Croatia86-79

25-17, 17-20, 17-22, 27-20

Israel

 

Date: 07.09.2009, 19:15hGroup:  AVenue:   Poznan (POL) Spectators: 1600
Referees:  Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL)
TEAM LEADERS
Croatia Israel
Nikola Vujcic (21)PtsLior Eliyahu (31)
Mario Kasun (7), Zoran Planinic (7)RebLior Eliyahu (6)
Zoran Planinic (3)ASYotam Halperin (4)
4 players tied with 1STGuy Pnini (2)
Sandro Nicevic (1), Nikola Vujcic (1)BSYaniv Green (2)

GAME REPORT

07.09.2009
Croatia Put Away Battling Israel

Game Summary

Turning point:
With a little over five minutes to play Israel's point guard, Gal Mekel, finished a great slash that left the Croatian defense shocked, to give his team a 71-69 lead. Now it was a question if Croatia can handle the pressure, and the answer came right away. Nikola Vujcic and Marko Popovic showed how much experience count when they led a 9-2 run. Croatia never looked back from that point, and eventually secured the win.

Hero: Despite being on the losing side Power Forward Lior Eliyahu of Israel was the man of the night. If it wasn't for his impressive offensive display, Croatia would have locked the game much earlier. He finished the first quarter with no points, but when the lights went out Eliyahu had 31 points in 76.4% from the field, six rebounds and three assists. Eliyahu scored nearly 40% of your team's points to keep the game alive, and give Israel a sack of optimism for the next days.

Stats: Croatia won the rebound battle 32-26, which isn't enough to decide a game, but eventually pulled more rebounds under their own basket than the other end. If Israel had managed to stop Croatia from pulling no less than 17 rebounds they would have probably won the game. Mario Kasun with five, tied with the entire Israeli team offensive rebounds, led the list.

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It was close for a huge upset, but at the end of Day One in Group A in Poznan, Croatia wrote an 86-79 victory over Israel and pealed some pressure off their heads.

Croatia climbed to a 1-0 record tied with Greece on top of the group, while Israel dropped to 0-1 along F.Y.R. Of Macedonia.

The two teams at the bottom of the group will go head to head tomorrow in search of a first win, while Croatia and Greece will take on each other in the second game.

Croatia dominated the game for the first 15 minutes, but Israel fought back time after time.

After taking the lead mid-way in the third quarter, Israel gained confidence and seemed to have what it takes to win the game, but a late run by the Croats decided the game in favor of Coach Jasmin Repesa and his gang.

Nikola Vujcic led Croatia with 21 points, 16 of them in the second half when things mattered.

Three back court players - Davor Kus, Marko Popovic and Roko-Leni Ukic scored 13 points each.

"I want to congratulate Israel for a great game," said Repesa.

"They deserved the win as much as we did," he shared with honesty.

Lior Eliyahu was on fire for Israel with 31 points in 76.4% all of them in the last three quarters.

He was followed by youngster Gal Mekel who had 16, Ido Kozikaro with 12 all of them in the first half and Tal Burstein with ten points.

Croatia started the game with two long distance hits, on the way to an 11-4 run.

Israel relayed on their bigs - Yaniv Green and Kozikaro who combined the first ten points, and the gap was only 14-10, but Ukic scored the third three pointer of Croatia in the night, followed by a jumper with a bonus by Kus, to write a 20-10 margin after six minutes.

Mekel with a drive and a big three ball to beat the shot clock pushed Israel back to the game down 23-17, but Croatia dominated the boards and with a Popovic long range hit jumped back to a nine point lead, 28-19.

Eliyahu scored two lay-ups in his unique style to start his machine moving, and forced a Croatian time-out 14 minutes inside the game and only six points between the teams, 33-27.

A series of turnovers on both ends of the floor came to an end when Croatia resumed their dominance on the boards, but Kozikaro and Eliyahu combined points and cut the margin to three before Kus set the half time score on 42-37.

