Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics
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The men's tournament of basketball at the 2000 Olympics at Sydney, Australia began on September 17 and ended on October 1, when the United States defeated France 85–75 for the gold medal. Preliminary round games were held at the The Dome and elimination games at the Sydney SuperDome.

Qualifying[edit]

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearance
 Australia Olympics host Sep 24, 1993 1996
 Yugoslavia World champion Aug 9, 1998 1996
 China Asian champion Sep 5, 1999 1996
 New Zealand Oceanian champion Oct 2, 1999 First appearance
 Angola African champion Aug 6, 1999 1996
 Canada Americas runner-up Jul 25, 1999 1988
 United States Americas champion Jul 25, 1999 1996
 Italy European champion Jul 3, 1999 1984
 Spain European runner-up Jul 3, 1999 1992
 France European fourth place[1] Jul 3, 1999 1984
 Lithuania European fifth place Jul 3, 1999 1996
 Russia European sixth place Jul 3, 1999 1992

Format[edit]

  • Twelve teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 6 teams each. The top 4 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth and sixth-placed teams from each group are ranked 9th–12th in two additional matches.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • The eliminated teams at the quarterfinals are ranked 5th–8th in two additional matches.
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A3/B2 vs. A1/B4 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals dispute the gold medal. The losing teams dispute the bronze.

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

All times are local (UTC+11)

Group A[edit]

Team W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
 United States 5 0 505 359 +146 10
 Italy 3 2 332 349 −17 8 1–0
 Lithuania 3 2 372 339 +33 8 0–1
 France 2 3 372 374 +2 7 1–0
 China 2 3 368 419 −51 7 0–1
 New Zealand 0 5 307 416 −109 5
September 17
09:30
France  76–50  New Zealand
Scoring by half: 38–23, 38–27
Pts: Bonato 16
Rebs: Bilba, Rigaudeau 4 each
Asts: Rigaudeau, Sonko 5 each
Pts: Marks 12
Rebs: Marks 7
Asts: Cameron 4
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,292
September 17
11:30
Italy  50–48  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 30–30, 20–18
Pts: Fučka 13
Rebs: Chiacig 5
Asts: Abbio 3
Pts: Štombergas 14
Rebs: Einikis 13
Asts: Jasikevičius 2
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,292
September 17
21:30
China  72–119  United States
Scoring by half: 38–60, 34–59
Pts: Wang 13
Rebs: Guo 5
Asts: Guo 6
Pts: Allen 21
Rebs: Garnett 8
Asts: Payton 7
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,319
September 19
11:30
New Zealand  60–75  China
Scoring by half: 30–40, 30–35
Pts: Dickel, Marks 13 each
Rebs: Marks 9
Asts: Dickel 4
Pts: Wang 19
Rebs: Yao 8
Asts: Hu, Sun 4 each
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,357
September 19
16:30
United States  93–61  Italy
Scoring by half: 45–35, 48–26
Pts: Carter 13
Rebs: Garnett 9
Asts: Kidd 7
Pts: Myers 11
Rebs: Meneghin 6
Asts: Meneghin 4
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,368
September 19
19:30
Lithuania  81–63  France
Scoring by half: 50–35, 31–28
Pts: Einikis 19
Rebs: Einikis 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Pts: Rigaudeau 13
Rebs: Bilba, Weis 5 each
Asts: Rigaudeau, Risacher 3 each
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,406
September 21
9:30
Italy  78–66  New Zealand
Scoring by half: 32–36, 46–30
Pts: Myers 20
Rebs: Myers 6
Asts: Myers 4
Pts: Cameron 18
Rebs: Marks 7
Asts: Cameron 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,446
September 21
14:30
China  70–82  France
Scoring by half: 36–31, 34–51
Pts: Yao 14
Rebs: Wang 10
Asts: Guo 4
Pts: Rigaudeau 29
Rebs: Bilba, Julian 7 each
Asts: Sciarra 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,391
September 21
16:30
United States  85–76  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 47–41, 38–35
Pts: Payton 14
Rebs: Garnett 11
Asts: 4 players, 2 each
Pts: Songaila 16
Rebs: Songaila 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,391
September 23
9:30
Lithuania  82–66  China
Scoring by half: 53–42, 29–24
Pts: Songaila 19
Rebs: Einikis 10
Asts: Jasikevičius 10
Pts: Yao 23
Rebs: Yao 7
Asts: Liu 2
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,365
September 23
19:30
New Zealand  56–102  United States
Scoring by half: 32–58, 24–44
Pts: Marks 10
Rebs: Marks 6
Asts: Henare 3
Pts: Carter 18
Rebs: Garnett 6
Asts: Kidd 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,392
September 23
21:30
France  57–67  Italy
Scoring by half: 28–30, 29–37
Pts: Sciarra 17
Rebs: Weis 8
Asts: Bilba 3
Pts: Myers 24
Rebs: Chiacig 7
Asts: Myers 4
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,392
September 25
11:30
New Zealand  75–85  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 33–36, 42–49
Pts: Marks 21
Rebs: Cameron 6
Asts: Cameron 4
Pts: Adomaitis 20
Rebs: Songaila 7
Asts: Maskoliūnas 7
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,435
September 25
14:30
Italy  76–85  China
Scoring by half: 40–42, 36–43
Pts: Abbio 15
Rebs: Fučka, Galanda 5 each
Asts: Abbio, Basile 3 each
Pts: Li Nan 25
Rebs: Yao 6
Asts: Guo 7
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,477
September 25
16:30
France  94–106  United States
Scoring by half: 48–59, 46–47
Pts: Sciarra 21
Rebs: Bonato, Risacher 3 each
Asts: Sciarra 4
Pts: McDyess 20
Rebs: Garnett, McDyess 11 each
Asts: Kidd 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,477

