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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 4 in Berlin, Zagreb, Riga and Montpellier - Sep 9, 2015

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Group A
Russia - France 67-74
France overcame a fierce challange from Russia to gain the fourth straight victory in Montpellier. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87, agency: Agency) tossed in 13 points to lead the winners. Russia piled up a 24:16 lead after the opening quarter. Les Bleues slowed their opponents down in the second frame. They pulled within two points at the interval 34:36. France denied the deficit and spurred ahead for a one-point lead at the final intermission. Les Bleues notched 21 points in the fourth stanza and raced to the victory. Rudy Gobert (216-C-92, agency: Comsport) and Tony Parker (188-PG-82, agency: CAA Sports) delivered 12 points each in the win. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) responded with 20 points for Russia.

Poland - Israel 73-75
Israel snatched a narrow victory over Poland to improve at 3-1 record in Group A. Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., agency: Exclusive Sports) scored 18 points to lead the winners. Poland sank 24 points in the first period to open a 2-point lead. Israel stiffened defensively in the second term. They held Poland to just 8 points in teh second frame and recorded a 35:32 halftime lead. Poland pulled within a single point at the final intermission. However Israel dropped 24 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. D'Or Fischer delivered 15 points and 8 rebounds for Israel. Adam Waczynski (199-F/G-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) and Damian Kulig (205-C/F-87, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 13 points each for Poland.

Bosnia - Finland 59-88
Finland registered the second victory in Group A. They stormed past Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2-2 record. Jamar Wilson (185-PG-84, college: Albany, agency: Entersport) scored 16 points to lead the winners. Finland dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 41:27 halftime lead. Finland unloaded 31 points in the third term to register a 30-point lead at the final break. Finland never looked back afterwards and marched to the win. Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88, agency: Sigma Sports) notched 14 points, while Matti Nuutinen (200-F-90, agency: Blacktop Management) added 13 points for Finland. Drasko Albijanic (211-C-86, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 14 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Group B
Iceland - Spain 73-99
Spain clinched the second victory in Berlin. They toppled Iceland for 2-2 record in Group B. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91, agency: Xpheres) tossed in 22 points to lead the winning side. Spain unloaded 41 points in the first half to secure a 5-point lead. Spain went on a strong 33:19 run in the third term to open a 19-point lead. Spain followed with a 25-point effort in the fourth frame and raced to the win. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80, agency: Wasserman Media) accounted for 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82, agency: BDA Sports) responded with 17 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for Iceland.

Italy - Germany 89-82 OT
Italy survived an overtime drama and beat hosting Germany in Berlin today. Danilo Gallinari (208-SF-88, agency: Wasserman Media) scored 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the Azzurri at 3-1 record in Group B. Germany eked out a 22:17 lead after ten minutes. Italy sank 25 points in the second frame to eke out a 42:41 halftime lead. Germany held their opponents to just 12 points in the third term and secured a 5-point lead at the third break. But Danilo Gallinari came up with key points late in regulation to force overtime. He followed with six points in the extra period to lead Italy to the victory. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86, agency: Excel Sports Mngm) and Andrea Bargnani (213-F/C-85, agency: CAA Sports) tossed in 17 points each for Italy. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 29 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds for Germany.

Turkey - Serbia 72-91
Serbia eased to the fourth consecutive victory at the EuroBasket. They fired past Turkey to remain on top of Group B. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: APAA Sports Group) tallied 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Serbia registered a 53:35 halftime lead. Turkey narrowed the distance at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But Serbia were back in control in the final period and rallied to the victory. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87, agency: Sports ProMotion) had 17 points and 13 assists in the win. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 16 points for Turkey as they fell at 2-2 record.

Group C
Holland - Croatia 72-78
Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) tallied 18 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds to lead Croatia past Netherlands. Croatia trailed by four points at the first intermission. But they poured in 25 points in the second period to eke out a 4-point lead. Croatia dropped 23 points in the third quarter to enjoy a 9-point advantage at the final intermission. Netherlands cut the distance in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Dario Saric (204-F-94, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Roeland Schaftenaar (211-F/C-88, college: Oregon St., agency: You First) responded with 19 points for Netherlands.

FYR Macedonia - Georgia 75-90
Georgia celebrated the initial victory at the 2015 EuroBasket. They topped FYR Macedonia in Group C to stay alive in the Second Stage hunt. Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84, agency: Tandem Sports) recorded 23 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Georgia dominated in the first half. They accounted for a 48:37 halftime lead. Georgia sank 23 points in the third term to gain a 16-point lead. They protected the lead well throughout the final period and raced to the win. Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86, agency: Zucker International) delivered 18 points for the winners. Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: Beo Basket) and Richard Hendrix (204-C/F-86, college: Alabama, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 14 points each for FYR Macedonia.

Greece - Slovenia 83-72
Greece kept piling up scalps at the 2015 EuroBasket. They knocked down Slovenia for 4-0 record on top of Group C. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-SG-82, agency: Beo Basket) tallied 19 points and 6 assists for the Hellenes. Greece looked dominant in the first half. They accounted for a 46:31 halftime lead. But Slovenia eventually narrowed the distance. They pulled within two points in the fourth quarter. But Greece picked up the tempo in the final minutes and raced to the win. Georgios Printezis (206-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 16 points for Greece. Jaka Blazic (196-G-90, agency: Wasserman Media) answered with game-high 27 points for Slovenia.

Group D
Estonia - Lithuania 62-64
Lithuania overcame the absence of Jonas Valanciunas and edged Estonia for 3-1 record in Group D. Jonas Maciulis (198-F/G-85, agency: ProTalent) scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Lithuania looked well in control in the first half. They established a 38:31 halftime lead. Estonia however denied the deficit in the third quarter. They pulled ahead for a one-point lead at the final intermission. The margin grew at 7-point mark midway through the fourth quarter. But Lithuania picked up the intensity in the dying minutes and rallied to the victory. Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84, college: Texas A&M, agency: Interperformances) delivered 14 points for the winners. Janar Talts (205-PF-83, agency: Entersport) responded with 20 points for Estonia.

Latvia - Ukraine 74-75
Ukraine nipped hosting Latvia in Riga today to stay hopeful of the Second Stage birth. Kyrylo Fesenko (216-C-86, agency: Relativity Sports) posted 21 points and 10 rebounds to pace Ukraine to the first victory at the tournament. Latvia jumped to a 21:14 lead after ten minutes. Ukraine pulled within a single point at the big break 38:39. Latvia dropped 23 points in the third term to accumulate a 2-point lead at the final intermission. But Fesenko and Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) stepped up for Ukraine late in regulation to ice the victory for Ukraine. Oleksandr Lypovyy delivered 15 points in the win. Dairis Bertans (194-SG-89, agency: Baltic SA) responded with 17 points for Latvia.

Belgium - Czech Republic 64-66
Czech Republic banked in the third victory in Group D. They held off Belgium to seal their next round appearance. Jan Vesely (213-F-90, agency: Wasserman Media) tallied 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Czech team. They opened a 33:28 halftime lead. Czech Republic extended the margin at 7-point mark at the final intermission. Belgium erased the deficit and spurred ahead late in regulation. But Satoransky came up with crucial points for Czech Republic as they got away with the victory. He finished with 14 points and issued 9 assists for Czech Republic. Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85, agency: Side by Side) responded with 12 points for Belgium. Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-F-91, agency: BDA Sports) had 10 points for the Lions.  

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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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