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The 1995 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1995, was the 29th FIBA EuroBasket 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.
The tournament's official anthem was "Wings of Tomorrow" by Finnish band Stratovarius.

EuroBasket 1995
EuroBasket 1995 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryGreece
Dates21 June – 2 July
Teams14
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (6th title)
Runners-up Lithuania
Third place Croatia
Fourth place Greece
Tournament statistics
MVPLithuania Šarūnas Marčiulionis
Top scorerLithuania Šarūnas Marčiulionis
(22.5 points per game)
1993
1997

VenuesEdit

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
 

QualificationEdit

FormatEdit

  • 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.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

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

Group AEdit

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: 39–37, 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 Overtime: 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 BEdit

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 Overtime: 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 stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
30 June – 16:00
 
 
  Russia71
 
1 July – 22:00
 
  Lithuania82
 
  Lithuania90
 
30 June – 18:00
 
  Croatia80
 
  Italy61
 
2 July – 22:00
 
  Croatia71
 
  Lithuania90
 
30 June – 20:00
 
  Yugoslavia96
 
  Greece66
 
1 July – 20:00
 
  Spain64
 
  Greece52
 
30 June – 22:00
 
  Yugoslavia60 Third place
 
  France86
 
2 July – 20:00
 
  Yugoslavia104
 
  Croatia73
 
 
  Greece68
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

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)

SemifinalsEdit

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: Marčiulionis 27
Rebs: Sabonis 17
Asts: Marčiulionis 4
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)

Third placeEdit

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)

FinalEdit

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.[1]

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!".[2] 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 due the ongoing war between the two countries.

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 placeEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
1 July – 16:00
 
 
  Italy80
 
2 July – 16:00
 
  Russia70
 
  Italy82
 
1 July – 18:00
 
  Spain75
 
  France74
 
 
  Spain75
 
Seventh place
 
 
2 July – 18:00
 
 
  Russia108
 
 
  France89
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: Herreros 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 leadersEdit

Individual Tournament HighsEdit

Individual Game HighsEdit

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

Team Tournament HighsEdit

Team Game highsEdit

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   Israel

AwardsEdit

 1995 FIBA EuroBasket Champions  
 
Yugoslavia
6th title
1995 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Šarūnas Marčiulionis (  Lithuania)
All-Tournament Team[12]
  Šarūnas Marčiulionis (MVP)
  Toni Kukoč
  Fanis Christodoulou
  Vlade Divac
  Arvydas Sabonis

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit