EuroBasket 2013 Qualifying Round. Day 9 - Sep 8, 2012
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Estonia - Serbia 88-81 Estonia remains hopeful about their 2013 EuroBasket ambitions. They knocked down Serbia to improve at 5-4 record in Group A. They caught up with the Balkan team in the ladder. Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) posted 19 points to lead the winners. Serbia entered the game as favourites and started to prove their status right from the start. They established a 22:16 lead after ten minutes. Estonia cut the deficit in the second quarter. The hosts got within two points at halftime 41:43. Gregor Arbet (195-G/F-83) and Kristjan Kangur put Estonia in front 57:54 late in the third frame. Serbia retained the lead but Kristjan Kangur drew things level at 63 with ten minutes remaining. Gregor Arbet triggered a 10:0 run from Estonia as they accumulated a 78:68 lead with just over four minutes remaining. Milenko Tepic and Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) dragged Serbia within two points 78:80. However Dorbek, Kristjan Kangur and Sokk sealed the victory for the home side. Gregor Arbet accounted for 17 points, while Siim-Sander Vene added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Nenad Krstic replied with 20 points for Serbia. Milos Teodosic and Milenko Tepic had 16 points apiece in the loss.
Israel - Slovakia 106-73 Israel is one step in Eurobasket 2013 after the victory over Slovak Republic 106:73. The team could lose by the huge margin and still advance if Estonia do not win against Iceland in their clash. More than 7000 fans came to Tel Aviv to support the Israeli team to advance to Slovenia 2013. The hosts opened the game with 23-19 and added 26-23 in the second frame. Moreover the third period became decisive in the game as the hosts needed 32-8 surge for the comfortable lead. Israel won the last quarter 25-23 and grabbed 33-point victory. Eliyahu Lior and Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) paced all the winners with 18 points each. Tyus Alex collected 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Yotam Halperin (193-SG-84) notched 14. Jozef Vojtek (204-F-85) finished the game with 17 in the losing effort and Dusan Pandula (197-SF-84) poured in 14. Bilik Martin delivered 11 points in a loss.
Iceland - Montenegro 92-101 Montenegro celebrated the ninth straight win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualification. They silenced Iceland on the road to stay perfect. Vladimir Dasic (208-PF-88, agency: Beo Basket) had a monster game tallying 38 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Iceland opened the game with six consecutive points. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the opening quarter and secured a 23:19 lead at the first break. The margin grew at 9-point mark midway through the second frame. Hlynur Baeringsson (197-F-82) ensured a 40:30 lead for Iceland. The hosts stayed on fire offensively building a 61:39 lead at the interval. Montenegro used an 11:0 run midway through the third frame to narrow the gap at 9-point mark 62:71. Taylor Rochestie put the Balkan team within 7 points at the final intermission 69:76. Vladimir Dasic and Taylor Rochestie narrowed the deficit at just a single point early in the fourth frame. Iceland were still up by three points 83:80 with just over five minutes remaining. But the visitors triggered an 11:0 rally to take a 91:83 advantage with under a minute to go. Iceland could not recover and had to surrender at the end. Taylor Rochestie finished with 31 points, while Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) posted 11 points in the victory. Jon Stefansson provided 32 points for Iceland. Hlynur Baeringsson had 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in defeat.
Sweden - Germany 86-91 Germany kept their record perfect at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They knocked down Sweden in Norrkoping today to improve at 7-0 record in Group B. Sweden slipped at 3-4 record and need to win over Luxembourg to stay hopeful of their qualification. Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) notched 21 points to lead the winners. Sweden got to a confident start. The Scandinavian team posted a 26:21 lead after ten minutes. Germany slowed their opponents down in the second quarter. Tibor Pleiss and Heiko Schaffartzik put the visitors within one 42:43 at the interval. The lead changed hands for several times throughout intense third term. Sweden capped the quarter with 7 points in a row to take a 67:64 lead. Maraker extended the margin to 8 points 79:71 midway through the fourth frame. But Robin Benzing scored six straight points to spark a 10:0 rally from Germany as they grabbed an 81:79 lead. Kenny Grant (188-G-82, college: Davidson) retained the lead for the Scandinavians but Heiko Schaffartzik and Zwiener made it 86:84 for Germany. Massamba drew things level at 86 however Heiko Schaffartzik and Robin Benzing crowned the regulation with five points in a row and sealed the win for Germany. Robin Benzing accounted for 19 points, while Tibor Pleiss and Jan-Hendrik Jagla had 16 points each for the winners. Jonas Jerebko (206-PF-87) replied with game-high 32 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Sweden. Kenny Grant netted 21 points in the loss.
