Eurobasket-2017: Learned a lesson from their own mistakes? (VIDEO)


Sunday. Tel Aviv. “Arena City”. Georgia – Ukraine – 81:88. In the attack Artem PUSTOVOY. Photo: fiba.com

Beating “the teeth team of Georgia”, the Ukraine national team kept the chances to qualify to the next round of Eurobasket 2017.

I confess, wards Evgeny Murzin decently surprised. Not “fall down” after two painful defeats, to pack up and radically reconstructed in the third match – not every team.

But the “blue-yellow” team miraculously managed it. And, it seems, our guys still managed to draw the right lessons from its own mistakes, in a sufficient amount previously admitted and, in turn, have themselves taught a lesson to the Georgians.

Those were under the impression initially simply counted, so to speak, to throw Ukrainians caps. However, not the ran. And in the end they had to realize, figuratively speaking that is and “not the Juan sombrero”…

Group B

2nd round

UKRAINE – ITALY – 66:78 (19:16, 14:27, 15:16, 18:19)

Ukraine: Mishula (3), Czech (8 + 3 rebounds), Windbags (2), rabbits (6 + 8 rebounds), Kravtsov (11 + 3 rebounds) – start; Lukashov (9 + 6 assists), Pustovoy (21), beavers (4 + 4 rebounds), Otverchenko (2), Lime (0 + 4 assists), Konev.

Italy: Hackett (6 + 6 rebounds + 7 assists), Belinelli (26), Datome (12), Melli (0 + 3 rebounds), cousins (3 + 5 rebounds) – start; Ardori (13 + 3 rebounds + 3 assists), Filloy (12), Belega (3), Baldi Rossi (3), Chincarini, Abass, burns.

Two point shots: 19/37 (51%) – 8/20 (40%).

Three-pointers: 3/14 (21%) – 17/31 (55%).

Free throws: 19/21 (90%) – 11/21 (52%).

Rebounds: 30 – 29.

Transmission: 16 – 17.

Loss: 12 – 13.

Judge: Vasquez (Puerto Rico), Kulin (Romania), Istanbul (Turkey).

2 Sep. Tel Aviv. “Arena City”. 1200 spectators.

Before the tournament, we noted that the main problem for the Ukrainian national team, first of all, will certainly be the performers rivals, playing in the NBA clubs. Yes, in the strongest League in the world can invite, so to say, random parties, but these are certainly not long delayed. Here’s a couple of defenders Dennis Schroeder (Germany) – Marco Belinelli (Italy) at a management “Atlanta” doubt his great skill is not cause for a long time. It is therefore very strange that, figuratively speaking, well received in the nose first, then our basketball players allowed to do the same to the second.

Frankly, a priori, the Italian team was seen as one of two team members (along with Israel), chances to beat that players of Yevgeny Murzin was enough. First of all, due to the obvious superiority in the front line and a slightly better ability to demonstrate stable and high speed. However, in addition to betting on your own cards, you had the cold calculation with maximum dedication in neutralizing foes. And in this case it is something our team suffered a second puncture in a row.

As in the match against Germany, starting the tactical setup of the coaching staff “blue-yellow” worked productively.

In attack our defence was looking reasonably under others Board first, Vyacheslav Kravtsov, and then Artem Pustovaya, which really did not notice attempts of countering the Italian begmanov and gaining points for points. In the first quarter of Ukrainians in conscience bother in order to deprive the main scorers of Italy the possibility to perform free throws. It turned out good. But this is where the health and basic positional discipline suddenly disappeared in the second period – the mind boggles.

Literally out of the blue we were given freely to throw Belinelli, and recognized the shooter literally for two minutes implemented four long-distance shots in a row, having Italy great strides – 12:0. Almost without resistance were able to attack the ring of Ukraine and its partners – Ariel Filloy, Pietro, and Luigi Aratari Datome. Accordingly, the second failing in the championship for the second quarter, our team has been playing catch-up.

