Bulgaria58-55

16-15, 15-20, 19-6, 8-14

Estonia

 

Date: 29.08.2013, 19:30hVenue:   Sofia (BUL) Spectators: 1500
Referees:  Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Marcin Kowalski (POL), Keith Williams (ENG)
TEAM LEADERS
Bulgaria Estonia
Kaloyan Ivanov (15)PtsRain Veideman (11)
Kaloyan Ivanov (11)RebGregor Arbet (6)
Deyan Ivanov (5)ASGregor Arbet (3)
Bozhidar Avramov (2), Branko Mirkovic (2)STSiim-Sander Vene (2), Rain Veideman (2)
BSSiim-Sander Vene (1), Janar Talts (1)

GAME REPORT

29.08.2013
Bulgaria Squeeze Out Win, Estonia Hope
10. Sten Sokk (Estonia)
Sten Sokk and Estonia have every reason to feel pleased with result in Bulgaria despite the loss

Bulgaria will carry a slim three-point lead over Estonia into the second leg of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round final tie, after overturning a nine-point deficit and holding on for a 58-55 win at home on Thursday.

The low-scoring first game was highligted by nervous performances on both sides, as neither team converted more than 38 percent of their shots from the floor, shooting particularly poorly from beyond the three-point arc.

Bulgaria ultimately edged out their guests thanks to the fact they managed at least to maintain some composure at the foul line and sunk 18 of their 24 free throws, while they also controlled the boards, out-rebounding Estonia 45 to 31.

The guests however were the better side during the first half thanks to their accuracy when shooting from around the rim (Estonia finished 16-for-34 from two-point range).

They started pulling ahead in the second quarter and grabbed a 35-26 lead on Rain Veideman's 11th point on the night, with 1:14 remaining to the half-time buzzer.

From that point onwards though Bulgaria tightened the screws on defence, while searching more effectively for the open man on the offensive end.

A Branko Mirkovich triple with 4:18 left to play in the third quarter capped an amazing 18-0 run for the hosts that turned the tables around completely, giving them a 44-35 lead.

Estonia threw everything at the hosts and short-circuited them offensively the rest of the way to gradually chip away on the difference, but Bulgaria still had enough left in the tank to at least keep up their defensive intensity and held on for the win.

Kaloyan Ivanov paced the winners with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds and his twin brother Deyan chipped in with 12 points and five assists.

Veideman did not find the way to the basket in the second half and finished with 11 points, but he was still the only player to score in double digits for Estonia.

COACH QUOTES

29.08.2013
Quotes Bulgaria vs. Estonia

Tiit Sokk, head coach of Estonia:

"It was an important game for the spot at EuroBasket 2015. That's why both teams played hard and tough. We started quite well. Bulgaria made a great effort [to come back] in the third quarter. They pressed us a lot, so we started to miss shots. In the last quarter we managed to come back. It will be really hard [at home] because Bulgaria is a very good team with good players. But I hope - we have a big chance to succeed."

Rain Veideman, Estonia:

"It was a tough game. It is a good result as we are going back to Tallinn. With these three points difference that we lost we have a good chance to qualify for EuroBasket 2015. We played really good in the first half. The third quarter was a disaster for us. In the final quarter we had some [nervous] situations, but it is good for us, although we lost.

Konstantin Papazov, head coach of Bulgaria:

"It was really hard for us in the first half. It was obvious that both teams were nervous - we were under pressure, because this is a final for the spot at EuroBasket 2015. This game doesn't show the real abilities of the two teams. Both teams played very good in defense. Today we were really nervous and that is why our shooting percentage was so bad. It is a question of psychology. I wish we'd won with bigger difference. We have the quality and will try to win in Tallinn. We played good defense today and if we go on this way, it will be easier for us to score. The pressure stays with the hosts as it was with us today."

Branko Mirkovich, Bulgaria:

"I think, we had the chances for bigger difference, especially when we led with 10 points but we let them come back. Three points is not a big advance, so we are going to Estonia to win."

