Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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17th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Beijing 2008
Tournament details
Olympics 2008 Summer Olympics
Host nation China
City Beijing
Duration 10 – 24 August
Men's tournament
Teams 12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists  Spain
3 Bronze medalists  Argentina
Tournaments
← Athens 2004  London 2012 →
Basketball at the
2008 Summer Olympics

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The men's tournament of basketball at the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, China began on August 10 and ended on August 24, when the United States defeated Spain 118–107 for the gold medal. All games were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium.

Qualifying[edit]

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearance FIBA World Ranking[1]
 China Olympics host July 13, 2001 6 (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 11
 Spain World champion September 3, 2006 9 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004) 3
 Iran Asian champion August 5, 2007 1 (1948) 45
 Australia Oceanian champion August 22, 2007 11 (1956, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 9
 Angola African champion August 25, 2007 4 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 14
 Argentina Americas runner-up September 1, 2007 4 (1948, 1952, 1996, 2004) 1
 United States Americas champion September 1, 2007 15 (1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 2
 Russia European champion September 15, 2007 11 (1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 2000) 16
 Lithuania European third place[2] September 16, 2007 4 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 5
 Croatia Wildcard qualifier July 19, 2008 2 (1992, 1996) 20
 Greece Wildcard qualifier July 19, 2008 3 (1952, 1996, 2004) 6
 Germany Wildcard qualifier July 20, 2008 4 (1936, 1972, 1984, 1992) 9

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-placed teams from each group are ranked 9th–10th by basis of their records.
  • Sixth-placed teams from each group are ranked 11th–12th by basis of their records.
  • 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 by basis of their preliminary round records
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals play for the gold medal. The losing teams play for 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

All times are local Beijing Time (GMT+8).

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Group A[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Lithuania 5 4 1 425 400 +25 9 1–0
 Argentina 5 4 1 425 361 +64 9 0–1
 Croatia 5 3 2 399 380 +19 8 1–0
 Australia 5 3 2 457 405 +52 8 0–1
 Russia 5 1 4 387 406 −19 6  
 Iran 5 0 5 323 464 −141 5  
10 August 2008
09:00
v
Russia  71–49  Iran
Scoring by quarter: 24–5, 14–17, 8–16, 25–11
Pts: Holden 19
Rebs: Monia 6
Asts: Savrasenko 4
Pts: Nikkhah 16
Rebs: Haddadi 8
Asts: Kamrani 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
10 August 2008
16:45
v
Lithuania  79–75  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 14–11, 20–19, 17–15, 28–30
Pts: Kleiza 13
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 8
Pts: Ginobili 19
Rebs: Oberto 11
Asts: Oberto, Prigioni 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
10 August 2008
20:00
v
Australia  82–97  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 14–21, 17–26, 22–26, 29–24
Pts: Nielsen 13
Rebs: Anstey 7
Asts: Barlow 3
Pts: Prkačin, Banić 16
Rebs: Lončar 10
Asts: Popović 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)

12 August 2008
09:00
v
Iran  67–99  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 14–31, 19–28, 14–25
Pts: Haddadi 21
Rebs: Sahakian 12
Asts: Amini 4
Pts: Kleiza 22
Rebs: Kleiza 8
Asts: Jasikevičius, Lukauskis, Mačiulis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
12 August 2008
11:15
v
Croatia  85–78  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 16–17, 26–19, 18–15, 25–27
Pts: Popović 22
Rebs: Barać 7
Asts: Popović, Lončar 3
Pts: Kirilenko 18
Rebs: Kirilenko 6
Asts: Kirilenko, Bikov 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
12 August 2008
22:15
v
Argentina  85–68  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 23–11, 16–18, 24–17, 22–22
Pts: Ginobili 21
Rebs: Nocioni 8
Asts: Ginobili 7
Pts: Mills 22
Rebs: Andersen 6
Asts: Bogut, Bruton 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

14 August 2008
11:15
v
Australia  106–68  Iran
Scoring by quarter: 28–15, 25–14, 22–19, 31–20
Pts: Newley 24
Rebs: Bogut 7
Asts: Mills, Worthington, Bruton 5
Pts: Nikkhah 23
Rebs: Haddadi 8
Asts: Davari 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
14 August 2008
16:45
v
Lithuania  86–79  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 21–17, 25–21, 17–17
Pts: Kaukėnas 20
Rebs: Kleiza 11
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Pts: Holden 25
Rebs: Khriapa 9
Asts: Kirilenko 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
14 August 2008
22:15
v
Argentina  77–53  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 21–13, 19–9, 19–16, 18–15
Pts: Nocioni 18
Rebs: Nocioni 8
Asts: Ginobili 8
Pts: Tomas, Banić 9
Rebs: Banić 6
Asts: Ukić 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Carlos Arteaga (ESP)

