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FIBA EuroBasket 1995
29th FIBA European Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Greece
Dates 21 June – 2 July
Teams 14 (from 50 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Yugoslavia (6th title)
MVP Lithuania Šarūnas Marčiulionis
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Lithuania Šarūnas Marčiulionis (22.5)  Russia (91.8)
Rebounds Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis (14.5)  Russia (34.8)
Assists Croatia Toni Kukoč (5.3)  France (15.0)
Official website
EuroBasket 1995 (archive)
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The 1995 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1995, was the 29th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship held by FIBA Europe, which also served as Europe qualifier for the 1996 Summer Olympics, giving a berth to each of the top four teams in the final standings. It was held in Greece between 21 June and 2 July 1995. Fourteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The city of Athens hosted the tournament. FR Yugoslavia won its sixth FIBA European title by defeating Lithuania with a 96–90 score in the final. Lithuania's Šarūnas Marčiulionis was voted the tournament's MVP. This edition of the FIBA EuroBasket tournament saw the successful return of the Lithuania national basketball team to the tournament, since its last triumph in 1939.

Venues[edit]

All games were played at the O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens.

O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall
Capacity: 18,500
Opened in 1995
Interior of OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens.jpg

Format[edit]

  • The teams were split in two groups of seven teams each. The top four teams from each group advance to the knockout quarterfinals.
  • 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.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Times given below are in Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3).
Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Yugoslavia 6 6 0 490 411 +79 12
 Lithuania 6 5 1 513 442 +71 11
 Greece 6 4 2 448 430 +18 10
 Italy 6 3 3 438 433 +5 9
 Israel 6 2 4 419 417 +2 8
 Germany 6 1 5 448 488 −40 7
 Sweden 6 0 6 393 528 −135 6
21 June
13:30
 Germany 82–96  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 45–54, 37–42
Pts: Koch 21 Pts: Karnišovas 35
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: George Toliver (USA), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)
21 June
17:30
 Israel 71–73  Italy
Scoring by half: 39–27, 32–36
Pts: Henefeld 16
Rebs: Henefeld 7
Asts: Goodes 4
Pts: Rusconi 17
Rebs: Rusconi 10
Asts: Pittis, Rusconi 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Necip Kapanlı (TUR)
21 June
20:00
 Greece 80–84 OT  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 43–34, 29–38 OT: 8–12
Pts: Rentzias 17
Rebs: Christodoulou, Fasoulas 8
Asts: Patavoukas, Giannakis 3
Pts: Bodiroga 22
Rebs: Paspalj 9
Asts: Divac 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), Vicente Sanchís (ESP)
22 June
13:30
 Italy 68–67  Germany
Scoring by half: 36–34, 32–33
Pts: Esposito 23
Rebs: Rusconi 8
Asts: Esposito 3
Pts: Koch 22
Rebs: Gnad 10
Asts: Nürnberger, Rödl 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR), Mikhail Grigoriev (RUS)
22 June
20:00
 Lithuania 89–73  Greece
Scoring by half: 38–33, 51–40
Pts: Marčiulionis 28
Rebs: Sabonis 23
Asts: Marčiulionis 5
Pts: Christodoulou 19
Rebs: Angelidis, Christodoulou, Sigalas 4
Asts: Giannakis 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Danko Radić (CRO), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
22 June
22:00
 Sweden 62–87  Israel
Scoring by half: 34–42, 28–45
Pts: Sahlström 15
Rebs: Sahlström 9
Asts: Evers 4
Pts: Jamchi 22
Rebs: Fleisher, Sheffer 5
Asts: Goodes 6
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Wiesław Zych (POL), Aleš Kamnikar (SLO)
23 June
11:30
 Yugoslavia 70–61  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 35–29, 35–32
Pts: Đorđević 18
Rebs: Bodiroga 11
Asts: Đorđević 5
Pts: Marčiulionis 22
Rebs: Sabonis 14
Asts: Sabonis 2
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR)
23 June
13:30
 Germany 81–71  Sweden
Scoring by half: 39–33, 42–38
Pts: Koch 20
Rebs: Welp 8
Asts: Rödl 5
Pts: Sahlström 23
Rebs: Sahlström 11
Asts: Håkanson 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Danko Radić (CRO), George Toliver (USA)
