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FIBA EuroBasket 1997
30th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 1997 logo.gif
Tournament details
Host nation Spain
Dates 24 June – 6 July
Teams 16 (from 50 federations)
Venues (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Yugoslavia (7th title)
MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Đorđević
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Israel Oded Kattash (22.0)  Latvia (82.6)
Rebounds Slovenia Radoslav Nesterović (8.6)  Spain (27.4)
Assists Croatia Damir Mulaomerović (6.4)  Lithuania (18.0)
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The 1997 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1997, was the 30th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship held by FIBA Europe, which also served as Europe qualifier for the 1998 FIBA World Championship, giving a berth to the top four (or five, depending on Greece reaching one of the top four places) teams in the final standings. It was held in Spain between 24 June and 6 July 1997. Sixteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The cities of Badalona, Barcelona and Girona hosted the tournament. FR Yugoslavia won its seventh FIBA European title by defeating Italy with a 61–49 score in the final. Yugoslavia's Aleksandar Đorđević was voted the tournament's MVP.

Venues[edit]

Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status Round
Olimpic Badalona.jpg Badalona Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona 12,760 Opened in 1991 Groups C, D and F
Thirteenth-to-sixteenth-place playoffs
Barcelona Palau San Jordi 001.jpg Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi 17,000 Opened in 1990 Knockout stage and Final
Fifth-to-eighth-place playoffs
Ninth-to-twelfth-place playoffs
Girona Palau Girona-Fontajau 5,049 Opened in 1993 Groups A, B and E

Squads[edit]

Format[edit]

  • The teams were split in four groups of four teams each where they played a round robin. The top three teams from each group advance to the second stage.
  • In the second stage, two groups of six teams were formed and played a round robin. The results between teams that faced during the preliminary round are carried over. The top four teams from each group in the second stage advance to the knockout quarterfinals to compete for the Championship. The winners in the semifinals compete for the European Championship, while the losers from the semifinals play a consolation game for the third place.
  • The losers in the quarterfinals compete in a separate bracket to define 5th through 8th place in the final standings.
  • The four teams eliminated in the second stage compete in another bracket to define 9th through 12th place in the final standings.
  • The four teams eliminated in the preliminary round compete in another bracket to define 13th through 16th place in the final standings.

