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Day 3 in Montpellier and Riga - Sep 7, 2015

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Group A
France - Poland 69-66
France held off Poland to gain 3-0 record in Group A. Tony Parker (188-PG-82, agency: CAA Sports) scored 16 points to lead Les Bleues. The guard became the EuroBasket all-time best scorer. France accumulated a 30:26 halftime lead. Poland picked up the tempo in the third term. They dropped 21 points but Les Bleues matched the effort and gained a 5-point lead at the final intermission. Poland narrowed the deficit in the fourth term. They pulled within a striking distance late in regulation. But Marcin Gortat (211-C-84, agency: Zucker International) missed a potentially tying three-pointer at the buzzer and France got away with the victory. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87, agency: Agency) and Mickael Gelabale (202-SF-83, agency: Beo Basket) posted 12 points each for the winners. Adam Waczynski (199-F/G-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) responded with 18 points for Poland. Mateusz Ponitka (196-F/G-93, agency: Wasserman Media) and Marcin Gortat had 10 points each in the loss.

Israel - Bosnia 84-86 OT
Bosnia and Herzegovina registered the first victory at the EuroBasket. They nipped Israel in overtime drama. Elmedin Kikanovic (211-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) became the hero for the winners. He first sank a buzzer-beating three-pointer in regulation to send the game into overtime. Later Elmedin Kikanovic converted a layup at the buzzer in overtime to win the game for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Israel accounted for a 29:16 lead after ten minutes. Bosnia and Herzegovina denied the deficit in the next two periods. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth term. It all looked good for Israel before Kikanov took the floor and sealed the victory for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nemanja Gordic (192-PG-88, agency: You First) tossed in 22 points to lead the winners. Elmedin Kikanovic added 17 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88, agency: Relativity Sports) responded with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Israel as they suffered the first defeat at the championship.

Finland - Russia 81-79
Finland recorded the first victory at the EuroBasket. They snatched a narrow victory over Russia to snap two-game losing skid in Group A. Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88, agency: Sigma Sports) sank a late jumper to seal the victory for Finland. Russia enjoyed a 20:16 lead after the opening frame. Finland pulled within a single point at the final intermission. It all came down to the final seconds in this one. But Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88, agency: Sigma Sports) stepped up for Finland and sealed the victory. Erik Murphy (208-PF-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) finished with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Finland. Sasu Salin added 16 points for the winners. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) responded with 22 points for Russia.

Group D
Czech Republic - Latvia 65-72
Latvia beat Czech Republic to take 2-1 record in Group D. Janis Blums (191-SG-82, agency: ProTalent) stepped up with 14 points to lead the hosts in Riga today. Czech Republic led by five points at the first intermission 22:17. But Latvia responded with a 34:20 rally in the next two periods to secure a 9-point lead. Czech Republic dropped 23 points in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89, agency: Baltic SA) and Kaspars Berzins (213-PF-85, agency: BDA Sports) had 11 points each for the winners. Tomas Satoransky (201-PG-91, agency: PPGroup) responded with 22 points and 9 assists for Czech Republic.

Ukraine - Estonia 71-78
Estonia overcame a slow start at the EuroBasket and finally posted the first victory at the tournament. They fired past Ukraine for 1-2 record in Group D. Gregor Arbet (195-G/F-83, agency: STA-Sportsgroup) came up with a strong performance scoring 26 points to lead the winners. Ukraine accumulated a 38:28 halftime lead. But Estonia stunned their opponents with a 22:6 run in the third term building a 6-point lead. Estonia unloaded 28 points in the fourth term and raced to the victory. Rain Veideman (192-G-91, agency: Entersport) delivered 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Jerome Randle (175-PG-87, college: California, agency: APAA Sports Group) responded with 22 points for Ukraine.

Lithuania - Belgium 74-76
Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) tipped the ball in at the buzzer and Belgium snatched a surprising victory over Lithuania in Group D. Matt Lojeski provided 22 points to lead the Lions. Lithuania led by as many as 8 points at the first break. But Belgium denied the deficit and evened things up at 35 heading into the second half. The Belgian Lions pulled ahead for a 3-point lead at the final break. Lithuania denied the deficit and spurred ahead for a 6-point lead late in regulation. But Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85, agency: Side by Side) and Hervelle hit triples to even things up. Then Matt Lojeski came up with late heroics and iced the victory for Belgium. Jonathan Tabu netted 16 points in the win. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92, agency: CAA Sports) responded with 25 points and 12 rebounds for Lithuania.  

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European Championships Final Standings
 1. Slovenia
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Russia
 5. Latvia
 6. Germany
 7. Italy
 8. Greece
 9. Lithuania
 10. Croatia
 11. Finland
 12. France
 13. Montenegro
 14. Turkey
 15. Ukraine
 16. Hungary
 17. Georgia
 18. Poland
 19. Belgium
 20. Czech Rep.
 21. Israel
 22. U.Kingdom
 23. Romania
 24. Iceland
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alexey SHVED
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Shved, RUS24.3 
 2. Schroeder, GER23.7 
 3. Porzingis, LAT23.6 
 4. Dragic, SLO22.6 
 5. Bogdanovic, CRO22.5 
 6. Bogdanovic, SRB20.4 
 7. Markkanen, FIN19.5 
 8. Shengelia, GEO18.8 
 9. Belinelli, ITA17.9 
 10. Howell, ISR17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Valanciunas, LTU11.8 
 2. Olaseni, ENG11.4 
 3. Pachulia, GEO9.2 
 4. Doncic, SLO8.3 
 5. Vucevic, MNT7.7 
 6. Gasol, ESP7.6 
 7. Shengelia, GEO7.6 
 8. Mozgov, RUS7.4 
 9. Moldoveanu, ROM7.3 
 10. Gasol, ESP7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Kalnietis, LTU7.2 
 2. Rodriguez, ESP6.6 
 3. Satoransky, CZE6.4 
 4. Strelnieks, LAT6.3 
 5. Koponen, FIN6.2 
 6. Shved, RUS5.9 
 7. Schroeder, GER5.4 
 8. Jovic, SRB5.4 
 9. Lukashov, UKR5.3 
 10. Bertans, LAT5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Richard HOWELL
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Howell, ISR3.3 
 2. Lukashov, UKR2.0 
 3. Osman, TUR2.0 
 4. Mandache, ROM2.0 
 5. Belinelli, ITA2.0 
 6. Jovic, SRB1.9 
 7. Satoransky, CZE1.8 
 8. Rubio, ESP1.8 
 9. De-Colo, FRA1.8 
 10. Dragic, SLO1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Porzingis, LAT1.9 
 2. Pustovyi, UKR1.7 
 3. Gasol, ESP1.6 
 4. Gasol, ESP1.4 
 5. Vidmar, SLO1.3 
 6. Randolph, SLO1.3 
 7. Barovic, MNT1.2 
 8. Bender, CRO1.2 
 9. Vucevic, MNT1.2 
 10. Saric, CRO1.0 
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