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The FIBA EuroBasket 2009 was the 36th FIBA EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, which was hosted by Poland, began on 7 September 2009 and concluded with the final on 20 September 2009. The competition served as a qualification tournament for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

FIBA EuroBasket 2009
36th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 2009 logo.png
Tournament details
Host nation Poland
Dates 7 – 20 September
Teams 16 (from 49 federations)
Venues (in 7 host cities)
Champions  Spain (1st title)
MVP Spain Pau Gasol
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Spain Gasol (18.7)  Spain (79.8)
Rebounds Poland Gortat (10.8)  Greece (37.2)
Assists Serbia Teodosić (5.2)  Spain (17.3)
Official website
EuroBasket 2009 (archive)
2007
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Spain claimed their first EuroBasket title by routing Serbia 85–63 in the final.[1] Greece captured the bronze medal with a 57–56 victory over Slovenia. The four semifinalists plus France and Croatia claimed the six European qualifying spots for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Spain's Pau Gasol was named the tournament's most valuable player.[2]

Contents

VenuesEdit

Host cities of the EuroBasket 2009.

The tournament was played at seven venues in seven cities throughout Poland.[3] Each one of the total six groups in the preliminary and the qualifying round was hosted by a single arena, while the entire knockout stage was played at Spodek Arena, Katowice.

Gdańsk Poznań Warsaw Wrocław
Hala Olivia
Capacity: 5,500
Hala Arena
Capacity: 5,000
Hala Torwar
Capacity: 5,000
Hala Stulecia
Capacity: 7,000
       
Bydgoszcz Łódź Katowice
Łuczniczka
Capacity: 8,000
Atlas Arena
Capacity: 13,400
Spodek
Capacity: 11,500
     

QualificationEdit

 
Countries that qualified for EuroBasket 2009 finals

The draw for the qualifying round took place on 16 February 2008 in Venice, Italy. Poland, as host nation, and the seven top-placed nations in EuroBasket 2007 automatically qualified for the tournament finals. From the qualifying round, the winners of the four groups and the three best second-place teams also advanced to the final round of the event. The ten teams who participated in the qualifying round and did not succeed in going through to the final round had been ranked according to their win–loss records, their win–loss percentages and their goal average coefficients. The first six teams took part in an additional qualifying round, held from 5 to 30 August 2009, the winner of which secured the last ticket for the final tournament.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured
  Poland Host nation 28 November 2004[5]
  Russia 1st in EuroBasket 2007 13 September 2007
  Spain 2nd in EuroBasket 2007 13 September 2007
  Lithuania 3rd in EuroBasket 2007 14 September 2007
  Greece 4th in EuroBasket 2007 14 September 2007
  Germany 5th in EuroBasket 2007 15 September 2007
  Croatia 6th in EuroBasket 2007 15 September 2007
  Slovenia 7th in EuroBasket 2007 16 September 2007
  Serbia Group A winner in qualifying round 17 September 2008
  Macedonia Group B winner in qualifying round 20 September 2008
  Turkey Group C winner in qualifying round 17 September 2008
  Great Britain Group D winner in qualifying round 17 September 2008
  Latvia Best group runner-up in qualifying round 20 September 2008
  Israel second-best group runner-up in qualifying round 20 September 2008
  Bulgaria third-best group runner-up in qualifying round 20 September 2008
  France Additional qualifying round winner 30 August 2009

SeedingEdit

The draw for the groups of the final tournament took place on 8 November 2008 in Warsaw, Poland. The finalists were divided into four seeding pots, based on the results of the teams in the most recent FIBA Europe official competitions, with the last competition being the most important. Teams from the same group of seeds cannot be drawn against each other.[6][7]

