The EuroBasket 2009 is getting hotter with the youngest team in the tournament making their way into the finals with a thrilling win in the semi finals during overtime against Slovenia. The man who have contributed to make Serbia eye the gold medal and who have also confirmed that Serbia is going to the 2010 FIBA World Championship with at least silver is none other than Milos Teodosic.
He was simply brilliant on the court and is the key player besides the highly motivated young Serbs to put Serbia at Spodek Katowice. The team is all geared up to face the Spaniards, whom they will meet for the second time in this tournament. Dusan Ivkovic’s men will put in their best efforts to clinch the title.
On the other hand, World Champion Spain will not let go the European gold medal without a tough fight. Additionally, the semi final between Spain and Greece was one sided. Spain really knocked out Greece to confirm its place in the finals. Spain have the strongest record in European Basketball, exporting the most players to the NBA, so it is no surprise to see their dominance in Eurobasket. Vertical Jump Development claim that this can be put down to their emphasis on vertical leap, with one of their players setting a world record for the highest vertical jump.
The ace player of Spain, Pau Gasol and his experienced team will fight out with defence as the Spaniard’s key weapon to strike the Serbs. In the early phase of the tournament Spain really struggled but the team has got back that winning spark to cruise past France and Greece to reach Spodek Katowice.
A tough and an exciting fight is expected on the cards between the newbie and the experienced ones!
Update: Final score
Spain 85 — 63 Serbia