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the second round
Times given below are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Greece 3 3 0 226 200 +26 6
 Russia 3 2 1 224 185 +39 5
 Turkey 3 1 2 178 223 −45 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 0 3 193 213 −20 3
25 June
16:00
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 55–65  Russia
Scoring by half: 21–37, 34–28
Pts: Marković 20
Rebs: Bukva 6
Asts: Bećiragić 4
Pts: Karasev 22
Rebs: Karasev 6
Asts: Karasev, Nosov 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Víctor Mas (ESP), Philippe Leemann (SUI)
25 June
18:00
 Greece 74–52  Turkey
Scoring by half: 39–23, 35–29
Pts: Oikonomou 16
Rebs: Papanikolaou 7
Asts: Christodoulou 6
Pts: Ene, Sarıca 14
Rebs: Türkcan 6
Asts: Tunçeri 2
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gennaro Colucci (ITA), Peter Klingbiel (GER)
26 June
16:00
 Turkey 70–62  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scoring by half: 29–26, 41–36
Pts: Sarıca 17
Rebs: Türkcan 7
Asts: Ene 5
Pts: Firić, Marković 17
Rebs: Bukva 6
Asts: Bećiragić 7
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Krzysztof Koralewski (POL), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)
26 June
18:00
 Russia 72–74  Greece
Scoring by half: 33–43, 39–31
Pts: Kudelin 21
Rebs: Kisurin 9
Asts: Karasev 5
Pts: Oikonomou, Rentzias 16
Rebs: Rentzias 5
Asts: Koronios 5
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Viliam Koller (SVK), Danko Radić (CRO)
27 June
16:00
 Russia 87–56  Turkey
Scoring by half: 50–24, 37–32
Pts: Karasev 15
Rebs: Panov, Pashutin 4
Asts: Karasev, Panov 4
Pts: Türkcan 14
Rebs: Türkcan 10
Asts: Evliyaoğlu, Tunçeri 2
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Tomislav Jovančić (YUG), Víctor Mas (ESP)
27 June
18:00
 Greece 78–76  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scoring by half: 42–34, 36–42
Pts: Papanikolaou 20
Rebs: Papanikolaou 5
Asts: Sigalas 3
Pts: Marković 26
Rebs: Bukva 4
Asts: Firić 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Peter Klingbiel (GER), Agnis Perkons (LAT)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Lithuania 3 3 0 245 215 +30 6
 Israel 3 2 1 217 225 −8 5
 France 3 1 2 250 257 −7 4
 Slovenia 3 0 3 210 225 −15 3
25 June
20:30
 Slovenia 75–80  France
Scoring by half: 34–37, 41–43
Pts: Zdovc 16
Rebs: Nesterovič 10
Asts: Zdovc 3
Pts: Foirest, Gadou 15
Rebs: Julian 9
Asts: Sciarra 5
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Krzysztof Koralewski (POL), Viliam Koller (SVK)
25 June
22:30
 Lithuania 75–60  Israel
Scoring by half: 30–31, 45–29
Pts: Einikis, Karnišovas 17
Rebs: Karnišovas 9
Asts: Karnišovas 6
Pts: Kattash 25
Rebs: Steinhauer 7
Asts: Kattash 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Danko Radić (CRO), Tomislav Jovančić (YUG)
26 June
20:30
 France 88–94  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 42–49, 46–45
Pts: Bonato 24
Rebs: Dubos 6
Asts: Sciarra 8
Pts: Einikis 31
Rebs: Einikis 13
Asts: Karnišovas, Lukminas 4
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Gennaro Colucci (ITA), Peter Klingbiel (GER)
26 June
22:30
 Israel 69–68  Slovenia
Scoring by half: 36–40, 33–28
Pts: Steinhauer 22
Rebs: Henefeld 6
Asts: Kattash 4
Pts: Alibegović 18
Rebs: Nesterovič 13
Asts: 3 Players 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Víctor Mas (ESP), Agnis Perkons (LAT)
27 June
20:30
 France 82–88  Israel
Scoring by half: 42–42, 40–46
Pts: Bonato 21
Rebs: Dubos 6
Asts: Sciarra 5
Pts: Kattash 34
Rebs: Steinhauer 6
Asts: Kattash 4
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Vilim Koller (SVK), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)
27 June
22:30
 Lithuania 76–67  Slovenia
Scoring by half: 41–37, 35–30
Pts: Karnišovas 16
Rebs: Einikis 7
Asts: Lukminas 8
Pts: Alibegović 17
Rebs: Nesterovič 9
Asts: Daneu 2
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Krzysztof Koralewski (POL), Philippe Leemann (SUI)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 239 209 +30 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 281 239 +42 5
 Poland 3 1 2 227 263 −36 4
 Latvia 3 0 3 243 279 −36 3
25 June
16:00
 Latvia 75–85  Italy
Scoring by half: 34–46, 41–39
Pts: Bagatskis 23
Rebs: Bagatskis 6
Asts: Miglinieks 4
Pts: Bonora 15
Rebs: Frosini 6
Asts: Bonora 6
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Almir Akšamija (BIH)
25 June
18:00
 Yugoslavia 104–76  Poland
Scoring by half: 47–41, 57–35
Pts: Rebrača 19
Rebs: Topić 8
Asts: Đorđević 4
Pts: Tomczyk, Wójcik 13
Rebs: 3 Players 4
Asts: Pluta 3
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS)
26 June
16:00
 Poland 86–79  Latvia
Scoring by half: 50–36, 36–43
Pts: Wójcik 21
Rebs: Wójcik 7
Asts: Zieliński 4
Pts: Štelmahers 18
Rebs: Bondarenko, Miglinieks 6
Asts: Miglinieks 6
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SLO), Recep Ankarali (TUR)
26 June
22:30
 Italy 74–69  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 42–35, 32–34
Pts: Myers 24
Rebs: Frosini 5
Asts: Bonora 3
Pts: Đorđević 29
Rebs: Bodiroga 4
Asts: Đorđević 4
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Bruno Gasperin (FRA)
27 June
18:00
 Yugoslavia 108–89  Latvia
Scoring by half: 51–41, 57–48
Pts: Đorđević 22
Rebs: Rebrača 8
Asts: Đorđević 8
Pts: Bagatskis 25
Rebs: Bondarenko 7
Asts: Štelmahers 6
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
27 June
22:30
 Italy 80–65  Poland
Scoring by half: 46–36, 34–29
Pts: Myers 19
Rebs: Fučka 8
Asts: Myers 6
Pts: Zieliński 13
Rebs: Szybilski 6
Asts: Zieliński 4
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Kamen Toshev (BUL)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Spain 3 3 0 227 184 +43 6  
 Croatia 3 1 2 234 228 +6 4 1–1, +13
 Germany 3 1 2 195 202 −7 4 1–1, +1
 Ukraine 3 1 2 194 224 −30 4 1–1, −14
25 June
20:30
 Ukraine 54–82  Spain
Scoring by half: 25–45, 29–37
Pts: Bazelevsky 15
Rebs: Molchanov 3
Asts: Murzin 4
Pts: Martínez 16
Rebs: Reyes 8
Asts: 4 Players 3
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SLO), Bruno Gasperin (FRA)
25 June
22:30
 Croatia 75–55  Germany
Scoring by half: 45–26, 30–29
Pts: Kelečević 19
Rebs: Kelečević 7
Asts: Mulaomerović 9
Pts: Wucherer 20
Rebs: Femerling 7
Asts: Harnisch 3
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
26 June
18:00
 Germany 81–60  Ukraine
Scoring by half: 37–28, 44–32
Pts: Harnisch 18
Rebs: Femerling 7
Asts: Harnisch, Rödl 6
Pts: Lokhmanchuk 16
Rebs: Lokhmanchuk 8
Asts: Murzin 3
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), Almir Akšamija (BIH)
26 June
20:30
 Spain 78–71  Croatia
Scoring by half: 41–45, 37–26
Pts: Smith 24
Rebs: Smith 7
Asts: Jofresa 3
Pts: Mulaomerović 16
Rebs: Prkačin 5
Asts: Mulaomerović 5
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
27 June
16:00
 Croatia 88–95  Ukraine
Scoring by half: 39–47, 49–48
Pts: Mulaomerović 23
Rebs: 3 Players 4
Asts: Mulaomerović 8
Pts: Lokhmanchuk 19
Rebs: Khyzhniak 5
Asts: Bazelevsky 4
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Recep Ankaralı (TUR)
27 June
20:30
 Spain 67–59  Germany
Scoring by half: 34–32, 33–27
Pts: Jofresa 14
Rebs: Orenga 7
Asts: Jofresa 5
Pts: Rödl 17
Rebs: Hupmann 12
Asts: Rödl 5
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS)

