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The 2003 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 2003, was the 33rd FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship held by FIBA Europe, which also served as Europe qualifier for the 2004 Summer Olympics, giving a berth to the top three teams in the final standings. It was held in Sweden between September 5 and September 14 2003. Sixteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The cities of Borås, Luleå, Norrköping, Södertälje and Stockholm hosted the tournament. Lithuania won its third FIBA European title by defeating Spain with a 93–84 score in the final. Lithuania's Šarūnas Jasikevičius was voted the tournament's MVP.

FIBA EuroBasket 2003
33rd FIBA European Basketball Championship
Eurobasket03 logo.jpg
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 leaders
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)
Official website
EuroBasket 2003 (archive)
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Contents

VenuesEdit

Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status Round
  Borås Boråshallen 3,000 Opened in 1957 Group D
  Luleå Coop Norrbotten Arena 6,500 Opened in 1970 Group A
  Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen 4,280 Opened in 1977 Group B
  Södertälje Scaniarinken 7,250 Opened in 1970 Group C
  Stockholm Stockholm Globe Arena 7,250 Opened in 1989 Knockout stages

QualificationEdit

Of the sixteen teams that participated in EuroBasket 2003, hosts Sweden and World Champions Serbia and Montenegro qualified directly. The other fourteen teams earned their berths via a qualifying tournament.

Group A Group B Group C Group D

  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  France
  Italy
  Slovenia

  Germany
  Israel
  Latvia
  Lithuania

  Russia
  Serbia and Montenegro
  Spain
  Sweden

  Croatia
  Greece
  Turkey
  Ukraine

FormatEdit

  • The teams were split in four groups of four teams each where they played a round robin. The first team from each group qualified directly to the knockout stage. To define the other four teams that advanced to the knockout stage, second and third-placed teams from each group where cross-paired (2A vs. 3B, 3A vs. 2B, 2C vs. 3D, 3C vs. 2D) and the winner from each match advanced to the knockout stage.
  • In the knockout quarterfinals, the winners advanced to the semifinals. The winners from the semifinals competed for the championship in the final, while the losing teams play a consolation game for the third place.
  • The losing teams from the quarterfinals play in a separate bracket to define 5th through 8th place in the final standings.

SquadsEdit

At the start of tournament, all 16 participating countries had 12 players on their roster.

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Qualified for the second round
Times given below are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Group AEdit

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
18:00
  Slovenia 77–67   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 18–14, 18–20, 21–18, 20–15
Coop Arena, Luleå
Attendance: 1,813
Referees: Memduh Öget (TUR), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)
September 5
21:00
  France 98–76   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scoring by quarter: 29–22, 18–22, 27–15, 24–17
Coop Arena, Luleå
Attendance: 1,541
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE)
September 6
16:00
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 62–73   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 12–13, 19–11, 8–25
Coop Arena, Luleå
Attendance: 2,083
Referees: Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE)
September 6
18:30
  Italy 52–85   France
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 9–18, 14–22, 11–24
Coop Arena, Luleå
Attendance: 2,504
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)
September 7
15:15
  Slovenia 82–88   France
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 18–21, 22–20, 18–28
Coop Arena, Luleå
Attendance: 1,552
Referees: Memduh Öget (TUR), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)
September 7
18:15
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 72–80   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 20–18, 12–20, 17–19
Coop Arena, Luleå
Attendance: 1,652
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)

Group BEdit

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
5 September
18:00
  Lithuania 92–91 (OT)   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 14–23, 20–17, 24–18, 23–23, Overtime: 11–10
Pts: Macijauskas 22
Rebs: E. Žukauskas 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 8
Pts: Štelmahers 22
Rebs: Kambala 8
Asts: Štelmahers 4
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 2,940
Referees: Miguel Betancor (ESP), Tonči Anzulović (CRO)
September 5
15:15
  Germany 86–81   Israel
Scoring by quarter: 23–15, 22–23, 19–13, 22–30
Pts: Nowitzki, Okulaja 17
Rebs: Okulaja 10
Asts: Demirel 4
Pts: Tapiro 21
Rebs: Tapiro 6
Asts: Burstein, Halperin 2
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 2,444
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS)
September 6
17:00
  Israel 62–94   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 19–23, 6–17, 18–28, 19–26
Pts: Green 12
Rebs: Kozikaro, Saffar 4
Asts: Tapiro 2
Pts: Štombergas 16
Rebs: Praškevičius, Slanina 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 3,666
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Tonči Anzulović(CRO)
September 6
14:00
  Latvia 86–94   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 14–27, 27–21, 21–22, 24–24
Pts: Bagatskis 18
Rebs: Kambala, Valters 6
Asts: Valters 4
Pts: Nowitzki 32
Rebs: Nowitzki 9
Asts: Demirel 4
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 3,387
Referees: Miguel Betancor (ESP), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL)
September 7
15:15
  Lithuania 93–71   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 24–14, 30–20, 17–18
Pts: Štombergas 28
Rebs: E. Žukauskas 5
Asts: Jasikevičius 9
Pts: Nowitzki 19
Rebs: Nowitzki 9
Asts: Pesic 3
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 3,569
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS)
September 7
18:15
  Israel 91–75   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 29–14, 23–18, 20–21, 19–22
Pts: Burstein 21
Rebs: Burstein 8
Asts: Burstein 6
Pts: Ostlers 17
Rebs: Ostlers 6
Asts: Štelmahers 5
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 3,850
Referees: Miguel Betancor (ESP), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL)

