Bosnia and Herzegovina62-79

22-16, 14-15, 11-22, 15-26

France

 

Date: 17.09.2005, 17:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Belgrade (SRB) Spectators: 5500
Referees:  Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Ivo Dolinek (CZE)
TEAM LEADERS
Bosnia and Herzegovina France
Damir Kaan Mrsic (24)PtsBoris Diaw (23)
Damir Kaan Mrsic (8)RebBoris Diaw (7), Mickael Pietrus (7)
Sinisa Kovacevic (4)ASBoris Diaw (7)
3 players tied with 1STAntoine Rigaudeau (2), Boris Diaw (2)
BSBoris Diaw (3)

GAME REPORT

17.09.2005
Diaw, Mickael Pietrus Fire France To Win

It took France 66 minutes to arrive at EuroBasket 2005 but when they did, there was no stopping them as they sailed past Bosnia-Herzegovina in the second half for a 79-62 win.

Needing to make amends for their woeful appearance against Greece on Friday, the French hangover carried over into the first half against a Bosnia-Herzegovina side which had also threatened to upset Slovenia before losing that contest.

The Balkan team was on top of their game against France until the mid-point of the third quarter. That is when they caved in under enormous defensive pressure from France and went on to suffer their 11th straight defeat in the EuroBasket competitions.

French coach Claude Bergeaud said: "It was a tough game. I don't know why it started so bad, but after half-time we recovered our intensity on defence.

"Bosnia can be a dangerous team, and they showed that during some parts of the game. Now we wait for the game tomorrow. I think we can improve every game and I hope we will improve."

Bosnia-Herzegovina will try to break the streak on Sunday against Group C juggernauts Greece while France take on Slovenia.

Tony Parker (France)
Tony Parker struggled against Bosnia-Herzegovina
Not surprisingly, two of France's NBA stars led the way to victory.

What was surprising, however, is that one of those Frenchman was not Tony Parker.

Instead, Boris Diaw poured in 23 points, dished out seven assists and grabbed seven rebounds while Mickael Pietrus had 22 points and seven boards.

"We came back from the half-time break more aggressive and played better on both ends," said Diaw. "That's why we won the game.

France struggled with their shooting in the first half when they made only 11 of 31 from the field (35%) and six out of 13 (46%) from the free throw line.

After Mujo Tuljakovic scored his first points in EuroBasket 2005 to give Bosnia-Herzegovina a 47-43 advantage 6:20 into the second half, the French woke up.

And it was Diaw time as the French forward scored eight consecutive points to spark a 17-2 run for his team.

During that stretch, Bosnia-Herzegovina lost Jasmin Hukic and Kenan Bajramovic to fouls, players they can ill afford to be without. That was the end of the road for them.

France have yet to get the best out of NBA champion Parker, the San Antonio Spurs point guard. Diaw and Pietrus shone, but what got them victory was their ability to play aggressive defence and put the result beyond doubt.

As opposed to the 22 turnovers against Greece, France committed only nine on Saturday - four by Parker who was a mere one of 10 from the field and finished with two points.

"There's no need to explain the differences between the two teams," said losing coach Mensur Bajramovic. "France is the better team. We sincerely hoped we could surprise them and win this game."

Mrsic became a factor with 3:20 to play in the first quarter.

France were leading 12-10 at that point, when Bosnia-Herzegovina went on a 12-4 run, led by Mrsic, who scored half of the points for the team in the opening quarter, including an off balance buzzer-beating three-pointer to make it 22-16 after 10 minutes.

Mrsic continued to show no mercy, and by the 15th minute had already contributed 16 points.

His shot from behind the arc gave his team a 29-21 lead.

Pietrus led a 6-0 spurt for France with four points, but Hukic hit his second three-pointer of the game to set the half-time score at 36-31 for Bosnia-Herzegovina but then could not fend off the French in the third quarter and slipped to another defeat.

Cyril Julian continued his good form with 11 points and six rebounds for France.

Mrsic had eight rebounds but 0 assists to go along with his game-high 24 points, while Henry Domercant contributed 13 points one six of 16 shooting from the field.

