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FIBA EuroBasket 2005
34th FIBA European Basketball Championship
Official logo of the EuroBasket 2005
Tournament details
Host nation Serbia and Montenegro
Dates 16–25 September
Teams 16 (from 48 federations)
Venues (in 4 host cities)
Champions  Greece (2nd title)
MVP Germany Dirk Nowitzki
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Germany Nowitzki (26.1)  Spain (87.0)
Rebounds Russia Kirilenko (11.8)  Russia (41.2)
Assists Greece Diamantidis (5.0)  Israel (14.3)
Official website
EuroBasket 2005 (archive)
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The FIBA EuroBasket 2005 (the 34th edition of FIBA's European Basketball Championship) was held in Serbia and Montenegro between 16 September and 25 September 2005. Greece won the gold medal by defeating Germany, while France won the bronze medal over Spain. Germany's Dirk Nowitzki was named the tournament MVP.

The EuroBasket is a biennial basketball competition between national teams organized by FIBA Europe, the sport's governing body in Europe. This was the third time that the championship was hosted by the city of Belgrade (previous times were in 1961 and 1975).

Venues[edit]

Belgrade[edit]

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, was the main stage of the Eurobasket 2005 action. The Pionir Hall hosted Group C's six preliminary round games, while the Belgrade Arena hosted the competition following the preliminary round.

This was the third time that championship was hosted by the city of Belgrade. Belgrade previously hosted the European basketball championships in 1961 and 1975.

Podgorica[edit]

Podgorica's Morača Sports Center hosted Group B, where six games were played. Being in Montenegro, it is the farthest locale from the central venue.

Novi Sad[edit]

Novi Sad, nicknamed "The City of Sports", is the capital of province of Vojvodina and home to the Spens Sports Center. The six Group D games were played there.

Vršac[edit]

Vršac was home to Group A during the tournament, and also had a total of six games played in the 5,000-person capacity Millennium Center.

Belgrade Podgorica Novi Sad Vršac
Belgrade Arena
Capacity: 23,000
Pionir Hall
Capacity: 8,150
Morača Sports Center
Capacity: 4,570
Spens Sports Center
Capacity: 11,000
Millennium Center
Capacity: 5,000
Belgrade Arena north.jpg Pesic u Zvezdi.jpg Morača Sports Center.jpg Spens.jpg Vrsac, Centar Milenjum.jpg

Qualification[edit]

For details on qualification, see FIBA EuroBasket 2005 qualification.

First round[edit]

Group A – Millennium Center, Vršac[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Russia 3 2 1 223 186 +37 5
 Germany 3 2 1 217 192 +25 5
 Italy 3 2 1 244 231 +13 5
 Ukraine 3 0 3 194 269 −75 3
16 September 2005
 Germany 82 – 84 (OT)  Italy 18:00
 Russia 86 – 74  Ukraine 21:00
17 September 2005
 Italy 61 – 87  Russia 18:00
 Ukraine 58 – 84  Germany 21:00
18 September 2005
 Italy 99 – 62  Ukraine 18:00
 Russia 50 – 51  Germany 21:00

Group B – Morača Sports Center, Podgorica[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Lithuania 3 3 0 264 221 +43 6
 Croatia 3 2 1 235 234 +1 5
 Turkey 3 1 2 236 256 −20 4
 Bulgaria 3 0 3 250 274 −24 3
16 September 2005
 Bulgaria 82 – 88  Croatia 18:00
 Lithuania 87 – 75  Turkey 21:00
17 September 2005
 Croatia 67 – 85  Lithuania 18:00
 Turkey 94 – 89 (OT)  Bulgaria 21:00
18 September 2005
 Lithuania 92 – 79  Bulgaria 18:00
 Croatia 80 – 67  Turkey 21:00

