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Group:  B | 23.07.2010, 21:15h
Group:  B | 23.07.2010, 21:15h
95-57
24 - 1626 - 1127 - 1518 - 15
24 - 1626 - 1127 - 1518 - 15
Venue: Vilnius (LTU) |
Referees: Milan Mazic (SRB), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL), Sergiy Zashchuk (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Spain Thrash Sweden

Spain marched into the Qualifying Round following a 95-57 victory over Sweden in the closing game of Group B at Lietuvos Rytas Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania on Friday evening.

The win lifts Spain to a 2-0 record while Sweden dropped to the bottom of the group along with France still without a win.

Spain saw Miguel Servera score 17 points in 14 minutes, Joan Tomas added 16 points with 7 rebounds and Jordi Mas scored his first points in the competition and stopped at 13.

Sebastian Norman was the only player in Sweden to reach double-digits with 12 points.

Sweden couldn't handle the pressure of the Spanish defense and turned the ball over 27 times, which allowed the deadly transition game of Spain to come to full effect.

The eventual losing side actually had the better start and held the lead after 7:30 minutes, 12-13, before a 10-1 run changed the face of the game in favour of Spain.

The 2nd quarter started with Spain adding 9 points in a row, to create a 17 point lead, and put Sweden under big pressure.

Every player who came off the bench of Spain donated what he can, and by the break their team held a 50-27 lead.

The Swedish side had no tools to reverse the upcoming outcome, and the gap kept growing until the final buzzer, stopping at 38 point point difference.

Spain will take on Latvia tomorrow to decide the winner of the group, while Sweden will battle France to escape from the Classification Round, and a potential relegation to Division B after only one year.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

43.7%

31/71
FG
M/A

33.9%

21/62

53.3%

24/45
FG2P
M/A

38.8%

19/49

26.9%

7/26
FG3P
M/A

15.4%

2/13

70.3%

26/37
FT
M/A

61.9%

13/21

48

18/30
RT
RO/RD

42

14/28

20

AS

8

10

TO

26

18

ST

6

2

BS

3

19

PF

27

95

Pts

57

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