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EuroBasket 2011 was the 37th men's European Basketball Championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Lithuania. This was the second time EuroBasket had been held in Lithuania, the country having also hosted the 1939 championship. FIBA Europe asserted that Lithuania managed to organize the best European championship in its history.[2] The top two teams are guaranteed spots at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

FIBA EuroBasket 2011
37th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 2011 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation Lithuania
Dates 31 August – 18 September
Teams 24 (from 51 federations)
Venues (in 6 host cities)
Champions  Spain (2nd title)
MVP Spain Juan Carlos Navarro[1]
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points France Parker (22.1)  Spain (85.2)
Rebounds Germany Kaman (10.0)  Lithuania (39.0)
Assists Serbia Teodosić (5.7)  Spain (19.5)
Official website
EuroBasket 2011
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Postage stamp issued to commemorate the EuroBasket 2011
Slovenian national team bus in Vilnius
Huge ball for EuroBasket 2011 in Vilnius
Baskets and balls in Vilnius center
1 Litas coin for EuroBasket 2011
Inside Žalgiris Arena

EuroBasket 2011 was the largest sporting event in the history of the Baltic states, both in terms of the number of national teams (24), games (90), and that of spectators (158,000 tickets sold, with most tickets valid for 3 separate games.)[3]

Spain won the title for the second consecutive tournament, after defeating France, by a score of 98–85 in the final.[4] Spain's Juan Carlos Navarro was the tournament's MVP.

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Venues and attendancesEdit

The group matches were played in four arenas, namely Alytus Arena, Šiauliai Arena, Cido Arena in Panevėžys and an arena in Klaipėda. The second stage matches were played at the Siemens Arena in the capital Vilnius and the playoffs at the new Žalgiris Arena in Kaunas.

All tickets were sold for matches in which Lithuania played in a matter of several hours after the start of sale. Other tickets were also sold out in advance for all venues except for Alytus (75% of available tickets sold in total). However the Organizing Committee's policy of selling tickets as a 3-game package meant that in some cases the sold-out arenas were not full as some fans would choose to go to only some of the games their ticket entitled them to. This policy was altered in Panevėžys where there were separate tickets for the games Lithuania played.

20,000 foreign visitors went to Lithuania for the championship. 135,000 local fans visited the arenas. 120,000 people (both local and foreign) watched EuroBasket 2011 matches in special fan zones that were constructed beside every arena with a large screen and outdoor seating available.[3]

Among the foreign teams the Georgian, Slovenian, Russian and Latvian national teams had the most fans travelling from their home countries. Georgians had certain city squares decorated in their flags in both Klaipėda and Vilnius.

Several famous people and heads of states went to championship. This included the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and prince of Spain Felipe.

Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status Round
  Kaunas Žalgiris Arena 15,442 Opened in 2011 Knockout stage
  Vilnius Siemens Arena 11,000 Opened in 2004 Group E, Group F
  Šiauliai Šiauliai Arena 5,700 Opened in 2007 Group B
  Panevėžys Cido Arena 5,656 Opened in 2008 Group A
  Alytus Alytus Arena 5,500 Opened in 1981, reopened after reconstruction in 2011 Group C
  Klaipėda Švyturio Arena 5,486 Opened in 2011 Group D

TeamsEdit

 
EuroBasket 2011 participants.

It was first decided that 16 teams would participate in EuroBasket 2011, however FIBA Europe decided on 5 September 2010, in a meeting in Istanbul, that there would be 24 teams in the tournament, after the Qualifying Round was concluded.[5]

Lithuania automatically received a place as the hosts, nine other countries that competed in the 2010 FIBA World Championship also received a place, 12 Countries were determined through qualifying matches played on August 2010 (five had initially qualified, and seven were added after the decision to expand the tournament to 24 teams),[6] and two more qualifiers were decided in an additional qualifying tournament that took place in August 2011. All but one of the 15 countries that participated in the Qualifying Round qualified for the final tournament.

