Bulgaria89-94

23-19, 24-21, 20-17, 12-22, 10-15

Turkey

 

Date: 17.09.2005, 21:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Podgorica (MNE) Spectators: 3500
Referees:  Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Sasa Pukl (SLO), Shmuel Bachar (ISR)
TEAM LEADERS
Bulgaria Turkey
Filip Videnov (23)PtsMirsad Türkcan (19)
Boyko Mladenov (11)RebMirsad Türkcan (6), Mehmet Okur (6)
3 players tied with 3ASKerem Tunçeri (3)
3 players tied with 2STMehmet Okur (3)
BSMirsad Türkcan (1), Mehmet Okur (1)

GAME REPORT

18.09.2005
Turkoglu Leads Turkey To Dramatic Overtime Victory

Hidayet Turkoglu´s three pointer with 33 seconds remaining helped Turkey to a dramatic 94-89 come-from-behind overtime victory over Bulgaria in Group B of the Preliminary Round held in Podgorica.

Tied at 89, Turkoglu lined up a drilled a straight-on three-pointer from well beyond the line, giving Turkey a three-point lead.

“You must have confidence when playing this game,” Turkoglu said. “I have this confidence and I knew the shot was going in when I took it.”

The win sets up a decisive game between Turkey and Croatia tomorrow for the rights to the second seed in Group B.

Trailing 69-57 with just over nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Turkey went on a 22-10 to tie the game at 79 and send it into end regulation. Ibrahim Kutluay hit three huge three-point field goals during that span.

Bulgaria responded at the end of regulation. Trailing by two, center Boyko Mladenov scored down low, tying the game at 79-79 with 11 seconds remaining. Serkan Erdogan had a chance to win the game for Turkey at the end of regulation, but mis-fired on a long off balance jumper as time expired.

Bulgaria opened up a six-point lead to start the extra session on a pair of threes from Todor Stoykov and Dimitar Angelov. But  Turkey answered and tied the score at 92 following Mirsad Turkan's short jumper with 1 :27 remaining and two free throws with 1 :14 left in overtime, setting the stage for Turkoglu. Angelov missed a three on Bulgaria next possession and Kerem Tunceri´s two free throws with 14 seconds left sealed the game.

“Bulgaria never quit,” said Kutluay. “But we used our experience to win the game.”

Bulgaria are playing in EuroBasket for the first time since 1993, while Turkey have been a mainstay in the competition over the last decade. The experience factor was also echoed as a key in the game by the two teams head coaches.

“Tonight we beat a very strong team – that is what Bulgaria is,” said Bogdan Tanjevic. “I never give too much importance to experience in professional sports, but I think this was the key in tonight's game.”

“The main reason we lost is because Turkey is a world-class basketball team who knows how to play under pressure,” said Bulgarian head coach Rossen Barchovski. “They've played in EuroBasket for a long time, while this and I think this experience advantage made a difference down the stretch of the game.”

Despite Turkey´s size advantage in the front-court, Bulgaria had  a 38-26 on scoring in the paint.

Mehmet Okur, after a dismal seven-point performance on Friday evening, had an unspectacular 13 points and six rebounds. He did not start the third quarter and in his absence, Turkey opened the second half on a 5-0 run. But Bulgaria answered and countered with their own 20-11 run to close the third quarter with a 10-point lead.

Bulgaria lost for the second consecutive time after leading throughout the game. They will take on Lithuania tomorrow in hopes of securing their first EuroBasket win since 1989.

“No question, this was the most disappointing loss in my career,” said Mladenov.

Mirsad led Turkey with 19 points, while Turkoglu finished with 17. Filip Videnov scored a game-high 23 and Stoykov chipped in with 21 for Bulgaria.

