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First Day Schedule
Group A
Slovenia 50% Aug.31 Poland
Iceland 50% Aug.31 Greece
France 50% Aug.31 Finland
Group B
Germany 50% Aug.31 Ukraine
Italy 50% Aug.31 Israel
Lithuania 50% Aug.31 Georgia
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Day 1 in Berlin, Zagreb, Riga and Montpellier - Sep 5, 2015

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Tony Parker
Group A
France - Finland 97-87
France survived a huge scare from Finland and managed to eke out the first victory at the EuroBasket Group A in overtime. Tony Parker (188-PG-82, agency: CAA Sports) scored 23 points to lead the winners. France accumulated a 45:37 halftime lead. However Finland went on a 21:13 rally in the fourth term to force overtime. Les Bleues followed with a 16:6 run in the extra period and sealed the victory. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87, agency: Agency) and Nicolas Batum (203-SF-88, agency: Comsport) delivered 16 points each for France. Jamar Wilson (185-PG-84, college: Albany, agency: Entersport) responded with 21 points for Finland. Petteri Koponen had 15 points in the loss.

Poland - Bosnia 68-64
Poland outgunned Bosnia and Herzegovina for the first victory at the EuroBasket. Adam Waczynski (199-F/G-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) came up with 15 points to lead the charge. Bosnia and Herzegovina eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Poland responded with a 24:12 run in the second period to secure a 10-point halftime lead. Bosnia and Herzegovina cut the distance to just 5 points heading into the fourth term. Bosnia and Herzegovina held Poland to only 10 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Mateusz Ponitka (196-F/G-93, agency: Wasserman Media) delivered 13 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for Poland. Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 20 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Israel - Russia 76-73
Israel outgunned Russia to take 1-0 record in Group A. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88, agency: Relativity Sports) scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Russia claimed a 39:29 halftime lead. But Israel turned things around in the second half. Israel went on a strong 21:10 rally in the third term to spur ahead. Israel maintained the advantage throughout the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85, agency: 2Talent Sports Management) delivered 16 points in the win. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-F-87, agency: Revolution Sports) and Dmitry Khvostov (190-G-89, agency: Rosette International) responded with 15 points each for Russia.

Group B
Italy - Turkey 87-89
Turkey celebrated the first victory in Berlin. They nipped Italy in Group B opener for both teams. Semih Erden (211-F/C-86, agency: Tagar) was pivotal with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Turkey accounted for a 26:13 lead after the first term. Italy narrowed the deficit at 9-point mark at the interval. The Azzurri pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. They unloaded 26 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Ersan Ilyasova (208-F-87, agency: ASM Sports) and Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) netted 17 points each for Turkey. Danilo Gallinari (208-SF-88, agency: Wasserman Media) responded with 33 points for Italy.

Spain - Serbia 70-80
Serbia got to the winning start of the EuroBasket campaign. They upset Spain in Group B. Nemanja Bjelica (209-SF-88, agency: Wasserman Media) scored 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Serbia. Spain recorded a 21:11 lead after ten minutes. But Serbia unleashed 51 points in the next two periods to gain a 10-point lead at the final intermission. Spain cut the distance to a single point but three-pointers from Bjelica and Bogdan Bogdanovic sealed the deal. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80, agency: Wasserman Media) responded with 16 points for Spain. Felipe Reyes had 13 points in the loss.

Germany - Iceland 71-65
Germany withheld a late comeback rally from Iceland and secured the opening victory in Group B. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93, agency: Octagon Europe) and Dirk Nowitzki (213-F-78, agency: Agency) provided 15 points each and teamed up for 13 rebounds to lead the winners. Germany dominated throughout the first half. They registered a 41:26 halftime advantage. Germany accounted for a 16-point lead heading into the fourth term. Iceland triggered a determined comeback effort in the final period but came up just short of victory at the end. Anton Gavel netted 7 points in the win. Jon Stefansson responded with 23 points for Iceland.

