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Spain and Lithuania to clash for title in Lille - Sep 18, 2015


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SEMIFINALS
Serbia - Lithuania 64-67
The second semifinal clash at the 2015 EuroBasket brought another thriller. Lithuania and Serbia clashed in determined furious battle for the Final ticket. Lithuania survived a tough competition and sneaked past Serbia into the title game. Valanciunas stepped up with 15 points to pace the winners. Lithuania clinched also the 2016 Olympic Games birth with the win. Lithuania looked very solid in the first period. They attacked the rim successfully and jumped to a 22:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Serbia stiffened defensively in the second period. They held their opponents to just 13 points in the quarter to narrow the gap at 1-point mark at halftime 34:35. But Lithuania were back in control after the long break. The Baltic team stretched the lead to as many as 5 points heading into the fourth quarter 48:43. The teams stayed within striking distance throughout the fourth quarter. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87, agency: Sports ProMotion) pulled Serbia within two points 61:63 with just over minute remaining. Renaldas Seibutis (196-SG-85, agency: You First) hit two free throws but Milos Teodosic responded with an incredible three-pointer to drag Serbia within one 64:65 with 15 seconds to go. Renaldas Seibutis sank just one free throw but Bogdan Bogdanovic could not convert missing a layup. Kalnietis also went one of two from the stripe but this time Milos Teodosic committed a turnover and Lithuania got away with the crucial victory. Renaldas Seibutis and Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89, agency: Bbaltics) delivered 13 points each for Lithuania. Teodosic responded with 16 points for Serbia. Nemanja Bjelica (209-SF-88, agency: Wasserman Media) and Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: APAA Sports Group) posted 10 points each in the loss.

Spain - France 80-75 OT
Spain will play in the 2015 EuroBasket Final. They edged hosting France in the first semifinal clash in Lille. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80, agency: Wasserman Media) stepped up with a top-class performance for the winners. The centre came up with sizzling 40 points and 11 rebounds for Spain. La Roja also clinched the 2016 Olympic Games birth with the victory. France recorded a 20:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Spain however did not allow the hosts to clear off. Spain pulled within a single point at halftime 32:33. Les Bleues stretched the margin in the third term. France extended the gap at 8-point mark heading into the fourth frame. The fourth period turned into a real thriller. France jumped to a 61:52 lead midway through the quarter. But Spain responded with 10:0 run to spur ahead. Pau Gasol and Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86, agency: Wasserman Media) made it 66:63 for Spain with 16 seconds to go. But Nicolas Batum (203-SF-88, agency: Comsport) drained an impressive three-pointer to force overtime. France jumped ahead in the extra period. Diaw made it 75:72 with just over a minute to go. But Pau Gasol scored six points in a row to put Spain in front 78:75. Nicolas Batum missed three free throws and Pau Gasol punished the hosts on the other end sealing the victory for Spain. Sergio Rodriguez had 15 points, while Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91, agency: Xpheres), Rudy Fernandez (197-SF-85, agency: Wasserman Media) and Sergio Llull (191-SG-87, agency: Berenguer and Monico) contributed 7 points each in the win. Nicolas Batum and Nando De Colo (196-SG-87, agency: Agency) responded with 14 points apiece for France.   




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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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