Group CEdit

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
18:00
  Serbia and Montenegro 80–95   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 25–25, 20–22, 17–22, 18–26
Pts: Drobnjak 18
Rebs: Drobnjak, Gurović 8
Asts: Jarić 5
Pts: Kirilenko 29
Rebs: Kirilenko 10
Asts: 6 Players 2
Scaniarinken, Södertälje
Attendance: 5,469
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Stelian Banica (ROU)
September 5
21:00
  Spain 99–52   Sweden
Scoring by quarter: 19–14, 25–10, 17–12, 38–16
Pts: Gasol 24
Rebs: F. Reyes 10
Asts: Marco 5
Pts: J. Larsson 15
Rebs: Nnamaka 8
Asts: Burke, J. Larsson 3
Scaniarinken, Södertälje
Attendance: 6,346
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Ademir Zurapovic (BIH)
September 6
21:00
  Sweden 68–78   Serbia and Montenegro
Scoring by quarter: 17–29, 19–11, 13–13, 19–25
Pts: Jonzen 18
Rebs: Jonzen 11
Asts: Burke 5
Pts: Stojaković 23
Rebs: Drobnjak 13
Asts: Jarić 7
Scaniarinken, Södertälje
Attendance: 6,956
Referees: Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Stelian Banica (ROU)
September 6
18:00
  Russia 77–89   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 18–31, 23–20, 11–17, 25–21
Pts: Kirilenko 26
Rebs: Khryapa 6
Asts: Khryapa 3
Pts: Gasol 35
Rebs: Gasol, Jiménez, F. Reyes 6
Asts: Marco 3
Scaniarinken, Södertälje
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Roman Kolar (SLO)
September 7
15:45
  Serbia and Montenegro 67–75   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 15–18, 14–19, 15–24
Pts: Stojaković 25
Rebs: Drobnjak 6
Asts: Stojaković 3
Pts: Navarro 22
Rebs: Jiménez 8
Asts: Jiménez 4
Scaniarinken, Södertälje
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Roman Kolar (SLO)
September 7
18:15
  Sweden 71–92   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 27–29, 15–16, 12–25, 17–22
Pts: Jonzen 18
Rebs: Burke, Jonzen 5
Asts: Burke 5
Pts: Kirilenko 22
Rebs: Likholitov 9
Asts: Khryapa 4
Scaniarinken, Södertälje
Attendance: 6,037
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Stelian Banica (ROU)