Israel continued the chase and had a chance to take the lead, but only after five minutes it actually happened.

Mekel in a big drive kicked out to Yotam Halperin who scored from distance, to make it 50-48 and force a time-out by Repesa, but Israel wasn't done yet.

Eliyahu and Burstein were hot, and if it wasn't for Vujcic Israel would have held a steady margin, but eventually entered the fourth quarter tied at 59-59.

The two minute break didn't cool down the Israeli forward, who drove to the rim and used his long arms to add seven more points, but an off-dribble three point by Planinic put Croatia back on top, 67-66 with seven minutes to play.

Mekel hit from distance to make it 69-67 in favor of Israel, and things looked bad for the Red-and-White side, but that's when things changed.

"Some things that didn't work for us in the first half, we fixed in the second half," said Zvi Sherf, head coach of Israel, "but these mistakes came back in the last minutes and that lost the game for us."

Croatia wrote an 11-4 run made by Popovic and Vujcic, to enter the last three minutes up 78-73.

"We had the game in our hands and we made some mistakes that made us lose this great chance," concluded Mekel.

"Down the stretch they made the clutch shots, and that's what makes the difference in these types of games," he added.

Israel continued to fight, as in the rest of the game, and was still only a single basket shy in the closing minute, but Croatia was accurate from the line and that was enough to keep the key win in their hands.

COACH QUOTES

08.09.2009
Quotes Croatia vs. Israel

Nicola Vujcic, Croatia:

"We won, but I hope it was our worst match in this Eurobasket. Today we couldn't stop Eliyahu, we have to think this game over, especially if we want to win the whole tournament. Today's victory cannot calm us - we have to play better and better".

Jamin Repesa, Croatia Coach:

"I'm happy with how we played.  We were good on defense as well in offense, had many rebound and shot well from three. Everything is going to be much better if we correct some mistakes".

Yaniv Green, Israel:

"It was an equal game. At the beginning Croatia had some advantage, but in the second half we caught them. The key was the last 2-3 minutes when we made several bad decisions."

Zvi Sherf, Israel Coach:

"Both teams were well prepared for this opening game. We fought, but there were several things that we didn't succeed in- for example aggressive rebounds, we also didn't stop Popovic from the perimeter. We lost a game, but tomorrow is a new day."

Top performers

Croatia Israel

Nikola Vujcic

 

Lior Eliyahu

21Pts31
4Reb6
0AS3
0ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Croatia Israel
29/63FG M/A30/53
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A25/38 (65.8%)
8/16 (50.0%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
20/29 (69.0%) FT M/A14/16 (87.5%)
32 (17-15) Reb (O-D) 26 (5-21)
14AS16
12TO15
4ST5
2BS3
21PF25
86Pts79

PHOTO GALLERY

CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Ukic, R. 296/1060.05/862.51/250.00/30.01122210213
*5Kus, D. 254/1040.02/633.32/450.03/560.00111000113
6Popovic, M. 194/580.01/1100.03/475.02/450.01121210213
7Vujcic, N. 227/1163.67/1163.60/00.07/887.53140201221
8Prkácin, N. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*9Rozic, M. 241/425.01/250.00/20.01/1100.0112101033
10Planinic, Z. 192/540.00/10.02/450.03/475.0167321019
11Stojic, M. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0101200020
12Loncar, K. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*13Banic, M. 201/616.71/616.70/00.00/00.0202210042
14Nicevic, S. 201/425.01/425.00/00.02/2100.0000220114
*15Kasun, M. 143/837.53/837.50/00.02/2100.0527010038
TEAM/COACH22400
TOTAL29/ 6346.021/ 4744.78/ 1650.020/2969.01715321412422186
ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Roth, M. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000020
5Naimy, Y. DNP
*6Mekel, G. 366/1154.54/850.02/366.72/2100.01233200116
7Limonad, R. 110/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0101110010
8Pnini, G. 130/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0011102040
*9Halperin, Y. 281/616.70/10.01/520.02/2100.0011411025
*10Burstein, T. 324/944.42/450.02/540.00/10.00331411310
11Eliyahu, L. 3213/1776.513/1776.50/00.05/5100.01563300231
12Mizrahi, M. DNP
*13Kozikaro, I. 255/771.45/771.40/00.02/2100.00222110412
*14Green, Y. 161/1100.01/1100.00/00.03/475.0112120255
15Tamir, A. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0022000010
TEAM/COACH14510
TOTAL30/ 5356.625/ 3865.85/ 1533.314/1687.5521261615532579
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

