EuroBasket 2003

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FIBA EuroBasket 2003
33rd FIBA European Basketball Championship
Official logo of the EuroBasket 2003
Official website
EuroBasket 2003 (archive)
Tournament details
Host nation  Sweden
Dates September 5 – September 14
Teams 16
Venues (in 5 host cities)
Champions  Lithuania (3rd title)
MVP Lithuania Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Spain Gasol (25.8)  Lithuania (90.6)
Rebounds Turkey Türkcan (9.3)  Croatia (36)
Assists Lithuania Jasikevičius (8.2)  Lithuania (17.3)
2001
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The EuroBasket 2003 (common name for the 33rd FIBA European Basketball Championship), was held in Sweden between 5 September and 14 September 2003. Lithuania won the gold medal, Spain won the silver while Italy won the bronze. Lithuania's Šarūnas Jasikevičius was named the tournament MVP.

The EuroBasket is a biennial basketball competition between national teams organised by FIBA Europe, the sport's governing body in Europe.

Venues[edit]

City Arena Capacity
Borås Boråshallen 3,000
Luleå Coop Arena 6,500
Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen 4,280
Södertälje Scaniarinken 7,250
Stockholm Stockholm Globe Arena 13,850

First round[edit]

Group A – Coop Arena, Luleå[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 France 3 3 0 271 210 +61 6
 Slovenia 3 2 1 232 217 +15 5
 Italy 3 1 2 199 234 −35 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 0 3 210 251 −41 3
September 5, 2003
Slovenia  77 – 67  Italy 18:00
France  98 – 76  Bosnia and Herzegovina 21:00
September 6, 2003
Bosnia and Herzegovina  62 – 73  Slovenia 16:00
Italy  52 – 85  France 18:30
September 7, 2003
Slovenia  82 – 88  France 15:15
Bosnia and Herzegovina  72 – 80  Italy 18:15

Group B – Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Lithuania 3 3 0 279 224 +55 6
 Germany 3 2 1 251 260 −9 5
 Israel 3 1 2 234 255 −21 4
 Latvia 3 0 3 252 277 −25 3
September 5, 2003
Germany  86 – 81  Israel 15:15
Lithuania  92 – 91  Latvia 18:00
September 6, 2003
Latvia  86 – 94  Germany 14:00
Israel  62 – 94  Lithuania 17:00
September 7, 2003
Lithuania  93 – 71  Germany 15:15
Israel  91 – 75  Latvia 18:15

Group C – Scaniarinken, Södertälje[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 263 196 +67 6
 Russia 3 2 1 264 240 +24 5
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 1 2 225 238 −13 4
 Sweden 3 0 3 191 269 −78 3
September 5, 2003
Serbia and Montenegro  80 – 95  Russia 18:00
Spain  99 – 52  Sweden 21:00
September 6, 2003
Russia  77 – 89  Spain 18:00
Sweden  68 – 78  Serbia and Montenegro 21:00
September 7, 2003
Serbia and Montenegro  67 – 75  Spain 15:45
Sweden  71 – 92  Russia 18:15

Group D – Boråshallen, Borås[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Greece 3 3 0 231 219 +12 6
 Turkey 3 2 1 222 216 +6 5
 Croatia 3 1 2 241 223 +18 4
 Ukraine 3 0 3 213 249 −36 3
September 5, 2003
Ukraine  69 – 77  Turkey 18:00
Greece  77 – 76  Croatia 21:00
September 6, 2003
Croatia  93 – 71  Ukraine 18:00
Turkey  70 – 75  Greece 21:00
September 7, 2003
Greece  79 – 73  Ukraine 15:15
Turkey  75 – 72  Croatia 18:15

Second round[edit]

September 8, 2003
Russia  81 – 77  Croatia Södertälje 20:00
Turkey  76 – 80  Serbia and Montenegro Borås 20:00
Slovenia  76 – 78  Israel Luleå 20:30
Germany  84 – 86  Italy Norrköping 20:30

Knockout stage – Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 10, 2003 – 18:00        
  France  76
September 13, 2003 – 14:00
  Russia  69  
  France  70
September 10, 2003 – 21:00
    Lithuania  74  
  Lithuania  98
September 14, 2003 – 20:00
  Serbia and Montenegro  82  
  Lithuania  93
September 11, 2003 – 18:00
    Spain  84
  Spain  78
September 13, 2003 – 17:00
  Israel  64  
  Spain  81 Third place
September 11, 2003 – 21:00
    Italy  78  
  Greece  59   France  67
  Italy  62     Italy  69
September 14, 2003 – 17:00

5th to 8th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
September 12, 2003 – 18:00
  Russia  77  
  Serbia and Montenegro  86  
 
September 14, 2003 – 13:30
      Serbia and Montenegro  64
    Greece  72
Seventh place
September 12, 2003 – 21:00 September 14, 2003 – 11:00
  Israel  56   Russia  82
  Greece  63     Israel  89

Awards[edit]

 Eurobasket 2003 Champions 

Lithuania
Third title


Eurobasket 2003 MVP: Šarūnas Jasikevičius (Lithuania Lithuania)

All-Tournament Team [1][edit]

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. Spain Pau Gasol 25.8
  2. Russia Andrei Kirilenko 23.1
  3. Germany Dirk Nowitzki 22.5
  4. Turkey Mehmet Okur 18.7
  5. Serbia and Montenegro Predrag Stojaković 18.7
  6. France Tony Parker 18
  7. Turkey İbrahim Kutluay 17
  8. Croatia Damir Mulaomerović 16.5
  9. Spain Juan Carlos Navarro 16.1
  10. Lithuania Arvydas Macijauskas15.8

Conclusion[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Place Team
1  Lithuania
2  Spain
3  Italy
4  France
5  Greece
6  Serbia and Montenegro
7  Israel
8  Russia
9-12  Germany
 Slovenia
 Croatia
 Turkey
13-16  Latvia
 Ukraine
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Sweden

The top three teams are qualified for the Olympic Games of Athens 2004.

Team Rosters[edit]

1. Lithuania: Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Arvydas Macijauskas, Saulius Štombergas, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Darius Songaila, Eurelijus Žukauskas, Mindaugas Žukauskas, Donatas Slanina, Dainius Šalenga, Virginijus Praškevičius, Kšyštof Lavrinovič, Giedrius Gustas (Coach: Antanas Sireika)

2. Spain: Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, José Manuel Calderón, Jorge Garbajosa, Carlos Jiménez, Felipe Reyes, Alberto Herreros, Rodrigo De la Fuente, Carles Marco, Alfonso Reyes, Roger Grimau, Antonio Bueno (Coach: Moncho López)

3. Italy: Massimo Bulleri, Gianluca Basile, Roberto Chiacig, Denis Marconato, Giacomo Galanda, Nikola Radulović, Alessandro De Pol, Matteo Soragna, Michele Mian, Alex Righetti, Alessandro Cittadini, Davide Lamma (Coach: Carlo Recalcati)

4. France: Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Jérôme Moïso, Ronny Turiaf, Florent Piétrus, Moustapha Sonko, Cyril Julian, Thierry Rupert, Alain Digbeu, Laurent Foirest, Makan Dioumassi (Coach: Alain Weisz)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eurobasket 2003 All-Tournament Team

References[edit]