Slovenian National Team beat Germany for the second time in two days, this time by 74-62. The second time without Beno Udrih who injured his knee during the first game and will miss Eurobasket 2009.
At the start of the game Germans opened the game with a 8-2 lead, but in a few minutes Slovenians found their composure and with the easy lay-up of Erazem Lorbek led for the first time 11-10. Slovenia finished the first quarter strong leading by 17-16.
In the second quarter the Germans started off better than Slovenians, again, and returned back to the lead by 26-23, but then Slovenia had an impressive 11-1 run which allowed them to withdraw to the locker rooms with a half time 43-32 lead.
Same as first and second quarter, Germans started the third one better than Slovenians who weren't able to score a single point during the first three minutes. At the German side, young Benzing and Harris played especially well.
In the last quarter the Slovenian coach, legendray Jure Zdovc, started the game with players who didn't play much, or didn't have an important role in the team such as Jaka Klobucar who will replace injured Beno Udrih at the Eurobasket and Gasper Vidmar who isn't going with the team to Poland.
At the other side German coach Dirk Bauermann also gave the chance to some young players such as Benzing andHarris who proved that both should be seriously considered as the future of German basketball. Slovenian players fought their way to victory by playing aggressive defense and won at the end by 62:74.
Slovenia (74): S.Udrih 14, Dragic 12, Lakovic 10, Slokar 8, Vidmar 6, Brezec 6, Jagodnik 6, D.Lorbek 5, E.Lorbek 5, Golemac 2
Germany (62): Staiger 3, Schaffartzik 9, Schultze 3, Hamann 4, Greene 5, Femerling 4, Jagla 4, Plei? 7, Ohlbrecht 4, Benzing 13, Harris 7, Wysocki, Idbihi.
The result of the 1st game between the two teams was Germany 53-70 Slovenia. You can see the game boxscore HERE