Croatia Israel

Nikola Vujcic

 

Lior Eliyahu

21Pts31
4Reb6
0AS3
0ST0
1BS0
22Min32

TEAM STATS

Croatia Israel
29/63FG M/A30/53
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A25/38 (65.8%)
8/16 (50.0%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
20/29 (69.0%) FT M/A14/16 (87.5%)
32 (17-15) Reb (O-D) 26 (5-21)
14AS16
12TO15
4ST5
2BS3
21PF25
86Pts79

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeCROATIAScoreISRAEL
09:4313 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rozic 
  
09:429 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 0 
09:42   9 Y. Halperin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:429 M. Rozic Free throw MADE(1/1) 3 - 0 
09:30   13 I. Kozikaro Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
13 I. Kozikaro Turnover (Offensive foul)
09:105 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 6 - 0 
08:59   13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 Y. Green
08:589 M. Rozic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:58 6 - 1 14 Y. Green Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:58 6 - 2 14 Y. Green Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:414 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 8 - 2 
08:19 8 - 4 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 Y. Green
07:5613 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun 
  
07:5115 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun 
  
07:5115 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 10 - 4 
07:51   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
07:5115 M. Kasun Free throw MADE(1/1) 11 - 4 
07:429 M. Rozic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
07:3813 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
07:22 11 - 6 14 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 I. Kozikaro
06:594 R. Ukic Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 T. Burstein Steal
06:50   9 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:47Team Def. Rebound   
06:3213 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 T. Burstein Def. Rebound
06:23 11 - 8 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 G. Mekel
05:5713 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Banic 
  10 T. Burstein Block
05:455 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 M. Banic 
14 - 8 
05:325 D. Kus Def. Rebound   9 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:1615 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 G. Mekel Def. Rebound
05:03 14 - 10 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:404 R. Ukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 M. Banic 
17 - 10 
04:2115 M. Kasun Def. Rebound   10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:075 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 19 - 10 
04:07   9 Y. Halperin Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
04:07   Substitution: 9 Y. Halperin out,
7 R. Limonad in
04:07Substitution: 15 M. Kasun out,
14 S. Nicevic in 
  
04:07Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
7 N. Vujcic in 
  
04:075 D. Kus Free throw MADE(1/1) 20 - 10 
03:507 N. Vujcic Def. Rebound   6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:3814 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:38Team Off. Rebound   
03:38   Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
11 L. Eliyahu in
03:38Substitution: 9 M. Rozic out,
10 Z. Planinic in 
  
03:305 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound
03:1010 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound   11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:025 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 Y. Green Def. Rebound
02:49 20 - 12 10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 L. Eliyahu
02:307 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 N. Vujcic 
  
02:29   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
13 I. Kozikaro in
02:297 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 22 - 12 
02:29   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:297 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(1/1) 23 - 12 
02:087 N. Vujcic Block
10 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound 
  13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
01:405 D. Kus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 T. Burstein Def. Rebound
01:35 23 - 14 6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:1714 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 Z. Planinic 
  
01:1510 Z. Planinic Turnover (Out of bounds)   
00:48 23 - 17 6 G. Mekel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:3014 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 Z. Planinic 
25 - 17 
00:0314 S. Nicevic Block   6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
00:02Team Def. Rebound   
TimeCROATIAScoreISRAEL
09:47 25 - 19 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:306 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Stojic 
  