Top performers

Bulgaria Estonia

Kaloyan Ivanov

 

Gregor Arbet

15Pts5
11Reb6
1AS3
0ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Estonia
17/55FG M/A22/58
11/33 (33.3%) FG2P M/A16/34 (47.1%)
6/22 (27.3%) FG3P M/A6/24 (25.0%)
18/24 (75.0%) FT M/A5/10 (50.0%)
45 (12-33) Reb (O-D) 31 (3-28)
10AS11
15TO13
6ST5
0BS2
17PF23
58Pts55

PHOTO GALLERY

Next Games

BulgariaEstonia
10.08.2014
vs. Netherlands
19:15
 
13.08.2014
vs. Montenegro
21:00
 
17.08.2014
vs. Israel
19:15
 
BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Ivanov, D. 243/933.33/837.50/10.06/6100.0213531045812
*5Ivanov, K. 316/1250.06/966.70/30.03/475.05611130024215
8Kostov, C. 252/633.30/30.02/366.70/00.005510000066
*9Mirkovic, B. 272/825.00/30.02/540.01/250.0066022034-27
10Avramov, B. 251/520.00/20.01/333.31/250.015620202374
*11Lilov, I. 242/633.31/1100.01/520.01/250.014512000216
*12Georgiev, A. 100/30.00/20.00/10.01/250.0112010001-21
13Velikov, A. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.001100001050
14Ivanov, P. 51/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.0011000011-44
*21Varbanov, N. 110/20.00/20.00/00.03/475.0213010012-33
24Veselinov, V. 140/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0022011021-30
32Zahariev, H. DNP
TEAM/COACH00021
TOTAL17/ 5530.911/ 3333.36/ 2227.318/2475.0123345101560172358
ESTONIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Veideman, R. 195/862.54/666.71/250.00/20.0011132020211
5Sokk, T. 233/475.03/475.00/00.00/00.003322002636
*6Dorbek, G. 292/633.31/250.01/425.01/1100.0033010031-146
7Saage, K. DNP
*8Talts, J. 201/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.0055211130-32
*9Arbet, G. 322/540.01/1100.01/425.00/00.006631003045
*10Sokk, S. 172/450.01/250.01/250.01/250.0022220042-66
11Vene, S. 243/1225.02/1020.01/250.01/250.003310211278
*14Kangur, K. 221/714.31/425.00/30.01/250.0235020033-13
15Hallik, R. 143/742.92/2100.01/520.01/1100.0000010022-78
21Dorbek, M. DNP
22Eichfuss, T. DNP
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL22/ 5837.916/ 3447.16/ 2425.05/1050.032831111352231655
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

Bulgaria Estonia

Kaloyan Ivanov

 

Gregor Arbet

15Pts5
11Reb6
1AS3
0ST0
0BS0
31Min32

TEAM STATS

Bulgaria Estonia
17/55FG M/A22/58
11/33 (33.3%) FG2P M/A16/34 (47.1%)
6/22 (27.3%) FG3P M/A6/24 (25.0%)
18/24 (75.0%) FT M/A5/10 (50.0%)
45 (12-33) Reb (O-D) 31 (3-28)
10AS11
15TO13
6ST5
0BS2
17PF23
58Pts55

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BulgariaEstonia
10.08.2014
vs. Netherlands
19:15
 
13.08.2014
vs. Montenegro
21:00
 
17.08.2014
vs. Israel
19:15
 

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeBULGARIAScoreESTONIA
09:525 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 0 
09:375 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   6 G. Dorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2212 A. Georgiev Foul drawn   6 G. Dorbek Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:2212 A. Georgiev Free throw missed(1/2)   
09:2212 A. Georgiev Free throw MADE(2/2) 3 - 0 
09:03 3 - 3 10 S. Sokk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 J. Talts
08:539 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 G. Dorbek Def. Rebound
08:4521 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound   14 K. Kangur 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3511 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov 
  
08:2712 A. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov 
  
08:2621 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   8 J. Talts Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:2621 N. Varbanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 4 - 3 
08:2621 N. Varbanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 5 - 3 
08:05 5 - 5 10 S. Sokk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:569 B. Mirkovich Turnover (Out of bounds)   
07:3612 A. Georgiev Def. Rebound   8 J. Talts 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:3112 A. Georgiev Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 J. Talts Steal
07:145 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   6 G. Dorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:059 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 G. Arbet Def. Rebound
06:529 B. Mirkovich Steal   10 S. Sokk Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:4411 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Georgiev 
  