Top performers

Bulgaria Turkey

Boyko Mladenov

 

Mirsad Türkcan

15Pts19
11Reb6
1AS1
2ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Turkey
33/66FG M/A30/58
23/39 (59.0%) FG2P M/A21/38 (55.3%)
10/27 (37.0%) FG3P M/A9/20 (45.0%)
13/21 (61.9%) FT M/A25/42 (59.5%)
36 (14-22) Reb (O-D) 25 (9-16)
13AS6
19TO12
7ST12
0BS2
31PF21
89Pts94

PHOTO GALLERY

BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Ivanov, D. DNP
5Ivanov, K. DNP
*6Banev, T. 122/366.72/366.70/00.00/10.0112010054
*7Radionov, Y. 230/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000240020
*8Videnov, F. 398/1361.54/580.04/850.03/3100.01123520423
9Bozov, Y. 10/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0000000000
10Davidov, G. 172/633.32/633.30/00.00/10.0123000024
11Angelov, D. 161/520.00/10.01/425.03/3100.0011300046
*12Georgiev, S. 123/560.03/560.00/00.00/10.0101000046
13Mladenov, B. 326/966.76/966.70/00.03/650.083111320315
14Dimitrov, H. 394/850.03/560.01/333.31/250.01451120210
*15Stoykov, T. 337/1450.03/560.04/944.43/475.00223410521
TEAM/COACH18910
TOTAL33/ 6650.023/ 3959.010/ 2737.013/2161.91422361319703189
TURKEY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Tunçeri, K. 183/560.02/366.71/250.02/2100.0011312029
*5Kuqo, E. 151/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0022001012
6Türkcan, M. 305/862.53/475.02/450.07/1070.03361011219
*7Arslan, E. 241/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0000001032
8Akyol, C. DNP
9Erdogan, S. 255/1050.04/757.11/333.35/683.30000100016
*10Kutluay, I. 253/742.90/10.03/650.00/00.0101032059
11Solak, F. DNP
12Gönlüm, K. 141/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/450.0022131024
13Okur, M. 283/650.03/650.00/00.07/1450.02460231213
*14Peker, K. 111/250.01/250.00/00.01/250.0000010013
*15Türkoglu, H. 357/1450.05/1050.02/450.01/425.02241110317
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL30/ 5851.721/ 3855.39/ 2045.025/4259.5916256121222194
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 Turkey

Boyko Mladenov

 

Mirsad Türkcan

15Pts19
11Reb6
1AS1
2ST1
0BS1
32Min30

TEAM STATS

Bulgaria Turkey
33/66FG M/A30/58
23/39 (59.0%) FG2P M/A21/38 (55.3%)
10/27 (37.0%) FG3P M/A9/20 (45.0%)
13/21 (61.9%) FT M/A25/42 (59.5%)
36 (14-22) Reb (O-D) 25 (9-16)
13AS6
19TO12
7ST12
0BS2
31PF21
89Pts94

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeBULGARIAScoreTURKEY
09:44 0 - 2 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:31   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:2215 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 S. Georgiev 
  
09:1112 S. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 2 
08:59 2 - 4 7 E. Arslan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:3115 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:2015 T. Stoykov Steal   
08:23   10 I. Kutluay Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:1715 T. Stoykov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 15 T. Stoykov 
4 - 4 
07:55   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 H. Türkoglu
07:44 4 - 6 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
Assist: 15 H. Türkoglu
07:28   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Def. Rebound
07:286 T. Banev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 F. Videnov Def. Rebound
07:16   10 I. Kutluay 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:14   10 I. Kutluay Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:4012 S. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 6 - 6 
06:23 6 - 8 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:0915 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:0912 S. Georgiev Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
05:58 6 - 11 15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:3515 T. Stoykov assist   
05:328 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 Y. Radionov 
9 - 11 
05:18   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:186 T. Banev Def. Rebound   
05:016 T. Banev Turnover (Travelling)   10 I. Kutluay Steal
04:41   7 E. Arslan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:3112 S. Georgiev Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
04:27 9 - 13 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:068 F. Videnov Turnover (Travelling)   
04:06Substitution: 15 T. Stoykov out,
14 H. Dimitrov in 
  
03:49Team Def. Rebound   
03:49   14 K. Peker Turnover (Out of bounds)
03:2714 H. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 11 - 13 
03:13   10 I. Kutluay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1314 H. Dimitrov Def. Rebound   
03:0212 S. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 T. Banev 
  
03:02   Substitution: 14 K. Peker out,
13 M. Okur in
03:02   Substitution: 7 E. Arslan out,
4 K. Tunçeri in
03:026 T. Banev 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 13 - 13 
02:44   10 I. Kutluay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Okur
02:33 13 - 15 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:0914 H. Dimitrov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 16 - 15 
01:5314 H. Dimitrov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
01:53   Substitution: 10 I. Kutluay out,
9 S. Erdogan in
01:53   Substitution: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu out,
6 M. Türkcan in
01:416 T. Banev Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
01:41Substitution: 12 S. Georgiev out,
10 G. Davidov in 
  
01:41   13 M. Okur Free throw missed(1/2)
01:41 16 - 16 13 M. Okur Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:236 T. Banev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 18 - 16 
01:23   13 M. Okur Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
01:236 T. Banev Free throw missed(1/1)   13 M. Okur Def. Rebound
01:016 T. Banev Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
01:01Substitution: 8 F. Videnov out,
15 T. Stoykov in 
  
01:01Substitution: 6 T. Banev out,
13 B. Mladenov in 
  
01:01   Substitution: 15 H. Türkoglu out,
12 K. Gönlüm in
01:01   13 M. Okur Free throw missed(1/2)
01:01 18 - 17 13 M. Okur Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:3513 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 20 - 17 
00:17 20 - 19 6 M. Türkcan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:0015 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 D. Angelov 
23 - 19 
TimeBULGARIAScoreTURKEY
09:5815 T. Stoykov Turnover (Out of bounds)   4 K. Tunçeri Steal
09:5810 G. Davidov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:5010 G. Davidov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
09:50   9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Türkcan
09:4415 T. Stoykov Def. Rebound   
09:45   4 K. Tunçeri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:3715 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
09:28   13 M. Okur Def. Rebound
09:2710 G. Davidov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:21 23 - 21 12 K. Gönlüm 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Tunçeri
08:5814 H. Dimitrov Turnover (Ball Handling)   12 K. Gönlüm Steal
08:537 Y. Radionov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
08:53 23 - 23 9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:53   12 K. Gönlüm assist
08:53Timeout   
08:53Substitution: 10 G. Davidov out,
11 D. Angelov in 
  