Group DEdit

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
21:00
  Greece 77–76   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 16–21, 16–14, 23–15
Pts: Chatzivrettas 14
Rebs: Tsakalidis 8
Asts: Diamantidis 3
Pts: Prkačin 18
Rebs: Giriček 8
Asts: Giriček 3
Boråshallen, Borås
Attendance: 2,123
Referees: Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Arnis Ozols (LAT)
September 5
18:00
  Ukraine 69–77   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 19–14, 10–22, 17–23
Pts: Drozdov 13
Rebs: Khryapa 7
Asts: Ievstratenko 4
Pts: Okur 19
Rebs: Türkcan, Türkoğlu 8
Asts: Arslan 5
Boråshallen, Borås
Attendance: 1,735
Referees: Richard Stokes (ENG), Jens Staudenmayer (GER)
September 6
21:00
  Turkey 70–75   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 26–16, 10–25, 23–13, 11–21
Pts: Okur 23
Rebs: Türkcan 13
Asts: Tunçeri 2
Pts: Rentzias 15
Rebs: Diamantidis, Rentzias 6
Asts: Diamantidis 4
Boråshallen, Borås
Attendance: 3,007
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavičius (LTU), Shmuel Bachar (ISR)
September 6
18:00
  Croatia 93–71   Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 15–15, 27–18, 26–14, 25–24
Pts: Giriček 21
Rebs: Bagarić 11
Asts: Popović 5
Pts: Lebediev, Okunskyy 15
Rebs: 3 Players 4
Asts: Rayevskyy 4
Boråshallen, Borås
Attendance: 1,855
Referees: Richard Stokes (ENG), Arnis Ozols (LAT)
September 7
15:45
  Greece 79–73   Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 9–22, 10–17, 35–16, 25–18
Pts: Dikoudis 21
Rebs: Dikoudis, Rentzias 5
Asts: 3 Players 3
Pts: Drozdov 19
Rebs: Balashov 10
Asts: Okunskyy, Rayevskyy 4
Boråshallen, Borås
Attendance: 1,575
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavičius (LTU), Arnis Ozols (LAT)
September 7
18:15
  Turkey 75–72   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 17–17, 21–12, 19–22
Pts: Kutluay 23
Rebs: Türkcan 9
Asts: Yıldırım 4
Pts: Mulaomerović 16
Rebs: Prkačin 14
Asts: Mulaomerović 7
Boråshallen, Borås
Attendance: 2,460
Referees: Richard Stokes (ENG), Jens Staudenmayer (GER)

Second roundEdit

September 8
20:30
  Slovenia 76–78   Israel
Scoring by quarter: 28–16, 15–21, 10–23, 23–18
Pts: Gorenc 21
Rebs: Nachbar 6
Asts: Lakovič 3
Pts: Green 14
Rebs: Green 10
Asts: Tapiro 9
Coop Arena, Luleå
Attendance: 1,843
Referees: Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Ilija Belošević (SRB)
September 8
20:30
  Germany 84–86   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 28–19, 23–25, 13–22, 20–20
Pts: Demirel 23
Rebs: Okulaja 10
Asts: Femerling 4
Pts: Bulleri 17
Rebs: Galanda 8
Asts: Bulleri 8
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 3,240
Referees: Miguel Betancor (ESP), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL)
September 8
20:00
  Russia 81–77   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 15–21, 19–20, 24–20, 23–16
Pts: Kirilenko 29
Rebs: Kirilenko 8
Asts: Karasev 3
Pts: Mulaomerović 26
Rebs: Bagarić 8
Asts: Mulaomerović, Prkačin 3
Scaniarinken, Södertälje
Attendance: 1,559
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Stelian Banica (ROU)
September 8
20:00
  Turkey 76–80   Serbia and Montenegro
Boråshallen, Borås
Attendance: 2,912
Referees: Richard Stokes (ENG), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS)

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

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

QuarterfinalsEdit

September 10
18:00
  France 76–69   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 21–18, 21–21, 21–14, 13–16
Pts: Parker 18
Rebs: Moïso 11
Asts: Parker 3
Pts: Kirilenko 22
Rebs: Khryapa 8
Asts: Karasev 4
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Shmuel Bachar (ISR)
September 10
21:15
  Lithuania 98–82   Serbia and Montenegro
Scoring by quarter: 30–19, 27–24, 23–23, 18–16
Pts: Šiškauskas 27
Rebs: Macijauskas 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 11
Pts: Ostojić 17
Rebs: Drobnjak 9
Asts: Jarić, Vujanić 3
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 8,252
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Roman Kolar (SLO)
September 11
18:00
  Spain 78–64   Israel
Scoring by quarter: 28–22, 16–14, 14–15, 20–13
Pts: Gasol 25
Rebs: Gasol 7
Asts: Calderón 4
Pts: Sharp 16
Rebs: Tapiro 6
Asts: Tapiro 5
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 8,466
Referees: Memduh Öget (TUR), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL)
September 11
21:00
  Greece 59–62   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 16–17, 20–15, 11–17, 12–13
Pts: Dikoudis 18
Rebs: Dikoudis, Tsakalidis 8
Asts: Dikoudis, Papaloukas 2
Pts: Galanda 14
Rebs: Galanda 6
Asts: Bulleri 3
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 8,578
Referees: Bruno Gasperin (FRA), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS)

