6 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:364 V. Ginevicius 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 71 - 62 
05:2413 S. Jasaitis Steal   7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:1813 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:18   4 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
05:18Timeout   
05:18   Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
11 Z. Planinic in
05:18Substitution: 8 R. Siskauskas out,
9 G. Gustas in 
  
05:18Substitution: 4 V. Ginevicius out,
5 M. Zukauskas in 
  
05:0314 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 73 - 62 
04:539 G. Gustas Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   
04:53 73 - 63 11 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:53   11 Z. Planinic Free throw missed(2/2)
04:51 Def. Rebound   
04:34 Off. Rebound   
04:3014 P. Jankunas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 75 - 63 
04:0915 R. Javtokas block   
04:0915 R. Javtokas Def. Rebound   4 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
04:09    Off. Rebound
04:09   Substitution: 13 M. Mamic out,
14 D. Bagaric in
04:09   Substitution: 4 M. Kasun out,
12 M. Tomas in
03:53   6 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:3015 R. Javtokas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 77 - 63 
03:12   10 G. Giricek Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
10 G. Giricek Turnover (Offensive foul)
03:12   10 G. Giricek Turnover (Other)
03:12   Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
9 A. Zizic in
02:55 Foul drawn   14 D. Bagaric Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
02:55Substitution: 15 R. Javtokas out,
7 D. Lavrinovic in 
  
02:559 G. Gustas Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:559 G. Gustas Free throw MADE(2/2) 78 - 63 
02:3613 S. Jasaitis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 M. Zukauskas 
81 - 63 
02:27   12 M. Tomas Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:27   Substitution: 10 G. Giricek out,
5 R. Ukic in
02:15   11 Z. Planinic Steal
02:155 M. Zukauskas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:1213 S. Jasaitis Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)   
02:12 81 - 64 11 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:12 81 - 65 11 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:56   12 M. Tomas Steal
01:5613 S. Jasaitis Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:4813 S. Jasaitis Steal   12 M. Tomas Turnover (Other)
01:457 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 83 - 65 
01:269 G. Gustas Def. Rebound   5 R. Ukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:26Substitution: 13 S. Jasaitis out,
8 R. Siskauskas in 
  
01:26    Off. Rebound
01:09   5 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:387 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 D. Lavrinovic 
  
00:30 83 - 67 11 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:307 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
00:217 D. Lavrinovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 85 - 67 
00:04   14 D. Bagaric block
00:00   14 D. Bagaric Def. Rebound
00:048 R. Siskauskas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   
00:009 G. Gustas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Lithuania Croatia
27/58FG M/A24/59
15/33 (45.5%) FG2P M/A19/44 (43.2%)
12/25 (48.0%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
19/23 (82.6%) FT M/A14/18 (77.8%)
34 (8-26) Reb (O-D) 25 (10-15)
14AS8
20TO20
12ST11
4BS1
23PF21
85Pts67

top performers

Lithuania Croatia

Paulius Jankunas

 

Gordan Giricek

16Pts19
7Reb6
1AS2
1ST3
0BS0
25Min33

GAME PREVIEW

17.09.2005
Lithuania Look To Build On First Game Success

Lithuania and Croatia will look to continue their winning ways when the two teams tip-off this evening at the Moraca Sports Center in Podgorica in the second day of preliminary round play.

Lithuania´s revamped squad posted a convincing 87-75 victory over Turkey last night. They hope to ride the momentum and build from last night´s victory.

“We still have a lot to improve on in this championship,” Lithuanian forward Robertas Javtokas said.

Antanas Sireika (Lithuania)
Antanas Sireika
For the second consecutive night, Lithuania will be going up against an athletic frontcourt. Lithuanian head coach Antanas Sireika can hope for similar results when his team held Turkey´s star center Mehmet Okur to seven points.

“I think it will be a difficult game,” Sireika said.

Croatia, who trailed after each the first three quarters of their 88-84 win over Bulgaria last night, will need a complete game to prevail against the defending EuroBasket champions.

“We will have to play better against Lithuania then we did last night,” Croatian head coach Neven Spahija said.

Both teams were offensively led by their shooting guards in their opening night victories. Ramunas Siskauskas scored 20 points for Lithuania, while Gordan Giricek led Croatia with 22.

Croatia´s defense struggled last night defending the perimeter as Bulgaria connected on 11 of 27 three-point field goals and allowed 21 first half points to Todor Stoykov. In the second half, Croatia held Stoykov to six points by putting increased pressure on the Bulgarian team captain. Croatia hope to continue this trend against Lithuania´s three point shooters, who went 9-for-23 against Turkey.

Lithuania and Croatia have matched up four previous times, the last time occurring in 1999. Lithuania has won three of those games.