23 June
20:00
 Greece 67–61  Italy
Scoring by half: 33–37, 34–24
Pts: Christodoulou 19
Rebs: Fasoulas 11
Asts: Christodoulou 4
Pts: Esposito 15
Rebs: Pittis 10
Asts: Esposito 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Wiesław Zych (POL), Mikhail Grigoriev (RUS)
24 June
11:30
 Italy 74–87  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 37–49, 37–38
Pts: Fučka 19
Rebs: Fučka 10
Asts: Gentile 4
Pts: Đorđević 22
Rebs: Divac 6
Asts: Đorđević 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), George Toliver (USA)
24 June
13:30
 Israel 78–60  Germany
Scoring by half: 40–20, 38–40
Pts: Jamchi 20
Rebs: Fleisher 10
Asts: Sheffer 6
Pts: Koch 22
Rebs: Welp 7
Asts: Nürnberger 6
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), Aleš Kamnikar (SLO)
24 June
22:00
 Sweden 68–86  Greece
Scoring by half: 30–42, 38–44
Pts: Larsson 17
Rebs: Blom 10
Asts: Larsson 2
Pts: Angelidis 19
Rebs: Rentzias 11
Asts: Kakiousis 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA), Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR)
26 June
18:00
 Yugoslavia 85–58  Sweden
Scoring by half: 42–30, 43–28
Pts: Danilović 16
Rebs: Divac 10
Asts: Divac 5
Pts: Marcus, Sahlström 14
Rebs: Marcus 6
Asts: Andersson 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA), Mikhail Grigoriev (RUS)
26 June
20:00
 Greece 69–59  Israel
Scoring by half: 29–25, 30–24
Pts: Sigalas 20
Rebs: Fasoulas 8
Asts: Sigalas 4
Pts: Jamchi 17
Rebs: Henefeld 13
Asts: Sheffer 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
26 June
22:00
 Lithuania 80–69  Italy
Scoring by half: 42–39, 38–30
Pts: Marčiulionis 32
Rebs: Sabonis 19
Asts: Marčiulionis 8
Pts: Magnifico 18
Rebs: Rusconi 8
Asts: Esposito 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Danko Radić (CRO)
27 June
13:30
 Israel 59–72  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 25–35, 34–37
Pts: Goodes 13
Rebs: Goodes 5
Asts: Sheffer 3
Pts: Danilović 21
Rebs: Bodiroga 8
Asts: Paspalj 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: George Toliver (USA), Necip Kapanlı (TUR)
27 June
18:00
 Sweden 73–96  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 40–46, 33–50
Pts: Larsson 21
Rebs: Sahlström 5
Asts: Håkanson 3
Pts: Karnišovas 24
Rebs: Sabonis 12
Asts: Kurtinaitis 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Necip Kapanlı (TUR)
27 June
22:00
 Germany 79–83  Greece
Scoring by half: 43–45, 36–38
Pts: Koch 20
Rebs: Gnad 7
Asts: Rödl 6
Pts: Sigalas 17
Rebs: Christodoulou 11
Asts: Giannakis 8
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Mikhail Grigoriev (RUS), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)
28 June
11:30
 Italy 93–61  Sweden
Scoring by half: 46–38, 47–33
Pts: Esposito 26
Rebs: Conti 8
Asts: 4 Players 2
Pts: Gaddefors 13
Rebs: Sahlström 7
Asts: Håkanson, Larsson 2
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Danko Radić (CRO), Necip Kapanlı (TUR)
28 June
13:30
 Yugoslavia 92–79  Germany
Scoring by half: 55–27, 37–52
Pts: Danilović 17
Rebs: Rebrača 10
Asts: Bodiroga 6
Pts: Koch 24
Rebs: Gnad 12
Asts: Rödl 7
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
28 June
20:00
 Lithuania 91–75  Israel
Scoring by half: 45–29, 46–46
Pts: Karnišovas 24
Rebs: Karnišovas 13
Asts: Marčiulionis, Štombergas 5
Pts: Sheffer 16
Rebs: Balul, Henefeld 5
Asts: Goodes 6
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Croatia 6 6 0 534 464 +70 12
 Spain 6 4 2 499 473 +26 10
 Russia 6 4 2 577 508 +69 10
 France 6 4 2 496 466 +30 10
 Slovenia 6 2 4 505 506 −1 8
 Turkey 6 1 5 462 539 −77 7
 Finland 6 0 6 457 574 −117 6
21 June
9:30
 Russia 126–74  Finland
Scoring by half: 62–33, 64–41
Pts: Babkov 19
Rebs: Nosov 10
Asts: Bazarevich 6
Pts: Kuisma 13
Rebs: Markkanen, Möttölä 6
Asts: 4 Players 1
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Peter George (GER), Tomislav Jovančić (YUG)
21 June
11:30
 Slovenia 68–89  France
Scoring by half: 38–49, 30–40
Pts: Zdovc 18
Rebs: Kotnik 7
Asts: Zdovc 3
Pts: Bonato 28
Rebs: Bilba 12
Asts: Forte, Rigaudeau 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Lars Klaar (SWE)
21 June
22:00
 Spain 85–70  Turkey
Scoring by half: 39–29, 46–41
Pts: Herreros 28
Rebs: Orenga 11
Asts: Herreros 5
Pts: Erdenay 26
Rebs: Oyguç 7
Asts: Topsakal 6
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
22 June
9:30
 Croatia 91–83  Slovenia
Scoring by half: 47–38, 44–45
Pts: Kukoč 20
Rebs: Vranković 10
Asts: 4 Players 3
Pts: Alibegović 20