Bulgaria - Luxembourg 120-95 Bulgaria capped their 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round campaign in a high-flying style. They unleashed 120 points to thrash visiting Luxembourg. Bulgaria thus improved at 4-4 record in Group B and remained hopeful of qualifying. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) fired 33 points to lead the hosts. Luxembourg suffered the seventh loss in a row. Bulgaria dropped 30 points in the first frame to take a 9-point lead. Luxembourg bounced back in the second quarter. The visitors fired 31 points to narrow the gap at just four-point distance 52:56. But Bulgaria picked up the slack in the third term. They paid more attention to defence and stretched the lead to 15-point mark at the final intermission. Bulgaria exploded with 41 points in the fourth term and celebrated victory. Ivan Lilov (196-SG-88) chipped in 16 points, while Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points in the victory. Christopher Jones and Samy Picard (196-PF-88) replied with 21 points each for Luxembourg.
Hungary - Croatia 79-81 Croatia earned the seventh straight win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualification. They knocked down Hungary on the road to stay perfect in Group C. Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) drained a buzzer-beating jumper to seal the victory for Croatia in this one. Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 17 points to lead the visitors. Croatia posted a 16:12 lead after ten minutes. Hungary slowly adjusted their game. They narrowed the gap at 2-point mark at halftime 32:34. Trotter and Peter Lorant gave the hosts a 42:39 lead midway through the third term. Rok Stipcevic retained Croatian lead but Fodor and Adam Hanga capped the frame with five points in a row as Hungary secured a 53:50 advantage. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the final quarter. Miklos Szabo (205-F/C-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group, college: Hofstra) and Trotter drew things level at 79 with 9 seconds remaining. But Roko-Leni Ukic dropped a late bucket to win the game for Croatia. Dario Saric accounted for 12 points and 9 rebounds, while Damir Markota and Rok Stipcevic provided 10 points each in the win. Peter Lorant answered with 24 points for Hungary Adam Hanga and Miklos Szabo finished with 10 points apiece in defeat.
Ukraine - Cyprus 69-51 Ukraine capped their EuroBasket Qualifying Round campaign with victory. They defeated Cyprus in Yuzny. Steven Burtt came up with 13 points as Ukraine clinched the second position in Group C. Cyprus suffered the seventh loss in a row. Ukraine and Cyprus started the game rather slow. Both teams lacked composure offensively. Ukraine though managed to surge ahead to take an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. But the second term left more questions. Cyprus cut the deficit to just a single point at halftime 28:27. Panagiotis Trisokkas (206-PF-80) and Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) put Cyprus ahead midway through the third term 33:32. But the hosts quickly regained the lead and ensured a 41:37 lead into the fourth frame. The hosts opened the fourth period on a 10:0 run and never looked back en route to the victory. Maxym Korniyenko (204-F/C-87) posted 12 points, while Sergii Gladyr had 11 points in the win. Panagiotis Trisokkas answered with 15 points for Cyprus. Anthony King netted 14 points in the loss.