Group C – Pionir Hall, Belgrade[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Slovenia 3 3 0 210 179 +31 6
 Greece 3 2 1 187 168 +19 5
 France 3 1 2 187 194 −7 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 0 3 177 220 −43 3
16 September 2005
 Slovenia 74 – 65  Bosnia and Herzegovina 17:30
 France 50 – 64  Greece 20:30
17 September 2005
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 62 – 79  France 17:30
 Greece 56 – 68  Slovenia 20:30
18 September 2005
 France 58 – 68  Slovenia 17:30
 Greece 67 – 50  Bosnia and Herzegovina 20:30

Group D – Spens Sports Center, Novi Sad[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 280 264 +16 5
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 1 245 233 +12 5
 Israel 3 2 1 236 235 +1 5
 Latvia 3 0 3 241 270 −29 3
16 September 2005
 Latvia 65 – 74  Israel 17:30
 Spain 89 – 70  Serbia and Montenegro 20:30
17 September 2005
 Spain 114–109 (OT)  Latvia 17:30
 Serbia and Montenegro 93 – 77  Israel 20:30
18 September 2005
 Israel 85 – 77  Spain 17:30
 Serbia and Montenegro 82 -67  Latvia 20:30

Knockout stage[edit]

Play-off Quarter Final Semi Final Final
                           
    23 September 2005 – 18:00        
20 September 2005 – 18:00
  Slovenia   62
  Germany   66 24 September 2005 – 21:00
    Germany   76  
  Turkey   57      Germany   74
  23 September 2005 – 21:00
20 September 2005 – 18:00      Spain   73  
  Spain  101
  Croatia   74 25 September 2005 – 21:00
    Croatia   85  
  Italy   66      Germany   62
  22 September 2005 – 17:30
20 September 2005 – 20:30      Greece   78
  Russia   61
  Greece   67 24 September 2005 – 18:00
    Greece   66  
  Israel   61      Greece   67 3rd/4th Place
  22 September 2005 – 20:30
20 September 2005 – 20:30      France   66   25 September 2005 – 18:00
  Lithuania   47
  Serbia and Montenegro  71    Spain   68
    France   63  
  France   74      France   98


Play-offs[edit]

20 September 2005
Germany  66 – 57  Turkey Vršac 18:00
Croatia  74 – 66  Italy Podgorica 18:00
Greece  67 – 61  Israel Belgrade (Pionir) 20:30
Serbia and Montenegro  71 – 74  France Novi Sad 20:30

Quarter-finals[edit]

22 September 2005
Russia  61 – 66  Greece Belgrade Arena 17:30
Lithuania  47 – 63  France Belgrade Arena 20:30
23 September 2005
Slovenia  62 – 76  Germany Belgrade Arena 18:00
Spain  101 – 85 (OT)  Croatia Belgrade Arena 21:00

Classification 5–8[edit]

23 September 2005
Russia  78 – 89  Lithuania Belgrade Arena 15:30
24 September 2005
Slovenia  89 – 80  Croatia Belgrade Arena 15:30

Semi-finals[edit]

24 September 2005
Greece  67 – 66  France Belgrade Arena 18:00
Germany  74 – 73  Spain Belgrade Arena 21:00

Finals[edit]

25 September 2005
7th Place Match
Russia  74 – 92  Croatia Belgrade Arena 12:00
5th Place Match
Lithuania  79 – 70  Slovenia Belgrade Arena 14:15
3rd Place Match
France  98 – 68  Spain Belgrade Arena 18:00
Championship Match
Greece  78 – 62  Germany Belgrade Arena 21:00
View of Belgrade Arena from the upper bowl before the start of the Greece vs. Germany final
 Eurobasket 2005 Champions 

Greece
Second title
Eurobasket 2005 MVP: Dirk Nowitzki (Germany Germany)

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Conclusion[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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

Team rosters[edit]

1. Greece: Dimitris Diamantidis, Theodoros Papaloukas, Nikos Zisis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Michalis Kakiouzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Antonis Fotsis, Nikos Chatzivrettas, Kostas Tsartsaris, Vassilis Spanoulis, Yiannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis)