06:4212 A. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   8 J. Talts Def. Rebound
06:3011 I. Lilov Def. Rebound   14 K. Kangur 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:165 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   9 G. Arbet Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:0812 A. Georgiev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 K. Kangur Def. Rebound
06:0821 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   14 K. Kangur Foul drawn
06:00   Substitution: 14 K. Kangur out,
15 R. Hallik in
05:42   6 G. Dorbek Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:39Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
05:254 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   8 J. Talts Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:25   Substitution: 10 S. Sokk out,
5 T. Sokk in
05:204 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov 
7 - 5 
04:569 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   15 R. Hallik 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:454 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 G. Dorbek Def. Rebound
04:419 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   5 T. Sokk Foul drawn
04:36   Substitution: 6 G. Dorbek out,
4 R. Veideman in
04:36Substitution: 12 A. Georgiev out,
8 C. Kostov in 
  
04:25 7 - 7 15 R. Hallik 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 J. Talts
04:125 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   8 J. Talts Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
04:12   Substitution: 8 J. Talts out,
14 K. Kangur in
04:125 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 8 - 7 
04:124 D. Ivanov assist   
04:125 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 9 - 7 
03:589 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   14 K. Kangur 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:494 D. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 G. Arbet Def. Rebound
03:285 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   9 G. Arbet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:209 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 K. Kangur Def. Rebound
03:01 9 - 9 4 R. Veideman 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
02:434 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 11 - 9 
02:17 11 - 12 15 R. Hallik 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:574 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 K. Ivanov 
  
01:525 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   14 K. Kangur Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
01:52Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
01:52   Substitution: 9 G. Arbet out,
6 G. Dorbek in
01:525 K. Ivanov Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:525 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 12 - 12 
01:52Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
01:52   Substitution: 14 K. Kangur out,
11 S. Vene in
01:384 D. Ivanov Steal   4 R. Veideman Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:374 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   15 R. Hallik Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
01:37Substitution: 11 I. Lilov out,
14 P. Ivanov in 
  
01:374 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 13 - 12 
01:374 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 14 - 12 
01:2324 V. Veselinov Def. Rebound   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0224 V. Veselinov Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 S. Vene Steal
00:3910 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   15 R. Hallik Foul drawn
00:37 14 - 14 15 R. Hallik 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 T. Sokk
00:374 D. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   15 R. Hallik Foul drawn
00:37 14 - 15 15 R. Hallik Free throw MADE(1/1)
00:1814 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Ivanov 
16 - 15 
00:0124 V. Veselinov Def. Rebound   15 R. Hallik 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeBULGARIAScoreESTONIA
10:00   Substitution: 5 T. Sokk out,
10 S. Sokk in
10:00   Substitution: 15 R. Hallik out,
14 K. Kangur in
09:418 C. Kostov Def. Rebound   6 G. Dorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:324 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   14 K. Kangur Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:324 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 17 - 15 
09:324 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 18 - 15 
09:17 18 - 17 4 R. Veideman 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 S. Vene
08:578 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov 
  
08:4714 P. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   11 S. Vene Foul drawn
08:47Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
12 A. Georgiev in 
  
08:514 D. Ivanov Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 R. Veideman Steal
08:46 18 - 19 6 G. Dorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:4324 V. Veselinov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   6 G. Dorbek Foul drawn
08:43 18 - 20 6 G. Dorbek Free throw MADE(1/1)
08:28Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
08:129 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 21 - 20 
07:56 21 - 22 4 R. Veideman 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
07:394 D. Ivanov Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
4 D. Ivanov Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  14 K. Kangur Foul drawn
07:39Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in 
  