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Greece 5 5 0 386 343 +43 10
 Russia 5 4 1 432 343 +89 9
 Lithuania 5 3 2 392 399 −7 8
 Turkey 5 2 3 356 396 −40 7
 Israel 5 1 4 370 410 −40 6
 France 5 0 5 392 437 −45 5
29 June
18:00
 Turkey 81–71  Israel
Scoring by half: 26–35, 55–36
Pts: Ene 19
Rebs: Türkcan 7
Asts: Ene 5
Pts: Steinhauer 23
Rebs: Steinhauer 8
Asts: Henefeld 5
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Danko Radić (CRO), Tomislav Jovančić (YUG)
29 June
20:30
 Russia 93–80  France
Scoring by half: 49–40, 44–40
Pts: Fetisov 17
Rebs: Panov 4
Asts: Babkov, Karasev 4
Pts: Julian 17
Rebs: Julian 8
Asts: Gadou 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Krzysztof Koralewski (POL), Almir Akšamija (BIH)
29 June
22:30
 Greece 73–66  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 34–28, 39–38
Pts: Papanikolaou 15
Rebs: Rentzias, Papanikolaou 8
Asts: Patavoukas 2
Pts: Štombergas 16
Rebs: Einikis 8
Asts: 3 Players 4
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SLO), Gennaro Colucci (ITA)
30 June
18:00
 Israel 69–87  Russia
Scoring by half: 31–43, 38–44
Pts: Kattash, Shelef 14
Rebs: Steinhauer 6
Asts: Henefeld 3
Pts: Fetisov 16
Rebs: Mikhaylov 7
Asts: Babkov 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Víctor Mas (ESP), Gennaro Colucci (ITA)
30 June
20:30
 France 71–80  Greece
Scoring by half: 33–37, 38–43
Pts: Bonato 16
Rebs: Foirest, Risacher 6
Asts: Sciarra 5
Pts: Alvertis 17
Rebs: 3 Players 5
Asts: Christodoulou 4
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Tomislav Jovančić (YUG), Peter Klingbiel (GER)
30 June
22:30
 Lithuania 93–85  Turkey
Scoring by half: 45–39, 48–46
Pts: Karnišovas 27
Rebs: Einikis 6
Asts: Adomaitis 7
Pts: Kutluay 32
Rebs: Türkcan 4
Asts: Ene, Kutluay 4
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Kzysztof Koralewski (POL), Almir Akšamija (BIH)
1 July
18:00
 Greece 85–82  Israel
Scoring by half: 44–48, 41–34
Pts: Oikonomou 20
Rebs: Rentzias 6
Asts: Oikonomou 3
Pts: Kattash 29
Rebs: Sheffer 6
Asts: Sheffer 5
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Krzysztof Koralewski (POL), Almir Akšamija (BIH)
1 July
20:30
 Turkey 82–71  France
Scoring by half: 33–31, 49–40
Pts: Kutluay 21
Rebs: Türkcan 9
Asts: Kutluay 5
Pts: Julian 16
Rebs: Gadou 9
Asts: Fauthoux, Gadou 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Danko Radić (CRO), Gennaro Colucci (ITA)
1 July
22:30
 Russia 93–64  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 50–37, 43–27
Pts: Fetisov 19
Rebs: Fetisov 5
Asts: Karasev 4
Pts: Karnišovas 17
Rebs: Karnišovas 5
Asts: Jasikevičius 3
Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Kzysztof Koralewski (POL), Almir Akšamija (BIH)