09:29   10 T. Burstein Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:057 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Popovic 
  
08:456 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Stojic 
28 - 19 
08:237 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:23   Substitution: 6 G. Mekel out,
8 G. Pnini in
08:18 28 - 21 10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:1811 M. Stojic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
08:1810 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound   10 T. Burstein Free throw missed(1/1)
07:5310 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 M. Stojic 
31 - 21 
07:41 31 - 23 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Burstein
07:2110 Z. Planinic Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 I. Kozikaro Steal
07:2110 Z. Planinic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
07:08   10 T. Burstein Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:557 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 33 - 23 
06:3711 M. Stojic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
06:31   11 L. Eliyahu Turnover (Other)
06:187 N. Vujcic Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
7 N. Vujcic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
06:18Substitution: 10 Z. Planinic out,
4 R. Ukic in 
  
06:05   10 T. Burstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 R. Limonad
05:54 33 - 25 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 R. Limonad
05:394 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   11 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound
05:30 33 - 27 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:30Timeout   
05:30Substitution: 14 S. Nicevic out,
13 M. Banic in 
  
05:30Substitution: 11 M. Stojic out,
9 M. Rozic in 
  
05:057 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound
04:594 R. Ukic Def. Rebound   8 G. Pnini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:396 M. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 G. Pnini Steal
04:346 M. Popovic Steal   7 R. Limonad Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:28   8 G. Pnini Steal
04:287 N. Vujcic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:24 33 - 29 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 8 G. Pnini
04:044 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 35 - 29 
04:04   7 R. Limonad Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:04Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
15 M. Kasun in 
  
04:04Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
5 D. Kus in 
  
04:04   Substitution: 11 L. Eliyahu out,
14 Y. Green in
04:04   Substitution: 7 R. Limonad out,
6 G. Mekel in
04:044 R. Ukic Free throw missed(1/1)   13 I. Kozikaro Def. Rebound
03:39   Team Turnover (24 secs)
03:2613 M. Banic Turnover (Travelling)   
03:10   10 T. Burstein Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
10 T. Burstein Turnover (Offensive foul)
03:10   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
11 L. Eliyahu in
03:10   Substitution: 10 T. Burstein out,
9 Y. Halperin in
02:5315 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun 
  
02:5215 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 37 - 29 
02:52   8 G. Pnini Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:5215 M. Kasun Free throw MADE(1/1) 38 - 29 
02:33 38 - 31 13 I. Kozikaro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 Y. Halperin
02:064 R. Ukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Banic 
  
01:565 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun 
  
01:5415 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 40 - 31 
01:54Timeout   
01:33 40 - 33 6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:064 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Kasun 
  
01:0615 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed   13 I. Kozikaro Def. Rebound
01:0515 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
01:05Substitution: 9 M. Rozic out,
10 Z. Planinic in 
  
01:05   Substitution: 9 Y. Halperin out,
7 R. Limonad in
01:05 40 - 34 13 I. Kozikaro Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:05 40 - 35 13 I. Kozikaro Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:4615 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   11 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound
00:40 40 - 37 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:235 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 42 - 37 
00:23Timeout   
00:23Substitution: 15 M. Kasun out,
14 S. Nicevic in 
  
