Tony Parker, The Greatest Scorer in Eurobasket History

Tony Parker is now the greatest scorer in Eurobasket history.

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24 years ago Nikos Galis became the greatest scorer after 5 participations of the Euro basketball competition with the Greek national team.
Since yesterday he is only second of this ranking, Tony Parker with the first shot of the game against Poland reached the first place.
« It is weird, It is an honor to be one of the best european players with Dirk, Petrovic, Divac, they all made the european basketball. It is weird for me to be at the top. And Galis, he was a monument of the European basket. I want to thank all my teammates because without them I could not do it. It is a collective sport. My teammates have always been behind me. I was really happy when Florent Pietrus came to me before the game tonight to tell me he is proud of me and he calls me “Legend”. I want to thank all my friends, all my coaches, my family who lived the good and bad times. It was a long career with the national French team. I will realise truly after my career because for now I am focused on the competition, I am focused on the gold medal.”

Tony Parker has already few records in NBA but this one is special because he won it with the French jersey :
“It has a specific place in my heart, this proves my love of the French jersey and my loyalty. I try to do my best to represent this jersey. Tonight it was a great moment of proudness to have all the French public happy for me. It was a lot of emotion. It was a really strong emotion. Everybody was talking to me about this. Now it is passed we can refocus on the competition, we have a gold medal to win.

The Eurobasket has started last Saturday and after three days of competition here are the results :

 

Group A

Saturday September 5th
Poland 68 – 64 Bosnia
Israël 76 – 73 Russia
France 97 – 87 Finland
Sunday September 5th
Russia 79 – 82 Poland
Finland 66 – 79 Israël
Bosnia 54 – 81 France
Monday September 6th
Finland 81 – 79 Russia
Israël 84 – 86 Bosnia
France 69 – 66 Poland

 

Standings Group A

Rank Team Points Play Win Loss Diff
1 France 6 3 3 0 40
2 Israël 5 3 2 1 14
3 Poland 5 3 2 1 4
4 Finland 4 3 1 2 -21
5 Bosnia 4 3 1 2 -29

 

 

Group B

Saturday September 5th
Germany 71 – 65 Island
Spain 70 – 80 Serbia
Italy 87 – 89 Turkey
Sunday September 5th
Serbia 68 – 66 Germany
Island 64 – 71 Italy
Turkey 77 – 104 Spain

Standings Group B

Rank Team Points Play Win Loss Diff
1 Serbia 4 2 2 0 12
2 Spain 3 2 1 1 17
3 Italy 3 2 1 1 5
4 Germany 3 2 1 1 4
5 Turkey 3 2 1 1 -25
6 Island 2 2 0 2 -13

 

Group C

Saturday September 5th
Georgia 72 – 73 Netherlands
Macedonia 65 – 85 Greece
Croatia 80 – 73 Slovenia
Sunday September 5th
Netherlands 71 – 78 Macedonia
Slovenia 79 – 68 Georgia
Greece 72 – 70 Croatia

 

Standings Group C

Rank Team Points Play Win Loss Diff
1 Greece 4 2 2 0 22
2 Croatia 3 2 1 1 5
3 Slovenia 3 2 1 1 4
4 Nethelands 3 2 1 1 -6
5 Macedonia 3 2 1 1 -13
6 Georgia 2 2 0 2 -12

 

 

Group D

Saturday September 5th
Czech Rep. 80 – 57 Estonia
Belgium 67 – 78 Lettonia
Lituania 69 – 68 Ukrainia
Sunday September 5th
Estonia 55 – 84 Belgium
Lettonia 49 – 68 Lituania
Ukrainia 64 – 78 Czech Rep
Monday September 7th
Lituania 74 – 76 Belgium
Czech Rep 65 – 72 Lettonia
Ukrainia 71 – 78 Estonia

 

Standings Group D

Rank Team Points Play Win Loss Diff
1 Czech Rep 5 3 2 1 30
2 Belgium 3 2 1 1 5
3 Slovenia 3 2 1 1 4
4 Nethelands 3 2 1 1 -6
5 Macedonia 3 2 1 1 -13
6 Georgia 2 2 0 2 -12

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