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Italy 5 5 0 358 324 +34 10
 Yugoslavia 5 4 1 404 355 +49 9
 Spain 5 3 2 379 333 +46 8
 Poland 5 2 3 365 440 −75 7
 Croatia 5 1 4 352 348 +4 6
 Germany 5 0 5 325 383 −58 5
29 June
18:00
 Yugoslavia 88–73  Germany
Scoring by half: 47–30, 41–43
Pts: Savić 16
Rebs: Rebrača, Tomašević 6
Asts: Bodiroga 6
Pts: Hupmann 15
Rebs: Hupmann 7
Asts: Rödl 6
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Agnis Perkons (LAT)
29 June
20:30
 Italy 63–60  Spain
Scoring by half: 25–36, 38–24
Pts: Myers 20
Rebs: Pittis 4
Asts: Pittis 7
Pts: Herreros 15
Rebs: Dueñas 7
Asts: Jofresa 4
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Viliam Koller (SVK), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
29 June
22:30
 Poland 77–76  Croatia
Scoring by half: 38–50, 39–26
Pts: Zieliński 16
Rebs: Jankowski, Tomczyk 5
Asts: Zieliński 6
Pts: Rimac 20
Rebs: Kelečević 7
Asts: Mulaomerović 8
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)
30 June
18:00
 Germany 62–67  Italy
Scoring by half: 28–27, 34–40
Pts: Rödl 20
Rebs: Bogojevič, Femerling 6
Asts: Rödl 4
Pts: Fučka, Myers 13
Rebs: Fučka 5
Asts: Bonora 3
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Philippe Leemann (SUI), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)
30 June
20:30
 Spain 104–61  Poland
Scoring by half: 52–29, 52–32
Pts: Angulo, Reyes 21
Rebs: Reyes 8
Asts: Rodríguez 8
Pts: Wójcik, Zieliński 10
Rebs: Darnikowski 5
Asts: Zieliński 4
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
30 June
22:30
 Croatia 62–64  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 31–22, 31–42
Pts: Rimac 22
Rebs: Pejčinović 7
Asts: Rimac 4
Pts: Đorđević 19
Rebs: Rebrača 8
Asts: Đorđević, Obradović 3
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
1 July
18:00
 Poland 86–76  Germany
Scoring by half: 42–35, 44–41
Pts: Tomczyk 20
Rebs: Wójcik 8
Asts: Tomczyk, Zieliński 4
Pts: Rödl 15
Rebs: Hupmann 7
Asts: Rödl 7
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
1 July
20:30
 Yugoslavia 79–70  Spain
Scoring by half: 39–35, 40–35
Pts: Lončar 17
Rebs: Rebrača 5
Asts: Đorđević 5
Pts: Reyes 20
Rebs: Reyes 8
Asts: Rodríguez, Smith 3
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Reuven Virovnik (ISR)
1 July
22:30
 Italy 74–68  Croatia
Scoring by half: 38–36, 36–32
Pts: Myers 19
Rebs: Frosini 4
Asts: Coldebella 6
Pts: Rimac 19
Rebs: Kovačić 8
Asts: Mulaomerović 4
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Viliam Koller (SVK), Volodymyr Drabikovsyi (UKR)

