Turkey75-72

18-21, 17-17, 21-12, 19-22

Croatia

 

Date: 07.09.2003, 18:15hGroup:  DVenue:   Boras (SWE) Spectators: 2460
Referees:  Richard Stokes (ENG), Jens Staudenmayer (GER)
TEAM LEADERS
Turkey Croatia
Ibrahim Kutluay (23)PtsDamir Mulaomerovic (16)
Mirsad Türkcan (9)RebNikola Prkácin (14)
Haluk Yildirim (4)ASDamir Mulaomerovic (7)
Mirsad Türkcan (1), Ender Arslan (1)STNikola Prkácin (1), Damir Mulaomerovic (1)
Hidayet Türkoglu (2)BSMatej Mamic (1), Sandro Nicevic (1)

GAME REPORT

07.09.2003
Turkey 75 Croatia 72

An exciting and close game until the very last seconds ended with Turkish victory. But it is what happened after the buzzer that will be remembered from this game. Spectators started to throw things onto the court and players started to fight with each other. Thanks to good security the turbulence ended quickly.  
   
     
Turkey and Croatia were already qualified for the elimination round before the game started. But the teams weren't satisfied. The game started in a high tempo and with many fouls. It only took four minutes for the Croats to get their fifth foul and the Turks were not far behind.

It was an even first quarter. Hidayet Türkoglu scored 8 points for Turkey and Nikola Prkácin 7 points for Croatia. The result after the first quarter was 21 to 18 for the Croats.

There was a lot of prestige in the game and both teams was very eager to win. Almost every referee call was met with a lot of protests. Croatia stayed a few points ahead in the second quarter. The score at the intermission was 38-35 for Croatia.

If Croatia was the better team in the first half of the game it was Turkey who came out strongest in the second half. Even if Croatia started with two 3-pointers they couldn't stop Turkey from taking the lead, much thanks to Ibrahim Kutluay who made three 3-pointers in the quarter and had a total score of 21 points so far.

When the last quarter started Turkey had a 6 point lead. For a long time Croatia tried to close the gap but were unlucky in their shooting. Turkey increased their lead to 10 points with six minutes to go. Then the Croatian shooters started to hit their targets. With 27 seconds left of the game Croatia were trailing only one point and with 4 seconds left Croatia had a golden opportunity to even the score.

Croatia's Damir Mulaomerovic had two free throws and the score was 73-71 to Turkey. But he only made one of the throws and at the buzzer Ömer Onan was able to give Turkey another two points.     

Top performers

Turkey Croatia

Hidayet Türkoglu

 

Nikola Prkácin

15Pts14
6Reb14
3AS1
0ST1
2BS0

Accumulated statistics

Turkey Croatia
27/63FG M/A24/71
17/32 (53.1%) FG2P M/A16/41 (39.0%)
10/31 (32.3%) FG3P M/A8/30 (26.7%)
11/15 (73.3%) FT M/A16/23 (69.6%)
31 (5-26) Reb (O-D) 47 (20-27)
13AS14
8TO8
2ST2
4BS2
22PF20
75Pts72

PHOTO GALLERY

TURKEY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Tunçeri, K. DNP
5Türkoglu, H. 327/1353.86/966.71/425.00/00.00663202415
6Türkcan, M. 363/1127.33/560.00/60.03/560.0369101129
7Arslan, E. 304/850.00/20.04/666.70/00.00330110412
8Gönlüm, K. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0101000110
9Bashak, R. DNP
10Kutluay, I. 387/1450.02/366.75/1145.54/4100.00332400323
11Peker, K. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
12Besok, H. DNP
13Okur, M. 355/1145.55/1145.50/00.03/475.01673100313
14Yildirim, H. 200/40.00/00.00/40.01/250.0022400051
15Onan, Ö. 01/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000002
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL27/ 6342.917/ 3253.110/ 3132.311/1573.352631138242275
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Mulaomerovic, D. 244/1233.31/616.73/650.05/862.52137010216
5Bazdaric, M. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
6Popovic, M. 253/1421.41/250.02/1216.73/3100.01673100111
7Nicevic, S. 295/955.65/955.60/00.00/00.04480101110
8Prkácin, N. 303/650.03/650.00/00.08/1266.786141210414
9Planinic, Z. DNP
10Giricek, G. 365/1533.33/742.92/825.00/00.00222200112
11Perincic, H. DNP
12Zizic, A. 152/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.0235000044
13Mamic, M. 332/825.01/425.01/425.00/00.0257110135
14Bagaric, D. 60/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0101010040
15Skelin, M. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL24/ 7133.816/ 4139.08/ 3026.716/2369.6202747148222072
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Turkey Croatia

Hidayet Türkoglu

 

Nikola Prkácin

15Pts14
6Reb14
3AS1
0ST1
2BS0
32Min30

TEAM STATS

Turkey Croatia
27/63FG M/A24/71
17/32 (53.1%) FG2P M/A16/41 (39.0%)
10/31 (32.3%) FG3P M/A8/30 (26.7%)
11/15 (73.3%) FT M/A16/23 (69.6%)
31 (5-26) Reb (O-D) 47 (20-27)
13AS14
8TO8
2ST2
4BS2
22PF20
75Pts72