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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 2 in Berlin, Zagreb, Riga and Montpellier - Sep 6, 2015


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Group A
Bosnia - France 54-81
France eased past Bosnia and Herzegovina for the second straight victory in Montpellier. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87, agency: Agency) and Joffrey Lauvergne (210-PF-91, agency: Beo Basket) posted 12 points each to lead Les Bleues. France eked out a 17:15 lead at the first break. The hosts boosted the gap at 11-point mark at the interval. France followed with a 30:10 run in the third term to record a comfortable 31-point lead at the final break. France did not look back en route to the victory. Tony Parker (188-PG-82, agency: CAA Sports) and Nicolas Batum (203-SF-88, agency: Comsport) delivered 11 points each in the win. Elmedin Kikanovic (211-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 10 points each for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Finland - Israel 66-79
Israel posted the second consecutive victory in Montpellier. They fired past Finland to remain on top of the ladder. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85, agency: 2Talent Sports Management) tallied 22 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Israel got to a very strong start. They built a 25:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Israel accumulated a 46:31 halftime advantage. Finland pulled within 8 points at the final break. But Israel held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth term and rallied to the win. Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., agency: Exclusive Sports) tossed in 14 points in the victory. Erik Murphy (208-PF-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 24 points and 9 rebounds for Finland.

Russia - Poland 79-82
Poland clinched the second consecutive victory in Group A. They beat Russia to stay undefeated. Adam Waczynski (199-F/G-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 23 points to lead the winners. Russia jumped to a 22:19 lead after ten minutes. Poland erased the deficit and spurred ahead for a 42:40 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 4-point mark at the final intermission. Russia unloaded 23 points in the fourth quarter but Poland hung on to avoid the defeat. Marcin Gortat (211-C-84, agency: Zucker International) delivered 18 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Russia. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-F-87, agency: Revolution Sports) had 12 points in the loss.

Group B
Turkey - Spain 77-104
Spain bounced back from the opening loss to Serbia and trounced Turkey for 1-1 record in Group B. Six players scored in double digits for Spain. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80, agency: Wasserman Media) tossed in 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the victory. Spain unleashed 54 points in the first half to take a 16-point halftime lead. Spain followed with a 50-point effort in the second half and coasted to the victory. Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86, agency: Wasserman Media) delivered 14 points in the win. Ersan Ilyasova (208-F-87, agency: ASM Sports) responded with 15 points for Turkey.

Serbia - Germany 68-66
Serbia survived a tough test versus hosting Germany and earned the second consecutive victory in Berlin. Nemanja Bjelica (209-SF-88, agency: Wasserman Media) sank a floater with less than a second left in regulation to ice the victory for Serbia. They eked out a 39:38 halftime lead. Serbia maintained the advantage throughout the third term. They accounted for a 50:48 advantage at the final intermission. Germany denied the deficit in the fourth frame as Schaffartzik tied things up at 66. But Bjelica stepped up for Serbia when it mattered the most and brought them to the second victory. He finished with 12 points for the winners. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-SG-92, agency: Wasserman Media) added 9 points for Serbia. Dirk Nowitzki (213-F-78, agency: Agency) and Tibor Pleiss (217-C-89, agency: BDA Sports) responded with 15 points apiece for Germany.

Iceland - Italy 64-71
Italy posted the opening victory at EuroBasket. The Azzurri overcame Iceland for 1-1 record in Group B. Alessandro Gentile tossed in 21 points to lead the winners. Italy eked out a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. The Azzurri stretched the margin at 4-point mark at the long break. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Italy followed with a 19:16 run in the fourth term and opened win count at the tournament. Marco Belinelli accounted for 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Haukur Palsson responded with 17 points for Iceland. Hlynur Baeringsson netted 14 points in the loss.

Group C
Greece - Croatia 72-70
Greece eked out a tough victory over Croatia to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group C. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-SG-82, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 boards for the Hellenes. Croatia enjoyed a 33:28 halftime lead. They entered the fourth term up by six points 57:51. Greece however used a 13:2 run in the fourth frame and surged ahead for good. Georgios Printezis netted 13 points in the victory. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) responded with 18 points for Croatia.

Slovenia - Georgia 79-68
Slovenia registered the first victory in Zagreb. They outgunned Georgia for 1-1 record in Group C. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92, agency: ProStep Sports Agency) tossed in 21 points to lead the winners. Slovenia accumulated a comfortable 41:26 halftime lead. They sank 24 points in the third term and entered the final period up by 17 points. Slovenia never looked back afterwards marching to the win. Jaka Klobucar tossed in 20 points for the winners. Tornike Shengelia (205-F-91, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 21 points for Georgia.

Holland - FYR Macedonia 71-78
FYR Macedonia opened win count at the EuroBasket. They fired past Netherlands for 1-1 record in Group C. Vlado Ilievski (188-PG-80, agency: Beo Basket) connected for 14 points and issued 7 assists to pace the winners. Netherlands snatched a 20:19 lead after ten minutes. But FYR Macedonia responded with a strong 24:11 run in the second term to take a 12-point halftime lead. Netherlands cut the distance at just 7-point mark heading into the fourth frame. They fired 22 points in the final quarter but FYR Macedonia matched the effort and raced to the win. Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Bojan Trajkovski (206-C/F-88, agency: 011 Sports) posted 13 points each for FYR Macedonia. Nicolas de Jong (210-C-88, agency: Comsport) responded with 19 points for Netherlands.

Group D
Ukraine - Czech Republic 64-78
Czech Republic accounted for the second consecutive victory in Group D. They edged Ukraine to stay undefeated. Pavel Pumprla (198-SG-86, agency: PPGroup) notched 17 points to lead the Czech team. They scored 46 points in the first half and registered a 16-point halftime lead. Czech Republic extended the gap at 20-point mark heading into the final stanza. They kept the firm grasp on their lead throughout the fourth term and marched to the victory. Jan Vesely (213-F-90, agency: Wasserman Media) tallied 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kyrylo Fesenko (216-C-86, agency: Relativity Sports) answered with 14 points and 8 boards for Ukraine.

Latvia - Lithuania 49-68
Lithuania raced past Latvia for the second straight victory in Group D. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92, agency: CAA Sports) topscored with 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners in the Baltic rivalry. Latvia jumped to a 19:13 lead ten minutes into the game in Riga. However Lithuania stiffened defensively in the second term. They erased the deficit and posted a 29:28 halftime lead. Lithuania followed with a 20:11 run in the third term to take a 10-point advantage at the final intermission. Lithuania followed with a 19:10 surge in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Jonas Maciulis (198-F/G-85, agency: ProTalent) provided 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Kaspars Berzins (213-PF-85, agency: BDA Sports) and Rolands Freimanis (210-PF-88, agency: Baltic SA) responded with 8 points each for Latvia.

Estonia - Belgium 55-84
Belgium thumped Estonia to record the first victory at the EuroBasket. Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) nailed 16 points to lead the Lions. Belgium stunned their opponents in the first half. The Lions raced to a massive 46:18 halftime lead. Estonia shook off the slack in the second half. But it was too late. Belgium entered the fourth period up by 25 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86, agency: Side by Side) provided 14 points for the winners. Siim-Sander Vene (201-SF-90, agency: You First) responded with 12 points for Estonia.  




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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
 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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