Latvia - Georgia 70-73 Georgia clinched the spot at 2013 EuroBasket. They gained a crucial win over Latvia in Riga tonight to punch the ticket to Slovenia. Georgia are now at 5-2 record in Group D. If they beat Netherlands in the next round they will clinch the top position in the ladder. Latvia in the meantime endangered their qualification chances. They must edge Romania in the final round to advance. The teams started the game quite slowly. They teamed up for 20 points in the opening quarter. Latvia gained a 13:7 lead. But Georgia took over in the second frame. Jacob Pullen (183-PG-89, college: Kansas St.) knocked down 8 straight points midway through the period to level things up at 20. The visitors capped the half with 11 points in a row to gain a 31:24 lead. Latvia managed to return the lead late in the third term. Davis Bertans (205-SF-92) made it 44:43 for the hosts. But Shermadini ensured a 48:46 Georgian lead at the final break. Georgia used a 9:0 run midway through the fourth frame to make it 62:55. Strelnieks put Latvia within one 70:71 with 11 seconds remaining. Zaza Pachulia answered with a dunk and then both Strelnieks and Kuksiks missed their three-point attempts as Georgia got away with victory. Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) provided 17 points for Georgia. Zaza Pachulia and Jacob Pullen added 15 points each for the winners. Kaspars Berzins (211-PF-85) answered with 15 points for Latvia. Martins Meiers had 14 points in the loss.
Bosnia - Romania 93-58 Bosnia and Herzegovina won over Romania in Sarajevo in front of 6000 fans to qualify to Eurobasket 2013.The winning side improved to 6-2 record, while Romanian fell at 1-6. Bosnia and Herzegovina felt the home support and started the game with 25-12. Moreover they erupted with 32-12 in the second frame and enjoyed 57:24 lead at the halftime. Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) scored four in a rwo in the start of the third period as Bosnia added 21-20 in the period. They also won the last stanza 15-14 and will head to Slovenia 2013. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Zack Wright (188-G-85, college: Central Mo.) , Djedovic Nihad and Mitrovic Nemanja posted 12 each. Elmedin Kikanovic followed them with 10 points in a win. Ionut Dragusin (221-C-85) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Mihai Silvasan (200-SF-85, agency: Court Side) delivered 15. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 10 points in defeat.
Poland - Albania 89-59 Poland clinched their place in the EuroBasket field in Slovenia as they finished the Qualification Round with 89:59 win over Albania. Poland grabbed 6-2 record on top of Group E and qualified to EuroBasket 2013. Albania surprised the hosts in Lublin in the first period taking 19-18 lead. Gerti Shima (202-PF-86) brought 22:20 but it was the last lead for Albania. Poland pushed the tempo for good and dominated the rest of the game. They won the second frame 24-15 and added 20-8 in the third quarter. Moreover Poland needed 27-17 in the last stanza for the comfortable victory. Gortat Marcin stepped up with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Zamojski Przemyslaw nailed 13. Ignerski Michal followed them with 11 points in a win. Klaudio Ndoja (198-SG-85) finished the game with 18 points in the losing effort and Gerti Shima collected 16 points and 11 boards in defeat. Hysenagolli Endrit scored 13 points as Albania is with 0-7 record on the bottom.
Belgium - Finland 71-68 Belgium grabbed valuable win over Finland in Antwerp to remain alive for Eurobasket in Slovenia 2013. Belgium won 71:68 and improved to 4-3 record. Finland meanwhile dropped at 5-2 and is on the second place so far. Finland started better and won the first period 28:19. Tuukka Kotti (205-PF-81, college: Providence) increased the lead to 32:19 early in the second, but Belgium erupted with an 18-0 run for 37:32 lead. As a total Belgium won the second frame 25-10 and had 44:38 advantage at the halftime. Moreover the hosts added 15-8 in the third period for 59:46 after three quarters. Finland was too far to give up at that time and Salin Sasu tied the game at 62:62. Moreover Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88) nailed three for 65:62 with 3 minutes to go. Belgium however created a 9-0 run at the end of the game to seal an important victory. Mukubu Wen Boss top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Guy Muya (190-PG-83, agency: TSS Management) as well as Moors Roel posted 10 apiece. Petteri Koponen finished the game with 22 points in the losing effort, while Tuukka Kotti and Salin Sasu scored 11 each.