Group B[edit]

Team W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
 Canada 4 1 433 373 +60 9 1–0
 Yugoslavia 4 1 372 338 +34 9 0–1
 Australia 3 2 408 407 +1 8 1–0
 Russia 3 2 367 328 +39 8 0–1
 Spain 1 4 349 376 −27 6
 Angola 0 5 303 410 −107 5
September 17
14:30
Yugoslavia  66–60  Russia
Scoring by half: 27–28, 39–32
Pts: Rebrača 18
Rebs: Drobnjak 6
Asts: Lukovski, Obradović 3 each
Pts: Panov 13
Rebs: 3 players, 5 each
Asts: 3 players, 2 each
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,353
September 17
16:30
Canada  101–90  Australia
Scoring by half: 48–51, 53–39
Pts: Meeks 27
Rebs: Nash 6
Asts: Nash 15
Pts: Gaze 24
Rebs: Bradtke, Longley 5 each
Asts: Longley 7
September 17
19:30
Spain  64–45  Angola
Scoring by half: 30–22, 34–23
Pts: Dueñas 13
Rebs: Reyes 15
Asts: Reyes, Rodríguez 3 each
Pts: Muzadi 13
Rebs: Dias, E. Victoriano 7 each
Asts: Lutonda 2
September 19
9:30
 Canada 99–54 Angola 
Scoring by half: 29–50, 25–49
Pts: Barrett 21
Rebs: Swords 7
Asts: Nash, Swords 5 each
Pts: de Carvalho 10
Rebs: A. Victoriano 7
Asts: Lutonda 3
September 19
14:30
Russia  71–63  Spain
Scoring by half: 38–28, 33–35
Pts: Chikalkin 23
Rebs: Kirilenko 9
Asts: E. Pashutin 5
Pts: Herreros 13
Rebs: Rogers 6
Asts: Herreros 2
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,368
September 19
21:30
Australia  66–80  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 28–45, 38–35
Pts: Gaze 21
Rebs: Longley 5
Asts: Heal 6
Pts: Bodiroga 19
Rebs: Tomašević 8
Asts: Bodiroga 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,406
September 21
11:30
Canada  91–77  Spain
Scoring by half: 53–34, 38–43
Pts: Meeks 24
Rebs: Guarasci 6
Asts: Nash 5
Pts: Rogers 15
Rebs: De la Fuente, Garbajosa 6 each
Asts: López 4
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,446
September 21
19:30
Yugoslavia  73–64  Angola
Scoring by half: 39–32, 34–32
Pts: Tomašević 17
Rebs: Tomašević 11
Asts: Lukovski 4
Pts: Chipongue 15
Rebs: Lutonda 6
Asts: Lutonda 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,391
September 21
21:30
Australia  75–71  Russia
Scoring by half: 47–30, 28–41
Pts: Gaze, Heal 15 each
Rebs: Mackinnon 8
Asts: , Longley, Mackinnon 5 each
Pts: Fetisov 16
Rebs: 5 players, 5 each
Asts: E. Pashutin 7
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,322
September 23
11:30
Spain  65–78  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 30–32, 35–46
Pts: Herreros 16
Rebs: Dueñas 10
Asts: López, Rodríguez 3 each
Pts: Danilović 14
Rebs: Rebrača 6
Asts: Danilović 4
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,365
September 23
14:30
Russia  77–59  Canada
Scoring by half: 45–36, 32–23
Pts: Fetisov 15
Rebs: E. Pashutin 7
Asts: E. Pashutin 11
Pts: Nash 15
Rebs: 3 players, 5 each
Asts: Nash 4
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,446
September 23
16:30
Angola  75–86  Australia
Scoring by half: 43–41, 32–45
Pts: Dias 18
Rebs: Lutonda 7
Asts: 3 players, 3 each
Pts: Gaze 18
Rebs: Bradtke 7
Asts: Mackinnon 6
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,446
September 25
9:30
Angola  65–88  Russia
Scoring by half: 35–45, 30–43
Pts: Dias 14
Rebs: Dias 6
Asts: E. Victoriano 3
Pts: Morgunov 17
Rebs: Kirilenko 9
Asts: Bazarevich, E. Pashutin 5 each
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,435
September 25
19:30
Yugoslavia  75–83  Canada
Scoring by half: 42–33, 33–50
Pts: Danilović 20
Rebs: Tarlać, Tomašević 7 each
Asts: Lukovski 4
Pts: Nash 26
Rebs: Nash 8
Asts: Nash 8
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,398
September 25
21:30
Australia  91–80  Spain
Scoring by half: 36–40, 55–40
Pts: Heal 26
Rebs: Bradtke 8
Asts: Mackinnon 6
Pts: Herreros 24
Rebs: 8 players, 2 each
Asts: Rodríguez 7
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,398