Rebs: Kraljević 5
Asts: Milič 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Peter George (GER)
22 June
11:30
 France 65–85  Russia
Scoring by half: 27–36, 38–49
Pts: Bilba, Ostrowski 13
Rebs: Ostrowski 8
Asts: Forte 4
Pts: Babkov, Fetisov 16
Rebs: Fetisov 11
Asts: Bazarevich 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), George Toliver (USA)
22 June
18:00
 Finland 74–87  Spain
Scoring by half: 31–36, 43–51
Pts: Klinga 22
Rebs: Kuisma, Möttölä 6
Asts: Klinga, Lehtonen 4
Pts: Fernández 17
Rebs: Smith 15
Asts: Laso 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Lars Klaar (SWE)
23 June
9:30
 Turkey 81–79  Finland
Scoring by half: 38–44, 43–35
Pts: Kutluay 27
Rebs: Konuk 8
Asts: Ene 6
Pts: Kuisma 17
Rebs: Pehkonen 6
Asts: Klinga 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
23 June
18:00
 Spain 75–86  France
Scoring by half: 34–47, 41–39
Pts: Galilea 15
Rebs: Galilea 15
Asts: Laso 7
Pts: Bonato 23
Rebs: Bilba 8
Asts: Forte 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Tomislav Jovančić (YUG)
23 June
22:00
 Russia 94–100 OT  Croatia
Scoring by half: 39–44, 42–37 OT: 13–19
Pts: Babkov 27
Rebs: Mikhaylov 7
Asts: Bazarevich 7
Pts: Komazec 30
Rebs: Vranković 9
Asts: Kukoč 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Reuven Virovnik (ISR), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
24 June
9:30
 France 90–76  Turkey
Scoring by half: 47–49, 43–27
Pts: Rigaudeau 23
Rebs: Bilba 13
Asts: Forte 6
Pts: Kutluay 18
Rebs: Büyükaycan 7
Asts: 3 Players 2
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Peter George (GER), Reuven Virovnik (ISR)
24 June
18:00
 Slovenia 82–92  Russia
Scoring by half: 44–50, 38–42
Pts: Alibegović 25
Rebs: Kotnik 12
Asts: Zdovc 7
Pts: Bazarevich 35
Rebs: Fetisov 7
Asts: Karasev 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Lars Klaar (SWE)
24 June
20:00
 Croatia 80–70  Spain
Scoring by half: 37–35, 43–35
Pts: Komazec 25
Rebs: Vranković 7
Asts: Kukoč 6
Pts: Herreros 19
Rebs: Smith 6
Asts: Laso 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Wiesław Zych (POL), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
26 June
9:30
 Turkey 68–90  Croatia
Scoring by half: 31–48, 37–42
Pts: Türkcan 13
Rebs: Türkcan 9
Asts: 4 Players 2
Pts: Perasović 23
Rebs: Vranković 10
Asts: Kukoč 10
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Peter George (GER), Lars Klaar (SWE)
26 June
11:30
 Finland 81–94  France
Scoring by half: 38–50, 43–44
Pts: Pehkonen 13
Rebs: Markkanen 7
Asts: Markkanen 5
Pts: Bonato 23
Rebs: Ostrowski 7
Asts: Sonko 7
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Tomislav Jovančić (YUG), Stefano Cazzaro (ITA)
26 June
13:30
 Spain 88–85  Slovenia
Scoring by half: 49–40, 39–45
Pts: Herreros 30
Rebs: Smith 7
Asts: Laso 8
Pts: Kotnik 17
Rebs: Milič 7
Asts: Milič 7
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), George Toliver (USA)
27 June
9:30
 Slovenia 93–74  Turkey
Scoring by half: 40–36, 53–38
Pts: Alibegović 33
Rebs: Alibegović 9
Asts: Alibegović, Zdovc 4
Pts: Türkcan 21
Rebs: Türkcan 15
Asts: 3 Players 1
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), Reuven Virovnik (ISR)
27 June
11:30
 Croatia 92–77  Finland
Scoring by half: 50–34, 42–43
Pts: Rađa 27
Rebs: Kukoč 12
Asts: Kukoč 11
Pts: Kuisma 16
Rebs: Markkanen 8
Asts: Klinga, Lehtonen 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
27 June
20:00
 Russia 78–94  Spain
Scoring by half: 44–47, 34–47
Pts: Fetisov 19
Rebs: Fetisov 12
Asts: Karasev 4
Pts: Martínez 27
Rebs: Martínez 12
Asts: Galilea 9
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Tomislav Jovančić (YUG), Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR)
28 June
9:30
 Finland 72–94  Slovenia
Scoring by half: 33–43, 39–51
Pts: Kuisma 17
Rebs: Markkanen 7
Asts: Klinga, Larkio 2
Pts: Kotnik 20
Rebs: Kotnik 12
Asts: Zdovc 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Peter George (GER), Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR)
28 June
18:00
 Turkey 93–102  Russia
Scoring by half: 46–46, 47–56
Pts: Büyükaycan 20
Rebs: Türkcan 14
Asts: Apaydın, Yıldırım 2
Pts: Babkov 25
Rebs: Fetisov 13
Asts: Fetisov, Karasev 6
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Lars Klaar (SWE)
28 June
22:00
 France 72–81  Croatia
Scoring by half: 40–40, 32–41
Pts: Bonato 20
Rebs: Bilba 10
Asts: Forte 4
Pts: Komazec 28
Rebs: Rađa 9
Asts: Komazec, Kukoč 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), George Toliver (USA)

