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Group:  B | 10.09.2015, 14:30h
Group:  B | 10.09.2015, 14:30h
101-82
25 - 1923 - 2126 - 1927 - 23
25 - 1923 - 2126 - 1927 - 23
Venue: Berlin (GER) |
Spectators: 4185 |
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Sergiy Zashchuk (UKR), Saso Petek (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Inspired Teodosic Leads Serbia To Top Spot

Milos Teodosic saved the best for last in Berlin and propelled the still undefeated Serbia to a comfy 101-82 win over Italy on Thursday, which earns the Balkan side first place in EuroBasket 2015 Group B.

 

Turning Point: With 5:33 remaining to the third buzzer, Bogdan Bogdanovic received a masterful pass by Teodosic on the left wing and drilled a triple to cap off an 8-0 Serbian mini-run and make it 63-48. The gap never dropped to single digits again.

 

Stats Don't Lie: Every time a Serbian player made a cut to the basket at the back of the Italian defence he could count on receiving the ball from a team-mate, as Serbia put on yet one more collaborative display in Berlin and dished out 29 assists, shooting an excellent 68% from two-point range.

 

Game Hero: Teodosic knocked down 5 of his first 6 attempts from the floor in the opening quarter to collect 14 points before the first buzzer and impose Serbia's will right from the start. He finished with 26 points on 8-for-12 and added eight assists.

 

Bottom Line: Serbia will travel to Lille on a perfect 5-0 record and will face the fourth-placed team from Group A in the Round of 16. Italy, who rested Marco Belinelli on Thursday so that he can recover from an haematoma in the leg, finish at 3-2 and will take either second or third place in Group B, depending on the results of the remaining Thursday games in Berlin.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

54.4%

37/68
FG
M/A

50.0%

29/58

68.4%

26/38
FG2P
M/A

53.8%

21/39

36.7%

11/30
FG3P
M/A

42.1%

8/19

88.9%

16/18
FT
M/A

69.6%

16/23

34

9/25
RT
RO/RD

28

5/23

29

AS

20

5

TO

8

4

ST

1

3

BS

1

28

PF

19

101

Pts

82

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