Pot A
Team Last FIBA result
  Russia 1st EuroBasket 2007
  Spain 2nd EuroBasket 2007
  Lithuania 3rd EuroBasket 2007
  Greece 4th EuroBasket 2007
Pot B
Team Last FIBA result
  Germany 5th EuroBasket 2007
  Croatia 6th EuroBasket 2007
  Slovenia 7th EuroBasket 2007
  Turkey qualifying, record 6–0
Pot C
Team Last FIBA result
  Serbia qualifying, record 7–1
  Poland h., 13–16th EuroBasket 2007
  Macedonia qualifying, r. 4–2, a. 1.1173
  Latvia qualifying, r. 4–2, a. 1.1031
Pot D
Team Last FIBA result
  Great Britain qualifying, r. 4–2, a. 1.0456
  Israel qualifying, record 3–3
  Bulgaria qualifying, record 4–4
  France additional qualifying

h Host

r Record, win–loss

a Goal average coefficient, points for/points against

SquadsEdit

Each nation fielded a roster of twelve players for the tournament. FIBA rules allow one naturalized player per team.[8][9] Nineteen players currently on NBA rosters participated in the tournament. France (Tony Parker, Ronny Turiaf, Boris Diaw, Ian Mahinmi, and Nicolas Batum) led the way with five NBA players participating on the team.[10]

MascotEdit

 
Mieszko

The Polish Basketball Federation and the Local Organising Committee of EuroBasket 2009 announced at a press conference in Warsaw that they have chosen the European Bison as the official mascot of EuroBasket 2009. The European bison (Polish: Żubr) is the largest wild animal to be found in Poland's forests. It is estimated that almost one fifth of the world's population of bisons is actually living in Poland. The animal is known for its calm attitude, while its posture and horns are associated with strength and dignity. The name chosen for the event's official mascot is Mieszko. The name has historical significance as it is the name of the first documented Polish ruler who united Poland in the 10th century. Mieszko is wearing a white jersey that shows the logo of the tournament and white shorts with a number 9. There is red on the sides of the jersey and shorts. His footwear is white with red laces. He is also holding a basketball that says "EuroBasket 2009".

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Venue: Hala Arena, Poznań

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Greece 3 3 0 268 202 +66 6
  Croatia 3 2 1 235 226 +9 5
  Macedonia 3 1 2 207 246 −39 4
  Israel 3 0 3 238 274 −36 3
7 September
16:30
Macedonia   54–86   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 13–28, 15–24, 9–17, 17–17
Pts: Massey 12
Rebs: Gečevski 6
Asts: Stefanov 4
Pts: Spanoulis 17
Rebs: Bourousis 8
Asts: Calathes 5

Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Jakub Zamojski (POL)
7 September
19:15
Croatia   86–79   Israel
Scoring by quarter: 25–17, 17–20, 17–22, 27–20
Pts: Vujčić 21
Rebs: Kasun, Planinić 7
Asts: Planinić 3
Pts: Eliyahu 31
Rebs: Eliyahu 6
Asts: Halperin 4

Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Zoran Šutulović (MNE), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL)
8 September
16:30
Israel   79–82   Macedonia
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 20–23, 16–20, 24–22
Pts: Burstein 25
Rebs: Mekel 7
Asts: Burstein, Eliyahu 4
Pts: Antić 19
Rebs: Stefanov 8
Asts: Stefanov 4

Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO)
8 September
19:15
Greece   76–68   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 32–16, 13–16, 11–21
Pts: Bourousis 19
Rebs: Bourousis 8
Asts: Spanoulis 3
Pts: Ukić 15
Rebs: Banić 7
Asts: Planinić 5

Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Zoran Šutulović (MNE), Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL)
9 September
16:30
Macedonia   71–81   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 26–20, 22–14, 13–22, 10–25
Pts: Stefanov, Sokolov, Massey 12
Rebs: Antić, Massey 10
Asts: Stefanov 5
Pts: Vujčić 12
Rebs: Rozić 6
Asts: Planinić 7

Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO)
9 September
19:15
Israel   80–106   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 25–31, 17–25, 23–23, 15–27
Pts: Eliyahu 21
Rebs: Green, Eliyahu 8
Asts: Eliyahu 4
Pts: Spanoulis 18
Rebs: Koufos 8
Asts: Spanoulis 5

Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Zoran Šutulović (MNE), Jakub Zamojski (POL)

Group BEdit

Venue: Hala Olivia, Gdańsk

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  France 3 3 0 199 180 +19 6  
  Russia 3 1 2 218 213 +5 4 1–1, 1.069
  Germany 3 1 2 203 211 −8 4 1–1, 0.979
  Latvia 3 1 2 187 203 −16 4 1–1, 0.951
7 September
16:30
Russia   81–68   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 11–15, 19–16, 23–16
Pts: McCarty 24
Rebs: McCarty 9
Asts: Monia 5
Pts: Kambala 22
Rebs: Biedriņš 6
Asts: Valters 5

Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Roger Harrison (ENG), Damir Javor (SLO)
7 September
19:15
France   70–65   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 19–20, 17–11, 20–17
Pts: Parker 19
Rebs: Turiaf 14
Asts: Parker 4
Pts: Schultze 13
Rebs: Femerling 8
Asts: Hamann 5

Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Marek Ćmikiewicz (POL), Engin Kennerman (TUR)
8 September
16:30
Germany   76–73   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 26–12, 19–19, 15–19, 16–23
Pts: Jagla 19
Rebs: Jagla 11
Asts: Hamann, Schaffartzik 4
Pts: McCarty, Ponkrashov 12
Rebs: McCarty 6
Asts: Bykov 3

Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Damir Javor (SLO), Engin Kennerman (TUR)
8 September
19:15
Latvia   51–60   France
Scoring by quarter: 8–13, 13–3, 16–25, 14–19
Pts: Kambala 18
Rebs: Biedriņš 20
Asts: Valters 3
Pts: Parker 22
Rebs: Batum 8
Asts: Diaw 5

Attendance: 4,700
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Marek Ćmikiewicz (POL), Tomas Jasevičius (LTU)
9 September
16:30
Russia   64–69   France
Scoring by quarter: 17–15, 18–19, 16–18, 13–17
Pts: McCarty 13
Rebs: Mozgov 5
Asts: Ponkrashov 8
Pts: Diaw 19
Rebs: Turiaf 14
Asts: Diaw 7

Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Roger Harrison (ENG)
9 September
19:15
Germany   62–68   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 16–23, 13–14, 20–17
Pts: Greene 16
Rebs: Jagla 7
Asts: Schaffartzik 5
Pts: Janičenoks 14
Rebs: Biedriņš 9
Asts: Helmanis 5

Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Marek Ćmikiewicz (POL), Tomas Jasevičius (LTU), Damir Javor (SLO)

Group CEdit

Venue: Hala Torwar, Warsaw

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Slovenia 3 2 1 236 218 +18 5 1–1, 1.031
  Serbia 3 2 1 212 196 +16 5 1–1, 0.985
  Spain 3 2 1 231 226 +5 5 1–1, 0.980
  Great Britain 3 0 3 194 233 −39 3  
7 September
18:15
Great Britain   59–72   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 15–27, 20–10, 12–14, 12–21
Pts: Mensah-Bonsu 18
Rebs: Mensah-Bonsu 6
Asts: Archibald 5
Pts: E. Lorbek 19
Rebs: Nachbar, Lakovič 6
Asts: Lakovič 6

Attendance: 3,054
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), David Chambon (FRA), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)
7 September
21:00
Serbia   66–57   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 23–11, 18–14, 10–20
Pts: Krstić 17
Rebs: Veličković 8
Asts: Teodosić 3
Pts: Navarro 14
Rebs: M. Gasol 9
Asts: López, Rubio 3

Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)
8 September
18:15
Slovenia   80–69   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 17–14, 21–15, 20–25
Pts: Nachbar 17
Rebs: Nachbar 9
Asts: E. Lorbek 4
Pts: Teodosić 14
Rebs: Tepić, Bjelica 5
Asts: Teodosić 6

Attendance: 4,208
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Sergey Mikhaylov (RUS)
8 September
21:00
Spain   84–76   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 25–15, 19–20, 22–21, 18–20
Pts: P. Gasol 27
Rebs: P. Gasol 11
Asts: Rubio 6
Pts: Hart 15
Rebs: Hart 8
Asts: Hart 3

Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Robert Lottermoser (GER), David Chambon (FRA), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)
9 September
18:15
Spain   90–84 (OT)   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 25–15, 19–14, 16–29Overtime: 12–6
Pts: Navarro 21
Rebs: P. Gasol 9
Asts: Navarro, P. Gasol, Cabezas 3
Pts: Dragić 19
Rebs: E. Lorbek 10
Asts: Lakovič 3

Attendance: 3,471
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), David Chambon (FRA), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)
9 September
21:15
Great Britain   59–77   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 12–21, 17–18, 15–19, 15–19
Pts: Reinking 21
Rebs: Archibald 7
Asts: Sullivan 3
Pts: Krstić, Tepić 17
Rebs: Bjelica 8
Asts: Teodosić 4

Attendance: 1,863
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Robert Lottermoser, (GER), Sergey Mikhaylov (RUS)

Group DEdit

Venue: Hala Stulecia, Wrocław

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Turkey 3 3 0 265 211 +54 6
  Poland 3 2 1 245 240 +5 5
  Lithuania 3 1 2 235 239 −4 4
  Bulgaria 3 0 3 213 268 −55 3
7 September
18:15
Poland   90–78   Bulgaria
Scoring by quarter: 32–21, 20–16, 23–21, 15–20
Pts: Logan 23
Rebs: Gortat 10
Asts: Logan 9
Pts: Rowland 20
Rebs: Evtimov 10
Asts: Stoykov, Videnov 3

Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Ademir Zurapović (BIH)
7 September
21:15
Turkey   84–76   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 20–17, 24–19, 21–18
Pts: Türkoğlu 19
Rebs: İlyasova 6
Asts: Türkoğlu, Arslan 3
Pts: Petravičius 21
Rebs: D. Lavrinovič, Kleiza 4
Asts: Delininkaitis 3

Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Sreten Radović (CRO), Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Fernando Rocha (POR)
8 September
18:15
Lithuania   75–86   Poland
Scoring by quarter: 23–25, 9–17, 18–18, 25–26
Pts: Jasaitis 21
Rebs: Kleiza 7
Asts: Jomantas 5
Pts: Lampe 22
Rebs: Gortat 17
Asts: Szubarga 8

Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Sreten Radović (CRO), Aleksandar Milojevik (MKD)
8 September
21:15
Bulgaria   66–94   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 13–29, 24–19, 14–22
Pts: Rowland 15
Rebs: Stoykov 6
Asts: Rowland 4
Pts: Arslan 17
Rebs: Savaş, İlyasova, Aşık 7
Asts: Tunçeri 7

Attendance: 2,600
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Fernando Rocha (POR)
9 September
18:15
Poland   69–87   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 17–24, 17–21, 21–21, 14–21
Pts: Gortat 21
Rebs: Lampe, Gortat 7
Asts: Logan 4
Pts: Aşık 22
Rebs: Türkoğlu, İlyasova, Aşık 8
Asts: Tunçeri 4

Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Sreten Radović (CRO), Aleksandar Milojevik (MKD)
9 September
21:15
Lithuania   84–69   Bulgaria
Scoring by quarter: 25–22, 16–19, 16–15, 27–13
Pts: K. Lavrinovič 16
Rebs: Petravičius 8
Asts: K. Lavrinovič, Jomantas 4
Pts: Rowland 18
Rebs: Evtimov 13
Asts: Rowland 3

Attendance: 3,700
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Ademir Zurapović (BIH)

Second roundEdit

Group EEdit

Venue: Łuczniczka, Bydgoszcz

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  France 5 5 0 380 334 +46 10  
  Russia 5 3 2 338 338 0 8 1–0
  Greece 5 3 2 380 337 +43 8 0–1
  Croatia 5 2 3 357 364 −7 7  
  Macedonia 5 1 4 337 396 −59 6 1–0
  Germany 5 1 4 360 383 −23 6 0–1
11 September
15:45
Russia   62–59   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 16–16, 12–10, 14–16, 20–17
Pts: Mozgov 18
Rebs: Mozgov 8
Asts: Bykov 7
Pts: Kasun 13
Rebs: Banić 7
Asts: Vujčić, Ukić, Planinić 3

Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Marek Ćmikiewicz (POL), Matej Boltauzer (SLO)
11 September
18:15
Germany   76–84   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 14–16, 17–20, 26–23
Pts: Schaffartzik 23
Rebs: Jagla 7
Asts: Hamann, Schaffartzik 3
Pts: Spanoulis 20
Rebs: Perperoglou 5
Asts: Spanoulis 7

Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL)
11 September
21:00
France   83–57   Macedonia
Scoring by quarter: 24–9, 25–9, 18–17, 16–22
Pts: Piétrus, de Colo 14
Rebs: Traore 6
Asts: Diaw 4
Pts: Gečevski, Sokolov, Massey 9
Rebs: Samardžiski 8
Asts: 7 tied with 1

Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Damir Javor (SLO), Engin Kennerman (TUR)
13 September
15:45
Macedonia   86–75   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 18–14, 18–22, 26–14, 24–25
Pts: V. Stefanov 25
Rebs: Gečevski, Antić 6
Asts: Mirakovski 3
Pts: Staiger 14
Rebs: Schultze 7
Asts: Schaffartzik 5

Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Tomas Jasevičius (LTU), Matej Boltauzer (SLO)
13 September
18:15
Greece   65–68   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 12–21, 20–18, 15–9, 18–20
Pts: Schortsanitis 13
Rebs: Fotsis 9
Asts: Spanoulis 7
Pts: McCarty 17
Rebs: McCarty 9
Asts: Ponkrashov 7

Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Damir Javor (SLO), Jakub Zamojski (POL)
13 September
21:00
Croatia   79–87   France
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 25–22, 10–22, 23–24
Pts: Popović 30
Rebs: Stojić 5
Asts: Kus, Planinić 3
Pts: Parker 24
Rebs: Parker 6
Asts: Parker, Diaw 6

Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Marek Ćmikiewicz (POL), Roger Harrison (ENG)
15 September
15:45
Russia   71–69   Macedonia
Scoring by quarter: 14–10, 19–19, 16–20, 22–20
Pts: Mozgov 25
Rebs: Mozgov 11
Asts: Ponkrashov 7
Pts: Antić 19
Rebs: Antić 10
Asts: Stefanov 4

Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Engin Kennerman (TUR)
15 September
18:15
France   71–69   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 23–13, 15–19, 15–16
Pts: Koffi 14
Rebs: Koffi 6
Asts: Jeanneau, Parker, Traore 2
Pts: Spanoulis 16
Rebs: Bourousis 10
Asts: Perperoglou 4

Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Tomas Jasevičius (LTU)
15 September
21:00
Germany   68–70   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 13–17, 18–12, 18–21
Pts: Schaffartzik 18
Rebs: Jagla 5
Asts: Hamann 7
Pts: Ukić 18
Rebs: Banić 7
Asts: Planinić 4

Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Matej Boltauzer (SLO)

Group FEdit

Venue: Atlas Arena, Łódź

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Slovenia 5 4 1 390 344 +46 9 1–0
  Turkey 5 4 1 370 338 +32 9 0–1
  Serbia 5 3 2 365 357 +8 8 1–0
  Spain 5 3 2 381 351 +30 8 0–1
  Poland 5 1 4 355 405 −50 6  
  Lithuania 5 0 5 358 424 −66 5  
12 September
15:45
Turkey   63–60   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 16–12, 13–14, 14–12
Pts: İlyasova 15
Rebs: Erden 6
Asts: Türkoğlu 3
Pts: P. Gasol, Fernández 16
Rebs: P. Gasol 9
Asts: Navarro, Rubio 3

Attendance: 8,200
Referees: Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Sreten Radović (CRO), Robert Lottermoser (GER)
12 September
18:15
Poland   72–77   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 22–23, 14–20, 17–19, 19–15
Pts: Koszarek, Gortat 16
Rebs: Gortat 9
Asts: Logan 6
Pts: Krstić 18
Rebs: Krstić 8
Asts: Teodosić 4

Attendance: 10,100
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Fernando Rocha (POR)
12 September
21:00
Lithuania   58–81   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 18–28, 8–15, 13–19, 19–19
Pts: Kalnietis 15
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 7
Asts: Kleiza 3
Pts: Lakovič 24
Rebs: E. Lorbek 8
Asts: Golemac 5

Attendance: 7,700
Referees: Zoran Šutulović (MNE), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)
14 September
15:45
Spain   84–70   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 25–8, 24–11, 20–27
Pts: P. Gasol 19
Rebs: P. Gasol 8
Asts: Rubio 9
Pts: Petravičius 13
Rebs: Petravičius 8
Asts: Delininkaitis 5

Attendance: 7,050
Referees: Sreten Radović (CRO), Zoran Šutulović (MNE), Ademir Zurapović (BIH)
14 September
18:15
Slovenia   76–60   Poland
Scoring by quarter: 11–17, 20–12, 22–11, 23–20
Pts: E. Lorbek 20
Rebs: E. Lorbek 9
Asts: Lakovič 6
Pts: Szewczyk, Logan 15
Rebs: Gortat 10
Asts: Koszarek 4

Attendance: 8,100
Referees: Shmuel Bachar (ISR), David Chambon (FRA), Aleksandar Milojevik (MKD)
14 September
21:00
Serbia   64–69 (OT)   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 15–16, 19–19, 12–9, Overtime: 0–5
Pts: Teodosić 16
Rebs: Bjelica 8
Asts: Teodosić 8
Pts: İlyasova 22
Rebs: İlyasova 11
Asts: Tunçeri 7

Attendance: 5,900
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Sergey Mikhaylov (RUS)
16 September
15:45
Lithuania   79–89   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 19–23, 18–18, 24–22, 18–26
Pts: Mačiulis 20
Rebs: D. Lavrinovič 8
Asts: Delininkaitis 4
Pts: Teodosić 20
Rebs: Bjelica 8
Asts: Teodosić 12

Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Fernando Rocha (POR), David Chambon (FRA)
16 September
18:15
Poland   68–90   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 14–23, 12–19, 20–29, 22–19
Pts: Logan 20
Rebs: Gortat 12
Asts: Koszarek 7
Pts: Navarro 23
Rebs: Reyes, M. Gasol 7
Asts: Rubio 4

Attendance: 8,300
Referees: Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)
16 September
21:00
Turkey   67–69   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 17–15, 20–18, 15–12
Pts: İlyasova 16
Rebs: İlyasova 7
Asts: İlyasova 4
Pts: Nachbar 16
Rebs: E. Lorbek 6
Asts: E. Lorbek 5

Attendance: 3,900
Referees: Zoran Šutulović (MNE), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
17 September        
   France  66
19 September
   Spain  86  
   Spain  82
18 September
     Greece  64  
   Turkey  74
20 September
   Greece (OT)  76  
   Spain  85
17 September
     Serbia  63
   Russia  68
19 September
   Serbia  79  
   Serbia (OT)  96 Third place
18 September
     Slovenia  92  
   Slovenia  67    Greece  57
   Croatia  65      Slovenia  56
20 September
5th place bracket
Semi-finals Fifth place
19 September
   France  80  
   Turkey  68  
 
20 September
       France  69
     Croatia  62
Seventh place
19 September 20 September
   Russia  69    Turkey  66
   Croatia  76      Russia  89

QuarterfinalsEdit

17 September
18:15
Russia   68–79   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 24–21, 4–20, 15–13, 25–25
Pts: Fridzon 15
Rebs: Mozgov 6
Asts: Ponkrashov 4
Pts: Tripković 18
Rebs: Veličković, Paunić, Bjelica 5
Asts: Teodosić
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Ivo Dolinek (CZE)
17 September
21:00
France   66–86   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 15–25, 17–22, 20–26, 14–13
Pts: Turiaf 12
Rebs: Diaw 6
Asts: Parker 3
Pts: P. Gasol 28
Rebs: P. Gasol 9
Asts: Navarro, Rubio 4
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Zoran Šutulović (MNE), Sreten Radović (CRO)
18 September
18:15
Turkey   74–76 (OT)   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 12–12, 20–18, 19–18, Overtime: 9–11
Pts: Türkoğlu, Onan 13
Rebs: İlyasova 7
Asts: Tunçeri 5
Pts: Spanoulis 23
Rebs: Fotsis 13
Asts: Spanoulis 7
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Milivoje Jovcic (SRB)
18 September
21:00
Slovenia   67–65   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 18–25, 21–22, 14–3, 14–15
Pts: E. Lorbek 27
Rebs: E. Lorbek 8
Asts: Lakovič 5
Pts: Ukić 21
Rebs: 7 tied with 3
Asts: Ukić 5
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 5,500
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP)