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Competition Date Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1   Lithuania
Participant of 2010 FIBA World Championship 28 August – 12 September 2010 9   Croatia
  France
  Germany
  Greece
  Russia
  Serbia
  Slovenia
  Spain
  Turkey
Qualified through Qualifying Round 2 August 2010 – 29 August 2010 5   Belgium
  Great Britain
  Israel
  Macedonia
  Montenegro
Qualified through FIBA Europe decision 5 September 2010 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Bulgaria
  Georgia
  Italy
  Latvia
  Poland
  Ukraine
Qualified through Additional Qualifying Round 9 August 2011 – 24 August 2011 2   Finland
  Portugal

SquadsEdit

Each team consisted of 12 players. Only 1 among the 12 could be a naturalised foreign player, who could not have been in the national team of another nation. Some of the teams had players that traced their ancestry to the teams they represent and were allowed to play for that team, such as Germany (US-born Chris Kaman) and Israel (US-born David Blu, who as Jewish was entitled to Israeli citizenship from birth). Other teams naturalised players participating in their country's league system, among them Spain (Congolese-born Serge Ibaka), Croatia (US-born Dontaye Draper), Bulgaria (US-born E. J. Rowland), Belgium (US-born Marcus Faison), and Poland (US-born Thomas Kelati, who qualified for Polish citizenship through marriage to a Pole). Montenegro and Macedonia each naturalised US-born players who had never played in their league system, but had played in neighbouring Serbia, respectively Omar Cook and Bo McCalebb. Other naturalised players moved to their current countries in their youth, with a notable example being Great Britain's Luol Deng, who fled the Sudanese Civil War with his family as a child.

Lithuania, Serbia, Portugal (Cape Verde was a Portuguese colony) and Finland are notable exceptions, with all of their players having been born in Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia and Finland respectively. Another exception was Latvia playing without foreign players. Turkey had Enes Kanter, who was born to Turkish parents in Switzerland as well as Emir Preldzic, who was born in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina and had already played on the national team of Slovenia in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2008 and Slovenian youth national teams.

Some of the Eastern European national teams, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, were composed mainly or entirely from players playing abroad. This was primarily true for countries that have good basketball players but no powerful clubs or leagues to match that.

On the other hand, for countries with strong leagues, such as Italy, the National teams were primarily composed of players playing in the local league. The same was true for countries weak in basketball (i.e. with both weak national team and local league) as their players are unable to get into strong foreign leagues. Portugal could be an example here.

Many NBA players represented their national teams, with the Spanish team having 6 NBA stars, the French team having 5, the Turkish team having 4, and so on. It was one of the strongest European basketball competition ever organized as a lot of European stars helped their nations.

Notable players and coachesEdit

Group draw and championship systemEdit

The draw ceremony held on 30 January 2011 in the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Vilnius, divided the qualified teams into four groups of six, groups A, B, C, and D. The hosts of the evening were Jurgita Jurkutė and Vytautas Rumšas. The balls were drawn by retired basketball players European champions and Olympic medalists Stasys Stonkus, Modestas Paulauskas, Dino Meneghin, Sergėjus Jovaiša, Alexander Anatolyevich Volkov and Arvydas Sabonis. A special concert followed the draw where a song was dedicated for each of the participating nations.

It was decided that Group A games would take place in Panevėžys, Group B in Šiauliai, Group C in Alytus and Group D in Klaipėda.

Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line 6

  Spain
  Serbia
  Greece
  Slovenia

  France
  Croatia
  Russia
  Turkey

  Lithuania
  Germany
  Montenegro
  Belgium

  Great Britain
  Macedonia
  Israel
  Georgia

  Italy
  Bulgaria
  Poland
  Bosnia and Herzegovina

  Ukraine
  Latvia
  Portugal
  Finland

In the first stage every team had to play against every other team of their group (round robin). This meant five matches per team.

From every group the 3 best teams advanced to the second stage and the 3 worst teams were eliminated. In the second stage 2 new groups were formed. The 3 best teams from groups A and B were united to form group E whereas the 3 best teams from groups C and D were united to form group F.

In these two new groups of the second stage only matches by teams that had not yet played each other had to be played. As for the matches that had already happened in the first stage their results would also count in the second stage. Therefore, every team played 3 matches and there were 12 teams in the second stage.

Out of the second stage the 4 best teams from each of the two groups advanced to the quarterfinals (8 teams in total) whereas the 2 worst teams were eliminated from championship (4 teams in total).

Logo, official song and mascot of the championshipEdit

 
Official mascot

A Public contest was introduced to create the logo for the competition. 49 designs were presented initially to the organizers and the best 3 were sent to FIBA Europe, which selected the winning design. The author of it was designer Kęstutis Koira. The EuroBasket 2011 logo was unveiled on 24 January 2009 in Cido Arena, Panevėžys, during the final game of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation Cup. It displays the Columns of Gediminas overlaid on a backboard.