16 August 2008
11:15
v
Russia  80–95  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 17–22, 22–20, 25–26
Pts: Khriapa 21
Rebs: Khriapa 9
Asts: Holden 6
Pts: Bogut, Bruton 22
Rebs: Bogut 8
Asts: Bruton 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
16 August 2008
14:30
v
Croatia  73–86  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 30–29, 17–16, 11–28
Pts: Ukić 13
Rebs: Banić 7
Asts: Kus 3
Pts: Lukauskis 20
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
16 August 2008
16:45
v
Iran  82–97  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 14–19, 19–23, 24–30, 25–25
Pts: Haddadi 21
Rebs: Haddadi 16
Asts: Kamrani 4
Pts: Ginobili 32
Rebs: Scola 7
Asts: Prigioni 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

18 August 2008
09:00
v
Iran  57–91  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 8–19, 8–35, 23–16, 18–21
Pts: Nikkhah 25
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Haddadi 2
Pts: Rozić, Tomas 16
Rebs: Lončar, Barać 7
Asts: Ukić 8
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
18 August 2008
11:15
v
Australia  106–75  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 28–14, 27–15, 20–22, 31–24
Pts: Bogut 23
Rebs: Mills 4
Asts: Anstey 4
Pts: K. Lavrinovič 14
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
18 August 2008
22:15
v
Argentina  91–79  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 27–16, 18–23, 27–25, 19–15
Pts: Scola 37
Rebs: Nocioni 9
Asts: Prigioni 10
Pts: Kirilenko 23
Rebs: Kirilenko 9
Asts: Holden 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)

Group B[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 5 5 0 515 354 +161 10
 Spain 5 4 1 418 369 +49 9
 Greece 5 3 2 415 375 +40 8
 China 5 2 3 366 400 −34 7
 Germany 5 1 4 330 390 −60 6
 Angola 5 0 5 321 477 −156 5
10 August 2008
11:15
v
Germany  95–66  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 29–13, 24–18, 17–14
Pts: Kaman 24
Rebs: Jagla 11
Asts: Hamann 4
Pts: Mingas 24
Rebs: Gomes 8
Asts: Cipriano 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
10 August 2008
14:30
v
Spain  81–66  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 15–13, 27–17, 19–20
Pts: Fernández 16
Rebs: P. Gasol 7
Asts: Navarro, Rodríguez 2
Pts: Spanoulis 15
Rebs: Tsartsaris 8
Asts: Diamantidis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
10 August 2008
22:15
v
United States  101–70  China
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 29–21, 25–11, 27–22
Pts: Wade 19
Rebs: Bosh 8
Asts: Paul 6
Pts: Yao 13
Rebs: Yao 10
Asts: Chen, Liu, Zhu, Sun 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)

12 August 2008
14:30
v
Greece  87–64  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 23–10, 25–15, 18–16
Pts: Spanoulis 23
Rebs: Bourousis 8
Asts: Spanoulis 5
Pts: Nowitzki 13
Rebs: Nowitzki 6
Asts: Greene 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
12 August 2008
16:45
v
China  75–85 OT  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 28–17, 15–10, 11–25OT: 3–13
Pts: Liu 19
Rebs: Yao, Yi 9
Asts: Yao, Sun 3
Pts: P. Gasol 29
Rebs: P. Gasol, Fernández 8
Asts: Fernández 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: José Carrión (PUR)
12 August 2008
20:00
v
Angola  76–97  United States
Scoring by quarter: 18–29, 19–26, 16–26, 23–16
Pts: Morais 24
Rebs: Gomes 8
Asts: Costa, Ambrosio 2
Pts: Wade 19
Rebs: Anthony 6
Asts: James 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estévez (ARG)