Tournament bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  A1   United States 85  
B4   Russia 70  
  A1   United States 85  
  A3   Lithuania 83  
B2   Yugoslavia 63
  A3   Lithuania 76  
    A1   United States 85
  A4   France 75
  A2   Italy 62  
B3   Australia 65  
  B3   Australia 52 Bronze medal game
  A4   France 76  
B1   Canada 63 A3   Lithuania 89
  A4   France 68   B3   Australia 71

Quarterfinals[edit]

September 28
15:00
Italy  62–65  Australia
Scoring by half: 27–31, 35–34
Pts: Fučka 17
Rebs: 3 players, 4 each
Asts: Fučka 3
Pts: Gaze 27
Rebs: Bradtke 8
Asts: Gaze 4
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,411
Referees: David Jones (United States)
Pascal Dorizon (France)
September 28
17:00
Canada  63–68  France
Scoring by half: 23–38, 40–30
Pts: MacCulloch 23
Rebs: MacCulloch 9
Asts: Nash 8
Pts: Sciarra 17
Rebs: Sciarra 7
Asts: Rigaudeau 4
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,411
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (Lithuania)
Juan Figueroa (Puerto Rico)
September 28
20:00
Yugoslavia  63–76  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 32–37, 31–39
Pts: Stojaković 20
Rebs: Tomašević 8
Asts: Tomašević 2
Pts: Einikis 26
Rebs: Einikis 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 4
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,260
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (Greece)
Renato Santos (Brazil)
September 28
22:00
United States  85–70  Russia
Scoring by half: 46–41, 39–29
Pts: Garnett 16
Rebs: Garnett 11
Asts: Kidd 8
Pts: Bashminov 12
Rebs: Morgunov 6
Asts: E. Pashutin 6
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,260
Referees: Iztok Rems (Slovenia)
Rick Degagne (Canada)

