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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 3 in Berlin and Zagreb - Sep 8, 2015


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Group B
Spain - Italy 98-105
Italy accounted for the second win in Group B. They toppled Spain for 2-1 record in the standings. Danilo Gallinari (208-SF-88, agency: Wasserman Media) tallied 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Azzurri. Spain in the meantime fell at 1-2 record in the group. Spain accumulated a 45:42 halftime lead. But Italy turned things around in the third term. The Azzurri sparked with a 31:18 rally to take a 10-point lead at the final intermission. Spain unleashed 35 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86, agency: Excel Sports Mngm) tossed in 27 points and issued 7 assists, while Andrea Bargnani (213-F/C-85, agency: CAA Sports) contributed 18 points for the winners. Pau Gasol responded with game-high 34 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for Spain. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91, agency: Xpheres) posted 13 points in the defeat.

Germany - Turkey 75-80
Turkey held off Germany in Berlin to gain 2-1 record in Group B. Cedi Osman (201-SG-95, agency: Istbasket) topscored with 17 points to lead the winners. Turkey stunned the hosts in the first period. The visitors recorded a massive 31:11 lead after ten minutes. Germany stopped the rot in the next periods. Germany pulled within 10 points in the third frame. But Turkey hung on to the lead in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Semih Erden (211-F/C-86, agency: Tagar) had 16 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 24 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for Germany.

Serbia - Iceland 93-64
Serbia posted the third consecutive victory at the EuroBasket. They rallied past Iceland to stay undefeated in Group B. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) scored 15 points coming off the bench to lead the winners. Serbia piled up a 42:32 halfitm lead. They followed with a 25:16 run in the third term to clear off to a 19-point lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: APAA Sports Group) provided 13 points for the winners. Logi Gunnarsson (190-SG-81, agency: GAgency) responded with 18 points for Iceland.

Group C
Croatia - FYR Macedonia 73-55
Croatia had little problems en route to the second victory in Group C. They beat FYR Macedonia in Zagreb. Dario Saric (204-F-94, agency: Beo Basket) tallied 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. FYR Macedonia jumped to an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Croatia cut the distance at 2-point mark at the interval 30:32. The hosts went on a decisive 22:10 surge in the third term to record a 10-point lead at the final break. Croatia followed with a 21:13 rally in the fourth frame and iced the victory. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) came back from the injury and banked in 13 points for the winners. Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 10 points for FYR Macedonia.

Georgia - Greece 68-79
Nick Calathes (197-PG-89, college: Florida, agency: Kappa Sports Mngm) notched 19 points and 8 assists to lead Greece to the third consecutive victory at the championship. They beat Georgia to remain perfect in Group C. Greece set the tone in the first half. They accounted for a massive 50:22 halftime lead. Georgia pulled within 13 points at the final break. Georgia cut the distance in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Giannis Antetokounmpo (206-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) and Kostas Koufos (213-C-89, college: Ohio St., agency: Mark Termini Assoc.) had 12 points apiece for the Hellenes. Tornike Shengelia (205-F-91, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Georgia.

Slovenia - Holland 81-74
Slovenia held off Netherlands to improve at 2-1 record in Group C. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92, agency: ProStep Sports Agency) knocked down 16 points and issued 6 assists to lead the winners. Slovenia sank 23 points in the first period to record an 8-point lead. They boosted the gap at 12-point mark at the interval. Netherlands pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. However Slovenia dropped 24 points in the fourth frame and raced to the win. Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89, agency: BDA Sports) and Jaka Blazic (196-G-90, agency: Wasserman Media) tossed in 13 points each for Slovenia. Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: PPGroup) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Netherlands.  




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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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