Eurobasket News: “Fruit salad, rival of Spain in semifinals”

For | 15 September 2011
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Macedonia, rival de España en semifinales

Macedonia will be the rival Spain in semifinals of Eurobasket against all odds. We are to the surprise of the championship, because the Macedonians have managed to give ticket to the tournament hosts, Lithuania.

Not talking about any team since Lithuania was called to fight for the medals as usual, but perhaps over-confident, a championship not too bright and a tough fighter and selection as Fruit salad been enough to say goodbye to the Lithuanians.

Guilt among other things has Bo McCalebb (nationalized), he returned to shine with your choice ending 23 points; together with Ilievski decisive triple (12 points) in the final seconds to find that placing the choice of Macedonia 1 point over his rival (66-65) with five seconds left in the game.

The Lithuanians had no time to react to the win with a shot Jasaitis not entered, ratifying the Macedonians as the surprise team of the tournament. Eye Lithuania must win their match against Slovenia on Thursday to enter the pre-Olympic.

The curious thing about this is that attitude more than doubtful French Spain before losing in the party (always with the presumption of innocence and the big game in Spain) to be second in group and face the Lithuanians have gone pretty bad, considering that Spain faces Macedonia and has a much better team with one foot in the final; while France has to face Greece and see their faces if they won against the winner of the match between Russia-Serbia.

I leave you with a summary of the match on video and statistics from the official website Eurobasket.

FYR Summary. of Macedonia-Lithuania




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