EuroBasket 2007 - Russia beats France 75-71 Spain buries Germany 83-55

The Eurobasket 2007 Semifinal line-up is almost complete. The Spanish Basketball Team drubbed bitter rival Germany 83-55. The hero for the day might as well be Jose Calderon for Team Spain, scoring 17 points for the game. He had some help from his teammates though, Rudy Fernandez & Juan Carlos Navarro each scored 12 points. Spain also limited Germany's NBA superstar Nowitzki to only 11 points for the whole game. But in the end, it was Team Germany's poor shooting that failed them shooting only 33% against Team Spain's 57%. Spain never fell behind leading Germany all throughout the game. This game is in stark contrast to tight battle between the 2 highly regarded European teams. The previous encounters between Team Spain & Team Germany ended with very close scores. This time it was probable that Team Germany was caught with an off-night factoring the fact that Spain also had the home team advantage.

Meanwhile Team Russia had a different story to tell against Team France. It was a seesaw tight battle all the way with lead changing hands throughout the game. In the end, it was free-throw shooting that won it for Russia in their quarterfinals game against Team France. proving to be his Achilles heel, NBA player Boris Diaw muffed both his free-throws for France close to the end while JR Holden made his own 2 free-throws on the previous play. Near the end of the game, the fight was won on the free-throw line, with Tony Parker missing one of his two attempts & Zakhar Pashutin of Russia making 2 out of 4 free-throw attempts. The game is arguably the most exciting of the Eurobasket 2007 tournament as of yet.

Recommended Hoops Gear:
Spalding 88351 In-Ground Basketball System with 44-Inch PolyCarbonate Backboard
adidas Men's T-Mac 6 Basketball Shoe
adidas Men's KG Bounce Basketball Shoe
Spalding 64-460 Spalding NBA All Conference Basketball (Official Size)
Lifetime 1482 Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 48-Inch Backboard

For the complete story on France vs. Russia Click here , For Germany vs. Spain Click here.

Add to Technorati FavoritesAddThis Social Bookmark ButtonAddThis Feed Button


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Please Help Our Team!