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EuroBasket 1987
25th FIBA European Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Greece
Dates June 3 – June 14
Teams 12 (from ? federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Greece (1st title)
MVP Greece Nikos Galis
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
PPG Greece Nikos Galis (37)
Rebounds
Assists

The EuroBasket 1987 (common short name for the 25th edition of FIBA's European Basketball Championship) was held in Greece between June 3 and June 14, 1987. Twelve national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The Peace and Friendship Stadium in Pireus, Athens was the hosting venue of the tournament.

The hosts Greece conquered its first European title by defeating the holders and heavily favourites Soviet Union with a 103–101 score in a gripping final decided in overtime. Greece's Nikos Galis was voted the tournament's MVP.

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Final standings

Place Team
Med 1.png 1  Greece
Med 2.png 2  Soviet Union
Med 3.png 3  Yugoslavia
4  Spain
5  Italy
6  West Germany
7  Poland
8  Czechoslovakia
9  France
10  Netherlands
11  Israel
12  Romania

Results

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Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, the 12 teams were split up into two groups of six teams each. The top four teams in each group advanced to the quarter-final round, while the bottom two were sent to the classification round to play for 9th through 12th.

Group A

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1  Soviet Union 10 5 0 501 399 +102
2  Yugoslavia 8 3 2 473 421 +52
3  Spain 8 3 2 497 455 +42
4  Greece 8 3 2 430 399 +31
5  France 6 1 4 395 471 -76
6  Romania 5 0 5 410 561 -151
Spain 111 70 France
Romania 77 109 Greece
Yugoslavia 93 100 Soviet Union
Romania 98 116 Spain
Soviet Union 107 78 France
Yugoslavia 78 84 Greece
Soviet Union 121 74 Romania
Greece 89 106 Spain
Yugoslavia 88 83 France
France 95 83 Romania
Yugoslavia 94 76 Spain
Greece 66 69 Soviet Union
Yugoslavia 120 78 Romania
Spain 88 104 Soviet Union
France 69 82 Greece

Group B

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1  Italy 10 5 0 467 379 +88
2  West Germany 8 3 2 428 447 -19
3  Poland 8 3 2 432 434 -2
4  Czechoslovakia 7 2 3 436 437 -1
5  Netherlands 6 1 4 380 430 -50
6  Israel 6 1 4 422 438 -16
Israel 99 83 Czechoslovakia
Poland 91 84 Netherlands
Italy 84 78 West Germany
Israel 60 61 Netherlands
Poland 85 99 Italy
Czechoslovakia 95 72 West Germany
Netherlands 71 95 Italy
Israel 107 112 (OT) West Germany
Czechoslovakia 84 87 Poland
West Germany 90 86 Poland
Netherlands 89 108 Czechoslovakia
Israel 79 99 Italy
West Germany 76 75 Netherlands
Israel 77 83 Poland
Italy 90 66 Czechoslovakia

Classification 9-12

  Classification round Ninth place
  France  96  
  Israel  93  
 
      France  94
    Netherlands  80
Eleventh place
  Romania  87   Israel  97
  Netherlands  88     Romania  87

Knockout stage

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                   
       
  Soviet Union  110
  Czechoslovakia  91  
  Soviet Union  113
    Spain  96  
  Spain  107
  West Germany  77  
  Soviet Union (OT)  101
    Greece  103
  Italy  78
  Greece  90  
  Greece  81 Third place
    Yugoslavia  77  
  Poland  81   Spain  87
  Yugoslavia  128     Yugoslavia  98

5th to 8th place

  Classification round Fifth place
  Czechoslovakia  91  
  West Germany  93  
 
      West Germany  85
    Italy  87
Seventh place
  Italy  93   Czechoslovakia  92
  Poland  75     Poland  96

Awards

 1987 European Champions 

Greece
MVP
Greece Nikos Galis

All Tournament Team

Team rosters

  1. Greece: Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Fanis Christodoulou, Michalis Romanidis, Nikos Filippou, Nikos Stavropoulos, Memos Ioannou, Argiris Kambouris, Panagiotis Karatzas, Liveris Andritsos, Nikos Linardos (Coach: Kostas Politis)
  2. Soviet Union: Alexander Volkov, Valdis Valters, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Valeri Tikhonenko, Vladimir Tkachenko, Sergėjus Jovaiša, Valdemaras Chomičius, Heino Enden, Sergei Babenko, Sergei Tarakanov, Viktor Pankrashkin, Valeri Goborov (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)
  3. Yugoslavia: Dražen Petrović, Aleksandar Petrović, Toni Kukoč, Vlade Divac, Dino Rađa, Žarko Paspalj, Stojan Vranković, Aleksandar Djordjevic, Danko Cvjetičanin, Ratko Radovanović, Zoran Radović, Goran Grbović (Coach: Krešimir Ćosić)
  4. Spain: Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Jordi Villacampa, Candido "Chicho" Sibilio, Ignacio "Nacho" Solozabal, Andres Jimenez, Ferran Martinez, Fernando Romay, Jose Antonio Montero, Jose Maria Margall, Fernando Arcega, Francisco Javier Zapata, Jose Angel Arcega (Coach: Antonio Diaz Miguel)

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