EuroBasket 2009 — Day 4

Day 4 was the first day of the Qualifying Round.

France made the show last against Macedonia, who at no time had any hope of getting even close. Tony Parker, Boris Diaw et al. did the points in quite a spectacular manner, leaving the FYROM players helpless. The game ends with the French bench, and a severe 83–57. France is therefore already qualified for the quarter finals, and look like they are getting stronger and more organised.

Earlier, Germany didn’t manage to shake the strong Greek team. The match ends 76–84. Russia had more troubles to get rid of Croatia who, despite a slow start, managed to stay well in the game, and contend with the title holders. The game was tie until the last minute (55–55), but the Russians stayed strong to pull the final victory: 62–59.