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
4 July – 16:00        
  Greece  72
5 July – 20:30
  Poland  62  
  Greece  80
4 July – 18:00
    Yugoslavia  88  
  Lithuania  60
6 July – 21:30
  Yugoslavia  75  
  Yugoslavia  61
4 July – 20:30
    Italy  49
  Russia  70
5 July – 22:30
  Spain  67  
  Russia  65 Third place
4 July – 22:30
    Italy  67  
  Turkey  43   Greece  77
  Italy  66     Russia  97
6 July – 19:15

Quarterfinals[edit]

4 July
16:00
 Greece 72–62  Poland
Scoring by half: 38–39, 34–23
Pts: Koronios 18
Rebs: Papanikolaou 8
Asts: Christodoulou, Koronios 3
Pts: Tomczyk 16
Rebs: Szybilski 7
Asts: Zieliński 4
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Danko Radić (CRO)
4 July
18:00
 Lithuania 60–75  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 27–31, 33–44
Pts: Karnišovas 18
Rebs: Einikis 5
Asts: Adomaitis 4
Pts: Danilović 21
Rebs: Topić 8
Asts: Lončar 4
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Viliam Koller (SVK), Philippe Leemann (SUI)
4 July
20:30
 Russia 70–67  Spain
Scoring by half: 29–37, 41–30
Pts: Fetisov 21
Rebs: Fetisov 7
Asts: Babkov 4
Pts: Orenga 17
Rebs: Smith 7
Asts: Smith 3
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SLO), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
4 July
22:30
 Turkey 43–66  Italy
Scoring by half: 20–28, 23–38
Pts: Erdenay 12
Rebs: 3 Players 2
Asts: Ene 2
Pts: Marconato 16
Rebs: Marconato 12
Asts: Bonora 5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 5,500
Referees: Tomislav Jovančić (YUG), Bruno Gasperin (FRA)

Semifinals[edit]

5 July
20:30
 Greece 80–88  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 39–43, 41–45
Pts: Koronios 14
Rebs: Papanikolaou 6
Asts: 4 Players 1
Pts: Bodiroga 22
Rebs: Tomašević 9
Asts: Đorđević 6
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Krzysztof Koralewski (POL)
5 July
22:30
 Russia 65–67  Italy
Scoring by half: 38–33, 27–34
Pts: Panov 17
Rebs: Mikhaylov 6
Asts: 4 Players 2
Pts: Myers 19
Rebs: Marconato 10
Asts: Bonora 6
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Danko Radić (CRO), Viliam Koller (SVK)

Third place[edit]

6 July
19:15
 Greece 77–97  Russia
Scoring by half: 43–43, 34–54
Pts: Rentzias 28
Rebs: Rentzias 5
Asts: Koronios 4
Pts: Mikhaylov 35
Rebs: Mikhaylov 15
Asts: Mikhaylov 4
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Iztok Rems (SLO)

Final[edit]