Lithuania is the first host country of EuroBasket to have an official EuroBasket song. A song Celebrate basketball written by Marijonas Mikutavičius and performed by Mia, Mantas Jankavičius and Marijonas Mikutavičius was chosen by a televoting in Lithuania. There are two versions of the song – in Lithuanian[7] and English.[8] Later, another version was added – "Nebetyli sirgaliai" (lit. The Fans are no Longer Quiet).

The mascot of the championship was Amberis. Its head was in the form and color of a piece of amber. The name "Amberis" is a pormanteau of the English word "Amber" and the Lithuanian nominative case masculine gender ending "is". The real word for "Amber" in Lithuanian is "Gintaras". There was an Amberis in every arena and quite frequently there were more than a single Amberis at a time interacting with each other as well as spectators. On the screens in the arenas a "legend" was shown where a piece of amber was given by a coach to a young basketball player to bring him luck and this piece turned into Amberis.

Special eventsEdit

 
Huge ball in Vilnius center.

Basketball enjoys extraordinary popularity in Lithuania. As such, many events were organized to mark the championship, including:

  • In summer 2011 a dribble marathon around the whole of Lithuania was organized. Groups of people would dribble from one town to the next one, where they would give the balls to another set of people who would then dribble to the next town and so on. Every town of Lithuania was visited with TV documenting the events every day. Among the people who took part in the event were the president of Lithuania, several ministers, mayors, sportsmen, opera and ballet stars and so on. In the end the 13 balls were given to the Lithuanian National Basketball team on 29 August 2011.
  • On 29 August 2011, Lithuania set a new record for simultaneous dribbling, previously held by Poland. 60,000 Lithuanians from Vilnius, Kaunas, Panevėžys, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Alytus dribbled Molten balls simultaneously, beating Poland's record of 30,000 people.
  • The Vilnius TV Tower observation deck was turned into a large basketball basket. It was made of lights that shone in the dark. The "basket" was 160 meters tall, higher than any other building in Lithuania.
  • Composer Vidmantas Bartulis and poet Gintaras Patackas wrote an oratorio for basketball called "That Space-like Feeling of Basketball" ("Tas kosminis krepšinio jausmas"). This oratorio, praising basketball and Kauno Žalgiris team, was performed during the opening of Kaunas Arena on 16 August 2011.

Additionally, from Spring 2011, many of the TV and newspaper advertisements became basketball-oriented. Each of the cities where EuroBasket 2011 would take place received many minor details marking the championship: for example, the trash bins in Panevėžys were repainted to look like basketballs, an abandoned building in Vilnius had its windows covered by flags of the participant nations while balls were drawn on the pavement in some places.

Many ordinary Lithuanians decorated their cars with small Lithuanian flags flying above side windows (like during every other basketball championship). Flags covering the opposite side of the car mirrors are also popular. Some foreign fans who visited Lithuania during the championship adopted this practice as well.

A major Lithuanian news company adopted the practice of predicting each Lithuania national basketball team match in the EuroBasket. Lazdeika the Crab served as the oracle. The crab selected one of the two coconut shells to hide in when light was shone on it. Each of the two coconut shells has a country's flag – Lithuania's flag and opponent flag. At the beginning the crab's guesses would prove to be correct yet in the end they went wrong. Some people believe that the predictions were fixed - that is, the crab would be filmed many times and only when its "prediction" would match that of bookmakers would the "prediction" be aired on TV.

Final rankingEdit

 
Results
 
Spain became the Champions of Europe
 
France won their second Silver medals
 
Russia won Bronze medals
 
Macedonia was only one-step away from their first ever EuroBasket medal

The results of the championship included some surprises. Finland and Georgia, the latter supported by some 1,500 fans who had traveled to Lithuania, managed to reach the second stage despite of being allowed to take part in the championship only after FIBA Europe decision. In fact Finland had the possibility of advancing to the quarterfinals until the very last game against Slovenia.

Croatia on the other hand was a powerful team that failed to reach even the second stage. Turkey with 5 NBA players failed to reach the quarterfinals.

The biggest surprise was probably Macedonia, a country that had had no major basketball victories prior to this championship. Having lost only two games in the first and second stages and these two by just a single point each (one of them after overtime) Macedonia easily advanced to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals the Macedonians defeated the hosts Lithuanians, and went to the semifinals.

