Bosnia & Herzegovina closed the first quarter on a 15-0 run and controlled the game throughout en route to an 86-75 win over Portugal
As a result, the standings in Group B became more unclear as Portugal, after winning three straight, dropped to 3-2, while Bosnia & Herzegovina improved to 2-3.
FYR of Macedonia has a 3-2 record, while Israel are 2-3, meaning that everything will come down to this Saturday’s match-ups.
Bosnia & Herzegovina play FYR of Macedonia and Portugal take on Israel with berths for EuroBasket 2007 at stake.
Ermin Jazvin started the 15-0 first quarter run by hitting a free throw and then a jumper.
His lay-up with 34 seconds left made the score 20-10 and Jasmin Hukic capped the spurt with a three-pointer just before the first quarter buzzer to make the score 23-10.
Mirza Teletovic’s free throws at the 6:46 mark of the second opened up a 20 point lead for Nenad Markovic’s men and they extended the lead to 27 with 3:47 to go in the second on a lay-up from Kenan Bajramovic.
Bosnia & Herzegovina led 55-32 at halftime and would maintain a double-digit lead for the entire second half.
Bajramovic was the high-man for the victors with 26 points, while Paulo Cunha topped Portugal with 21.