EuroBasket 2009 — Day 12

Spain are through, and it almost looked like it was no effort. Ok, Greece did well, but Pau Gasol was just too far to reach, Fernandez made the right points, and Spain was at some point leading by more that 20 points. So Spain are in final, with a severe score: 82–64

The Serbia–Slovenia was another classic match, a fantastic match that Slovenia looked bond to win, with a lead of up to 10 points, and then at the end of qtr 3, they seemed to crack a bit. And in qtr 4 , they let Serbia get back, Lorbek got his 5th foul, and (still don’t get that one), let Serbia shoot a 3-pointer in the last seconds rather than fouling to bring them to the FT line… Teodosic on fire in this Q4 scored the 3-pointer, bringing Slovenia to extra-time. And then, it’s all downhill for the men in green: Teodosic carries on his show, Lakovic tries to keep his team level, but it won’t be enough. Slovenia lose 96 –92.

The final is therefore Spain vs. Serbia. The 3rd place match will oppose Greece to Slovenia.