"We gave our best but we couldn't win," Mrsic said. "We watched the game of France yesterday and saw we what we would try to take advantage of, and tried to do that today, but as as you saw we did our best and France won the game. Tomorrow we'll try to do the best and surprise the Greek team."

"We had a great first half, and the important thing is that we did the things we agreed on before the game," Bajramovic said.

"The second reason why we were so good in the first half is because of Mrsic who made several great crazy shots. I demanded from my players to change the defence more often so we could confuse the opponent.

"We couldn't do that without defence, and the French team started to play very aggressively. When our players fouled out, we couldn't deal with that.

"We also tried to be as aggressive as the French team but we couldn't match them. In some moments they also played dirty. I would like to congratulate my team for fighting very well in this game, and we didn't have enough concentration in the second part of the match.

"We won't change anything for tomorrow. We'll try to give our best again. Greece is in top form, they seem unbeatable, but we'll try to do it."

Top performers

Bosnia and Herzegovina France

Damir Kaan Mrsic

 

Boris Diaw

24Pts23
8Reb7
0AS7
0ST2
0BS3

Accumulated statistics

Bosnia and Herzegovina France
23/61FG M/A28/66
13/36 (36.1%) FG2P M/A23/46 (50.0%)
10/25 (40.0%) FG3P M/A5/20 (25.0%)
6/14 (42.9%) FT M/A18/36 (50.0%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 48 (20-28)
12AS16
16TO9
3ST7
0BS7
28PF19
62Pts79

PHOTO GALLERY

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Princ, V. DNP
*5Ovcina, E. 180/60.00/50.00/10.00/00.0314021020
6Teletovic, M. 173/837.51/425.02/450.00/00.0112200038
7Leric, S. 121/250.01/250.00/00.01/425.0101100023
8Bavcic, E. DNP
*9Domercant, H. 346/1442.96/1060.00/40.01/425.01341510413
10Kovacevic, S. 220/40.00/30.00/10.00/20.0044400010
11Tuljkovic, M. 51/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0101010012
*12Mrsic, D. 377/1258.31/1100.06/1154.54/4100.00880400224
*13Hukic, J. 233/742.91/425.02/366.70/00.0167100058
14Radojevic, A. 80/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010030
*15Bajramovic, K. 232/540.02/450.00/10.00/00.0123321054
TEAM/COACH12310
TOTAL23/ 6137.713/ 3636.110/ 2540.06/1442.91027371216302862
FRANCE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Fauthoux, F. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000100000
5Gelabale, M. 253/742.93/560.00/20.02/2100.0066011138
6Rigaudeau, A. 191/520.01/333.30/20.00/10.0033402042
*7Julian, C. 154/666.74/666.70/00.03/560.06060112111
*8Pietrus, M. 348/1553.34/580.04/1040.02/450.02570000322
*9Parker, T. 261/1010.01/812.50/20.00/00.0123341022
10Diarra, M. DNP
*11Pietrus, F. 282/825.02/728.60/10.04/1040.0325110128
12Schmitt, J. 40/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0000000002
*13Diaw, B. 369/1464.38/1266.71/250.04/1040.05277123123
14Weis, F. 80/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0224010021
15Giffa, S. 30/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011000010
TEAM/COACH15600
TOTAL28/ 6642.423/ 4650.05/ 2025.018/3650.0202848169771979
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

Bosnia and Herzegovina France

Damir Kaan Mrsic

 

Boris Diaw

24Pts23
8Reb7
0AS7
0ST2
0BS3
37Min36

TEAM STATS

Bosnia and Herzegovina France
23/61FG M/A28/66
13/36 (36.1%) FG2P M/A23/46 (50.0%)
10/25 (40.0%) FG3P M/A5/20 (25.0%)
6/14 (42.9%) FT M/A18/36 (50.0%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 48 (20-28)
12AS16
16TO9
3ST7
0BS7
28PF19
62Pts79

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAScoreFRANCE
09:395 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 5 E. Ovcina 
  
09:465 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:34   7 C. Julian block
09:305 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 E. Ovcina 
  
09:30   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
09:30   9 T. Parker Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
9 T. Parker Turnover (Offensive foul)
09:14   8 M. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:57   13 B. Diaw block
08:5913 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 H. Domercant 
  
