Russian basketball team for the first time in 6 years, reached the semi-finals of the European championship
The Russian team defeated the team of Greece in the quarterfinals of the European championship on basketball among men’s teams. The meeting, held on Wednesday in Istanbul, ended with the score 74:69 (17:24, 14:13, 20:16, 23:16) in favor of wards Sergei Bazarevich.
Demonstrating the will and character of the Russians six years later returned to the four best teams of the continent.
The most productive player in the seventh game of the Russian team at the tournament of the seven he became a shooting guard Alexey Shved, who scored 26 points. Timofey Mozgov made double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds). The Greeks of 25 points on account of nick Calathes.
“The first half we didn’t handle it the best way. You can say the game is bad. But do not lose faith in themselves and kept on working. Know what we can improve, and we did,” said coach Sergei Bazarevich.
“The quarterfinal match is the most unpleasant. Or you go on and continue to fight for rewards, or stopped a step away from them. We ourselves at first was a little slow. This is probably a consequence of stress”, – quotes the coach , the press service of the RBF.
In the semifinals, the Russians, on 15 September will meet with the Serbs, who knocked out the Italians. In the other semi-final contenders will meet teams of Spain and Slovenia.
Recall that in the group stage of the European championship the Russian team won the team of Serbia with a score of 75:72.