00:23   Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
9 Y. Halperin in
00:0410 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound   6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:0010 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeCROATIAScoreISRAEL
09:409 M. Rozic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound
09:30   10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 G. Mekel
09:1713 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
09:17 42 - 38 11 L. Eliyahu Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:17 42 - 39 11 L. Eliyahu Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:535 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   14 Y. Green Block
6 G. Mekel Def. Rebound
08:504 R. Ukic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
08:50 42 - 40 6 G. Mekel Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:50 42 - 41 6 G. Mekel Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:334 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   14 Y. Green Block
08:33Team Off. Rebound   
08:28   6 G. Mekel Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:284 R. Ukic Free throw missed(1/2)   
08:284 R. Ukic Free throw missed(2/2)   
08:2815 M. Kasun Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
08:084 R. Ukic Steal   14 Y. Green Turnover (Other)
08:024 R. Ukic Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 Y. Halperin Steal
07:589 M. Rozic Steal   9 Y. Halperin Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:504 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 M. Rozic 
44 - 41 
07:3413 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
07:34   14 Y. Green Free throw missed(1/2)
07:349 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound 44 - 42 14 Y. Green Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:104 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 46 - 42 
06:5115 M. Kasun Def. Rebound   10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3713 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 R. Ukic 
48 - 42 
06:14 48 - 45 10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 L. Eliyahu
05:5515 M. Kasun Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
15 M. Kasun Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
05:55Substitution: 15 M. Kasun out,
14 S. Nicevic in 
  
05:55Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
7 N. Vujcic in 
  
05:42 48 - 47 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:2214 S. Nicevic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:16Substitution: 4 R. Ukic out,
10 Z. Planinic in 
  
05:05 48 - 50 9 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 G. Mekel
04:4914 S. Nicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound
04:3110 Z. Planinic Steal   
04:32   11 L. Eliyahu Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:2610 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 T. Burstein Def. Rebound
04:075 D. Kus Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
04:07Timeout   
04:07 48 - 51 9 Y. Halperin Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:07 48 - 52 9 Y. Halperin Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:527 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 50 - 52 
03:52   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
03:52   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
13 I. Kozikaro in
03:527 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(1/1) 51 - 52 
03:34 51 - 55 10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 L. Eliyahu
03:15   10 T. Burstein Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
03:15Substitution: 5 D. Kus out,
6 M. Popovic in 
  
03:157 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(1/2) 52 - 55 
03:157 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(2/2) 53 - 55 14 S. Nicevic Def. Rebound
02:55   11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:55   13 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
02:327 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic 
55 - 55 
02:15   10 T. Burstein Turnover (Travelling)
02:15Timeout   
02:15   Substitution: 10 T. Burstein out,
8 G. Pnini in
02:00   8 G. Pnini Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:00Substitution: 9 M. Rozic out,
5 D. Kus in 
  
02:0010 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(1/2) 56 - 55 
02:0010 Z. Planinic Free throw missed(2/2)   
02:00   Team Def. Rebound
01:47 56 - 57 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 I. Kozikaro
01:3114 S. Nicevic Offensive Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
14 S. Nicevic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
01:31Substitution: 14 S. Nicevic out,
13 M. Banic in 
  
01:13   6 G. Mekel Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:51   13 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
00:51   Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
15 A. Tamir in
00:515 D. Kus Free throw MADE(1/2) 57 - 57 
00:515 D. Kus Free throw missed(2/2)   8 G. Pnini Def. Rebound
00:33 57 - 59 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:017 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 Z. Planinic 
59 - 59 
00:00   9 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeCROATIAScoreISRAEL
09:45 59 - 61 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 G. Mekel
09:286 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 D. Kus 
62 - 61 
09:10   11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 L. Eliyahu
09:00 62 - 63 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
08:4313 M. Banic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 A. Tamir Def. Rebound
08:3210 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound   6 G. Mekel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:26   8 G. Pnini Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
08:26   Substitution: 11 L. Eliyahu out,
14 Y. Green in
08:115 D. Kus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 A. Tamir Def. Rebound
08:096 M. Popovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:09Substitution: 5 D. Kus out,
4 R. Ukic in 
  
07:59   14 Y. Green Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)
14 Y. Green Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:59   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
13 I. Kozikaro in
07:46   8 G. Pnini Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
07:38   13 I. Kozikaro Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
07:38   Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
11 L. Eliyahu in
07:38   Substitution: 8 G. Pnini out,
10 T. Burstein in
07:387 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(1/2) 63 - 63 
07:387 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(2/2) 64 - 63 10 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound
07:264 R. Ukic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
07:22 64 - 65 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:2213 M. Banic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)   
07:22 64 - 66 11 L. Eliyahu Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:1210 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 R. Ukic 
67 - 66 
06:556 M. Popovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
06:55Substitution: 13 M. Banic out,
14 S. Nicevic in 
  
