Cancel
Group:  B | 19.07.2013, 18:30h
Group:  B | 19.07.2013, 18:30h
52-51
8 - 615 - 138 - 1321 - 19
8 - 615 - 138 - 1321 - 19
Venue: Ventspils (LAT) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Sergiy Zashchuk (UKR), Ingus Baumanis (LAT), Tonci Anzulovic (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Bosnia and Herzegovina Survive Thriller

5. Haris Curevac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Haris Curevac and Bosnia and Herzegovina scrapped their way to victory in Ventspils on Friday

Bosnia and Herzegovina held on to snatch a miraculous one-point 52-51 victory in a scrappy affair against Greece in Group B action in Ventspils on Friday.

Greece was given every chance to steal the win after Ioannis Chatzinikolas brought them within a point in the final minute and Bojan Lulic missed two free throws at the other end. But a final attempt and a missed opportunity to foul saw Bosnia and Herzegovina escape with the narrowest of wins.

Fourth-quarter heroes Lulic and Stefan Lakic produced some timely long-range shooting to help Bosnia and Herzegovina repel an unrelenting Greece. The duo combined to hit a number of vital last quarter jump shots before center Imran Polutak put the finishing touches on the tense win.

A low-scoring encounter characterised by missed shot after missed shot and turnovers, neither side was able to crack the 10-point mark at quarter-time. The point tally eventually picked up, however both teams combined to make just a single three-point shot from 17 attempts.

Dimitrios Stamatis did his best to ignite the Greek side with 10 points and three assists as Alexandros Spyridonidis suffered through a rough night. Diamantakos was the best of the big men, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Aleksandar Lazic top-scored for Bosnia and Herzegovina with 13 points.

 

Accumulated statistics

35.1%

20/57
FG
M/A

34.6%

18/52

36.8%

14/38
FG2P
M/A

44.4%

16/36

31.6%

6/19
FG3P
M/A

12.5%

2/16

40.0%

6/15
FT
M/A

72.2%

13/18

35

9/26
RT
RO/RD

41

8/33

13

AS

8

11

TO

16

5

ST

4

3

BS

1

21

PF

18

52

Pts

51

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