It seemed that during the break Evgeny Murzin will find the right words to make the necessary changes in protective actions. But, alas. In the transit protection of his wards have not changed a chaotic move, and snipers in the cage most experienced Hector Messina continued to expertly hit a basket of our team’s free throws.

However, Italians also defended so-so, and Pustovoy numerous Danko managed to keep the intrigue. And productive on the floor Oleksandr Kolchenko in the middle of the crucial period and all brought the gap to encouraging – 58:62. But the Ukrainians then stepped on the old rake, allowing Datome be different once distant and then grossly mistaken, and he Kolchenko allowed to Ardore successfully throw from behind the perimeter in the last second of possession. All finished off sixth in three-point match “Hello” from Belinelli.

So “blue-yellow” has put himself in the tournament for the edge of the abyss…

– Today we played better than in the first match, – summarized the head coach of the national team of Ukraine Yevhen Murzin. – However, in the first place, we had a problem in the perimeter defense. Many easy points from the perimeter 17/31 three-pointers, who scored Italy is almost a perfect percentage from a distance. We had the advantage under the basket, but great shooters like Filloa, Belinelli and Datome, just gave us a chance.

A priority for me in building a game is always protection. We have to be concentrated for 40 minutes and today we didn’t have concentration in the second quarter. Moreover, it happened for the second time in a row. Once again, we conceded too many points in the second period.

Georgia – Germany – 57:67 (19:19, 17:22, 16:14, 5:12). Gr: Pachulia (14), Shengelia (12). Ger: Schroeder (23), BENZING (12).

Israel – Lithuania – 73:88 (23:19, 14:19, 14:33, 22:17). And: Howell (20), Mekel (18), Casspi (15). L: Ulanova (18), Kuzminskas (16), Gudaitis (16), Valanciunas (11 + 10 rebounds).

3rd round

GEORGIA – UKRAINE – 81:88 (20:21, 18:30, 25:16, 18:21)

Georgia: Dixon (2 + 4 assists), Tsintsadze (6 + 6 assists), Markoishvili (11), Shengelia (16 + 5 rebounds + 7 assists), pachulia (17 + 5 rebounds) – start; Shermadini (17), Sanadze (11), Berishvili (1), Londaridze.

Ukraine: Lukashov (17 + 6 rebounds + 11 assists + 3 steals), Lime (17), Czech (7), beavers (13 + 5 rebounds), Pustovoy (19 + 7 rebounds + 3 steals + 2 blocked shots) – start; Windbags (8), Konev (4), rabbits (3), Mishula, Kornienko, Otverchenko.

Two point shots: 17/31 (55%) – 21/40 (53%).

Three-pointers: 8/19 (42%) – 10/27 (37%).

Free throws: 23/29 (79%) – 16/21 (76%).

Rebounds: 29 – 33.

Transmission: 20 – 21.

Losses: 16 – 12.

Judges: Lescano (Argentina), Maricic (Serbia), Voinovich (Montenegro).

September 3. Tel Aviv. “Arena City”. 1100 spectators.

On the eve of the match, in which defeat could be fatal Ukrainian team in the entire tournament, she lost the center Vyacheslav Kravtsov. He had serious back problems. It seemed that without this broad-shouldered great man of our guys simply have no chance to stop a powerful Zazu Pachulia and Giorgi Shermadini. However, contrary to all expectations, fought under their own ring with such zeal that the final 34 points of the two middle Georgia in this stunning dedication Ukrainians simply disappeared!

In General, the impression, in the first half of the match wards of Eleasa of Surosa seriously expected to win, so to speak, a little blood for a long time and phenomenal energy “blue-yellow” to fight seriously is not perceived. Even after the start – 0:8 and 2:12. Moreover, soon they actually played. However, in the second quarter of Artem Pustovoy Alexander Linden, quality support gear and “trylinka” from David Lukashova, withstood the pace and ran forward at the top to 13 points.