08:53Substitution: 7 Y. Radionov out,
8 F. Videnov in 
  
08:53 23 - 24 9 S. Erdogan Free throw MADE(1/1)
08:3513 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 25 - 24 
08:13 25 - 26 13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:47   4 K. Tunçeri Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:478 F. Videnov Free throw MADE(1/3) 26 - 26 
07:478 F. Videnov Free throw MADE(2/3) 27 - 26 
07:478 F. Videnov Free throw MADE(3/3) 28 - 26 
07:2615 T. Stoykov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
07:26 28 - 27 9 S. Erdogan Free throw MADE(1/3)
07:26 28 - 28 9 S. Erdogan Free throw MADE(2/3)
07:26 28 - 29 9 S. Erdogan Free throw MADE(3/3)
07:18 Foul drawn   6 M. Türkcan Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:1815 T. Stoykov Free throw MADE(1/2) 29 - 29 
07:1815 T. Stoykov Free throw missed(2/2)   
07:028 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 29 
06:4613 B. Mladenov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
06:46   Substitution: 4 K. Tunçeri out,
7 E. Arslan in
06:46   13 M. Okur Free throw missed(1/2)
06:46 32 - 30 13 M. Okur Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:4615 T. Stoykov Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 M. Okur Steal
06:3313 B. Mladenov Steal   
06:31   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:31   Substitution: 13 M. Okur out,
5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu in
06:2013 B. Mladenov Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
13 B. Mladenov Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
06:2013 B. Mladenov Turnover (Other)   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Steal
06:1011 D. Angelov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)   
06:10 32 - 31 6 M. Türkcan Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:10   6 M. Türkcan Free throw missed(2/2)
06:09Team Def. Rebound   
05:56   6 M. Türkcan Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:488 F. Videnov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 34 - 31 
05:33 34 - 33 9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:1513 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 36 - 33 
05:0014 H. Dimitrov Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)   
05:00   Substitution: 7 E. Arslan out,
15 H. Türkoglu in
05:00 36 - 34 12 K. Gönlüm Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:00 36 - 35 12 K. Gönlüm Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:458 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Def. Rebound
04:45   12 K. Gönlüm Def. Rebound
04:428 F. Videnov Steal   
04:42   12 K. Gönlüm Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
12 K. Gönlüm Turnover (Offensive foul)
04:4214 H. Dimitrov Steal   12 K. Gönlüm Turnover (Other)
04:2714 H. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
04:18   9 S. Erdogan Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:1215 T. Stoykov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 38 - 35 
03:53 38 - 37 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:3315 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 T. Stoykov 
41 - 37 
03:2111 D. Angelov Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 2nd)   
03:21   Substitution: 12 K. Gönlüm out,
10 I. Kutluay in
03:21   Substitution: 9 S. Erdogan out,
7 E. Arslan in
03:21   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(1/2)
03:21   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(2/2)
03:19Team Def. Rebound   
03:118 F. Videnov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 14 H. Dimitrov 
43 - 37 
03:00   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Türkcan
03:0015 T. Stoykov Personal Foul (Team 10th, Player 2nd)   
03:00Substitution: 11 D. Angelov out,
12 S. Georgiev in 
  
03:00 43 - 38 6 M. Türkcan Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:00   6 M. Türkcan Free throw missed(2/2)
03:00Team Def. Rebound   
03:00   Substitution: 6 M. Türkcan out,
13 M. Okur in
02:3712 S. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 38 
02:37   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
02:37Substitution: 15 T. Stoykov out,
7 Y. Radionov in 
  
02:3612 S. Georgiev Free throw missed(1/1)   
02:34   Team Def. Rebound
02:1815 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:18Team Def. Rebound   
02:18Substitution: 13 B. Mladenov out,
6 T. Banev in 
  
02:0212 S. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:496 T. Banev Personal Foul (Team 11th, Player 3rd)   
01:49Substitution: 8 F. Videnov out,
15 T. Stoykov in 
  
01:49Substitution: 6 T. Banev out,
13 B. Mladenov in 
  
01:49   13 M. Okur Free throw missed(1/2)
01:49   13 M. Okur Free throw missed(2/2)
01:47Team Def. Rebound   
01:22   13 M. Okur block
01:2313 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
01:1013 B. Mladenov Steal   10 I. Kutluay Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:1213 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 47 - 38 
00:497 Y. Radionov Turnover (Bad Pass)   4 K. Tunçeri Steal
00:40   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 I. Kutluay
00:3112 S. Georgiev Personal Foul (Team 12th, Player 3rd)   
00:31Timeout   
00:31Substitution: 12 S. Georgiev out,
11 D. Angelov in 
  
00:31Substitution: 7 Y. Radionov out,
8 F. Videnov in 
  
00:31 47 - 39 13 M. Okur Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:31 47 - 40 13 M. Okur Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:03   13 M. Okur Def. Rebound
00:0411 D. Angelov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:00   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeBULGARIAScoreTURKEY
09:41 47 - 43 9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:1915 T. Stoykov Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:10   9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:10   12 K. Gönlüm Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
12 K. Gönlüm Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:47Team Off. Rebound   
08:457 Y. Radionov Turnover (Bad Pass)   
08:2912 S. Georgiev Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   
08:29Substitution: 12 S. Georgiev out,
11 D. Angelov in 
  
08:29   14 K. Peker Free throw missed(1/2)
08:29 47 - 44 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:157 Y. Radionov Turnover (Backcourt violation)   6 M. Türkcan Steal
08:15Substitution: 7 Y. Radionov out,
8 F. Videnov in 
  
07:5611 D. Angelov Def. Rebound   
07:5712 K. Gönlüm Def. Rebound   4 K. Tunçeri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4013 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
07:34 47 - 46 4 K. Tunçeri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Tunçeri
07:31Timeout   
07:17   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:1711 D. Angelov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:1711 D. Angelov Free throw MADE(1/3) 48 - 46 
07:1711 D. Angelov Free throw MADE(2/3) 49 - 46 
07:1711 D. Angelov Free throw MADE(3/3) 50 - 46 
07:15   4 K. Tunçeri Turnover (Out of bounds)
07:10   4 K. Tunçeri Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:1015 T. Stoykov Free throw MADE(1/2) 51 - 46 
07:1015 T. Stoykov Free throw MADE(2/2) 52 - 46 
06:5311 D. Angelov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   
06:4315 T. Stoykov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   
06:43   12 K. Gönlüm Free throw missed(1/2)
06:43   12 K. Gönlüm Free throw missed(2/2)
06:30   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3015 T. Stoykov Def. Rebound   
06:128 F. Videnov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 54 - 46 
05:5515 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:55Team Def. Rebound   
05:55Timeout   
05:55   Substitution: 14 K. Peker out,
6 M. Türkcan in
05:51Substitution: 13 B. Mladenov out,
6 T. Banev in 
  
05:3214 H. Dimitrov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:18 54 - 49 6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:14Substitution: 11 D. Angelov out,
10 G. Davidov in 
  
04:528 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 G. Davidov 
  
04:408 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 H. Dimitrov 
  
04:2815 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 F. Videnov 
57 - 49 
04:08 57 - 51 6 M. Türkcan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:43   15 H. Türkoglu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:4310 G. Davidov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 59 - 51 
03:43   Substitution: 9 S. Erdogan out,
10 I. Kutluay in
03:4310 G. Davidov Free throw missed(1/1)   
03:39   Team Def. Rebound
03:26   6 M. Türkcan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:26   Team Off. Rebound
03:26   Substitution: 12 K. Gönlüm out,
13 M. Okur in
03:18   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:126 T. Banev Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   
03:12Substitution: 15 T. Stoykov out,
13 B. Mladenov in 
  
03:12Substitution: 6 T. Banev out,
7 Y. Radionov in 
  
03:12   Substitution: 4 K. Tunçeri out,
7 E. Arslan in
03:12   13 M. Okur Free throw missed(1/2)
03:12 59 - 52 13 M. Okur Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:478 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 62 - 52 
02:27   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2714 H. Dimitrov Def. Rebound   
02:15   13 M. Okur Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:15   Substitution: 15 H. Türkoglu out,
9 S. Erdogan in
02:1513 B. Mladenov Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:1513 B. Mladenov Free throw MADE(2/2) 63 - 52 
01:51 63 - 55 6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:2810 G. Davidov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
01:28   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
01:2813 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
01:2813 B. Mladenov Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:2813 B. Mladenov Free throw MADE(2/2) 64 - 55 
01:08   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0814 H. Dimitrov Def. Rebound   
00:498 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 F. Videnov 
67 - 55 
00:387 Y. Radionov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
00:38 67 - 56 6 M. Türkcan Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:38 67 - 57 6 M. Türkcan Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:177 Y. Radionov Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:0010 G. Davidov Def. Rebound   
00:00   7 E. Arslan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeBULGARIAScoreTURKEY
09:408 F. Videnov Steal   
09:40   13 M. Okur Turnover (Other)
09:3514 H. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 Y. Radionov 
69 - 57 
09:22 69 - 59 9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:01   7 E. Arslan Steal
09:0110 G. Davidov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:5415 T. Stoykov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   
08:54Substitution: 15 T. Stoykov out,
7 Y. Radionov in 
  