A match between Georgia and Russia in Klaipėda was regarded to have political significance due to these countries having recently fought a war (the South Ossetia War). There were more than 1,000 Georgians and under 1,000 Russians in the arena during the game and large police forces were amassed to prevent possible riots. Despite the tight battle the Russians defeated the Georgians and prevented any surprise result. No riots happened.

This is the final ranking. Two countries, Spain and France, qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics basketball tournament outright. Four more qualified for the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, with Russia and Lithuania obtaining qualification through the tournament. In addition, Great Britain qualified as host.

For the results of every match see below.

Qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Qualified as host nation for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Qualified for the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Rank Team Record
    Spain 10–1
    France 9–2
    Russia 10–1
4   Macedonia 7–4
5   Lithuania 8–3
6   Greece 7–4
7   Slovenia 6–5
8   Serbia 5–6
9-10   Germany 4–4
  Finland 3–5
11-12   Turkey 3–5
  Georgia 2–6
13-16   Croatia 2–3
  Bulgaria 2–3
  Great Britain 2–3
  Israel 2–3
17-20   Ukraine 2–3
  Poland 2–3
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–3
  Italy 1–4
21-24   Montenegro 1–4
  Latvia 0–5
  Belgium 0–5
  Portugal 0–5

FIBA broadcasting rightsEdit

Financial detailsEdit

According to the Lithuanian Basketball Association the championship expenses were 32 million Litas and the income was 34.8 million Litas, which means the profit of the event was 2.8 million Litas.[3]

Out of the 32 million Litas expenses some 9.8 million were funded by the Lithuanian state institutions whereas the remaining 22.2 million were amassed from sponsors or other sources. It is assumed that the state earned 11.9 million Litas due to VAT taxes paid by 20 000 foreign visitors therefore earning a 2.1 million Litas profit.[3]

Out of the 34.8 million litas income 24.7 million Litas were amassed by selling tickets (TV rights and certain other rights are owned by FIBA rather than the local basketball association and therefore are not included in the revenues).[3]

During the championship there were 3,984 people responsible for safety and 1,500 volunteers responsible for various duties such as helping spectators or giving the balls for play. The 1,500 volunteers were chosen out of 6,000 persons who wanted to volunteer.

1,300 journalists worked in the championships, out of them 200 were TV and radio commentators. 1,300 media accreditation licenses were issued.[3]

Preliminary roundEdit

Teams played each other once. The top three placed teams move on to the next round. In the event of a tie on points, direct matches between (points and goal average, i.e. points for/points against) were taken into account, if still tied, goal average in all matches was used as tiebreaker and not points difference.[10][11]

All times are local (UTC+3)

Group AEdit

Venue: Cido Arena, Panevėžys

Team Pld W L PF PA GA Pts. Tie
  Spain 5 4 1 404 364 1.109 9 1–0
  Lithuania 5 4 1 429 374 1.147 9 0–1
  Turkey 5 3 2 385 333 1.156 8
  Great Britain 5 2 3 372 410 0.907 7 1–0
  Poland 5 2 3 401 424 0.945 7 0–1
  Portugal 5 0 5 344 430 0.800 5


31 August 2011
Spain   83–78   Poland
Turkey   79–56   Portugal
Lithuania   80–69   Great Britain
1 September 2011
Portugal   73–87   Spain
Great Britain   61–90   Turkey
Poland   77–97   Lithuania
2 September 2011
Spain   86–69   Great Britain
Portugal   73–81   Poland
Turkey   68–75   Lithuania
4 September 2011
Great Britain   85–73   Portugal
Poland   84–83   Turkey
Lithuania   79–91   Spain
5 September 2011
Great Britain   88–81   Poland
Spain   57–65   Turkey
Portugal   69–98   Lithuania

Group BEdit

Venue: Šiauliai Arena, Šiauliai

Team Pld W L PF PA GA Pts.
  France 5 5 0 438 391 1.120 10
  Serbia 5 4 1 432 386 1.119 9
  Germany 5 3 2 377 357 1.056 8
  Israel 5 2 3 399 448 0.891 7
  Italy 5 1 4 380 405 0.938 6
  Latvia 5 0 5 385 424 0.908 5


31 August 2011
Serbia   80–68   Italy
France   89–78   Latvia
Germany   91–64   Israel
1 September 2011
Latvia   77–92   Serbia
Israel   68–85   France
Italy   62–76   Germany
2 September 2011
Serbia   89–80   Israel
Latvia   62–71   Italy
France   76–65   Germany
4 September 2011
Israel   91–88   Latvia
Italy   84–91   France
Germany   64–75   Serbia
5 September 2011
Israel   96–95 (OT)   Italy
Latvia   80–81   Germany
Serbia   96–97 (OT)   France

Group CEdit

Venue: Alytus Arena, Alytus

Team Pld W L PF PA GA Pts. Tie
  Macedonia 5 4 1 362 337 1.074 9 1–0
  Greece 5 4 1 360 324 1.129 9 0–1
  Finland 5 2 3 373 366 1.019 7 1–1, 1.155
  Croatia 5 2 3 396 404 0.980 7 1–1, 0.959
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 2 3 380 409 0.929 7 1–1, 0.907
  Montenegro 5 1 4 357 388 0.921 6


31 August 2011
Montenegro   70–65 (OT)   Macedonia
Greece   76–67   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia   84–79   Finland
1 September 2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina   94–86   Montenegro
Finland   61–81   Greece
Macedonia   78–76   Croatia
3 September 2011
Finland   92–64   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Greece   58–72   Macedonia
Croatia   97–81   Montenegro
4 September 2011
Macedonia   72–70   Finland
Montenegro   55–71   Greece
Bosnia and Herzegovina   92–80   Croatia
5 September 2011
Finland   71–65   Montenegro
Greece   74–69   Croatia
Macedonia   75–63   Bosnia and Herzegovina

Group DEdit

Venue: Klaipėda Arena, Klaipėda

Team Pld W L PF PA GA Pts. Tie
  Russia 5 5 0 371 321 1.155 10
  Slovenia 5 4 1 356 324 1.098 9
  Georgia 5 2 3 352 343 1.026 7 1–1, 1.045
  Bulgaria 5 2 3 339 357 0.949 7 1–1, 0.993
  Ukraine 5 2 3 322 327 0.984 7 1–1, 0.960
  Belgium 5 0 5 304 372 0.817 5


31 August 2011
Belgium   59–81   Georgia
Slovenia   67–59   Bulgaria
Russia   73–64   Ukraine
1 September 2011
Bulgaria   68–65   Belgium
Georgia   58–65   Russia
Ukraine   64–68   Slovenia
3 September 2011
Ukraine   67–56   Bulgaria
Slovenia   87–75   Georgia
Russia   79–58   Belgium
4 September 2011
Georgia   69–53   Ukraine
Bulgaria   77–89   Russia
Belgium   61–70   Slovenia
5 September 2011
Georgia   69–79   Bulgaria
Slovenia   64–65   Russia
Ukraine   74–61   Belgium

Second roundEdit

Group EEdit

The group composed of the three best ranked teams from Groups A and B. Teams coming from the same initial group didn't play again vs. each other, but "carried" the results of the matches played between them for the first round.

Four teams with the best records advanced to the quarter finals.


Team Pld W L PF PA GA Pts. Tie
  Spain 5 4 1 405 340 1.191 9 1–0
  France 5 4 1 383 388 0.987 9 0–1
  Lithuania 5 3 2 405 397 1.020 8
  Serbia 5 2 3 388 412 0.942 7
  Germany 5 1 4 345 379 0.910 6 1–0
  Turkey 5 1 4 331 341 0.991 6 0–1


7 September 2011
Germany   68–77   Spain Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Turkey   64–68   France Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Serbia   90–100   Lithuania Siemens Arena, Vilnius
9 September 2011
Spain   84–59   Serbia Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Germany   73–67   Turkey Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Lithuania   67–73   France Siemens Arena, Vilnius
11 September 2011
Serbia   68–67   Turkey Siemens Arena, Vilnius
France   69–96   Spain Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Lithuania   84–75   Germany Siemens Arena, Vilnius

Group FEdit

The group composed of the three best ranked teams from groups C and D. Teams coming from the same initial group didn't play again vs. each other, but "carried" the results of the matches played between them for the first round.

The four teams with the best records advanced to the quarter finals.


Team Pld W L PF PA GA Pts.
  Russia 5 5 0 355 310 1.145 10
  Macedonia 5 4 1 338 313 1.079 9
  Greece 5 3 2 348 336 1.036 8
  Slovenia 5 2 3 337 337 1.000 7
  Finland 5 1 4 338 372 0.909 6
  Georgia 5 0 5 329 377 0.873 5


8 September 2011
Georgia   63–65   Macedonia Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Finland   60–79   Russia Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Slovenia   60–69   Greece Siemens Arena, Vilnius
10 September 2011
Georgia   73–87   Finland Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Macedonia   68–59   Slovenia Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Greece   67–83   Russia Siemens Arena, Vilnius
12 September 2011
Slovenia   67–60   Finland Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Greece   73–60   Georgia Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Russia   63–61   Macedonia Siemens Arena, Vilnius

Knockout stageEdit

 
Finals: Spain vs. France
 
Bronze game: Macedonia vs. Russia
 
5th place game: Lithuania vs. Greece
All matches were played in: Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas[12]
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
14 September        
   Spain  86
16 September
   Slovenia  64  
   Spain  92
14 September
     Macedonia  80  
   Macedonia  67
18 September
   Lithuania  65  
   Spain  98
15 September
     France  85
   France  64
16 September
   Greece  56  
   France  79 Third place
15 September
     Russia  71  
   Russia  77    Macedonia  68
   Serbia  67      Russia  72
18 September
5th place bracket
Semi-finals Fifth place
15 September
   Slovenia  77  
   Lithuania  80  
 
17 September
       Lithuania  73
     Greece  69
Seventh place
16 September 17 September
   Greece  87    Slovenia  72
   Serbia  77      Serbia  68

QuarterfinalsEdit

14 September
18:00
Spain   86–64   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 19–8, 36–14, 15–19
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 11,000
14 September
21:00
Macedonia   67–65   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 12–14, 19–18, 18–13
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 15,000
15 September
18:00
France   64–56   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 13–14, 13–12, 24–13
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 9,000
15 September
21:00
Russia   77–67   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 16–12, 18–15, 20–21, 23–19
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 11,500

Classification 5–8Edit

15 September
15:30
Slovenia   77–80   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 20–19, 13–25, 24–19, 20–17
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 11,000
16 September
15:00
Greece   87–77   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 34–8, 14–18, 16–22, 23–29
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 1,500

SemifinalsEdit

16 September
17:30
Spain   92–80   Macedonia
Scoring by quarter: 26–18, 18–27, 27–17, 21–18
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 11,000
16 September
21:00
France   79–71   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 17–16, 22–18, 16–13, 24–24
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 14,000

Seventh place gameEdit

17 September
18:00
Slovenia   72–68   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 17–19, 20–12, 8–17
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 5,000

Fifth place gameEdit

17 September
21:00
Lithuania   73–69   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 14–20, 18–17, 24–11, 17–21
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 14,000

Third place gameEdit

18 September
17:30
Macedonia   68–72   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 13–17, 17–19, 20–16, 18–20
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 11,000

FinalEdit

18 September
21:00
Spain   98–85   France
Scoring by quarter: 25–20, 25–21, 25–21, 23–23
Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 14,500


 EuroBasket 2011 Champions 
 
Spain
Second title

Statistical leadersEdit

Individual Tournament HighsEdit

Individual Game HighsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Andrea Bargnani 36   Latvia
Rebounds   Pero Antić 19   Finland
Assists   Dontaye Draper 12   Montenegro
Steals   Nicolas Batum
  Tony Parker
6   Israel
  Serbia
Blocks   Serge Ibaka 5   France
2-point field goal percentage   Joel Freeland 100% (11/11)   Poland
3-point field goal percentage   Vojdan Stojanovski 100% (5/5)   Lithuania
Free throw percentage   Tony Parker
  Miguel Minhava
100% (12/12)   Serbia
  Great Britain
Turnovers   Miloš Teodosić 9   Russia

Team Tournament HighsEdit

Team Game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Lithuania 100   Serbia
Rebounds   Montenegro 50   Macedonia
Assists   Croatia 26   Montenegro
Steals   France
  Russia
14   Serbia
  Finland
Blocks   Spain 10   France
2-point field goal percentage   Lithuania 78.4% (29/37)   Poland
3-point field goal percentage   Lithuania 63.3% (7/11)   Portugal
Free throw percentage   Spain 100% (16/16)   Great Britain
Turnovers   Montenegro
  Ukraine
23   Macedonia
  Georgia

All-Tournament TeamEdit

 
Juan Carlos Navarro was named MVP

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team:[14]

PG  Tony Parker

SG  Bo McCalebb

SF  Juan Carlos Navarro (MVP)

PF  Andrei Kirilenko

C  Pau Gasol

ReferencesEdit

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