Georgian basketball players had to join to complete, in the third quarter pachulia, constantly pressing Igor Zaytsev, organized his team retaliation. He was supported by Shermadini and then vengeance is earned and Tornike Shengelia. Seemed to be nearing a decisive break. However, our basketball team continued to plow on the verge of possibilities, and the reward for them was a good own performance. And shaped the struggle of the characters in the final period, finally ended in their favor.

After an exchange of hits and losses, Marko Markoishvili far throw gave their fans the last hope – 81:84. However, in the climax has a steady hand at the free throw line with Vladimir Konev. A little later, another loss for the Georgian national team fatal. There is a first victory of Ukraine!

– I want to congratulate those who believed in our team! – commented on the success of Evgeny Murzin. – It was a very tough game. Georgia is a very strong team, very experienced, which has been together for many, many years. But they missed the bench – they’re playing seven people, almost the entire tournament. Our plan was to pressure the ball every second and fight in each part of the site. I’m happy for our team, I’m proud of our country and our fans. I believe in children, believe in the team!

Before the game, we lost the Glory Kravtsova, his injury was for me a bad news. Before training he said he could not train because of back pain. I was hoping he will play. And the Glory of came into the arena, but couldn’t even sit spent the entire game in the locker room on the floor.

Accordingly, we had a problem under the basket, because in the application there was only one front line player. But we fought and tried. This is our common victory. And I know we can play even better!

Sergey DATSENKO, Sport-Express in Ukraine

 

Lithuania – Italy – 78:73 (23:23, 18:9, 16:17, 21:24). L: Juskevicius (20), Kuzminskas (14), Valanciunas (13), Kalnietis (12). And: Datome (24), Belinelli (14), Pillow (10).

The match of the 1st round. Italy – Israel – 69:48 (21:15, 15:17, 15:9, 18:7). It: Belinelli (18), Datome (16), Filou (12), Melly (9 + 10 rebounds). From: Casspi (18 + 9 rebounds).

AND P IO ON

1. Lithuania 3 2 1 5 243-225

2. Italy 3 2 1 5 220-192

3. Germany 2 2 0 4 142-120

4. UKRAINE 3 1 2 4 217-234

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5. Georgia 3 1 2 4 217-232

6. Israel 2 0 2 2 121-157

4th round, 5 September: UKRAINE – Lithuania, Italy – Germany, Israel – Georgia.

5th Tur, 6th September: Germany – Lithuania, Georgia, Italy, Israel and UKRAINE.

Group A

2 nd round. Poland – Iceland – 91:61 (16:14, 25:15, 19:8, 31:24). P: Wachinski (15), slaughter (12), see Karnofsky (10), Pontica ( 8 + 10 rebounds). And: Williamson (16), Hermansson (14).

Greece – France – 87:95 (15:27, 21:28, 21:20, 30:20). G: Printezis (22), Sloukas (15), Calathes (15), Antioqueno (12). F: Laverne (21 + 11 rebounds), Fournier (21), De Colo (16), Oertel (13).

Finland – Slovenia – 78:81 (22:22, 20:30, 21:13, 15:16). F: Markkanen (24), Saline (11). From: G. Dragic (29), Randolph (10).

3rd round. France – Iceland – 115:79 (29:25, 20:17, 37:14, 29:23). F: De Colo (16), Jackson (14), Serafin (14), Laverne (13), Poirier (10), Tupa (10). And: Stefansson (23), Hermannsson (13), Pálsson (10), Acocks (10).

Slovenia – Greece – 78:72 (23:13, 12:17, 17:28, 26:14). From: Donic (22), G. Dragic (20), Prepelvic (16). G: Sloukas (18), Printezis (10 + 10 rebounds), Pappas (10), Papayannis (10).

The match of the 1st round. France – Finland – 84:86 FROM (15:23, 18:9, 20:17, 19:23, 12:14). French: Fournier (25), De Colo (21), Oertel (10). Fin: Markkanen (22), Salina (14), Cotty (14), Wilson (12).