6 July
21:30
 Yugoslavia 96–90  Italy
Scoring by half: 48–49, 48–41
Pts: Bodiroga 14
Rebs: Danilović 5
Asts: Đorđević 4
Pts: Myers 17
Rebs: Fučka, Marconato 6
Asts: Coldebella 2
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 10,500
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Víctor Mas (ESP)

5th to 8th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
5 July – 16:00
  Poland  55  
  Lithuania  76  
 
6 July – 13:00
      Lithuania  93
    Spain  94
Seventh place
5 July – 18:00 6 July – 11:00
  Spain  86   Poland  89
  Turkey  71     Turkey  87
5 July
16:00
 Poland 55–76  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 25–41, 30–35
Pts: Zieliński 15
Rebs: Jankowski 7
Asts: Zieliński 2
Pts: Einikis, Karnišovas 21
Rebs: Karnišovas 9
Asts: Lukminas 6
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
6 July
18:00
 Spain 86–81  Turkey
Scoring by half: 49–36, 37–45
Pts: Herreros 18
Rebs: Martínez 9
Asts: Jofresa 8
Pts: Kutluay 23
Rebs: Türkcan 6
Asts: 3 Players 2
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Gennaro Colucci (ITA), Peter Klingbiel (GER)
6 July
11:00
 Poland 89–87 OT  Turkey
Scoring by half: 43–34, 34–43 OT: 12–10
Pts: Zieliński 17
Rebs: Szybilski 5
Asts: Bacik 7
Pts: Kutluay 29
Rebs: Türkcan 15
Asts: 6 Players 2
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
6 July
13:00
 Lithuania 93–94  Spain
Scoring by half: 44–40, 49–54
Pts: Karnišovas 32
Rebs: Žukauska 11
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Pts: Herreros 20
Rebs: Martínez 6
Asts: Herreros 4
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Tomislav Jovančić (YUG), Philippe Leemann (SUI)

9th to 12th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
4 July – 10:00
  Israel  84  
  Germany  75  
 
5 July – 12:00
      Israel  91
    France  84
Seventh place
4 July – 12:00 5 July – 10:00
  France  84   Germany  93
  Croatia  79     Croatia  100
4 July
10:00
 Israel 84–75  Germany
Scoring by half: 39–41, 45–34
Pts: Kattash 25
Rebs: Kattash 7
Asts: Kattash 5
Pts: Rödl, Wucherer 18
Rebs: Femerling 9
Asts: Harnisch 4
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Gennaro Colucci (ITA), Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS)
4 July
12:00
 France 84–79  Croatia
Scoring by half: 40–37, 44–42
Pts: Gadou 27
Rebs: Gadou 4
Asts: Sciarra 5
Pts: Rimac 19
Rebs: Kelečević, Prkačin 5
Asts: Mulaomerović 5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Víctor Mas (ESP), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
5 July
10:00
 Germany 89–87 OT  Croatia
Scoring by half: 43–34, 34–43 OT: 12–10
Pts: Wucherer 21
Rebs: Femerling 6
Asts: 3 Players 4
Pts: Mulaomerović 27
Rebs: Pejčinović 10
Asts: Mulaomerović 11
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Philippe Leemann (SUI), Recep Ankaralı (TUR)
5 July
12:00
 Israel 91–84  France
Scoring by half: 43–48, 48–36
Pts: Kattash 27
Rebs: Steinhauer 12
Asts: Kattash, Steinhauer 4
Pts: Risacher 23
Rebs: Dubos 7
Asts: 3 Players 3
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SLO), Agnis Perkons (LAT)

13th to 16th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
29 June – 10:00
  Bosnia and Herzegovina  61  
  Slovenia  73  
 
