Kokoskov and Scariolo start their Eurobasket qualifiers with big wins

2020-02-20T23:17:28+00:00 2020-02-20T23:20:19+00:00.

Aris Barkas

20/Feb/20 23:17

Eurohoops.net

Serbia and Spain prevailed with ease on the first day of the Eurobasket 2021 qualifying games

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

With NBA and EuroLeague players missing, but also Sacramento Kings assistant Igor Kokoskov making his debut in the Serbian national team bench and Toronto Raptors‘ Sergio Scariolo returning for a few days in the old continent in order to coach Spain once again, the Eurobasket 2021 qualifiers started with the favorites prevailing.

Spain got the road win in Romania (84-71) and Serbia did the same in Finland (80-58) behind 19 points by Miroslav Raduljica. Italy also beat Russia with ease (83-64) with the hosts presenting a totally different roster compared to the recent FIBA World Cup.

However, it was Swiss guard Jonathan Kazadi who stole the show with a triple-double (22 p. 10 r. 10 as.), however, he was defeated by Georgia.

Group A

Romania – Spain 71-84 (Cate 19 p. 13 r. – Saiz 17 p. 10 r.)
Poland – Israel 71-75 (Slaughter 29 p. – Mekel 11 p. 10 as.)


GAMES

STREAK

GAME POINTS

POINTS

#

Team

P

W

L

%

Last 5

For

Agt

+/-

FA

AA

1

Spain

1

1

0

100

84

71

13

84

71

2

2

Israel

1

1

0

100

75

71

4

75

71

2

3

Poland

1

0

1

0

71

75

-4

71

75

1

4

Romania

1

0

1

0

71

84

-13

71

84

1

Group B

North Macedonia – Estonia 72-81 (Stojanovski 26 p. – Kullamae 31 p.)
Italy – Russia 83-64 (Ricci 19 p. – Antipov 14 p.)


GAMES

STREAK

GAME POINTS

POINTS

#

Team

P

W

L

%

Last 5

For

Agt

+/-

FA

AA

1

Italy

1

1

0

100

83

64

19

83

64

2

2

Estonia

1

1

0

100

81

72

9

81

72

2

3

North Macedonia

1

0

1

0

72

81

-9

72

81

1

4

Russia

1

0

1

0

64

83

-19

64

83

1

Group E

Georgia – Switzerland 96-88 (Shermandid 16 p. 13 r. – Kazadi 22 p. 10 r. 10 as.)
Finland – Serbia 58-80 (Palmi 16 p. – Raduljica 19 p.)


GAMES

STREAK

GAME POINTS

POINTS

#

Team

P

W

L

%

Last 5

For

Agt

+/-

FA

AA

1

Serbia

1

1

0

100

80

58

22

80

58

2

2

Georgia

1

1

0

100

96

88

8

96

88

2

3

Switzerland

1

0

1

0

88

96

-8

88

96

1

4

Finland

1

0

1

0

58

80

-22

58

80

1

Group F

Hungary – Slovenia 77-75 (Allen 16 p. – Morgan 16 p.)
Austria – Ukraine 73-88 (Trmal 13 p. – Herun 13 p.)


GAMES

STREAK

GAME POINTS

POINTS

#

Team

P

W

L

%

Last 5

For

Agt

+/-

FA

AA

1

Ukraine

1

1

0

100

88

73

15

88

73

2

2

Hungary

1

1

0

100

77

75

2

77

75

2

3

Slovenia

1

0

1

0

75

77

-2

75

77

1

4

Austria

1

0

1

0

73

88

-15

73

88

1

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