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France, Spain, Serbia and Lithuania advance into semifinals - Sep 16, 2015


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France - Latvia 84-70
France paved their way into the semifinal stage at 2015 EuroBasket. The hosts outmuscled Latvia in the quarterfinal clash in Lille tonight. Five players scored in double digits for Les Bleues. Tony Parker (188-PG-82, agency: CAA Sports) scored 18 points and dished out 6 assists to lead the winners. Latvia sank 25 points in the first period to race to a 4-point lead. But France stiffened defensively in the next periods. The hosts held Latvia to 13 points in the second frame to turn the deficit into a 2-point lead 40:38. France limited Latvia to just 7 points in the third term and recorded a 56:45 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Les Bleues unleashed 28 points in the final period and cruised to the victory. Boris Diaw (203-PF-82, agency: TNG) finished with 14 points, while Rudy Gobert (216-C-92, agency: Comsport) added 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83, agency: Side by Side) responded with 16 points for Latvia. Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89, agency: Baltic SA) added 14 points in the loss.

Spain - Greece 73-71
Spain became the first semifinalists in Lille. They edged Greece to stay in the title hunt. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80, agency: Wasserman Media) was pivotal with 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The teams traded baskets throughout an even first period. The scoreboard read 14:14 ten minutes into the game. Spain spurred ahead in the second period. Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91, agency: Xpheres) helped la Roja open a 39:32 halftime lead. But Greece picked up the tempo in the third term. The Hellenes dropped 25 points in the period to spur ahead for a 2-point lead at the final break. Spain quickly bounced back. Nikola Mirotic and Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86, agency: Wasserman Media) gave Spain a 69:63 lead with just over a minute left in regulation. Nick Calathes (197-PG-89, college: Florida, agency: Kappa Sports Mngm) stepped up for Greece pulling them within 2 points with 15 seconds remaining 68:70. Sergio Rodriguez sank two free throws but Sloukas responded with a three-pointer to put Greece within one with 4 seconds to go. Pau Gasol was put on the charity stripe. He converted the first shot and then missed the second on purpose. Giannis Antetokounmpo (206-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) had a desperation attempt from half-court but missed the mark. Nikola Mirotic delivered 18 points, while Sergio Rodriguez added 10 points for the winners. Nick Calathes responded with 14 points for Greece. Georgios Printezis (206-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) had 13 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 12 points and 17 rebounds in the loss.

Serbia - Czech Republic 89-75
Serbia advanced into the semifinal stage at the 2015 EuroBasket. They overwhelm Czech Republic in the quarterfinal clash in Lille tonight. Zoran Erceg posted 20 points to lead the winners. Serbia and Czech Republic were tied at 21 ten minutes into the game. Serbia pulled ahead in the second frame. They dropped 24 points to gain a 3-point halftime lead. Serbia stayed aggressive offensively in the third term. They dropped 22 points to enter the final period up by 4 points 67:63. Serbia held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth period and raced to the win. Miroslav Raduljica accounted for 16 points, while Nemanja Bjelica (209-SF-88, agency: Wasserman Media) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Jan Vesely (213-F-90, agency: Wasserman Media) responded with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Czech Republic. Tomas Satoransky (201-PG-91, agency: PPGroup) had 20 points in the loss.

Lithuania - Italy 95-85 (OT)

Lithuania survived an overtime marathon against Italy to clinch the semifinal appearance at the 2015 EuroBasket. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92, agency: CAA Sports) bounced back from rather a weak performance in the eighth-finals to step up with 26 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Lithuania eked out a 21:20 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the next period. Lithuania ensured a 37:36 halftime lead. The Baltic dropped 23 points in the third term to enter the fourth frame up by a single point 60:59. But Italy managed to erase the deficit. Gallinari tied things up at 79 with 32 seconds remaining in regulation. Jonas Maciulis (198-F/G-85, agency: ProTalent) missed a layup but Marco Belinelli (196-G-86, agency: Excel Sports Mngm) could punish Lithuania failing on his attempt at the buzzer. Jonas Valanciunas scored 6 points in the extra period and the Baltic team cruised to the victory. Jonas Maciulis posted 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 11 assists for the winners. Andrea Bargnani (213-F/C-85, agency: CAA Sports) responded with 21 points for Italy. Marco Belinelli tossed in 18 points in the defeat.




  




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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
  (198-G-88)
  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
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  LTU
  (213-C-92)
  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
 Mantas KALNIETIS
  LTU
  (195-PG-86)
  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
  USA
  (203-C/F-90)
  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
 Kristaps PORZINGIS
  LAT
  (221-C/F-95)
  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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