EuroBasket Final 2005: A Greek choir surpasses Nowitzki’s Germany

belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro: Greek Theodoros Papaloukas (C) vies with German Dirk Nowitzki (R), 25 September 2005, during the final game Greece/Germany of the European basketball Championships at Belgrade Arena. AFP PHOTO DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

In the summer of 2005, the Eurobasket was held in Belgrade, where in the final of the European Championship, Greece was proclaimed champion, clearly beating Germany by 78-62. A great team, Greece, beat the best player of the championship, Dirk Nowitzki

In the semi-finals Greece beat France in a head-to-head match 67-66. In the other semifinal Germany took the 74-73 match beating Spain, were a very disputed semifinals. In the Bronze fight, France beat an unknown Spain who did not recover from the blow of losing the semifinal, by a resounding 98-68.

Greece 78
*Zisis – 13p, 4r.
*Diamantidis – 2p, 5r.
*Hatzivrettas – 8p, 2r.
*Tsartsaris – 9p, 3r.
*Papadopoulos – 0p, 3r.
Papaloukas – 22p, 6a.
Spanoulis – 1p, 1r.
Kakiouzis – 11p, 3r.
Dikoudis – 8p, 1r.
Bourousis – 4p, 2r.
Fotsis – 0p, 1r.
Vasilopoulos – 0p.

Germany 62
*Pesic – 2p, 1a.
*Roller – 4p, 1r.
*Greene – 2p, 6r.
*Nowitzki – 23p, 9r.
*Femerling – 11p, 2r.
Demirel – 3p, 3a.
Garrett – 2p, 4r.
Wucherer – 6p.
Maras – 2p, 1r.
Schultze – 5p.
Nikagbatse – 2p, 1a.
Arigbabu – 0p, 1r.

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