Classification 5–8Edit

19 September
12:00
France   80–68   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 12–26, 20–17, 29–16, 19–9
Pts: Parker 28
Rebs: Piétrus 6
Asts: Parker 10
Pts: Türkoğlu 13
Rebs: Aşık 9
Asts: Tunçeri, Türkoğlu 3
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Olegs Latisevs (LAT)
19 September
14:15
Russia   69–76   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 27–15, 15–25, 13–18
Pts: Monya 18
Rebs: McCarty 7
Asts: Bykov, Ponkrashov 5
Pts: Ukić 18
Rebs: Kus 5
Asts: Ukić 8
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Fernando Rocha (POR)

SemifinalsEdit

19 September
18:30
Spain   82–64   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 26–21, 23–19, 15–11, 18–13
Pts: P. Gasol 18
Rebs: Reyes 7
Asts: Cabezas 4
Pts: Bourousis 11
Rebs: Fotsis 10
Asts: Spanoulis, Bourousis, Calathes 2
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Robert Lottermoser (GER)
19 September
21:00
Serbia   96–92 (OT)   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 11–19, 24–26, 21–12, 23–22, Overtime: 17–13
Pts: Teodosić 32
Rebs: Marković 8
Asts: Teodosić, Veličković, Marković 4
Pts: E. Lorbek 25
Rebs: E. Lorbek 10
Asts: Lakovič 5
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 8,500
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Sreten Radovic (CRO), Tomas Jasevicius (LTU)

Seventh place gameEdit

20 September
14:15
Turkey   66–89   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 18–26, 22–25, 19–17, 7–21
Pts: Aşık 24
Rebs: Aşık 11
Asts: Atsür 5
Pts: Fridzon 26
Rebs: Kurbanov 7
Asts: Ponkrashov, Kurbanov 7
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 1,000

Fifth place gameEdit

20 September
12:00
France   69–62   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 21–12, 13–12, 12–17, 23–21
Pts: Diot 18
Rebs: Koffi 8
Asts: Batum 8
Pts: Kus 18
Rebs: Nicević 8
Asts: Popović 8
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 2,000

Third place gameEdit

20 September
18:30
Greece   57–56   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 16–13, 15–11, 11–13, 15–19
Pts: Schortsanitis 23
Rebs: Bourousis 7
Asts: Calathes 4
Pts: Lakovič 16
Rebs: E. Lorbek 9
Asts: Slokar 4
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 9,000

FinalEdit

20 September
21:15
Spain   85–63   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 24–14, 28–15, 15–15, 18–19
Pts: P. Gasol 18
Rebs: P. Gasol 11
Asts: Garbajosa 4
Pts: Tripković & Veličković 15
Rebs: Veličković 5
Asts: Krstić 3
Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 11,000

The final was a rematch of each team's opening game, with the Spaniards attempting to avenge their 66–57 upset loss to the Serbians. Spain raced to a double-digit lead early in the first quarter, en route to an unassailable 52–29 lead at halftime. Serbia didn't catch up to hand Spain their first European Championship. Pau Gasol had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Teammate Rudy Fernandez added 13 points and five rebounds. Uroš Tripković and Novica Veličković had 15 points each in a losing effort for the Serbs.[11]


 EuroBasket 2009 Champions 
 
Spain
First title

Final rankingEdit

 
Results
Automatic Qualifier for the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Wild card for the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Rank Team Record
    Spain 7–2
    Serbia 6–3
    Greece 6–3
4   Slovenia 6–3
5   France 8–1
6   Croatia 4–5
7   Russia 5–4
8   Turkey 5–4
9-10   Macedonia 2–4
  Poland 2–4
11-12   Germany 1–5
  Lithuania 1–5
13-16   Latvia 1–2
  Israel 0–3
  Great Britain 0–3
  Bulgaria 0–3

Spain, Serbia, Greece, Slovenia, France, and Croatia qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Turkey previously qualified as hosts of the competition. Russia, Germany, and Lithuania were later awarded wild card berths to the tournament.