08:509 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 0 
08:33   11 F. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Diaw
08:295 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:29 2 - 1 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:2913 J. Hukic Def. Rebound   11 F. Pietrus Free throw missed(2/2)
08:12   11 F. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
08:0015 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 4 - 1 
07:4815 K. Bajramovic Steal   13 B. Diaw Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:48Team Def. Rebound   
07:369 H. Domercant Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
9 H. Domercant Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
07:17 4 - 3 8 M. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:1712 D. Mrsic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
07:01   7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Julian
07:01   7 C. Julian Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:01   7 C. Julian Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
06:495 E. Ovcina Turnover (Travelling)   
06:33 4 - 5 7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
06:1415 K. Bajramovic Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
15 K. Bajramovic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
05:54   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Julian
05:46 4 - 7 7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
05:409 H. Domercant Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:40   Team Def. Rebound
05:40Timeout   
05:16 4 - 10 8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
04:54   8 M. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
04:549 H. Domercant Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:549 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(2/2) 5 - 10 
04:43   7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:4315 K. Bajramovic Def. Rebound   
04:2712 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 8 - 10 
04:16 8 - 12 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:515 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
03:51   7 C. Julian block
03:429 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 K. Bajramovic 
  
03:4115 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
03:41   Substitution: 8 M. Pietrus out,
12 J. Schmitt in
03:41   Substitution: 7 C. Julian out,
5 M. Gelabale in
03:41Substitution: 5 E. Ovcina out,
7 S. Leric in 
  
03:41   11 F. Pietrus Free throw missed(1/2)
03:4113 J. Hukic Def. Rebound   11 F. Pietrus Free throw missed(2/2)
03:2015 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Leric 
10 - 12 
03:14   11 F. Pietrus Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
11 F. Pietrus Turnover (Offensive foul)
03:14   Substitution: 11 F. Pietrus out,
15 S. Giffa in
02:5513 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 K. Bajramovic 
13 - 12 
02:29   15 S. Giffa 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Diaw
02:17   9 T. Parker Offensive Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
9 T. Parker Turnover (Offensive foul)
02:17   Substitution: 9 T. Parker out,
6 A. Rigaudeau in
02:09   6 A. Rigaudeau Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)
02:0912 D. Mrsic Free throw MADE(1/2) 14 - 12 
02:0912 D. Mrsic Free throw MADE(2/2) 15 - 12 
01:58 15 - 14 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:389 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:38   15 S. Giffa Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 1st)
01:38Substitution: 9 H. Domercant out,
10 S. Kovacevic in 
  
01:387 S. Leric Free throw MADE(1/2) 16 - 14 
01:377 S. Leric Free throw missed(2/2)   
01:37   15 S. Giffa Def. Rebound
01:17   5 M. Gelabale 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:1712 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   
01:0315 K. Bajramovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:03   5 M. Gelabale Def. Rebound
00:46   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:4613 J. Hukic Def. Rebound   
00:3912 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 19 - 14 
00:20   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:2010 S. Kovacevic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
00:20 19 - 15 12 J. Schmitt Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:20 19 - 16 12 J. Schmitt Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:0315 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
00:03   13 B. Diaw block
00:0012 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Hukic 
22 - 16 
TimeBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAScoreFRANCE
09:52   14 F. Weis Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
14 F. Weis Turnover (Offensive foul)
09:3412 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 24 - 16 
09:17   6 A. Rigaudeau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:1712 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   
08:557 S. Leric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:55   6 A. Rigaudeau Def. Rebound
08:5012 D. Mrsic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:50   Substitution: 5 M. Gelabale out,
9 T. Parker in
08:50Substitution: 7 S. Leric out,
14 A. Radojevic in 
  
08:33   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3315 K. Bajramovic Def. Rebound   
08:06   11 F. Pietrus Def. Rebound
08:0813 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:00 24 - 18 6 A. Rigaudeau 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:0014 A. Radojevic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
08:0012 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   6 A. Rigaudeau Free throw missed(1/1)
07:5012 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 A. Rigaudeau Def. Rebound
07:48Team Off. Rebound   
07:3910 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
07:39   11 F. Pietrus block
07:3113 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
07:17   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 T. Parker
06:51   6 A. Rigaudeau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:5113 J. Hukic Def. Rebound   
06:3513 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 K. Bajramovic 
26 - 18 
06:09 26 - 21 8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
05:55   6 A. Rigaudeau Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
05:55Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
9 H. Domercant in 
  
