Lebanon loses, praises New Zealand's performance

New Zealand toppled Lebanon 108-76 in Group D in the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship in the western city of Izmir on Tuesday.

Lebanon loses, praises New Zealand's performance

New Zealand's coach Nenad Vucinic was happy Tuesday for his team's first win in the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship with a 108-76 lead in Group D against their Lebanese rivals.

"We have dominated the game and with a good offense. This was one of my greatest moments as a coach because I was against one the best of coaches of the world," Vucinic told reporters after the game.

Also appearing at the press meeting, Lebanon's coach Tab Baldwin praised New Zealand's offensive and defensive capabilities in Tuesday's game.

"We had pretty much nothing to do today and we also had certain problems as a team," Baldwin said.

New Zealand toppled Lebanon 108-76 in Group D in the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship in the western city of Izmir on Tuesday.

The game was the first win for New Zealand in Group D.

Arena: Halkapinar

Referees: Borys Ryzhyk (Ukraine), Jakub Zamojski (Poland), Juan Jose Fernandez (Argentine)

New Zealand: Tait 12, Penney 26, Vukona 11, Abercrombie 23, Bradshaw 10, Fitchett, Jones 13, Cameron 3, Frank 8, Pledger, Anthony 2, Kench

Lebanon: Vroman 10, Fahed 12, Rustom 8, Freije 4, El Khatib 18, Abd El Nour 12, Mahmoud 4, Kanaan 3, Fakhreddine 2, Stephan , Reda 3

First quarter: 32-16

Halftime: 51-32

Third quarter: 81-56

Fouled out: 36:38 Vukona (New Zealand), 35:49 Vroman (Lebanon)


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