06:46 67 - 69 6 G. Mekel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:157 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 N. Vujcic 
  
06:087 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 69 - 69 
06:02   11 L. Eliyahu Turnover (Travelling)
05:4010 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 N. Vujcic 
  
05:247 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 71 - 69 
05:24 71 - 71 6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:02   15 A. Tamir Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
05:02Substitution: 10 Z. Planinic out,
9 M. Rozic in 
  
05:02   Substitution: 15 A. Tamir out,
14 Y. Green in
05:027 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(1/2) 72 - 71 
05:027 N. Vujcic Free throw missed(2/2)   
05:02   Team Def. Rebound
04:499 M. Rozic Def. Rebound   9 Y. Halperin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:346 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 75 - 71 
04:159 M. Rozic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
04:15 75 - 72 11 L. Eliyahu Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:15 75 - 73 11 L. Eliyahu Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:006 M. Popovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 77 - 73 
03:37Timeout   
03:32   6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:32   14 Y. Green Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 5th)
03:32Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
5 D. Kus in 
  
03:32   Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
13 I. Kozikaro in
03:32Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
12 K. Loncar in 
  
03:325 D. Kus Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:325 D. Kus Free throw MADE(2/2) 78 - 73 
03:20   9 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:19   Team Off. Rebound
03:19Substitution: 12 K. Loncar out,
8 N. Prkácin in 
  
03:19Substitution: 5 D. Kus out,
6 M. Popovic in 
  
03:10 78 - 75 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:429 M. Rozic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 R. Ukic 
  
02:196 M. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:566 M. Popovic Def. Rebound   11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:44   11 L. Eliyahu Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
01:4414 S. Nicevic Free throw MADE(1/2) 79 - 75 
01:4414 S. Nicevic Free throw MADE(2/2) 80 - 75 
01:33   10 T. Burstein Turnover (Out of bounds)
01:33Timeout   
01:089 M. Rozic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:06   Team Def. Rebound
00:54 80 - 77 11 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 Y. Halperin
00:314 R. Ukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 82 - 77 
00:21 82 - 79 6 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:17   11 L. Eliyahu Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)
00:176 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 83 - 79 
00:176 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 84 - 79 
00:17   Substitution: 13 I. Kozikaro out,
8 G. Pnini in
00:17Substitution: 8 N. Prkácin out,
10 Z. Planinic in 
  
00:17Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
5 D. Kus in 
  
00:12   6 G. Mekel Turnover (Travelling)
00:12Timeout   
00:12Substitution: 9 M. Rozic out,
6 M. Popovic in 
  
00:12   Substitution: 11 L. Eliyahu out,
4 M. Roth in
00:10   4 M. Roth Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 1st)
00:106 M. Popovic Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:106 M. Popovic Free throw missed(2/2)   
00:10   Team Def. Rebound
00:10Timeout   
00:10Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
9 M. Rozic in 
  
00:0610 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound   8 G. Pnini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:02   4 M. Roth Personal Foul (Team 10th, Player 2nd)
00:0210 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(1/2) 85 - 79 
00:0210 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(2/2) 86 - 79 
00:00   10 T. Burstein 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Croatia Israel
29/63FG M/A30/53
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A25/38 (65.8%)
8/16 (50.0%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
20/29 (69.0%) FT M/A14/16 (87.5%)
32 (17-15) Reb (O-D) 26 (5-21)
14AS16
12TO15
4ST5
2BS3
21PF25
86Pts79

top performers

Croatia Israel

Nikola Vujcic

 

Lior Eliyahu

21Pts31
4Reb6
0AS3
0ST0
1BS0
22Min32