final tournament stage was XXIX European basketball championship and was held in Athens, Greece from 21 June to 2 July, 1995. This European championship was the first one that saw the successful return of Lithuania national basketball team
to the tournament, since ist last triumph in Eurobasket 1939
14 team participating in the tournament were separated into two groups. 4 teams from each group advanced into quarterfinals.
The preliminary round was held between June 21 and June 28 in Athens
Places 5 - 8
Yugoslavia vs. Lithuania
One of the most intense matches in Eurobasket
history, the finals match between Yugoslavia and Lithuania almost ended in scandal. The match was played on July 2, 1995. From the start, the two teams matched up evenly, as Šarūnas Marčiulionis
, Arvydas Sabonis
, Aleksandar Đorđević
and Predrag Danilović
exchanged points. At halftime, the Lithuanians were ahead by a point, 49-48. The whole game was quite tense. Vlade Divac got a technical foul early in first half. In second half, an American referee George Toliver signaled Lithuanian center Arvydas Sabonis for a technical foul, which led to Lithuanian protestations.
After a few more fouls signaled by the referee, one offensive and one technical against Lithuania, the Lithuanian team refused to return to the court after timeout. Everyone in the crowd was in total shock. After a few minutes, Aleksandar......