05:55   Substitution: 6 A. Rigaudeau out,
13 B. Diaw in
05:3915 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 S. Kovacevic Def. Rebound
05:39   14 F. Weis Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:3414 A. Radojevic Turnover (Travelling)   13 B. Diaw Steal
05:18   9 T. Parker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 F. Pietrus
05:10   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
05:0412 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 29 - 21 
04:55   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:559 H. Domercant Def. Rebound   
04:4012 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
04:409 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
04:40Substitution: 15 K. Bajramovic out,
6 M. Teletovic in 
  
04:40Timeout   
04:20   9 T. Parker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 F. Pietrus
04:14   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Weis
04:146 M. Teletovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
04:14 29 - 22 14 F. Weis Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:14   14 F. Weis Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Diaw
04:11 29 - 24 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:506 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 31 - 24 
03:3314 A. Radojevic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   
03:33   11 F. Pietrus Free throw missed(1/2)
03:33 31 - 25 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:1210 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:12   14 F. Weis Def. Rebound
03:02   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 F. Weis
02:53   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 M. Pietrus
02:39   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:3912 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   
02:11Team Turnover (24 secs)   
02:11   Substitution: 14 F. Weis out,
4 F. Fauthoux in
02:11Substitution: 12 D. Mrsic out,
13 J. Hukic in 
  
01:53   9 T. Parker Turnover (Travelling)
01:399 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Kovacevic 
33 - 25 
01:1814 A. Radojevic Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)   
01:18Substitution: 14 A. Radojevic out,
5 E. Ovcina in 
  
01:18   11 F. Pietrus Free throw missed(1/2)
01:18 33 - 26 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:056 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
01:05   13 B. Diaw block
01:04   Team Def. Rebound
01:04Timeout   
00:46 33 - 29 8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 F. Fauthoux
00:34   Team Def. Rebound
00:329 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:12 33 - 31 9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
00:0213 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 H. Domercant 
36 - 31 
TimeBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAScoreFRANCE
09:4312 D. Mrsic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:3112 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:179 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 38 - 31 
08:50   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Julian
08:5013 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
08:50 38 - 32 7 C. Julian Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:50 38 - 33 7 C. Julian Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:329 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:32   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
08:199 H. Domercant Steal   5 M. Gelabale Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:149 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 40 - 33 
08:01   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Julian
07:53 40 - 35 7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:409 H. Domercant Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:40   9 T. Parker Steal
07:21 40 - 37 7 C. Julian 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
07:219 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
07:2112 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   7 C. Julian Free throw missed(1/1)
07:07   7 C. Julian Steal
07:0812 D. Mrsic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:03 40 - 39 8 M. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 T. Parker
06:4113 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 J. Hukic 
  
06:2913 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:29   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
06:11   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:1112 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   
06:07   5 M. Gelabale Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
06:0712 D. Mrsic Free throw MADE(1/2) 41 - 39 
06:0712 D. Mrsic Free throw MADE(2/2) 42 - 39 
05:589 T. Parker Def. Rebound   5 M. Gelabale 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5813 J. Hukic Def. Rebound   
05:445 E. Ovcina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:34   9 T. Parker Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:345 E. Ovcina Steal   
05:3112 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 39 
05:17   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Diaw
05:1715 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
05:17   13 B. Diaw Free throw missed(1/2)
05:17 45 - 40 13 B. Diaw Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:00   8 M. Pietrus Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
05:009 H. Domercant Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:009 H. Domercant Free throw missed(2/2)   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
04:45   13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Julian
04:455 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
04:45   7 C. Julian Free throw missed(1/2)
04:45 45 - 41 7 C. Julian Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:225 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:22   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
04:1313 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   
04:13Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
11 M. Tuljkovic in 
  