2. Germany: Dirk Nowitzki, Patrick Femerling, Pascal Roller, Demond Greene, Marko Pesic, Mithat Demirel, Robert Garrett, Sven Schultze, Misan Nikagbatse, Robert Maras, Denis Wucherer, Stephen Arigbabu (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

3. France: Tony Parker, Antoine Rigaudeau, Boris Diaw, Mickaël Piétrus, Mickaël Gelabale, Florent Piétrus, Cyril Julian, Frédéric Weis, Frédéric Fauthoux, Mamoutou Diarra, Sacha Giffa, Jérôme Schmitt (Coach: Claude Bergeaud)

4. Spain: Juan Carlos Navarro, José Calderón, Rodolfo "Rudy" Fernández, Jorge Garbajosa, Francisco "Fran" Vázquez, Carlos Jiménez, Carlos Cabezas, Felipe Reyes, Ignacio de Miguel, Sergi Vidal, Iker Iturbe, Sergio Rodríguez (Coach: Mario Pesquera)

5. Lithuania: Vidas Ginevičius, Simas Jasaitis, Mindaugas Žukauskas, Kšyštof Lavrinovič, Robertas Javtokas, Giedrius Gustas, Simonas Serapinas, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Darjuš Lavrinovič, Darius Šilinskis, Paulius Jankūnas, Mindaugas Lukauskis (Coach: Antanas Sireika)

World championship qualification[edit]

  • Teams ranked 1–6 (Greece, Germany, France, Spain, Lithuania, Slovenia) qualified as European representatives for Basketball World Championship 2006 in Japan.
  • Four wild cards were additionally awarded by FIBA: Italy, Puerto Rico, Serbia and Montenegro and Turkey

Statistics[edit]

The top ten scorers were:

  1. Dirk Nowitzki (GER) – 26.1 ppg
  2. Juan Carlos Navarro (ESP) – 25.2 ppg
  3. Andrei Kirilenko (RUS) – 17.5 ppg
  4. Igor Rakočević (SCG) – 16.3 ppg
  5. Gordan Giriček (CRO) – 15.7 ppg
  6. Jorge Garbajosa (ESP) – 14.5 ppg
  7. Ramūnas Šiškauskas (LTU) – 14.0 ppg
  8. Boris Diaw (FRA) – 13.7 ppg
  9. Jaka Lakovič (SLO) – 12.8 ppg
  10. J. R. Holden (RUS) – 12.5 ppg
  • Spain scored a total of 522 points, with 87 points per game, even though they were only eighth in the field goal percentage, which was 42.7% in their six games at the tournament. Although their quarter-final match against Croatia, in which they scored 102 points, spanned many controversies.[2] (In Serbian and Croatian)
  • Lithuania led in two-pointers per game at 55.0%, followed by Serbia and Montenegro at 53.6%. With three-point field goals made per game, Croatia and Israel were tied at the top with 39.5%, although they were closely followed by Lithuania at 38.8%.
  • Of the top ten games with the most free throws made, Spain held the first, second, third, seventh and eighth place, averaging 31.3 free throws per game. In their game against Latvia, they made 51 out of a total of 63 attempted free throws; a distant second was the 38 free throws they made out of 49 attempts against Croatia. Their free throw percentage was 76.7%, just behind the leading Germany with 77.9%.
  • The teams with the most rebounds per game were France, Russia and Slovenia. France played the two games with the most offensive rebounds, although the latter two offset it in the defensive rebound percentages.
  • Lithuania and Israel led in both steals and assists, although Turkey snatched the title of the team with the most steals per game.
  • The Croatia v. Turkey group-stage game (which ended with the score 80–67) was the game with the most turnovers for both teams, 27 each. In the same game, Croatia at one point had a 32–0 scoring streak that lasted over ten minutes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MVP Nowitzki Tops EuroBasket 2005 All-Tournament Team
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]