07:39   Substitution: 4 R. Veideman out,
9 G. Arbet in
07:29 21 - 25 6 G. Dorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Sokk
07:25Timeout   
07:0924 V. Veselinov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 G. Arbet Def. Rebound
07:03 21 - 27 11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Sokk
06:419 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 K. Kangur Def. Rebound
06:2114 P. Ivanov Def. Rebound   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:1514 P. Ivanov Foul drawn   14 K. Kangur Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
06:1514 P. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 22 - 27 
06:15   Substitution: 14 K. Kangur out,
8 J. Talts in
06:1514 P. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 23 - 27 
06:15Substitution: 14 P. Ivanov out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
06:15Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
05:549 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   10 S. Sokk Foul drawn
05:54   10 S. Sokk Free throw missed(1/2)
05:54 23 - 28 10 S. Sokk Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:28 Turnover (24 secs)   
05:0510 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:039 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   10 S. Sokk Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
05:03Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
05:03   Substitution: 11 S. Vene out,
15 R. Hallik in
04:575 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov 
25 - 28 
04:3710 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   8 J. Talts 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:2810 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 G. Dorbek Def. Rebound
04:19   8 J. Talts Turnover (3 secs)
04:19Timeout   
04:19Substitution: 12 A. Georgiev out,
11 I. Lilov in 
  
04:19   Substitution: 10 S. Sokk out,
5 T. Sokk in
04:0721 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed   5 T. Sokk Def. Rebound
03:435 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   6 G. Dorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:21Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
03:1511 I. Lilov Foul drawn   15 R. Hallik Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
03:15   Substitution: 6 G. Dorbek out,
4 R. Veideman in
03:1511 I. Lilov Free throw MADE(1/2) 26 - 28 
03:1511 I. Lilov Free throw missed(2/2)    Def. Rebound
02:5710 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   4 R. Veideman 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:434 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 G. Arbet Def. Rebound
02:26 26 - 31 4 R. Veideman 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Arbet
02:1411 I. Lilov Turnover (Ball Handling)   
02:08   Substitution: 8 J. Talts out,
11 S. Vene in
01:48 26 - 33 5 T. Sokk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:45Timeout   
01:45Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
01:45Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
01:275 K. Ivanov Turnover (Travelling)   
01:14 26 - 35 4 R. Veideman 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
01:0010 B. Avramov Foul drawn   4 R. Veideman Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
01:00Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
01:0010 B. Avramov Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:0010 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2) 27 - 35 
00:3711 I. Lilov Def. Rebound   15 R. Hallik 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:284 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   4 R. Veideman Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
00:28Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
00:284 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 28 - 35 
00:284 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 29 - 35 
00:28Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in 
  
00:07   4 R. Veideman Turnover (Travelling)
00:05Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
00:05   Substitution: 15 R. Hallik out,
6 G. Dorbek in
00:015 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov 
31 - 35 
TimeBULGARIAScoreESTONIA
10:00Substitution: 11 I. Lilov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
10:00Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
8 C. Kostov in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 4 R. Veideman out,
8 J. Talts in
10:00   Substitution: 5 T. Sokk out,
10 S. Sokk in
10:00   Substitution: 11 S. Vene out,
14 K. Kangur in
09:475 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 S. Sokk Def. Rebound
09:3310 B. Avramov Steal   14 K. Kangur Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:215 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 S. Sokk Def. Rebound
09:0210 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   8 J. Talts 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5210 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 34 - 35 
08:279 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   10 S. Sokk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:155 K. Ivanov Turnover (3 secs)   
07:488 C. Kostov Def. Rebound   14 K. Kangur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4710 B. Avramov Foul drawn   10 S. Sokk Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:47   Substitution: 14 K. Kangur out,
15 R. Hallik in
07:405 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Ivanov 
36 - 35 
07:20   9 G. Arbet Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:18   Substitution: 6 G. Dorbek out,
4 R. Veideman in
07:015 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov 
  