04:13 45 - 42 5 M. Gelabale Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:13 45 - 43 5 M. Gelabale Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:5912 D. Mrsic Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:59   Team Def. Rebound
03:46   9 T. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:4612 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound   
03:4011 M. Tuljkovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 K. Bajramovic 
47 - 43 
03:26   5 M. Gelabale 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Julian
03:08 47 - 45 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:4615 K. Bajramovic Turnover (Travelling)   6 A. Rigaudeau Steal
02:46   Team Def. Rebound
02:46   Substitution: 9 T. Parker out,
6 A. Rigaudeau in
02:2815 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   
02:28Substitution: 15 K. Bajramovic out,
6 M. Teletovic in 
  
02:28   13 B. Diaw Free throw missed(1/2)
02:28 47 - 46 13 B. Diaw Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:1612 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 E. Ovcina 
  
01:579 H. Domercant Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:49   8 M. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:495 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound   
01:4111 M. Tuljkovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Tuljkovic 
  
01:2011 M. Tuljkovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:20   6 A. Rigaudeau Steal
01:15 47 - 48 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:15Timeout   
01:15   Substitution: 7 C. Julian out,
11 F. Pietrus in
01:00   5 M. Gelabale Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
00:529 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:52   5 M. Gelabale Def. Rebound
00:35 47 - 51 13 B. Diaw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Rigaudeau
00:1211 M. Tuljkovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:12   11 F. Pietrus Def. Rebound
00:02 47 - 53 5 M. Gelabale 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
TimeBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAScoreFRANCE
09:536 M. Teletovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
09:53   13 B. Diaw Free throw missed(1/2)
09:53   13 B. Diaw Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Diaw
09:45 47 - 55 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Rigaudeau
09:295 E. Ovcina Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:29   13 B. Diaw Steal
09:27 47 - 57 8 M. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
09:2713 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   
09:27Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
15 K. Bajramovic in 
  
09:27   8 M. Pietrus Free throw missed(1/1)
09:14Substitution: 5 E. Ovcina out,
13 J. Hukic in 
  
09:076 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
09:0715 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 5th)   
09:07Substitution: 15 K. Bajramovic out,
12 D. Mrsic in 
  
08:52   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:4412 D. Mrsic Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 M. Gelabale Steal
08:2613 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 5th)   
08:26Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
11 M. Tuljkovic in 
  
08:12   6 A. Rigaudeau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:11   Team Off. Rebound
08:02 47 - 59 11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Rigaudeau
07:429 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Teletovic 
49 - 59 
07:3511 M. Tuljkovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
07:35Substitution: 11 M. Tuljkovic out,
7 S. Leric in 
  
07:35 49 - 60 13 B. Diaw Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:359 H. Domercant Def. Rebound   13 B. Diaw Free throw missed(2/2)
07:206 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 52 - 60 
07:08 52 - 62 8 M. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Rigaudeau
07:087 S. Leric Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
07:08 52 - 63 8 M. Pietrus Free throw MADE(1/1)
06:466 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Teletovic 
  5 M. Gelabale Block
06:3312 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 S. Leric 
  
