Infobox FIBA tourney
continent = Europe
year = 2005
size = 162
caption = Official logo of the EuroBasket 2005
host = Serbia and Montenegro
September 16– September 25
teams = 16
federations = 48
venues = 5
cities = 4
champions = Greece
title_number = 2
mvp = flagicon|Germany
ppg_p = flagicon|Germany Nowitzki (26.1)
ppg_t = bk|Spain (87.0)
rpg_p = flagicon|Russia Kirilenko (11.8)
rpg_t = bk|Russia (41.2)
apg_p = flagicon|Greece Diamantidis (5.0)
apg_t = bk|Israel (14.3)
website = [http://www.fibaeurope.com/eurobasket2005/en/Default.asp EuroBasket 2005] The EuroBasket 2005 (common short name for the 34th edition of
FIBA's European Basketball Championship) was held in Serbia and Montenegro(now Serbiaand Montenegro) between 16 Septemberand 25 September, 2005. Greece won the gold medal by defeating Germany, while France won the bronze medal over Spain. Germany's Dirk Nowitzkiwas named the tournament MVP.
The EuroBasket is a biennial
basketballcompetition between national teams organized by FIBA Europe, the sport's governing body in Europe. This was the third time that the championship was hosted by the city of Belgrade(previous times in 1961 and 1975).
Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, was the main stage of the Eurobasket 2005 action. The Pionir Hallhosted Group C's six preliminary round games, while the Belgrade Arenahosted the competition following the preliminary round.
This was the third time that championship was hosted by the city of Belgrade. Belgrade has previously hosted the European basketball championships in 1961 and 1975.
Podgorica's Morača Sports Centerhosted Group B, where six games were played. Being in Montenegro, it is the farthest locale from the central venue.
Novi Sad, nicknamed "The City of Sports", is the capital of province of Vojvodinaand home to the Spens Sports Center. The six Group D games were played there.
Vršacwas home to Group A during the tournament, and also had a total of six games played in the 4,058 person capacity Millennium Center.
For details on qualification, see
EuroBasket 2005 qualification.
Group A –
Millennium Center, Vršac
Group D –
Spens Sports Center, Novi Sad
Dimitris Diamantidis, Theodoros Papaloukas, Nikos Zisis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Michalis Kakiouzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Antonis Fotsis, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Kostas Tsartsaris, Vassilis Spanoulis, Yiannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos(Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis)
Dirk Nowitzki, Patrick Femerling, Pascal Roller, Demond Greene, Marko Pesic, Mithat Demirel, Robert Garrett, Sven Schultze, Misan Nikagbatse, Robert Maras, Denis Wucherer, Stephen Arigbabu(Coach: Dirk Bauermann)
Tony Parker, Antoine Rigaudeau, Boris Diaw, Mickaël Piétrus, Mickaël Gelabale, Florent Piétrus, Cyril Julian, Frédéric Weis, Frédéric Fauthoux, Mamoutou Diarra, Sacha Giffa, Jérôme Schmitt(Coach: Claude Bergeaud)
4. Spain: Juan Carlos Navarro, Jose Calderon, Rodolfo "Rudy" Fernandez,
Jorge Garbajosa, Francisco "Fran" Vazquez, Carlos Jimenez, Carlos Cabezas, Felipe Reyes, Ignacio de Miguel, Sergi Vidal, Iker Iturbe, Sergio Rodriguez(Coach: Mario Pesquera)
Vidas Ginevičius, Simas Jasaitis, Mindaugas Žukauskas, Kšyštof Lavrinovič, Robertas Javtokas, Giedrius Gustas, Simonas Serapinas, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Darjuš Lavrinovič, Darius Šilinskis, Paulius Jankūnas, Mindaugas Lukauskis(Coach: Antanas Sireika)
World championship qualification
*Teams ranked 1-6 (
Greece, Germany, France, Spain, Lithuania, Slovenia) have qualified as European representatives for Basketball World Championship 2006in Japan.
*Four wild cards were additionally awarded by
FIBA: Italy, Puerto Rico, Serbia & Montenegroand Turkey
The top ten scorers were:
Dirk Nowitzki(GER) - 26.1 ppg
# Juan Carlos Navarro (ESP) - 25.2 ppg
# Andrei Kirilenko (RUS) - 17.5 ppg
Igor Rakočević(SCG) - 16.3 ppg
Gordan Giriček(CRO) - 15.7 ppg
Jorge Garbajosa(ESP) - 14.5 ppg
Ramūnas Šiškauskas(LTU) - 14.0 ppg
Boris Diaw(FRA) - 13.7 ppg
Jaka Lakovič(SLO) - 12.8 ppg
# J.R.Holden (RUS) - 12.5 ppg
* Spain scored a total of 522 points, with 87 points per game, even though they were only eighth in the field goal percentage, which was 42.7% in their six games at the tournament.
* Lithuania led the scoreboard in 2-pointers per game at 55.0%, followed by Serbia and Montenegro at 53.6%. With
three-point field goals made per game, Croatia and Israel were tied at the top with 39.5%, although they were closely followed by Lithuania at 38.8%.
* Of the top ten games with the most
free throws made, Spain held the first, second, third, seventh and eighth place, averaging 31.3 free throws per game. In their game against Latvia, they made 51 out of a total of 63 attempted free throws; a distant second although nonetheless impressive was the 38 free throws they made out of 49 attempts against Croatia. Their free throw percentage was 76.7%, just behind the leading Germany with 77.9%.
* The teams with the most rebounds per game were France, Russia and Slovenia. France played the two games with the most offensive rebounds, although the latter two offset it in the defensive rebound percentages.
* The Croatia v. Turkey group-stage game (which ended with the score 80-67) was the game with the most turnovers for both teams, 27 each. In the same game, Croatia at one point had a 32-0 scoring streak that lasted over ten minutes.
* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/eurobasket2005/en/Default.asp Eurobasket 2005 Official site]
* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/default.asp www.fibaeurope.com]
* [http://www.fiba.com/ www.fiba.com]
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