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
30 June – 16:00        
  Russia  71
1 July – 22:00
  Lithuania  82  
  Lithuania  90
30 June – 18:00
    Croatia  80  
  Italy  61
2 July – 22:00
  Croatia  71  
  Lithuania  90
30 June – 20:00
    Yugoslavia  96
  Greece  66
1 July – 20:00
  Spain  64  
  Greece  52 Third place
30 June – 22:00
    Yugoslavia  60  
  France  86   Croatia  73
  Yugoslavia  104     Greece  68
2 July – 20:00

Quarterfinals[edit]

30 June
16:00
 Russia 71–82  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 33–44, 38–38
Pts: Babkov 25
Rebs: Fetisov, Mikhaylov 8
Asts: Mikhaylov 3
Pts: Sabonis 33
Rebs: Sabonis 14
Asts: Lukminas 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), George Toliver (USA)
30 June
18:00
 Italy 61–71  Croatia
Scoring by half: 29–31, 32–40
Pts: Fučka 16
Rebs: Rusconi 9
Asts: Pittis 3
Pts: Kukoč 24
Rebs: Vranković 16
Asts: Kukoč 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR)
30 June
20:00
 Greece 66–64  Spain
Scoring by half: 30–33, 36–31
Pts: Fasoulas 20
Rebs: Christodoulou, Fasoulas 10
Asts: Christodoulou 6
Pts: Herreros 15
Rebs: Reyes 12
Asts: Laso 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Wiesław Zych (POL), Danko Radić (CRO)
30 June
22:00
 France 86–104  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 35–59, 51–45
Pts: Bonato 38
Rebs: T. Gadou 7
Asts: Rigaudeau 6
Pts: Danilović 24
Rebs: 3 Players 3
Asts: Đorđević 6
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

