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Spain repeat as European Champions! - Sep 19, 2011


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Gold
Spain - France 98-85
Spain repeated as European Champions. They overcame France in the title game tonight in Kaunas. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) put on another brilliant performance scoring 27 points and issuing 4 assists. The teams got to a flying start. Spain exploded with 25 points in the opening frame to take a 5-point lead after ten minutes 25:20. Jose Manuel Calderon (190-PG-81) and Ibaka posted 29:20 lead for the Spaniards early in the second term. Soon Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80) made it 36:26 for La Roja midway through the period. Nando De Colo and Batum dragged Les Bleus as close as 5 points late in the half but Pau Gasol stepped up for Spain once again establishing a 50:41 lead at the interval. Juan Carlos Navarro kept Spain in charge throughout the third term. He unloaded 9 points and Spain ensured a 75:62 lead at the final intermission. Pau Gasol and Rudy Fernandez stretched the margin to 16 points midway through the fourth term and Spain never looked back en route to a confident win. Pau Gasol and Jose Manuel Calderon accounted for 17 points each in the victory. Tony Parker (183-PG-80) shone for Les Bleus scoring 26 points, distributing 5 assists and pulling down 5 rebounds. Boris Diaw (203-F/C-82) contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.



Bronze
FYR Macedonia - Russia 68-72
Russia stepped on the pedestal at 2011 EuroBasket. They overcame FYR Macedonia in a thrilling consolation final encounter in Kaunas tonight. Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) posted 18 points and 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Russia used a 10:0 run midway through the opening frame to establish a 13:6 lead. They rallied to a 17:13 lead at the first break. Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: RIZO) scored six points in a row early in the second term as Russia earned a 22:15 advantage. David Blatt team maintained the lead. They posted a 36:30 halftime buffer. Shved boosted the margin to 9 points early in the third term. Soon Andrei Kirilenko made it 43:32 for Russia. But Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85, college: New Orleans) stepped up for FYR Macedonia helping them knot things up at 50 late in the period. Vorontevich capped the term with two free throws putting Russia back in charge. Vlado Ilievski (189-PG-80, agency: World Sport Agency) and Antic put FYR Macedonia in front 55:52 early in the fourth term. However Andrei Kirilenko drained two triples and Andrey Vorontsevich (204-C-87) tipped the ball in for Russia to regain advantage. Samardziski helped FYR Macedonia to level things up at 68 with just 48 seconds to go. Bykov then converted a wild lay-up to put Russia back in front. Shved followed Stojanovskis miss with two free throws to make it 72:68 for Russia and they ran away with the victory at the end. Andrey Vorontsevich, Timofey Mozgov and Sergey Monya (203-F-83) posted 10 points each in the winning effort. Bo McCalebb responded with 22 points for FYR Macedonia. Vlado Ilievski chipped in 16 points in the loss.


  




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Group A Switzerland - Iceland 83-80 Switzerland snapped three-game losing skid and beat Iceland for the first victory in Group A. David Ramseier (202-F/C-87) posted 19 points to lead the hosts. Iceland secured an 18:15 lead after the opening quarter. Switzerland picked up the tempo after the break. They sank 25 points in the second term to pull within a single point. Switzerland held Iceland to 13 points in the third term to spur ahead. They erupted for 27 points in the fourth stanza and...   [read more]


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European Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Belgium 5-1 
 2. Iceland 4-2 
 3. Cyprus 2-4 
 4. Switzerlan. 1-5 
Group B
 1. Germany 4-2 
 2. Holland 4-2 
 3. Austria 2-4 
 4. Denmark 2-4 
Group C
 1. Russia 4-0 
 2. Bosnia 2-2 
 3. Sweden 0-4 
Group D
 1. Poland 5-1 
 2. Belarus 3-3 
 3. Estonia 3-3 
 4. Portugal 1-5 
Group E
 1. Slovenia 6-0 
 2. Ukraine 4-2 
 3. Bulgaria 2-4 
 4. Kosovo 0-6 
Group F
 1. Georgia 5-1 
 2. Montenegro. 5-1 
 3. Slovakia 1-5 
 4. Albania 1-5 
Group G
 1. Hungary 6-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 3-3 
 3. FYR Macedo. 2-4 
 4. Luxembourg. 1-5 
Points Per Game
 Vojdan STOJANOVSKI
  MKD
  (194-G-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stojanovski, Vojdan28.0 
 2. Veideman, Rain24.0 
 3. Hanga, Adam23.0 
 4. Gomes, Joao22.0 
 5. Dragic, Goran21.0 
 6. Vojvoda, David20.5 
 7. de Jong, Worthy19.5 
 8. Nurkic, Jusuf19.0 
 9. Lawrence, Andrew19.0 
 10. Hermannsson, Mart.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jusuf NURKIC
  BIH
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 15
 1. Nurkic, Jusuf15.0 
 2. Gomes, Joao10.5 
 3. Baeringsson, Hlynur9.5 
 4. Todorovic, Marko9.0 
 5. Karasev, Sergey9.0 
 6. Iarochevitch, Ioa.8.0 
 7. Shengelia, Tornike7.5 
 8. Tumba, Kevin7.0 
 9. Gordon, Ben7.0 
 10. Fesenko, Kyrylo7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Dragic, Goran8.5 
 2. Lypovyy, Oleksandr7.5 
 3. Tsintsadze, Giorgi7.5 
 4. Gordon, Ben6.5 
 5. Mihailovic, Vladim.5.5 
 6. Vojvoda, David5.5 
 7. Travis, Romeo5.5 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, Hord.5.0 
 9. Tabu, Jonathan5.0 
 10. Velikov, Asen5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Derek NEEDHAM
  USA
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Needham, Derek4.0 
 2. Dorbek, Martin3.5 
 3. Keller, Akos3.0 
 4. Baburin, Evgenii3.0 
 5. Hajrizi, Drilon3.0 
 6. Obasohan, Retin3.0 
 7. Broadus, Rashaun3.0 
 8. Tumba, Kevin2.5 
 9. Barroso, Tomas2.5 
 10. Kostov, Chavdar2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  UKR
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bobrov, Vyacheslav2.0 
 2. Kulagin, Dmitrii2.0 
 3. Panteli, Iakovos1.5 
 4. Zipser, Paul1.5 
 5. Benzing, Robin1.5 
 6. Palsson, Haukur1.5 
 7. Hajrizi, Drilon1.5 
 8. Bergstedt, Jonas1.5 
 9. Kitsing, Kristjan1.0 
 10. Mahalbasic, Rasid1.0 
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