06:458 C. Kostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Ivanov 
39 - 35 
06:44Timeout   
06:44   Substitution: 9 G. Arbet out,
6 G. Dorbek in
06:188 C. Kostov Def. Rebound   15 R. Hallik 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:069 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   10 S. Sokk Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
05:594 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 K. Ivanov 
41 - 35 
05:4610 B. Avramov Steal   10 S. Sokk Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:379 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 J. Talts Def. Rebound
05:284 D. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   10 S. Sokk Foul drawn
05:28   Substitution: 8 J. Talts out,
14 K. Kangur in
05:28Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
05:189 B. Mirkovich Steal   15 R. Hallik Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:13   Substitution: 15 R. Hallik out,
11 S. Vene in
05:0224 V. Veselinov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 S. Vene Def. Rebound
04:44 Technical Foul   
04:44   4 R. Veideman Free throw missed(1/2)
04:44   4 R. Veideman Free throw missed(2/2)
04:3124 V. Veselinov Steal   4 R. Veideman Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:189 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 44 - 35 
04:089 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   5 T. Sokk Foul drawn
04:08   Substitution: 4 R. Veideman out,
9 G. Arbet in
06:44   Substitution: 10 S. Sokk out,
5 T. Sokk in
04:0524 V. Veselinov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   5 T. Sokk Foul drawn
04:05 44 - 37 5 T. Sokk 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:385 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 T. Sokk Def. Rebound
03:105 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   14 K. Kangur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1011 I. Lilov Foul drawn   9 G. Arbet Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
03:07Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
04:08Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
11 I. Lilov in 
  
03:0710 B. Avramov Foul drawn   5 T. Sokk Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:068 C. Kostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Ivanov 
47 - 37 
02:49   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound:
02:38   Substitution: 14 K. Kangur out,
8 J. Talts in
02:38Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
02:29 47 - 39 11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:1310 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 B. Avramov 
  
02:0310 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 11 I. Lilov 
  8 J. Talts Block
01:5824 V. Veselinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 J. Talts Def. Rebound
01:4324 V. Veselinov Foul drawn   5 T. Sokk Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
5 T. Sokk Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:43Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
01:43Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
5 K. Ivanov in 
  
01:2221 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 K. Ivanov 
  
01:195 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   11 S. Vene Block
8 J. Talts Def. Rebound
01:08 47 - 41 8 J. Talts 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Arbet
00:4721 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   6 G. Dorbek Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
00:45Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
00:4721 N. Varbanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 48 - 41 
00:4521 N. Varbanov Free throw missed(2/2)   8 J. Talts Def. Rebound
00:3411 I. Lilov Def. Rebound   5 T. Sokk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:138 C. Kostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 K. Ivanov 
  
00:115 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 50 - 41 
00:0413 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   5 T. Sokk Foul drawn
00:04Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
14 P. Ivanov in 
  
00:04Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
00:04   Substitution: 8 J. Talts out,
4 R. Veideman in
00:0113 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeBULGARIAScoreESTONIA
10:00Substitution: 11 I. Lilov out,
8 C. Kostov in 
  
10:00Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
10:00Substitution: 14 P. Ivanov out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
10:00Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 5 T. Sokk out,
8 J. Talts in
10:00   Substitution: 6 G. Dorbek out,
10 S. Sokk in
09:558 C. Kostov Def. Rebound   11 S. Vene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:4821 N. Varbanov Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 S. Vene Steal
09:35 50 - 44 9 G. Arbet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 R. Veideman
09:1410 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 S. Vene Def. Rebound
08:589 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   9 G. Arbet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:479 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 K. Ivanov 
  
08:305 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   10 S. Sokk Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
08:30Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
08:134 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
07:5310 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   10 S. Sokk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:489 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   9 G. Arbet Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
07:48Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
07:48   Substitution: 10 S. Sokk out,
5 T. Sokk in
07:364 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 G. Arbet Def. Rebound
07:139 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   8 J. Talts 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:048 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed   9 G. Arbet Def. Rebound
06:57 50 - 47 11 S. Vene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 T. Sokk
06:55Timeout   
06:55Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
11 I. Lilov in 
  
06:55   Substitution: 8 J. Talts out,
14 K. Kangur in
06:4111 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 R. Veideman Def. Rebound
06:06   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Kangur
06:02 50 - 49 14 K. Kangur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 G. Arbet
05:36 Turnover (24 secs)   
05:36   Substitution: 9 G. Arbet out,
6 G. Dorbek in
05:264 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound   4 R. Veideman 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
05:2011 I. Lilov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 52 - 49 
05:0311 I. Lilov Def. Rebound   4 R. Veideman 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:459 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   11 S. Vene Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:45   Substitution: 4 R. Veideman out,
9 G. Arbet in
04:459 B. Mirkovich Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:459 B. Mirkovich Free throw MADE(2/2) 53 - 49 
04:45Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
5 K. Ivanov in 
  
