|6||P. GÜNTHER||Did not play|
|5||R. FORTES||Did not play|
|9||V. JERONIMO||Did not play|
|11||D. MBUNGA||Did not play|
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KAYSERI (2010 FIBA World Championship) – Angola
made history by beating Germany for the first time 92-88 in overtime as part of Group A action of the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
The Germans dominated the beginning of the first quarter, with a 15-8 lead after a 7-0 run, but Angola reacted with an 8-0 run to get up 16-15 and the first ten minutes finished tied at 19. Olimpio Cipriano led Angola with 8 points.
In the second quarter veteran Miguel Lutonda led Angola with 8 points, including a three pointer to recover the lead and finished the first half up 40-35.
Angola controlled most of the third quarter but the Germany run started in the final three minutes as reserves Tim Ohlbrecht and Heiko Schffartzik led a 9-4 rally to finish down 58-54.
Then in the final quarter Germany made a 8-0 run in the first two minutes to take a 62-58 lead. Angola never gave up and after being down by four, Felizardo Ambrosio banked a three pointer and they fouled Schffartzik, who only made one free throw. Then Olimpio Cipriano was fouled and made two free throws to tie it at 78 with 16 seconds left and after a miss by Schffartzik, the game went into overtime.
The African team used their defense, which sparked their fast offense and took control of the game early in the overtime period. Free throws by Olimpio Cipriano and Felizardo Ambrosio sealed the game for the Angolans.
Olimpio Cipriano netted 30 points, 22 of them in the second half, including 6 in the overtime period.
Angola is now closer to get into the next round for the first time with a 2-2 record as they will face Australia to finish the preliminary round on Thursday at 16:30. The Angolan team has never reached the next round of this tournament.
Luis Magalhaes (Head Coach, Angola): It was a very tough game we haven’t had a win against Germany so far. This win is a victory for Angola basketball. Our players did a good job, good defense. And the referees were fair.
Joaquim Gomes (Forward, Angola): We had a win tonight and we qualified for İstanbul. They were a little bit tired, we ran and we pushed to play faster and played fastbreaks. Tomorrow against Australia the game will be tough, we should keep our intensity, we have to fight more, we have to get rebounds to have fastbreaks to win.
Dirk Bauermann (Coach, Germany): I congratulate Angola. We have planned the same thing that we had planned so far. Our plan was keeping the distance close and in 4th quarter after Angola misses the shots we wanted to take the game under our control, make the shots and win the game. But we couldn’t achieve this today.
KAYSERI (2010 FIBA World Championship) – It seemed to be an easy game by the time it started, but Argentina had to play harder than expected to beat Jordan 88-79 to close day four of competition in Group A of the FIBA World Championship.
Argentina clearly dominated the first quarter, led by Luis Scola who scored 15 points as they won 35-19. Carlos Delfino also helped the South Americans with 12 points.
The Jordanians were down but not out, as they changed their defense to zone to not allow any liberties to Luis Scola who only scored 2 points in the second quarter and finished down 49-37. Jordan made a 7-0 run in the final two minutes to end down by twelve.
In the third quarter Jordan opened up their offense from long distance led by Ayman Idais and Rasheim Wright. A three pointer by Idais closed the game 55-49 but baskets by Luis Cequeira and Juan Gutierrez gave Argentina a 61-55 third quarter lead.
Then in the final quarter Jordan tried to spark another rally but Argentina was led by Scola and Delfino who did their best to put the Jordanians away.
Luis Scola reached the 30 point mark once again, making 9 in the final quarter. Carlos Delfino added 18 and Paolo Quinteros 11.
Now Argentina has a 4-0 record finishes the preliminary round against Serbia for first place at 19:00 on Thursday. Jordan is 0-4 and ends the preliminary round against Germany at 21:30.
Sergio Hernandez (Head Coach, Argentina): They forced us with zone defense. We couldn’t make shots; they got rebounds and so made fast breaks. They were good in pick and rolls. We tried our best.
Mario Palma (Head Coach, Jordan): We turned to zone in defense and put in a good fight. We made fast breaks, pick and rolls and shots. We kept the game close. But I don’t want to talk about any excuse, if you play with Argentina, even they go behind or forward during the game, in the end they win.