Semifinals[edit]

1 July
20:00
 Yugoslavia 60–52  Greece
Scoring by half: 27–24, 33–28
Pts: Danilović 19
Rebs: Savić 11
Asts: 5 Players 1
Pts: Fasoulas 14
Rebs: Fasoulas 11
Asts: Angelidis 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: George Toliver (USA), Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR)
1 July
22:00
 Croatia 80–90  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 31–38, 49–52
Pts: Rađa 25
Rebs: Vranković 10
Asts: Komazec 5
Pts: Sabonis 27
Rebs: Sabonis 17
Asts: Marčiulionis 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)

Third place[edit]

2 July
20:00
 Greece 68–73  Croatia
Scoring by half: 39–35, 29–38
Pts: Christodoulou 13
Rebs: Fasoulas 14
Asts: Christodoulou 4
Pts: Mršić 20
Rebs: Vranković 11
Asts: Marić 5
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

Final[edit]

One of the most intense matches in Eurobasket history, the finals match-up between Yugoslavia and Lithuania on Sunday, 2 July 1995 almost ended in scandal. Played in the boiling atmosphere of the Athens' OAKA, more than 20,000 people filled up the arena, most of them local Greeks vociferously cheering for Lithuania, or more specifically cheering against Yugoslavia because it eliminated Greece in the semifinals.[citation needed]

From the start, the two teams matched up evenly, as Lithuania's Šarūnas Marčiulionis and Arvydas Sabonis and Yugoslavia's Aleksandar Đorđević and Predrag Danilović exchanged points. At halftime, the Lithuanians were ahead by a point, 49–48. Vlade Divac got a technical foul early in first half. In second half, an American referee George Toliver signaled Lithuanian center Arvydas Sabonis for a technical foul, which led to Lithuanian protestations.

After a few more fouls signaled by the referee, one offensive and one technical against Lithuania, the Lithuanian team refused to return to the court after timeout. After a few minutes, Aleksandar Đorđević, who was the leading scorer with 41 points (made 9 three-pointers out of 12 attempted), tried to convince Marčiulionis to continue playing.

The persuasions were successful, and five Lithuanians returned to the court. Yugoslavia was leading 93–89 with 2 minutes remaining in the game. Players Arvydas Sabonis and Rimas Kurtinaitis could not return to the court, as they fouled out before the Lithuanian refusal to play. And although the Lithuanian team tried their hardest to catch up with the Yugoslavian team, they eventually lost 96–90.

After the Yugoslavs' victory, the Greek crowd that cheered against Yugoslavia throughout the final further showed their displeasure during the winners ceremony by chanting "Lithuania is the champion!".[1] Furthermore, there was controversy during the medal ceremony as right before the winning Yugoslav team were about to receive their gold medals, the third-placed Croatian team, in an unprecedented move, stepped down from the medal podium and walked off the court.

2 July
22:00
 Yugoslavia 96–90  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 48–49, 48–41
Pts: Đorđević 41
Rebs: Divac 9
Asts: 3 Players 3
Pts: Marčiulionis 32
Rebs: Sabonis 8
Asts: Marčiulionis 6
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Attendance: 20,000
Referees: George Toliver (USA), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

5th to 8th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
1 July – 16:00
  Italy  80  
  Russia  70  
 