30 June – 12:00
      Slovenia  75
    Ukraine  80
Seventh place
29 June – 12:00 30 June – 10:00
  Latvia  76   Bosnia and Herzegovina  96
  Ukraine  84     Latvia  94
29 June
10:00
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 61–73  Slovenia
Scoring by half: 21–46, 40–27
Pts: Firić 12
Rebs: Alihodžić 4
Asts: Bećiragić 4
Pts: Nesterovič 20
Rebs: Nesterovič 8
Asts: Zdovc 4
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS)
29 June
12:00
 Latvia 76–84  Ukraine
Scoring by half: 42–35, 34–49
Pts: Jansons 17
Rebs: Jansons 8
Asts: Miglinieks, Šneps 3
Pts: Lokhmanchuk 21
Rebs: Lokhmanchuk 6
Asts: Bazelevsky 2
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Philippe Leemann (SUI), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
30 June
10:00
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 96–94  Latvia
Scoring by half: 32–52, 64–42
Pts: Marković 44
Rebs: Alihodžić 8
Asts: Alihodžić 3
Pts: Bagatskis 33
Rebs: Bagatskis 6
Asts: Miglinieks 10
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Viliam Koller (SVK)
30 June
12:00
 Slovenia 75–80  Ukraine
Scoring by half: 46–45, 29–35
Pts: Milič 16
Rebs: Jurković 5
Asts: 3 Players 2
Pts: Okunsky 18
Rebs: Okunsky 7
Asts: Pudzyrey 5
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, Badalona
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Recep Ankaralı (TUR)

Statistical Leaders[edit]

Individual Tournament Highs[edit]

Individual Game Highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points Bosnia and Herzegovina Nenad Marković 44  Latvia
Rebounds Russia Mikhail Mikhaylov
Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
15  Greece
 Poland
Assists Croatia Damir Mulaomerović 11  Germany
Steals 5 Players 7
Turnovers Germany Denis Wucherer 8  Croatia

Team Tournament Highs[edit]

Team Game highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points  Yugoslavia 108  Latvia
Rebounds  Italy 37  Turkey
Assists  Lithuania 25  Turkey
Steals  Russia 26  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Field goal percentage  Lithuania 63.8% (30/47)  Turkey
3-point field goal percentage  Lithuania 70.0% (7/10)  Turkey
Free throw percentage  Israel 90.3% (6/11)  France
Turnovers  Bosnia and Herzegovina 24  Slovenia

Awards[edit]

 1997 FIBA European Champions 

Yugoslavia
7th title
1997 FIBA European Championship MVP: Aleksandar Đorđević (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia)
All-Tournament Team[10]
Israel Oded Kattash
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Danilović
Lithuania Artūras Karnišovas
Italy Gregor Fučka
Russia Mikhail Mikhaylov

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship
Qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship as host
Rank Team Record
1st  Yugoslavia 8–1
2nd  Italy 8–2
3rd  Russia 7–2
4  Greece 7–2
5  Spain 6–3
6  Lithuania 5–4
7  Poland 4–5
8  Turkey 3–6
9  Israel 4–4
10  France 2–6
11  Croatia 2–6
12  Germany 1–7
13  Ukraine 3–2
14  Slovenia 1–4
15  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–4
16  Latvia 0–5
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 Yugoslavia
Dejan Bodiroga
Predrag Danilović
Saša Obradović
Nikola Lončar
Miroslav Radošević
Miroslav Berić
Aleksandar Đorđević
Željko Rebrača
Nikola Bulatović
Zoran Savić
Dejan Tomašević
Milenko Topić
 Lithuania
Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Andrius Jurkūnas
Kęstutis Šeštokas
Mindaugas Timinskas
Saulius Štombergas
Eurelijus Žukauskas
Darius Lukminas
Dainius Adomaitis
Artūras Karnišovas
Darius Maskoliūnas
Gintaras Einikis
Virginijus Praškevičius
 Russia
Vasily Karasev
Igor Kudelin
Igor Kurashov
Evgeni Kisurin
Evgeniy Pashutin
Dmitry Shakulin
Sergei Babkov
Mikhail Mikhaylov
Zakhar Pashutin
Andrei Fetisov
Sergei Panov
Vitaliy Nosov
 Greece
Georgios Kalaitzis
Kostas Patavoukas
Nikos Boudouris
Dimitrios Papanikolaou
Giorgos Sigalas
Evangelos Koronios
Fragiskos Alvertis
Nikos Oikonomou
Christos Myriounis
Giannis Giannoulis
Efthimios Rentzias
Fanis Christodoulou

References[edit]

External links[edit]