14 August 2008
09:00
v
Germany  59–72  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 21–27, 12–20, 11–13
Pts: Hamann 15
Rebs: Kaman 10
Asts: Hamann 3
Pts: Calderón 15
Rebs: M. Gasol 8
Asts: P. Gasol, Rubio 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)
14 August 2008
14:30
v
Angola  68–85  China
Scoring by quarter: 15–28, 27–16, 9–21, 17–20
Pts: Gomes 17
Rebs: Mingas 5
Asts: Gomes 3
Pts: Yao 30
Rebs: Yi 11
Asts: Zhu, Li 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
14 August 2008
20:00
v
United States  92–69  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 31–16, 23–22, 18–15
Pts: Bryant, Bosh 18
Rebs: James, Howard, Anthony 6
Asts: James 6
Pts: Papaloukas 15
Rebs: Fotsis, Papaloukas 8
Asts: Diamantidis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

16 August 2008
09:00
v
Greece  102–61  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 12–11, 31–17, 38–14, 21–19
Pts: Bourousis 22
Rebs: Glyniadakis, Fotsis 7
Asts: Fotsis 5
Pts: Mingas 25
Rebs: Geronimo 7
Asts: Costa 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: José Carrión (PUR)
16 August 2008
20:00
v
China  59–55  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 19–9, 8–22, 20–8, 12–16
Pts: Yao 25
Rebs: Yao, Yi 11
Asts: Liu 3
Pts: Nowitzki 24
Rebs: Nowitzki 17
Asts: Hamann, Garrett 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
16 August 2008
22:15
v
Spain  82–119  United States
Scoring by quarter: 22–31, 23–30, 18–25, 19–33
Pts: Reyes 19
Rebs: Reyes 8
Asts: Fernández, Rubio 3
Pts: James 18
Rebs: Bosh 7
Asts: James, Paul 8
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

18 August 2008
14:30
v
Greece  91–77  China
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 19–9, 23–30, 22–23
Pts: Bourousis, Spanoulis 19
Rebs: Bourousis 19
Asts: Papaloukas, Spanoulis 5
Pts: Yao 16
Rebs: Wang 8
Asts: Sun 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA)
18 August 2008
16:45
v
Angola  50–98  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 23–15, 7–25, 11–31, 9–27
Pts: Mingas 10
Rebs: Mingas, Ambrosio 5
Asts: Costa 5
Pts: P. Gasol 31
Rebs: P. Gasol 9
Asts: Rodríguez, Rubio 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
18 August 2008
20:00
v
United States  106–57  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 31–12, 22–17, 30–17, 23–11
Pts: Howard 22
Rebs: Howard 10
Asts: Williams 5
Pts: Nowitzki 14
Rebs: Nowitzki 8
Asts: Hamann, Jagla 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Carlos Arteaga (ESP)

Knockout round[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  A1   Lithuania 94  
B4   China 68  
  A1   Lithuania 86  
  B2   Spain 91  
B2   Spain 72
  A3   Croatia 59  
    B2   Spain 107
  B1   United States 118
  B1   United States 116  
A4   Australia 85  
  B1   United States 101 Bronze medal game
  A2   Argentina 81  
A2   Argentina 80 A1   Lithuania 75
  B3   Greece 78   A2   Argentina 87

Quarterfinals[edit]

20 August 2008
14:30
v
Spain  72–59  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 22–11, 15–15, 14–12, 21–21
Scoring by half: 37–26, 35–33
Pts: P. Gasol 20
Rebs: P. Gasol 10
Asts: Calderón, P. Gasol 2
Pts: Banić 15
Rebs: Banić, Planinić 5
Asts: Kus, Nicević 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
20 August 2008
16:45
v
Lithuania  94–68  China
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 22–13, 29–23, 24–15
Scoring by half: 41–30, 53–38
Pts: Jasikevičius 23
Rebs: Kleiza 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Pts: Yao 19
Rebs: Yi 9
Asts: Yao 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
20 August 2008
20:00
v
United States  116–85  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 30–19, 34–18, 27–24
Scoring by half: 55–43, 61–42
Pts: Bryant 25
Rebs: James 9
Asts: James, Paul, Wade, Williams 3
Pts: Mills 20
Rebs: Worthington 6
Asts: Newley 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Carlos Arteaga (ESP)
20 August 2008
22:15
v
Argentina  80–78  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 22–23, 17–17, 17–15, 24–23
Scoring by half: 39–40, 41–38
Pts: Ginobili 24
Rebs: Scola 8
Asts: Prigioni 3
Pts: Fotsis 17
Rebs: Fotsis 10
Asts: Papaloukas 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

Semifinals[edit]