Group C
Croatia - Slovenia 80-73
Croatia fired past Slovenia for the first victory in Zagreb. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) knocked down 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the victory. Slovenia jumped to a 23:17 lead after the fisrt period. Croatia however turned the tables in the second term. The hosts spurred ahead for a 44:38 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 11-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Slovenia cut the deficit in the fourth term but Croatia hung on to ice the victory. Luka Zoric (211-C-84, agency: Agency) delivered 17 points for the winners. Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89, agency: BDA Sports) topscored with 14 points for Slovenia.

FYR Macedonia - Greece 65-85
Greece outgunned FYR Macedonia in the first game at EuroBasket. Georgios Printezis (206-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 18 points to lead the Hellenes. Greece accounted for 23:16 lead after the opening frame. Greece maintained the advantage throughout the next two periods. They unloaded 26 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the win. Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: Agency) netted 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory. Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 20 points for FYR Macedonia.

Georgia - Holland 72-73
Netherlands eked out a narrow tough victory over Georgia at the start of the EuroBasket campaign. Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: PPGroup) scored 22 points for the winners. Netherlands posted a 36:26 halftime lead. Georgia surged ahead in the fourth term. However Charlon Kloof nailed a three-pointer and Robin Smeulders added a jumper to seal the victory for Netherlands. Worthy de Jong delivered 16 points in the win. Tornike Shengelia (205-F-91, agency: BeoBasket) and Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84, agency: Tandem Sports) responded with 16 points each for Georgia.

Group D
Lithuania - Ukraine 69-68
Lithuania outgunned Ukraine for the first victory at EuroBasket. Jonas Maciulis (198-F/G-85, agency: ProTalent) sank two free throws with less than two minutes to go to seal the victory for the Baltic team. Lithuania accounted for a 19:12 lead at the first break. The teams traded baskets throughout the second term. Lithuania ensured a 7-point halftime lead. Ukraine narrowed the gap at 5-point mark at the final intermission. They erased the distance in the final frame and rallied a 68:67 lead with just over two minutes to go. However Jonas Maciulis sank two shots from the charity stripe and then the teams went scoreless for over 100 seconds as Lithuanai got away with the tough victory. Paulius Jankunas notched 22 points for Lithuania. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92, agency: CAA Sports) added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Kyrylo Fesenko (216-C-86, agency: Relativity Sports) responded with 19 points and 11 rebounds for Ukraine. Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92, agency: Agency) chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Belgium - Latvia 67-78
Latvia knocked down Belgium behind 15 points from Martins Meiers (208-C-91, agency: Agency). Latvia poured in 25 points in the first period. The Baltic team gained a 6-point lead. Belgium cut the distance at 2-point mark at the interval. Belgium spurred ahead in the third term to secure a one-point lead at the final intermission. Latvia dropped 27 points in the fourth period and got away with a tough victory at the end. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83, agency: Side by Side) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Axel Hervelle (205-F-83, agency: BDA Sports) responded with 13 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds for Belgium.

Czech Republic - Estonia 80-57

Czech Republic ensured the winning start of their 2015 EuroBasket campaign. They stormed past Estonia in Group D opener. Jan Vesely (213-F-90, agency: Wasserman Media) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Czech Republic silenced their opponents in the first half. The Czech team grabbed an 18:9 lead after the opening quarter. Czech Republic unloaded 25 points in the second period to take a 43:24 halftime lead. Estonia could not come back to life in the third term. Czech Republic eased to a massive 29-point lead at the final break. They never looked back afterwards and breezed to the victory. Blake Schilb (201-G/F-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Wasserman Media) tossed in 14 points, while David Jelinek added 11 points for the winners. Siim-Sander Vene (201-SF-90, agency: You First) responded with 18 points and 13 rebounds for Estonia. Rain Veideman (192-G-91, agency: Entersport) netted 10 points in the loss.   

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European Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Iceland 0-0 
 5. Poland 0-0 
 6. Slovenia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Georgia 0-0 
 2. Germany 0-0 
 3. Israel 0-0 
 4. Italy 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Ukraine 0-0 
Group C
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Spain 0-0 
 4. Hungary 0-0 
 5. Montenegro 0-0 
 6. Romania 0-0 
Group D
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
 5. Serbia 0-0 
 6. Turkey 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  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
  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
  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
  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
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  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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