NEWS

25.09.2005
Greece Shocks Europe and Win 2005 EuroBasket Gold

Greece concluded their improbable EuroBasket run with a convincing 78-62 victory over Germany to win the 2005 EuroBasket gold medal.

In front of a raucous pro-Greece sold out crowd of 20,000 at the Belgrade Arena, the Greeks used their trademark of teamwork, solid defence and strong outside shooting to claim their first gold medal since 1987.

25.09.2005
MVP Nowitzki Tops EuroBasket 2005 All-Tournament Team

Germany's Dirk Nowitzki claimed the Most Valuable Player award at the 2005 EuroBasket and topped the competition's All-Tournament team.

Nowitzki won the honour - voted by international media representatives at Belgrade Arena - for leading Germany to Sunday's final against Greece. The Dallas Mavericks star went into the final as the tournament's leading scorer (26.7 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (10.8 rpg) and shot blocker (1.8 blpg).

09.10.2005
Pesic Hails German Spirit

Serbo-Montenegrin legend Svetislav Pesic has joined the chorus of praise for Germany following their silver medal run at EuroBasket 2005.

Pesic, who led Germany to EuroBasket glory in 1993 and did the same with his native Yugoslavia in 2001, did not coach a team in this summer's tournament but his son Marco played for Germany as they stunned Slovenia in the quarter-finals and Spain in the semis.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia32/1223/1865
2. Germany32/1217/1925
3. Italy32/1244/2315
4. Ukraine30/3194/2693
Italy   Ukraine
9962
29-18   17-23   22-10   31-11  
Russia   Germany
5051
10-8   16-8   12-18   12-17  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Lithuania33/0264/2216
2. Croatia32/1235/2365
3. Turkey31/2236/2564
4. Bulgaria30/3252/2743
Lithuania   Bulgaria
9279
30-19   19-23   20-12   23-25  
Croatia   Turkey
8067
17-23   21-18   29-5   13-21  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Slovenia33/0210/1796
2. Greece32/1187/1685
3. France31/2187/1944
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina30/3177/2203
Slovenia   France
6858
12-15   18-17   23-12   15-14  
Greece   Bosnia and Herzegovina
6750
15-16   18-13   10-12   24-9  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Spain32/1280/2645
2. Serbia & Montenegro32/1245/2335
3. Israel32/1236/2355
4. Latvia30/3241/2703
Spain   Israel
7785
16-17   12-16   31-32   18-20  
Latvia   Serbia & Montenegro
6782
19-31   12-16   19-20   17-15  

Elimination Games

Germany   Turkey
6657
14-15   13-19   21-12   18-11  
Croatia   Italy
7466
16-19   24-12   15-21   19-14  
Greece   Israel
6761
14-6   11-8   24-27   18-20  
Serbia & Montenegro   France
7174
23-18   21-17   13-19   14-20  

Quarter Finals

Russia   Greece
6166
13-6   20-20   7-18   21-22  
Lithuania   France
4763
6-14   10-18   20-12   11-19  
Slovenia   Germany
6276
12-21   22-13   13-18   15-24  
Spain   Croatia
10185
11-18   14-15   30-20   18-20   28-12  

Classifications

Russia   Lithuania
7889
21-23   23-15   16-21   18-30  
Slovenia   Croatia
8980
19-27   21-16   18-8   31-29  

Semi-Finals

Greece   France
6766
16-14   13-16   15-15   23-21  
Germany   Spain
7473
16-23   18-12   20-22   20-16  

Placings 7th and 8th

Russia   Croatia
7492
19-25   22-17   12-33   21-17  

Placings 5th and 6th

Lithuania   Slovenia
7970
27-19   18-7   15-26   19-18  

Placings 3rd and 4th

France   Spain
9868
21-21   23-15   31-18   23-14  

Final

Greece   Germany
7862
19-12   20-20   25-16   14-14  

HEADLINES

Pesic Hails German Spirit09.10.2005
Greek Heroes Get Stamp Of Approval06.10.2005
Serbia & Montenegro: Babic To Step Down05.10.2005
Relive EuroBasket Online01.10.2005
Calderon Committed To Spain Cause01.10.2005
Mixed Feelings For Navarro30.09.2005
French Great "Le Roi" Retires30.09.2005
Modest Greeks United In Victory30.09.2005
Silver Medal Hero Femerling Proud Of Germany29.09.2005
Greece Enjoy The Spoils Of Victory28.09.2005

EuroBasket 2005


FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagGreece
2.flagGermany
3.flagFrance
4.flagSpain
5.flagLithuania
6.flagSlovenia
7.flagCroatia
8.flagRussia
9.flagTurkey
9.flagItaly
9.flagIsrael
9.flagSerbia & Montenegro
13.flagUkraine
13.flagBulgaria
13.flagBosnia and Herzegovina
13.flagLatvia

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Dirk Nowitzki

GER
Born : 19.06.1978
Height: 2.13

Avg: 26.1

NameAvg.
1.Nowitzki, D. 26.1
2.Navarro, J. 25.2
3.Kirilenko, A. 17.5
4.Rakocevic, I. 16.3
5.Giricek, G. 15.7

Rebounds

Andrei Kirilenko

RUS
Born : 18.02.1981
Height: 2.06

Avg: 11.8

NameAvg.
1.Kirilenko, A. 11.8
2.Nowitzki, D. 10.6
3.Khryapa, V. 8.7
4.Reyes, F. 7.7
5.Pietrus, F. 7.1

Assists

Dimitrios Diamantidis

GRE
Born : 06.05.1980
Height: 1.98

Avg: 5.0

NameAvg.
1.Diamantidis, D. 5.0
2.Jaric, M. 4.3
3.Rakocevic, I. 4.0
4.Burstein, T. 4.0
5.Tapiro, M. 4.0