Semifinals[edit]

September 29
19:30
Australia  52–76  France
Scoring by half: 29–44, 23–32
Pts: Gaze, Heal 10 each
Rebs: Bradtke 5
Asts: Heal 5
Pts: Sciarra 16
Rebs: Weis 9
Asts: Sciarra 7
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,653
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (Greece)
Raul Chaves (Argentina)
September 29
21:30
Lithuania  83–85  United States
Scoring by half: 36–48, 47–37
Pts: Jasikevičius 27
Rebs: Štombergas Žukauskas 5 each
Asts: Jasikevičius 4
Pts: Carter 18
Rebs: Garnett 14
Asts: Garnett 4
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,653
Referees: Tiziano Zancanella (Italy)
Pascal Dorizon (France)

Finals[edit]

October 1
11:00
Australia  71–89  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 35–51, 36–38
Pts: Gaze 22
Rebs: Mackinnon 7
Asts: Heal 4
Pts: Štombergas 28
Rebs: Songaila 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,833
Referees: Iztok Rems (Slovenia)
David Jones (United States)
October 1
13:15
France  75–85  United States
Scoring by half: 32–46, 43–39
Pts: Sciarra 19
Rebs: Sciarra 4
Asts: Sciarra 4
Pts: Allen, Carter 13 each
Rebs: Kidd, Mourning 7 each
Asts: Payton 3
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,833
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (Lithuania)
Renato Santos (Brazil)

Classification Round[edit]

September 26
14:30
11th place
New Zealand  70–60  Angola
Scoring by half: 37–26, 33–34
Pts: Penney 17
Rebs: Marks 11
Asts: Jones 3
Pts: Almeida 19
Rebs: Dias 5
Asts: Lutonda 3
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,395
September 26
16:30
9th place
 Spain 84–64 China 
Scoring by half: 46–26, 38–38
Pts: Navarro 19
Rebs: Dueñas 10
Asts: Navarro, López 3 each
Pts: Wang 14
Rebs: Yao 6
Asts: Guo 4
The Dome, Sydney
Attendance: 8,395
September 30
12:00
7th place
Canada  86–83 OT  Russia
Scoring by half: 36–43, 33–26 OT: 7–7
Pts: Guarasci 21
Rebs: Meeks 10
Asts: Hamilton 5
Pts: Z. Pashutin 23
Rebs: Z. Pashutin 8
Asts: Z. Pashutin 5
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,604
September 30
14:00
5th place
Italy  69–59  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 33–31, 36–28
Pts: Fučka 17
Rebs: Meneghin 9
Asts: Basile 5
Pts: Tomašević 13
Rebs: Stojaković 6
Asts: 7 players, 1 each
Sydney SuperDome, Sydney
Attendance: 14,604

Statistical leaders[edit]

Top ten in points, rebounds and assists, and top 5 in steals and blocks.

Game highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points France Antoine Rigaudeau
Lithuania Saulius Štombergas
29  China
 Australia
Rebounds Spain Alfonso Reyes 15  Angola
Assists Canada Steve Nash 15  Australia
Steals France Jim Bilba
New Zealand Pero Cameron
United States Vince Carter
Russia Andrei Kirilenko
France Laurent Sciarra
4  China
 Lithuania
 France
 Angola
 China
Blocks United States Alonzo Mourning 6  Italy
Turnovers Canada Steve Nash 9  France

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD
Gold medal game participants
1  United States 8 8 0 760 587 +173
2  France 8 4 4 591 574 +17
Bronze medal game participants
3  Lithuania 8 5 3 620 558 +62
4th  Australia 8 4 4 596 634 −38
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th  Italy 7 4 3 463 473 −10
6th  Yugoslavia 7 4 3 494 483 +11
7th  Canada 7 5 2 582 524 +58
8th  Russia 7 3 4 520 429 +91
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th  Spain 6 2 4 433 440 −7
10th  China 6 2 4 432 503 −71
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th  New Zealand 6 1 5 377 476 −99
12th  Angola 6 0 6 363 480 −117

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The European Championships third place, Yugoslavia, qualified separately as World Champions.

External links[edit]