Israel in Eurobasket 2005
Yaoz Savar ,09/13/2005
Israeli National Team won 83 - 60 tonignt vs. Hungary and grabbed the last spot in Eurobasket 2005. First game on Friday vs. Latvia.

Israel 83 - Hungary 69

Israel didn't play well tonight, playing that vs. Latvia, Serbia and Spain will be a disaster, but this is not the time to criticize the Israeli team, it's time to solute a National Team, that only last summer was humiliated again and again, and tonight captured the last spot in Eurobasket 2005.
and we talk about soluting, it's mainly two guys who must be praised, Coach Zvika Sherf and Dror Hagag, the first went out from the grave (the sportive one) and the second is basing himself as the best israeli player southern than Tal Burstein.

A great first quarter of Yaniv Green led the Israeli team to a 23 - 17 lead. Tapiro and Burstein led the Israeli to 12 pts advantage. The Hungarians led by Gulias came close to 40 - 34 at the half.
The third quarter was balanced. Hagag with good minutes from one side and Tapiro with some strange moves on the other side, still kept Israeli 5 pts lead. Israel kept the lower gap through most of the fourth quarter until Hungray suddenly narrowed to 72 - 69 with 3 minutes on the clock. but from this moment until the end, there was only one team on the court. The hungarians fell apart and three of the players fouled out, Israel finished the game with style with 11 - 0 ran.

For Israel:
Tapiro 18, pts, 6 reb
Hagag 17 pts, 5 st
Burstein 17 pts, 4 reb
Green 15 pts, 7 reb
Watson 9 pts, 5 rev
Shelef 5 pts
Kozikaro 2 pts

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