All-Tournament TeamEdit

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team:[12]

  Vassilis Spanoulis
  Miloš Teodosić
  Rudy Fernandez
  Erazem Lorbek
  Pau Gasol (MVP)

StatisticsEdit

Note: Only players who participated in at least five games are eligible for statistic charts.

Individual tournament highsEdit

Individual game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Miloš Teodosić 32   Slovenia (9/19)
Rebounds   Andris Biedriņš 20   France (9/8)
Assists   Miloš Teodosić 12   Lithuania (9/16)
Steals   Goran Dragić
  Rudy Fernández
6   Spain (9/9)
  France (9/17)
Blocks   Timofey Mozgov
  Marcin Gortat
6   France (9/9)
  Bulgaria (9/7)
Field goal percentage   Heiko Schaffartzik
  Erazem Lorbek
100% (8/8)   Greece (9/11)
  Great Britain (9/7)
3-point field goal percentage   Heiko Schaffartzik 100% (5/5)   Greece (9/11)
  Croatia (9/15)
Free throw percentage   Erazem Lorbek 100% (10/10)   Serbia (9/19)
Turnovers   David Logan 8   Lithuania (9/8)

Team tournament highsEdit

Team game highsEdit

Department Team Total Opponent
Points   Greece 106   Israel (9/9)
Rebounds   Greece 47   Spain (9/19)
  Turkey (9/18)
Assists   Poland
  Spain
  Spain
25   Bulgaria (9/7)
  Poland (9/16)
  Lithuania (9/14)
Steals   Macedonia 14   Germany (9/13)
Blocks   Poland 10   Bulgaria (9/7)
Field goal percentage   Greece 61.7% (37/60)   Israel (9/9)
3-point field goal percentage   Russia 66.7% (16/24)   Turkey (9/20)
Free throw percentage   Lithuania 91.7% (22/24)   Bulgaria
Turnovers 4 tied with 20

Team rosters (Final Four)Edit

FIBA broadcasting rightsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gasol leads Spain to Euro gold". ESPN. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Spain crowned kings of EuroBasket". BBC Sport. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Poland". eurobasket2009.org. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Seven teams book ticket to EuroBasket 2009". FIBA Europe. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  5. ^ "EuroBasket 2009 in Poland". eurocup.org. 15 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  6. ^ "FIBA Europe announces seedings for EuroBasket draws". FIBA Europe. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  7. ^ "EuroBasket 2009 draw countdown in Warsaw". FIBA Europe. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  8. ^ Eurobasket of Absentees at talkbasket.net
  9. ^ Players who are citizens by birth of the country they represent, even if they were born outside of that country and have not previously lived there, are not considered "naturalized" under FIBA rules. Two players on the Greece squad, Nick Calathes and Kosta Koufos, were born and raised in the United States, but were also Greek citizens by birth because each had at least one parent who emigrated from Greece.
  10. ^ Eurobasket preview at thepaintedarea.blogspot.com
  11. ^ Elkington, Mark (20 September 2009). "Spain crush Serbia to take European gold". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  12. ^ EuroBasket2009.org Gasol Named EuroBasket 2009 MVP Presented By Tissot. Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ PPG Leaders
  14. ^ RPG Leaders
  15. ^ APG Leaders
  16. ^ SPG Leaders
  17. ^ BPG Leaders
  18. ^ MPG Leaders
  19. ^ Team Leaders – PPG
  20. ^ Team Leaders – RPG
  21. ^ Team Leaders – APG
  22. ^ Team Leaders – SPG
  23. ^ Team Leaders – BPG
  24. ^ "Basketball on the BBC". BBC News. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 

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