04:25 53 - 51 9 G. Arbet 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:044 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   6 G. Dorbek Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
04:04Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
03:534 D. Ivanov Turnover (Bad Pass)   
03:38 53 - 53 5 T. Sokk 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:195 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 K. Ivanov 
  
03:175 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 55 - 53 
03:15Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
8 C. Kostov in 
  
03:00   14 K. Kangur Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:468 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 T. Sokk Def. Rebound
02:395 K. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   5 T. Sokk Foul drawn
02:23   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Kangur
02:234 D. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   14 K. Kangur Foul drawn
02:23   14 K. Kangur Free throw missed(1/2)
02:23 55 - 54 14 K. Kangur Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:5811 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 C. Kostov 
58 - 54 
01:4310 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   11 S. Vene Foul drawn
01:43Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
01:43 58 - 55 11 S. Vene Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:439 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   11 S. Vene Free throw missed(2/2)
01:359 B. Mirkovich Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:33Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
01:16   5 T. Sokk Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:045 K. Ivanov Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
5 K. Ivanov Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  5 T. Sokk Foul drawn
01:04Timeout   
01:04   Substitution: 5 T. Sokk out,
10 S. Sokk in
00:515 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   11 S. Vene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:2911 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 S. Vene Def. Rebound
00:058 C. Kostov Def. Rebound   14 K. Kangur 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:04Timeout   
00:04Timeout   
00:04Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
00:04   Substitution: 10 S. Sokk out,
4 R. Veideman in
00:0211 I. Lilov Turnover (Bad Pass)   4 R. Veideman Steal
00:01   9 G. Arbet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Estonia
17/55FG M/A22/58
11/33 (33.3%) FG2P M/A16/34 (47.1%)
6/22 (27.3%) FG3P M/A6/24 (25.0%)
18/24 (75.0%) FT M/A5/10 (50.0%)
45 (12-33) Reb (O-D) 31 (3-28)
10AS11
15TO13
6ST5
0BS2
17PF23
58Pts55

top performers

Bulgaria Estonia

Kaloyan Ivanov

 

Gregor Arbet

15Pts5
11Reb6
1AS3
0ST0
0BS0
31Min32
Bulgaria Estonia 1-1
Bulgaria - Estonia 58-55
29.08.2013, Sofia (BUL)
Estonia - Bulgaria 61-49
01.09.2013, Tallinn (EST)

COACH QUOTES

29.08.2013
Quotes Bulgaria vs. Estonia

Tiit Sokk, head coach of Estonia:

"It was an important game for the spot at EuroBasket 2015. That's why both teams played hard and tough. We started quite well. Bulgaria made a great effort [to come back] in the third quarter. They pressed us a lot, so we started to miss shots. In the last quarter we managed to come back. It will be really hard [at home] because Bulgaria is a very good team with good players. But I hope - we have a big chance to succeed."

Rain Veideman, Estonia:

"It was a tough game. It is a good result as we are going back to Tallinn. With these three points difference that we lost we have a good chance to qualify for EuroBasket 2015. We played really good in the first half. The third quarter was a disaster for us. In the final quarter we had some [nervous] situations, but it is good for us, although we lost.

Konstantin Papazov, head coach of Bulgaria:

"It was really hard for us in the first half. It was obvious that both teams were nervous - we were under pressure, because this is a final for the spot at EuroBasket 2015. This game doesn't show the real abilities of the two teams. Both teams played very good in defense. Today we were really nervous and that is why our shooting percentage was so bad. It is a question of psychology. I wish we'd won with bigger difference. We have the quality and will try to win in Tallinn. We played good defense today and if we go on this way, it will be easier for us to score. The pressure stays with the hosts as it was with us today."

Branko Mirkovich, Bulgaria:

"I think, we had the chances for bigger difference, especially when we led with 10 points but we let them come back. Three points is not a big advance, so we are going to Estonia to win."

Top performers

Bulgaria Estonia

Kaloyan Ivanov

 

Gregor Arbet

15Pts5
11Reb6
1AS3
0ST0
0BS0

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