2006 FIBA World Championship Final

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2006 FIBA World Championship Final
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The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama hosted the final
Event2006 FIBA World Championship
1234 Total
Greece 12111113 47
Spain 18251116 70
Date3 September 2006
VenueSaitama Super Arena, Saitama
Attendance18,500[1]
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The 2006 FIBA World Championship Final was a basketball game between the men's national teams of Greece and the Spain that took place on September 3, 2006, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.[1]

It was the first Final appearance for Spain, whose best achievement in the World Cup was the fourth place in 1982. Greece also made its first Final appearance, after finishing fourth in the last two tournaments.

Spain won the Final 47–70, and won its first World Cup title. Also, Spain qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Route to the final[edit]

Spain Round Greece
Opponent Result Season Opponent Result
1st in Group B (5–0) Regular season 1st in Group C (5–0)
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 87–75 Round of 16  China 95–64
 Lithuania 89–67 Quarter-finals  France 73–56
 Argentina 75–74 Semi-finals  United States 101–95

Match details[edit]

Spain had to play the Final without their star player, later to be named tournament MVP, Pau Gasol, who suffered partial fracture of his fifth metatarsal in his left foot in the Semi-final against Argentina.[2] Greece just came off a stunning victory against the United States in their Semi-final.

3 September 2006 Greece  47–70  Spain Saitama
19:30 Scoring by quarter: 12–18, 11–25, 11–11, 13–16
Pts: Kakiouzis 17
Rebs: Kakiouzis 9
Asts: Papaloukas, Diamantidis 3
Report Pts: Garbajosa, Navarro 20
Rebs: Jiménez 11
Asts: Garbajosa, Rodríguez 4
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Attendance: 18,500
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Greece jersey
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Team colours
Greece
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Team colours
Spain


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 13 Dimitris Diamantidis 4 4 3
SG 7 Vassilis Spanoulis 4 2 2
SF 15 Michalis Kakiouzis 17 9 1
PF 9 Antonis Fotsis 7 3 0
C 14 Lazaros Papadopoulos 2 0 0
Reserves:
G 4 Theodoros Papaloukas 10 5 3
C 5 Sofoklis Schortsanitis 2 0 0
G 6 Nikos Zisis DNP
SG 10 Nikos Chatzivrettas 0 3 0
F 8 Panagiotis Vasilopoulos 0 2 0
F 11 Dimos Dikoudis 1 2 4
F 13 Kostas Tsartsaris 0 2 1
Head coach:
Greece Panagiotis Giannakis
Game rules
Game was played under FIBA rules.

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Saitama Super Arena

2010 World Champions
Spain
Spain
1st title
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 8 José Calderón 7 1 1
SG 7 Juan Carlos Navarro 20 4 3
SF 10 Carlos Jiménez 4 11 0
PF 9 Felipe Reyes 10 3 0
C 15 Jorge Garbajosa 20 10 4
Reserves:
PG 5 Rudy Fernández 0 0 0
G 6 Carlos Cabezas 1 1 1
G 11 Sergio Rodríguez 0 1 3
G 12 Berni Rodríguez 6 4 3
C 13 Marc Gasol 2 7 0
F 14 Álex Mumbrú 0 1 0
C 4 Pau Gasol  Injured DNP
Head coach:
Spain Pepu Hernández

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Greece Statistics[3] Spain
18/55 (32.7%) 2-pt field goals 26/61 (42.6%)
5/21 (23.8%) 3-pt field goals 12/30 (40%)
6/12 (50%) Free throws 6/11 (54.5%)
10 Offensive rebounds 14
22 Defensive rebounds 26
32 Total rebounds 40
9 Assists 16
18 Turnovers 17
4 Steals 9
4 Blocks 2
19 Fouls 12

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]

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