AND P IO ON

1. Slovenia 3 3 0 6 249-231

2. France 3 2 1 5 294-252

3. Greece 3 1 2 4 249-234

4. Poland 2 1 1 3 172-151

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5. Finland 2 1 1 3 164-165

6. Iceland 3 0 3 3 201-296

Group C

The 1st tour. Hungary – Croatia – 58:67 (20:20, 16:19, 17:13, 5:15). In: Pearl (12), Voyvoda (11). X: Bojan Bogdanovic (23), Saric (15).

Spain – Montenegro – 99:60 (26:14, 25:15, 19:15, 29:16). And: V. Hernangomez (18), H. Hernangomez (13), P. Gasol (10), San Emeterio (10), Rodriguez ( 7 + 10 assists), M. Gasol (9). H: Vucevic (16), Pavlicevic (13).

Romania – Czech Republic – 68:83 (22:21, 16:19, 9:22, 21:21). R: Moldoveanu (24), Malicious (12). H: Gruban (25), Stranski (20 + 13 rebounds).

2 nd round. Montenegro – Hungary – 72:48 (14:11, 25:15, 21:11, 12:8). H: Vucevic (13), Dublevich (13), Ivanovic (10). In: South-Eastern Bulgaria (20), Perl (13).

Czech Republic – Spain – 56:93 (14:33, 9:23, 15:20, 18:17). H: Krig (11). And: P. Gasol (26), Rubio (17), B. Hernangomez (9 + 10 rebounds).

Croatia – Romania – 74:58 (20:12, 22:17, 15:13, 17:16). X: Bojan Bogdanovic (21), Saric (11 + 10 rebounds), Zorich (10). R: Moldoveanu (14).

AND P IO ON

1. Spain 2 2 0 4 192-116

2. Croatia 2 2 0 4 141-116

3. Montenegro 2 1 1 3 132-147

4. Czech Republic 2 1 1 3 139-161

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5. Romania 2 0 2 2 126-157

6. Hungary 2 0 2 2 106-139

Group D

The 1st tour. Belgium – United Kingdom – 103:90 (24:26, 30:27, 19:14, 30:23). B: De Zeeuw (21), Van Ross (19), Toby (18), Gillet (17). In: Olaseni 921 11 rebounds), Clark (20), Akara (14), Nelson (11).

Serbia – Latvia – 92:82 (21:24, 24:23, 20:13, 27:22). From: Bogdan Bogdanovich (30), Macvan (14 + 10 rebounds), Marjanovic (13). L: Dairis Bertans (23), Porzingis (18), Davis Bertans (16).

Turkey – Russia – 73:76 (15:20, 18:16, 18:19, 22:21). T: Osman (28), Veysəloğlu (11), Erden (11). R: Shved (22), Brain (20).

2 nd round. Latvia – Belgium – 92:64 (24:25, 23:8, 16:22, 29:9). L: Tim (27), Porzingis (27), Dairis Bertans (10), Strelnieks (9 + 13 assists). B: Arvel (12).

Russia – Serbia – 75:72 (18:21, 22:17, 18:13, 17:21). R: Shved (22), Brain (11), Kurbanov (11). From: Bogdan Bogdanovic (19), Marjanovic (19), Lucic (12).

UK – Turkey – 70:84 (18:23, 18:26, 18:15, 16:30). In: Olaseni (15 + 14 rebounds), Lawrence (15). T: Mahmutoglu (24), Erden (19), Osman 911), Korkmaz (11).

AND P IO ON

1. Russia 2 2 0 4 151-145

2. Latvia 2 1 1 3 174-156

3. Turkey 2 1 1 3 157-146

4. Serbia 2 1 1 3 164-157

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5. Belgium 2 1 1 3 167-182

6. UK 2 0 2 2 160-187

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