2 July – 16:00
      Italy  82
    Spain  75
Seventh place
1 July – 18:00 2 July – 18:00
  France  74   Russia  108
  Spain  75     France  89
1 July
16:00
 Italy 80–70  Russia
Scoring by half: 36–43, 44–27
Pts: Abbio 19
Rebs: Frosini 11
Asts: Abbio, Esposito 2
Pts: Bazarevich 22
Rebs: Fetisov 11
Asts: Bazarevich 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Tomislav Jovančić (YUG)
1 July
18:00
 France 74–75  Spain
Scoring by half: 37–38, 37–37
Pts: Rigaudeau 17
Rebs: T. Gadou 9
Asts: T. Gadou, Rigaudeau 4
Pts: Fernández 19
Rebs: Martín Espina 11
Asts: Galilea 2
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Alan Richardson (ENG), Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
2 July
16:00
 Russia 108–89  France
Scoring by half: 61–38, 47–51
Pts: Panov 20
Rebs: Fetisov 11
Asts: Karasev 3
Pts: Bonato 20
Rebs: Ostrowski 9
Asts: Sonko 9
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Wiesław Zych (POL), Danko Radić (CRO)
2 July
18:00
 Italy 82–75  Spain
Scoring by half: 42–34, 40–41
Pts: Pittis 21
Rebs: Fučka 8
Asts: Esposito 4
Pts: Rigaudeau 22
Rebs: Reyes 16
Asts: Herreros, Rodríguez 3
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Juan Antonio Figueroa (PUR), Tomislav Jovančić (YUG)

Statistical Leaders[edit]

Individual Tournament Highs[edit]

Individual Game Highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Đorđević 41  Lithuania
Rebounds Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis 23  Greece
Assists Croatia Toni Kukoč 11  Yugoslavia
Steals Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas 6  Yugoslavia
Turnovers Lithuania Šarūnas Marčiulionis
France Stéphane Ostrowski
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Stojko Vranković
7  Yugoslavia
 Turkey
 Greece

Team Tournament Highs[edit]

Team Game highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points  Russia 126  Finland
Rebounds  Russia 54  Finland
Assists  Croatia
 Yugoslavia
23  Turkey
 Germany
Steals  France 15  Finland
Field goal percentage  Spain 66.7% (34/51)  Slovenia
3-point field goal percentage  Spain 68.8% (11/16)  Russia
Free throw percentage  Finland 100% (7/7)  Croatia
Turnovers  Yugoslavia 26  Argentina
 Israel

Awards[edit]

 1995 FIBA European Champions 

Yugoslavia
6th title
1995 FIBA European Championship MVP: Šarūnas Marčiulionis (Lithuania Lithuania)
All-Tournament Team[11]
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis
Lithuania Šarūnas Marčiulionis (MVP)
Croatia Toni Kukoč
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vlade Divac
Greece Fanis Christodoulou

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1996 Olympic Tournament
Rank Team Record
1st  Yugoslavia 9–0
2nd  Lithuania 7–2
3rd  Croatia 8–1
4  Greece 5–4
5  Italy 5–4
6  Spain 5–4
7  Russia 5–4
8  France 4–5
9  Israel 2–4
10  Germany 1–5
11  Sweden 0–6
12  Slovenia 2–4
14  Turkey 1–5
15  Finland 0–6
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 Yugoslavia
Dejan Bodiroga
Predrag Danilović
Saša Obradović
Zoran Sretenović
Žarko Paspalj
Miroslav Berić
Aleksandar Đorđević
Željko Rebrača
Vlade Divac
Zoran Savić
Dejan Tomašević
Dejan Koturović
 Lithuania
Valdemaras Chomičius
Mindaugas Timinskas
Saulius Štombergas
Arūnas Visockas
Darius Lukminas
Gintaras Krapikas
Rimas Kurtinaitis
Arvydas Sabonis
Artūras Karnišovas
Šarūnas Marčiulionis
Gintaras Einikis
Gvidonas Markevičius
 Croatia
Josip Vranković
Velimir Perasović
Arijan Komazec
Toni Kukoč
Vladan Alanović
Ivica Marić
Ivica Žurić
Stojko Vranković
Alan Gregov
Veljko Mršić
Dino Rađa
Davor Pejčinović
 Greece
Efthymis Bakatsias
Kostas Patavoukas
Panagiotis Giannakis
Tzanis Stavrakopoulos
Giorgos Sigalas
Lefteris Kakiousis
Fragiskos Alvertis
Nikos Oikonomou
Dinos Angelidis
Panagiotis Fasoulas
Efthimios Rentzias
Fanis Christodoulou

References[edit]

External links[edit]