Italy - Belarus 83-58 Italy finish their EuroBasket Qualification campaign undefeated and won Group F with a perfect 8-0 record. The team sent Belarus to 1-6 record after 83:58 win in Trieste. More than 4000 fans came to support the favorites in Trieste. Italy won the first period 23-15 and produced 25-17 in the second quarter for 48:32 at the halftime. Danilo Gallinari (205-SF-88, agency: Players Group) and Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) scored for 53:35 early in the third, while Danilo Gallinari also closed the period at 64:44. Italy posted 19-14 in the last stanza for the final success. Gigli was the last player to score for the winners in the game. Danilo Gallinari paced all the winners with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) added 12. Mancinelli Stefano scored 10, while Daniel Hackett notched 9. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) ended up with 12 points in the losing case and Pustahvar Aliaksandr poured in 9.
Portugal - Turkey 69-79 Turkey remain alive for Eurobasket 2013 after a road win over Portugal. The Turkish side improved to 4-3 record after 79:69 win. Portugal meanwhile fell at 0-7 record. Turkey will play Czech Republic on September 11th for the second place in Group. Portugal did not want to give up to the favorite and started with 21-17 lead. Claudio Fonseca (206-C-89) increased to 25:18, while Turkey erupted with 13-0 run for 31:25 lead. They grabbed 35:31 at the halftime, but Claudio Fonseca tied the game at 45:45 midway through the third period. Mario Fernandes (174-PG-82) gave Portugal 52:47 at the end of the frame but it was not enough to for the win. Turkey needed massive 32-17 surge at the end of the game to win the battle. Karaman Ilkan top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Arslan Ender poured in 19. Gonlum Kerem scored 11 and Balbay Dogus netted 9. Claudio Fonseca finished the game with 20 points for the hosts and Mario Fernandes added 17. Santos Joao brought 11, while Miguel Minhava (195-G-83) chipped in with 8.
Player of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA Eurobasket.com All-Europe Point Guard of the Year: Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) of CSKA Eurobasket.com All-Europe Shooting Guard of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year: Rudy Fernandez (197-SF-85) of Real Madrid Eurobasket.com All-Europe Power Forward of the Year: Jan Vesely (213-C/F-90) of Fenerbahce Istanbul Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of the Year: Anthony Randolph (... [read more]
Traditionally at the end of each year Eurobasket announces the European awards
for last year.
Eurobasket has a network of almost 300 correspondents, while most of them are
located in Europe and participated in preparing the ranking below.
We have the policy of not involving the fans as it may influence the final
ranking and instead of that we rely on the opinions of experts.
The votes were made in two categories: All-Europe and All-Europeans.
All-Europe ranking applies to the players, who played in European leagues in
last (15-16) and this (16-17) season, so it may apply also to non-European
players, who played as imports in Europe.
All-Europeans category applies only to Europeans, but also these, who played
overseas (mostly in NBA).
This year, for All-Europe, votes were dominated by CSKA's backcourt duo - Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
who led Russian powerhouse to Euroleague Title last season. Our correspondents
selected French combo as Best Player in 2016. The Regular Season MVP was a
leading scorer of Euroleague with 19.4ppg and had great performance in the
championship game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany (when scored 10 of
his game-high 22 points), and earned Final Four MVP honors. He also represented
French National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (5 games:
15.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, Steals-5 (1.6spg)).
For the second time (previously in 2010) Milos
named best Point Guard of the Year. Serbian player finally earned an Euroleague
title in his 5th season in CSKA. Teodosic played great in Rio, where he led
Serbian National Team to the final and named All-Olympic Games 1st Team.
Best Small Forward award went to Rudy
of Real Madrid. In his 5th season he is still their key player in both
Euroleague and Spanish Liga Endesa. He was also one of the leaders of Spanish
National Team at Olympic Games in Rio where he averaged 11.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg
and 2.0spg. Rudy was already named best SF back in 2008, 2013 and 2014.
Czech athletic phenom Jan
was once again selected as Best Power Forward of the Year. Thanks to his great
performance during the whole year he helped Fenerbahce to reach Euroleague Final
(they lost to CSKA in thriller OT) and Turkish League trophy.
Best Center Award went to versatile american big man - Anthony
of Real Madrid. Last season he was a leader of an amazing Lokomotiv Kuban team
that managed to reach Euroleague Final Four for the first time in club history
(they emilminated FC Barcelona on their way). In summer he was signed by Real
There could only be one Coach of the Year - Dimitris
finally brought Euroleague title to CSKA.
of the New York Knicks was named Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Player of the
Year. Kristaps is as exciting as any young player in the NBA, has a ton of
potential. The No. 4 overall pick of the 2015 Draft has improved immensely and
is already among league's stars.