22 August 2008
20:00
v
Spain  91–86  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 19–23, 22–24, 29–20
Scoring by half: 40–42, 51–44
Pts: P Gasol 19
Rebs: Jiménez 7
Asts: Rubio 4
Pts: Jasaitis, Jasikevičius 19
Rebs: Jasaitis 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
22 August 2008
22:00
v
Argentina  81–101  United States
Scoring by quarter: 11–30, 29–19, 24–29, 17–23
Scoring by half: 40–49, 41–52
Pts: Scola 28
Rebs: Scola 11
Asts: Prigioni 3
Pts: Anthony 21
Rebs: Bosh 10
Asts: Kidd 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA)

Bronze medal match[edit]

24 August 2008
12:00
v
Lithuania  75–87  Argentina 3rd
Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 13–22, 15–22, 26–19
Scoring by half: 34–46, 41–41
Pts: Šiškauskas 15
Rebs: Šiškauskas, K. Lavrinovič 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 3
Pts: Delfino 20
Rebs: Delfino 10
Asts: Prigioni 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)

Gold medal match[edit]

24 August 2008
14:00
v
2nd Spain  107–118  United States 1st
Scoring by quarter: 31–38, 30–31, 21–22, 25–27
Scoring by half: 61–69, 46–49
Pts: Fernández 22
Rebs: Reyes 7
Asts: Navarro 4
Pts: Wade 27
Rebs: Bosh 7
Asts: Bryant 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Pablo Estévez (ARG), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)

The Americans got off to a start with the Spaniards hitting seven of their first nine shots; if not for a 10–0 run by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the Americans would have trailed in the first quarter. With USA leading by 14, Spain chipped away at the lead during the second quarter to cut the deficit to eight points.

The team traded baskets in the third quarter, with Spain cutting the deficit further to seven. A three-point field goal by Rudy Fernandez cut the lead into two, the smallest deficit with 8:13 left in the fourth. Kobe Bryant and Wade extended the lead with three-pointers to 103–92 but Spain had a final push, capped with another three-pointer from Carlos Jimenez to reduce the lead 108–104. In the final 2 minutes a three-pointer by Dwyane Wade and a Kobe Bryant field goal extended the lead back to 9. It was then when the Americans began hitting their free throws when the Spanish got frustrated and were called for technical fouls to seal the game for the Americans.[3]

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 Argentina Luis Scola 37  Russia
Rebounds Germany Dirk Nowitzki 17  China
Assists Argentina Pablo Prigioni 10  Russia
Steals Russia Andrei Kirilenko
United States Dwyane Wade
6  Lithuania
 Greece
Blocks Iran Hamed Haddadi
Lithuania Kšyštof Lavrinovič
China Yao Ming
4  Lithuania
 Argentina
 Angola
Field goal percentage Greece Ioannis Bouroussis 100% (9/9)  Angola
3-point field goal percentage Russia Viktor Khriapa
Germany Dirk Nowitzki
100% (6/6)  Australia
 Angola
Free throw percentage United States Carmelo Anthony 100% (13/13)  Argentina
Turnovers Angola Carlos Morais 10  United States

Final standings[edit]

Rankings are determined by:

  • 1st–4th
    • Results of gold and bronze medal games.
  • 5th–8th:
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Standings in the preliminary round group (i.e. Group A's #3 is ranked higher than Group B's #4.)
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
  • 9th–10th and 11th–12th:
    • 5th placers in the preliminary round groups are classified 9th–10th; 6th placers classified *11th–12th
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD Standing GAvg New rank
Final participants
1st  United States 8 8 0 850 627 +223 2
2nd  Spain 8 6 2 688 632 +56 3
Bronze medal game participants
3rd  Argentina 8 6 2 673 615 +58 1
4th  Lithuania 8 5 3 680 646 +34 6
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th  Greece 6 3 3 493 455 +38 B-3rd 1.117 4
6th  Croatia 6 3 3 458 452 +6 A-3rd 1.050 18
7th  Australia 6 3 3 542 521 +21 A-4th 9
8th  China 6 2 4 434 494 −60 10
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th  Russia 5 1 4 387 406 −19 0.953 15
10th  Germany 5 1 4 330 390 −60 0.846 7
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th  Iran 5 0 5 323 464 −141 0.696 23
12th  Angola 5 0 5 321 477 −156 0.673 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ after EuroBasket Women 2007
  2. ^ The European Championships runner-up, Spain, qualified separately as World Champions.
  3. ^ Mahoney, Brian (2008-08-24). "US hoops back on top, beats Spain for gold medal". Associated Press (Yahoo! Sports). Retrieved 2008-08-26. 

External links[edit]