Turkey87-85

10-19, 18-25, 20-13, 25-16, 14-12

Croatia

 

Date: 05.09.2001, 19:00hVenue:   Istanbul (TUR) Spectators: 12000
Referees:  Pascal Dorizon (FRA), Carl Jungebrand (FIBA)
TEAM LEADERS
Turkey Croatia
Mirsad Türkcan (20)PtsGordan Giricek (28)
Mirsad Türkcan (14)RebNikola Vujcic (8)
Hakki Harun Erdenay (4), Hidayet Türkoglu (4)ASDamir Mulaomerovic (6)
Ibrahim Kutluay (3)STDamir Mulaomerovic (3)
Mehmet Okur (4), Mirsad Türkcan (4)BSEmilijo Kovacic (2)

GAME REPORT

05.09.2001
Game Report: Turkey - Croatia

At the end of the first quarter-final of Eurobasket 2001, Turkey beat Croatia 87-85 in overtime after falling back 19 points (37-56) in the 3rd quarter and 13:20 remaining. The Croatians were also comfortable with a 16-point lead (44-28) at the end of the 1st half.

Erdenay at the playmaker spot, Türkcan and Okur recovering Besok's early foul trouble, Turkey melted the difference minute by minute and cut the lead to 9 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. Croatia hitting 60 percent behind the arc in first 20 minutes started missing the open shots and Turkey took the advantage of fast breaks. The Turkish defense got stronger and stronger and the Croatians failed to score a FG during a 6 minutes period. Okur's dunk and a following successful free-throw put Turkey just behind Croatia with 4 minutes to go. Then, a 3-pointer came from this brave guy. Turkey took the lead with 2:15 to go. The Croatians answered with a 3-pointer and Turkey missed chances in the offense. But, the Turkish defense proved its success forcing Croatia to a 24-second violation with 21 seconds to go and the score was 72-73. Türkoglu played a one on one ending with a missing a lay-up but Türkcan grabbed the board and was fouled with the buzzer. After missing the first one, Türkcan hit the second attempt and the regular time ended 73-73.

Turkey playing a comfortable overtime reached at its peak with Erdenay's 3-pointer, 86-79 and 1:40 to go. Croatia scored freethrows but it was not enough for the game.

Having big support from 10.500 fans even at the worst moments of the game, Turkey not only qualified for the semi-final of Eurobasket 2001 but also made a history by reaching the last 4 for the first time. Turkey also qualified for the 2002 World Championships to be held in Indianapolis, USA.

Giricek had 26, Mualomerovic 22 points for Croatia. Mirsad 20, Okur, Türkoglu, and Kutluay had 16 each for Turkey.

Top performers

Turkey Croatia

Mirsad Türkcan

 

Gordan Giricek

20Pts28
14Reb6
2AS2
1ST0
4BS0

Accumulated statistics

Turkey Croatia
32/68FG M/A27/70
21/45 (46.7%) FG2P M/A20/47 (42.6%)
11/23 (47.8%) FG3P M/A7/23 (30.4%)
12/16 (75.0%) FT M/A24/32 (75.0%)
34 (9-25) Reb (O-D) 38 (14-24)
12AS15
9TO13
7ST8
8BS2
28PF23
87Pts85
TURKEY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Tunçeri, K. 191/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0022011002
5Türkoglu, H. 356/1540.03/933.33/650.01/1100.00224200316
6Türkcan, M. 357/977.84/666.73/3100.03/650.0311142114520
7Ene, O. DNP
8Pars, A. 61/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0101011012
9Erdenay, H. 304/944.43/837.51/1100.00/00.0011410049
10Kutluay, I. 405/1338.52/450.03/933.33/475.00330230416
11Peker, K. DNP
12Besok, H. 143/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.0325101036
13Okur, M. 335/955.64/757.11/250.05/5100.02461104316
14Yildirim, H. 70/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000030
15Onan, Ö. 60/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000020
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL32/ 6847.121/ 4546.711/ 2347.812/1675.092534129782887
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Mulaomerovic, D. 457/1546.75/955.62/633.36/785.71346230122
5Vrankovic, J. 160/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011210020
6Sesar, J. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
7Mrsic, V. 313/1323.12/728.61/616.71/250.0314202018
8Prkácin, N. 131/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0336120052
9Krstic, V. 50/10.00/00.00/10.02/2100.0000000022
10Giricek, G. 408/1747.15/955.63/837.59/1090.01562200228
11Kovacic, E. 374/1040.04/1040.00/00.06/1060.00550212414
12Skelin, M. DNP
13Mamic, M. DNP
14Vujcic, N. 253/742.92/540.01/250.00/10.0448242047
15Tabak, Z. 131/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0224000022
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL27/ 7038.620/ 4742.67/ 2330.424/3275.01424381513822385
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

TOP PERFORMERS

Turkey Croatia

Mirsad Türkcan

 

Gordan Giricek

20Pts28
14Reb6
2AS2
1ST0
4BS0
35Min40

TEAM STATS

Turkey Croatia
32/68FG M/A27/70
21/45 (46.7%) FG2P M/A20/47 (42.6%)
11/23 (47.8%) FG3P M/A7/23 (30.4%)
12/16 (75.0%) FT M/A24/32 (75.0%)
34 (9-25) Reb (O-D) 38 (14-24)
12AS15
9TO13
7ST8
8BS2
28PF23
87Pts85