Both backcourt positions were "reserved" for CSKA duo - Milos
Nando De Colo.
At Small Forward position we have Giannis
of Milwaukee Bucks. The "Greek Freak" at just 22 years old is proving to be a
special one, like no other, already one of the league's best players. The
stat-stuffing phenom is leading the Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, steals,
blocks, minutes and many other aspects of the game.
At Center position we have Rudy
of Utah Jazz. One of the best athletes in the NBA is still improving his game,
currently averaging double-double in his 3rd year in the league. He also
represented French National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
where in 5 games averaged 5.4ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.0bpg.
All-Europe - only players, who played in Europe in 2016 (both domestic and
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year:Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Point Guard of the Year:Milos
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Shooting Guard of the Year: Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year:Rudy
of Real Madrid
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Power Forward of the Year:Jan
of Fenerbahce Istanbul
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of the Year:Anthony
of Real Madrid
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Coach of the Year:Dimitris
All-Europeans - only Europeans, including these, who played in Europe or
overseas in 2016
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Player of the Year: Kristaps
of NY Knicks
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Point Guard of the Year:Milos
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Shooting Guard of the Year:Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Small Forward of the Year:Giannis
of Milwaukee Bucks
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Power Forward of the Year:Kristaps
of NY Knicks
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Center of the Year: Rudy
of Utah Jazz
The EuroBasket 2017 will be the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. Tournament will be hosted by four countries: Israel, Romania, Finland and Turkey, and tournament will begin on 31. August and it will be played until 17. September&n... [read more]
The EuroBasket 2017 will be the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. Tournament will be hosted by four countries: Israel, Romania, Finland and Turkey, and tournament will begin on 31. August and it will be played until 17. September 2017. A number of 24 qualified teams will play in groups of six; the four best teams in these groups advancing to a single-elimination knockout stage.
Group A: Poland, Greece, France, Finland, Iceland, Slovenia Group B: Ukraine, Israel, Lithuania, Georgia, Italy, Germany Group C: Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Montenegro, Romania, Hungary Group D: United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia, Latvia, Turkey, Belgium
One of the rules was that host countries can choose partner-nation. The partnerships bring together Finland and Iceland, Israel and Lithuania, Romania and Hungary, and Turkey and Russia.
FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Draw seedings announced - 2 months ago
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The official draw seedings for FIBA EuroBasket 2017 have been released prior to Tuesday's Draw. In Istanbul at 16.00 CET Tuesday, the 24 teams that will play in next summer's Final Round will be drawn into four groups of six teams each. The seedings for the Draw are based on the Competition Regulations of FIBA Europe, taking into account the results of the participating nations in their last FIBA Europe competition (s). The seedings are as follows: Seed 1: Spain, Lithuania, France, Serbia... [read more]
The official draw seedings for FIBA EuroBasket 2017 have been released prior to Tuesday's Draw. In Istanbul at 16.00 CET Tuesday, the 24 teams that will play in next summer's Final Round will be drawn into four groups of six teams each. The seedings for the Draw are based on the Competition Regulations of FIBA Europe, taking into account the results of the participating nations in their last FIBA Europe competition (s). The seedings are as follows: Seed 1: Spain, Lithuania, France, Serbia Seed 2: Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia Seed 3: Croatia, Israel, Turkey, Finland Seed 4: Russia, Slovenia, Hungary, Georgia Seed 5: Germany, Belgium, Poland, Montenegro Seed 6: Iceland, Great Britain, Ukraine, Romania.
The host federations had the right to choose one partner federation, who will be automatically drawn into the same group. The partnerships bring together Finland and Iceland; Israel and Lithuania; Romania and Hungary; and Turkey and Russia. The Draw Ceremony can be followed live on YouTube.com/FIBA from 15.00 CET. FIBA EuroBasket 2017 will take place from 31 August to 17 September and will be co-hosted by Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey. Courtesy of: fiba.com
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