06:2510 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:16   6 A. Rigaudeau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 M. Pietrus
06:169 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)   
06:16Timeout   
06:16 52 - 64 8 M. Pietrus Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:169 H. Domercant Def. Rebound   8 M. Pietrus Free throw missed(2/2)
06:0610 S. Kovacevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 M. Gelabale Def. Rebound
05:49 52 - 66 5 M. Gelabale 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
05:339 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:33   8 M. Pietrus Def. Rebound
05:14   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 F. Pietrus
05:147 S. Leric Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)   
05:14 52 - 67 11 F. Pietrus Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:13   11 F. Pietrus Free throw missed(2/2)
05:136 M. Teletovic Def. Rebound   
04:556 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Kovacevic 
55 - 67 
04:42   11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:42Team Def. Rebound   
04:27   6 A. Rigaudeau Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
04:2212 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Teletovic 
58 - 67 
03:58 58 - 70 8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 F. Pietrus
03:427 S. Leric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Kovacevic 
60 - 70 
03:17   8 M. Pietrus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1710 S. Kovacevic Def. Rebound   
03:129 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Kovacevic 
62 - 70 
02:42   13 B. Diaw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4210 S. Kovacevic Def. Rebound   
02:38   13 B. Diaw Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
02:38Timeout   
02:38   Substitution: 8 M. Pietrus out,
9 T. Parker in
02:3810 S. Kovacevic Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:3810 S. Kovacevic Free throw missed(2/2)   9 T. Parker Def. Rebound
02:16 62 - 72 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:58   5 M. Gelabale Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
01:587 S. Leric Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:587 S. Leric Free throw missed(2/2)   5 M. Gelabale Def. Rebound
01:43 62 - 74 11 F. Pietrus 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Diaw
01:316 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:31   5 M. Gelabale Def. Rebound
01:12   5 M. Gelabale 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:1210 S. Kovacevic Def. Rebound   
01:059 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:05   5 M. Gelabale Def. Rebound
00:496 M. Teletovic Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 3rd)   
00:49   13 B. Diaw Free throw missed(1/2)
00:49 62 - 75 13 B. Diaw Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:4112 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:41   13 B. Diaw Def. Rebound
00:36 62 - 77 5 M. Gelabale 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
00:226 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:22   6 A. Rigaudeau Def. Rebound
00:17 62 - 79 13 B. Diaw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:09   6 A. Rigaudeau Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
00:009 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Bosnia and Herzegovina France
23/61FG M/A28/66
13/36 (36.1%) FG2P M/A23/46 (50.0%)
10/25 (40.0%) FG3P M/A5/20 (25.0%)
6/14 (42.9%) FT M/A18/36 (50.0%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 48 (20-28)
12AS16
16TO9
3ST7
0BS7
28PF19
62Pts79

top performers

Bosnia and Herzegovina France

Damir Kaan Mrsic

 

Boris Diaw

24Pts23
8Reb7
0AS7
0ST2
0BS3
37Min36

GAME PREVIEW

17.09.2005
Bosnia Look For First EuroBasket Win Against France

After losing their 10th EuroBasket game in a row on Friday, Bosnia-Herzegovina will step on the court to face France one day later hoping to bring an end to that streak.

With Greece looking in top form after their destruction of France on Friday, Bosnia-Herzegovina will be targeting the French as their must-win game of the group.

Coach Mensur Bajramovic knows his team must give everything it has in order to celebrate a first win at EuroBasket 2005. "I think we have better chances against France than Greece. The French team is a very athletic, strong and fast but not experienced enough in this competition".

Bosnia-Herzegovina put up a great fight against Slovenia on Friday, before finally succumbing  74-65. One thing the Bosnian team will have to improve is offensive rebounding, after collecting only 3 during Friday's game.

Jasmin Hukic is one of the main points producers on the Bosnian side, but yesterday he connected on only 1 shot out of 8 attempts from the field, and Bosnia-Herzegovina will need Hukic to step up tonight.

Center Elvir Ovcina had a good start with a strong showing in the paint and tallied a total of 11 points and 8 rebounds against Slovenia's NBA centers - Nesterovic and Brezec.

France spent the night hoping to recover in time from the big loss to Greece. With an NBA champion, Tony Parker, and two other NBA players on the roster, Mickael Pietrus and Boris Diaw, France can not allow another game where they score just 14 points in the first half and 50 for the game.

France struggled mostly from behind the three point line, making only 1/12 shots, and finished the game with 22 turnovers. They will be hoping to improve those numbers against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

After suffering such a big shock against Greece, it's time for the veterans to step up and lead the way. Captain Antoine Rigaudeau knows what tonight's game is all about: "We must forget the game against Greece and focus on Bosnia-Herzegovina. We must react. It's a do or die situation for us".

Cyril Julian, who had a decent game last night compared to his teammates (6 points and 4 rebounds in 18 minutes), is another veteran that will have a major role in extricating his team from a difficult situation. "We can't make any mistake against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tonight we will have a meeting and talk about the game and regain motivation for tomorrow", he said after the loss to Greece.

The French media have already questioned the desire of the French players to give all their all on the court against Greece. Against Bosnia-Herzegovina, a side known for its fighting spirit, another passionless French performance could spell distaster for Les Bleus. 

A plus for the French team is that they will have history on their side. The two teams have met only twice so far, and France had the upper hand in both games, including a 98-76 win in the preliminary round of EuroBasket 2005.