08:49 69 - 61 9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:28   6 M. Türkcan Def. Rebound
08:2914 H. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 B. Mladenov Def. Rebound
08:278 F. Videnov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
08:11   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:53   10 I. Kutluay Steal
07:538 F. Videnov Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
8 F. Videnov Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
07:538 F. Videnov Turnover (Other)   
07:53   Substitution: 9 S. Erdogan out,
15 H. Türkoglu in
07:3513 B. Mladenov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
07:35   13 M. Okur Free throw missed(1/2)
07:35 69 - 62 13 M. Okur Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:20   10 I. Kutluay Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:068 F. Videnov Turnover (Travelling)   13 M. Okur Steal
07:06Timeout   
07:00   15 H. Türkoglu Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:438 F. Videnov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:43   13 M. Okur Def. Rebound
06:3513 B. Mladenov Def. Rebound   
06:3113 B. Mladenov Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 M. Okur Steal
06:24 69 - 65 10 I. Kutluay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:07   10 I. Kutluay Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
05:4410 G. Davidov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 71 - 65 
05:27   6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Okur
05:19 71 - 68 10 I. Kutluay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:557 Y. Radionov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   
04:50 71 - 70 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
04:39   6 M. Türkcan block
04:2514 H. Dimitrov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:25Substitution: 13 B. Mladenov out,
15 T. Stoykov in 
  
04:25Substitution: 7 Y. Radionov out,
6 T. Banev in 
  
04:1715 T. Stoykov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 73 - 70 
04:026 T. Banev Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 5th)   
04:02Substitution: 6 T. Banev out,
13 B. Mladenov in 
  
04:00Team Def. Rebound   
03:58   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(1/2)
03:50 73 - 71 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:3810 G. Davidov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 B. Mladenov Def. Rebound
03:19   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:02   10 I. Kutluay Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:0213 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 75 - 71 
02:41 75 - 73 13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:23   10 I. Kutluay Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
02:23Timeout   
02:238 F. Videnov Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:04   10 I. Kutluay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 H. Türkoglu
01:46 75 - 75 13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Türkcan
01:2415 T. Stoykov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
01:19Team Turnover (24 secs)   
01:04 75 - 78 10 I. Kutluay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:04Timeout   
08:04   15 H. Türkoglu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
01:04   Substitution: 7 E. Arslan out,
9 S. Erdogan in
00:58Substitution: 10 G. Davidov out,
11 D. Angelov in 
  
00:4915 T. Stoykov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
00:49   15 H. Türkoglu Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
00:4913 B. Mladenov Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:4913 B. Mladenov Free throw MADE(2/2) 76 - 78 
00:2614 H. Dimitrov Steal   13 M. Okur Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:26   10 I. Kutluay Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 5th)
00:26   Substitution: 10 I. Kutluay out,
4 K. Tunçeri in
00:2614 H. Dimitrov Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:2614 H. Dimitrov Free throw MADE(2/2) 77 - 78 8 F. Videnov Def. Rebound
00:258 F. Videnov Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   
00:25   9 S. Erdogan Free throw missed(1/2)
00:25 77 - 79 9 S. Erdogan Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:1113 B. Mladenov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 79 - 79 
00:11Timeout   
00:11Substitution: 15 T. Stoykov out,
10 G. Davidov in 
  