SemifinalsEdit

September 13
14:00
  France 70–74   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 16–20, 21–25, 23–13, 10–16
Pts: Parker 24
Rebs: Abdul-Wahad 8
Asts: 4 Players 2
Pts: Štombergas 22
Rebs: Jasikevičius 10
Asts: Jasikevičius 7
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 11,023
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Shmuel Bachar (ISR)
September 13
17:00
  Spain 81–79   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 20–19, 18–25, 24–16, 19–19
Pts: Navarro 23
Rebs: Jiménez 9
Asts: Marco, Navarro 2
Pts: Bulleri 24
Rebs: Bulleri 6
Asts: Soragna 3
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 11,096
Referees: Richard Stokes (ENG), Ilija Belošević (SRB)

Third placeEdit

September 14
17:00
  France 67–69   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 13–24, 14–15, 20–14, 20–16
Pts: Parker 24
Rebs: Moïso 8
Asts: Parker, Sonko 1
Pts: Marconato 16
Rebs: Marconato 10
Asts: Galanda 5
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 13,102
Referees: Miguel Betancor (ESP), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE)

FinalEdit

September 14
20:00
  Lithuania 93–84   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 20–19, 20–12, 22–17, 31–36
Pts: Macijauskas 21
Rebs: E. Žukauskas 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 9
Pts: Gasol 36
Rebs: Gasol 12
Asts: Calderón, Navarro 3
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 13,274
Referees: Miguel Betancor (ESP), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE)

5th to 8th placeEdit

Classification round Fifth place
September 12 – 18:00
   Russia  77  
   Serbia and Montenegro  86  
 
September 14 – 13:30
       Serbia and Montenegro  64
     Greece  72
Seventh place
September 12 – 21:00 September 14 – 11:00
   Israel  56    Russia  82
   Greece  63      Israel  89
September 12
18:00
  Russia 77–86   Serbia and Montenegro
Scoring by quarter: 18–29, 22–19, 18–19, 19–19
Pts: Monia 14
Rebs: Khryapa 8
Asts: Samoylenko 3
Pts: Gurović 24
Rebs: Drobnjak 9
Asts: Drobnjak 3
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 9,804
Referees: Miguel Betancor (ESP), Virginijus Dovidavičius (LTU)
September 12
21:00
  Israel 56–63   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 10–17, 12–19, 17–15, 17–12
Pts: Halperin 12
Rebs: Green 7
Asts: Halperin 3
Pts: Fotsis 19
Rebs: Fotsis 10
Asts: Papaloukas 5
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 9,892
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Stelian Banica (ROU)
September 14
11:00
  Russia 82–89   Israel
Scoring by quarter: 18–16, 18–20, 21–22, 25–31
Pts: Monia 26
Rebs: Karasev, Monia 6
Asts: Kirilenko, Monia 4
Pts: Tapiro 26
Rebs: Green 7
Asts: Burstein 4
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 7,723
Referees: Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)
September 14
13:30
  Serbia and Montenegro 64–72   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 13–21, 12–16, 15–20, 24–15
Pts: Gurović 15
Rebs: Koturović 8
Asts: Avdalović 5
Pts: Chatzivrettas 21
Rebs: 3 Players 5
Asts: Diamantidis 4
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm
Referees: Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Shmuel Bachar (ISR)

Statistical LeadersEdit

Individual Tournament HighsEdit

Individual Game HighsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Pau Gasol 36   Lithuania
Rebounds   Nikola Prkačin 14   Turkey
Assists   Šarūnas Jasikevičius 11   Serbia and Montenegro
Steals   Ainars Bagatskis
  Andrei Kirilenko (twice)
  Meir Tapiro
5   Lithuania
  France
  Israel
  Slovenia
Blocks   Andrei Kirilenko 6   Serbia and Montenegro
Turnovers   Marko Jarić 9   Lithuania

Team Tournament HighsEdit

Team Game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Spain 99   Sweden
Rebounds   Croatia
  France
47   Turkey
  Italy
Assists   France 23   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Steals   France 15   Italy
Blocks   Lithuania
  Ukraine
8   Israel
  Turkey
Field goal percentage   Croatia 60.8% (31/51)   Ukraine
3-point field goal percentage   Israel 55.6% (10/18)   Latvia
Free throw percentage   Israel 100% (6/6)   Spain
Turnovers   France 25   Russia

AwardsEdit

 2003 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Lithuania
3rd title
2003 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Šarūnas Jasikevičius (  Lithuania)
All-Tournament Team[12]
  Tony Parker
  Šarūnas Jasikevičius (MVP)
  Saulius Štombergas
  Andrei Kirilenko
  Pau Gasol

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit