NEWS

20.09.2005
Greece Hold Off Israel, Reach Quarters

Greece survived a furious second-half fightback by Israel on Tuesday night at the Pionirr Arena in Belgrade to win 67-61 and advance to a quarter-final showdown with Russia.

Panagiotis Yannakis' Greeks led by as many as 15 points in the second half but saw their lead dwindle to just three late in the fourth quarter before holding on for the triumph.

20.09.2005
Sherf And Co. Look To Keep EuroBasket Run Alive

Greece and Israel will step on court on Tuesday in the Pionir arena in Belgrade to fight for a place in the quarter-finals of EuroBasket 2005. Greece finished in second in Group C with a 2-1 record, while Israel recorded an identical record, but finished in 3rd place in Group D.

The Greeks have won the last 7 games against Israel in official games, but that doesn't bother Israeli coach Zvika Sherf.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
 Moshe Mizrahi SF 2.02 08.04.1980 Holon (ISR)  Azovmash Mariupol (UKR) 
 4Lior Lubin 1.92 19.09.1977 Zfat (ISR)  
 5Amit Tamir PF 2.10 02.12.1979 Jerusalem (ISR)  
 6Sharon Shason SF 2.06 16.03.1979 Tel Aviv (ISR)  Ural Great Perm (RUS) 
 7Uri-Josef Cohen-Mintz 2.05 01.08.1973 Tel Aviv (ISR)  
 8Erez Marckovich 2.07 10.07.1978 Eilat (ISR)  Paris Racing Basket (FRA) 
 9Yotam Halperin SG 1.93 24.01.1984 Tel-Aviv (ISR)  Olimpija Ljlubljana (SLO) 
10Tal Burstein SF 1.98 19.02.1980 Petah-Tikva (ISR)  Maccabi Tel Aviv 
11Meir Tapiro PG 1.95 28.03.1975 Haifa (ISR)  SLUC Nancy (FRA) 
12Erez Katz 1.90 09.04.1980 Jerusalem 
13Ido Kozikaro 2.02 08.01.1978 Zefat (ISR)  Le Mans (FRA) 
14Yaniv Green 2.04 16.05.1980 Tel Aviv (ISR)  Maccabi Tel Aviv 
15Raviv Limonad SG 1.91 26.08.1984 Natanya (ISR)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Muli Katzurin

More Headlines

18.09.2005
Israel Take Advantage Of Tired Spain

Israel showed no ill effects from a fourth quarter shooting slump against Serbia & Montenegro last night to take an important 85-77 win over Spain, thereby handing them their first loss of the tournament and joining them in a two-way tie atop of the group – for now.

Captain Tal Burstein led by example and finished as his team’s top scorer with 19 points. He was instrumental to Israel’s strong run that saw them open and regularly extend a lead in the second half.

18.09.2005
Spain Seek Undefeated Record In Group D

Spain will aim to remain the only undefeated team in Group D on Sunday and secure an outright place in the quarter-finals when they take on Israel.

Juan Carlos Navarro and Jorge Garbajosa scored 35 and 31 points respectively in a 114-109 overtime win against Latvia last night.

Serbia & Montenegro Bounce Back To Beat Israel17.09.2005
Serbia & Montenegro Under Pressure For Israel Match-Up17.09.2005
Israel Upset Favourites Latvia16.09.2005
Israel Look To Ride Momentum Into Latvia Game15.09.2005
Israel Qualify For EuroBasket13.09.2005
Czech Republic EuroBasket Hopes Over12.09.2005
EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Tournament Set05.09.2005
Israel EuroBasket Preparations Finally Begin07.07.2005
Israel: There's A New Sherf In Town06.07.2005
Israel: Blatt Aware Of Qualification Pitfalls13.06.2005

Team

Israel
Israel

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTST. Burstein14.4
RTY. Green6.4
ASM. Tapiro4.1
STD. Hagag2.5
BSY. Green0.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

08.09.2004vs LAT[L] 57-80 (A)
11.09.2004vs BUL[W] 84-64 (H)
14.09.2004vs POR[L] 96-101 (H)
18.09.2004vs LAT[W] 79-77 (H)
22.09.2004vs BUL[L] 65-72 (A)
25.09.2004vs POR[W] 90-73 (A)
20.08.2005vs BEL[W] 79-75 (A)
23.08.2005vs NED[W] 89-60 (H)
29.08.2005vs BEL[W] 69-67 (H)
01.09.2005vs NED[W] 82-78 (A)
12.09.2005vs CZE[W] 83-78
13.09.2005vs HUN[W] 83-69

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Staff

President: Amiram Halevy
Secretary General: Yaacov Ben Shoshan
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