00:0010 G. Davidov Def. Rebound   
00:00   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeBULGARIAScoreTURKEY
04:448 F. Videnov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 B. Mladenov 
81 - 79 
04:13 81 - 81 4 K. Tunçeri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:5411 D. Angelov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
03:4611 D. Angelov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 84 - 81 
03:2314 H. Dimitrov Def. Rebound   
03:23   6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:0415 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 D. Angelov 
87 - 81 
02:37 87 - 84 4 K. Tunçeri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:0614 H. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 89 - 84 
01:53   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Türkcan
01:5311 D. Angelov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   
01:53 89 - 85 6 M. Türkcan Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:534 K. Tunçeri Def. Rebound 89 - 86 6 M. Türkcan Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:31   4 K. Tunçeri Def. Rebound
01:3115 T. Stoykov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:27 89 - 88 6 M. Türkcan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:148 F. Videnov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 M. Türkcan Def. Rebound
01:148 F. Videnov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   
01:14Timeout   
01:14   6 M. Türkcan Free throw missed(1/2)
01:14 89 - 89 6 M. Türkcan Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:49   15 H. Türkoglu Steal
00:4815 T. Stoykov Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:33 89 - 92 15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:16   6 M. Türkcan Def. Rebound
00:1611 D. Angelov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:1415 T. Stoykov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 5th)   
00:14Timeout   
00:14Substitution: 15 T. Stoykov out,
9 Y. Bozov in 
  
00:14 89 - 93 4 K. Tunçeri Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:12 89 - 94 4 K. Tunçeri Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:049 Y. Bozov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 B. Mladenov 
  
00:009 Y. Bozov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 F. Videnov 
  

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Turkey
33/66FG M/A30/58
23/39 (59.0%) FG2P M/A21/38 (55.3%)
10/27 (37.0%) FG3P M/A9/20 (45.0%)
13/21 (61.9%) FT M/A25/42 (59.5%)
36 (14-22) Reb (O-D) 25 (9-16)
13AS6
19TO12
7ST12
0BS2
31PF21
89Pts94

top performers

Bulgaria Turkey

Boyko Mladenov

 

Mirsad Türkcan

15Pts19
11Reb6
1AS1
2ST1
0BS1
32Min30

GAME PREVIEW

17.09.2005
Turkey And Bulgaria Attempt To Rebound From Losses

After suffering different types of disappointing losses last night, Turkey and Bulgaria will aim for their first victories in Group B Preliminary Round play when the two teams tip-off against each other this evening in Podgorica.

Turkey, considered one of the favourites in Group B with their arsenal of NBA talent, trailed by double digits throughout their 87-75 setback to Lithuania last night. Bulgaria, behind a 27-point performance from Todor Stoykov, led after each of the first three quarters and provided a scare to Croatia before ultimately losing 88-84.

Turkey will have to quickly get over last night´s defeat if they wish to avoid the same fate in the 2003 EuroBasket when they failed to qualify for the second round.

“We need to forget about the game against Lithuania and move on,” said Turkish forward Mirsad Turkcan. “EuroBasket just started so we just have to come out and play in a different way.”

After trailing by 21 points after three quarters of play last night, Turkey outscored Lithuania 29-22 in the fourth quarter. Hidayet Turkoglu of Turkey hopes his team´s fourth quarter play will carry over into the following games.

“We need the same aggressiveness throughout the whole game,” he said. “We can´t get down 20 and then start to play. We have to play our way of basketball for four quarters.”

Turkey will have to find a way to get more offensive production from their star center Mehmet Okur, who was held scoreless for the first 29 minutes of the game against Lithuania and finished with just seven points.

Okur should have an easier time against Bulgaria´s smaller frontline, but head coach Bogdan Tanjevic certainly won´t be taking his opponent lightly.

“We know the Bulgaria well,” he said. “They are a strong team and we have to take them seriously as we do all teams in this tournament.” 

Despite a strong showing against Croatia, Bulgarian head coach Rossen Barchovski is looking for more.

“I don´t want our guys to be satisified because we played well,” he said. “Yes, we did play well, but that is not enough.”

The two teams have met 12 times, most recently in 2002. Bulgaria hold the all-time advantage by having won seven of those 12 games.

“We know them and they know us,” Barchovski said. “They are certainly the favourites, but this is a good opportunity for us.”