Croatia80-67

17-23, 21-18, 29-5, 13-21

Turkey

 

Date: 18.09.2005, 21:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Podgorica (MNE) Spectators: 3700
Referees:  Eduardo Sancha (ESP), Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Anibal Castano (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Croatia Turkey
Nikola Vujcic (20)PtsKaya Peker (23)
Mario Kasun (7)RebSerkan Erdogan (4), Kaya Peker (4)
Marko Popovic (5), Zoran Planinic (5)ASKerem Tunçeri (4)
Zoran Planinic (4)STCenk Akyol (4)
Zoran Planinic (1), Dalibor Bagaric (1)BSMirsad Türkcan (1), Fatih Solak (1)

GAME REPORT

18.09.2005
Croatia Defeats Turkey Thanks to Huge Run

With an incredible 34-2 run spanning two quarters, Croatia defeated Turkey 80-67 and claimed second place in the Group B Preliminary Round.

Trailing 39-28 in the second quarter, Croatia went on a 10-2 run to close the half. The trend continued in the second half as Croatia opened the third quarter by scoring an astonishing 24 unanswered points. Turkey committed five turnovers and didn't score in the quarter until 1:38 remained.

Nikola Vujcic (Croatia)
Nikola Vujcic led Croatia with 20 points
The exclamation point of the run came on a steal by Croatia´s Zoran Planinic resulting in a break away dunk by Gordan Giricek.  Nikola Vujcic, who scored 10 points in the third quarter and 20 for the game, followed Giricek's dunk with a three-pointer to give his a team a 21-point lead.

“It was my and our best game of the tournament,” Vujcic said. “This was a very important game for us and I am glad we came out and played so well.”

The 34-2 run was astonishing, even to Croatia's players.

“I can never remember going on such a run,” Vujcic said.

“It was hard to watch,” said Hidayet Turkoglu, who watched from the bench during a good part of the third quarter.

Turkey cut Croatia´s lead in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get closer than 10 points.

Giricek finished with 16 points while Planinic added 14.

“We knew we had to run because Turkey is an older team,” said Planinic. “In the second half, I think you saw the real Croatian team.

Turkey had to play without sharpshooter Ibrahim Kutluay, who broke his finger in the first quarter of yesterday's win over Bulgaria. He returned to Turkey earlier today and will not be available for the remainder of EuroBasket.

Turkish center Kaya Peker established an early low-post presence by scoring nine first-quarter points to help the Turks jump out to a 23-17 first quarter lead. Peker led Turkey in scoring with 23 points.

Mehmet Okur struggled once again, finishing in single-digits for the second game in Preliminary Round play.

Croatia will play Italy in an elimination game in Podgorica for the right to go to the quarter-finals. Turkey's path to the quarter-finals will be more difficult as they must must travel to Vrsac where they will play Germany.

The two teams, after having got into a fight in their last encounter, amicably congratulated each other and shook hands before heading into their respective locker rooms at the end of the game.

Top performers

Croatia Turkey

Nikola Vujcic

 

Kaya Peker

20Pts23
2Reb4
2AS0
1ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Croatia Turkey
29/49FG M/A26/57
21/33 (63.6%) FG2P M/A21/40 (52.5%)
8/16 (50.0%) FG3P M/A5/17 (29.4%)
14/19 (73.7%) FT M/A10/12 (83.3%)
25 (5-20) Reb (O-D) 23 (9-14)
17AS11
27TO27
10ST18
2BS2
17PF23
80Pts67

PHOTO GALLERY

CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Kasun, M. 274/850.04/850.00/00.02/2100.02571500110
5Ukic, R. 60/10.00/00.00/10.01/250.0101010001
6Popovic, M. 221/425.00/10.01/333.34/580.0213531027
*7Vujcic, N. 318/1080.05/5100.03/560.01/250.00222210520
8Prkácin, N. 71/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000131022
9Zizic, A. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011030020
*10Giricek, G. 386/875.05/683.31/250.03/560.00442220116
*11Planinic, Z. 325/862.53/650.02/2100.02/2100.00225741114
12Tomas, M. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000010
*13Mamic, M. 211/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.0000101013
14Bagaric, D. 103/560.03/475.00/10.01/1100.0033000117
15Rancic, D. DNP
TEAM/COACH02210
TOTAL29/ 4959.221/ 3363.68/ 1650.014/1973.75202517271021780
TURKEY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Tunçeri, K. 212/540.01/333.31/250.00/00.0022443025
*5Kuqo, E. 152/633.32/540.00/10.01/1100.0011120045
6Türkcan, M. 141/425.01/1100.00/30.00/00.0202161122
*7Arslan, E. 192/450.01/250.01/250.02/2100.0000312027
8Akyol, C. 161/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0011024002
9Erdogan, S. 242/633.31/333.31/333.30/00.0134131035
10Kutluay, I. DNP
11Solak, F. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010100
*12Gönlüm, K. 242/366.72/366.70/00.01/1100.0011032035
13Okur, M. 133/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.0202121026
*14Peker, K. 278/1361.56/1060.02/366.75/683.33140230423
*15Türkoglu, H. 213/742.93/560.00/20.01/250.0123011017
TEAM/COACH03300
TOTAL26/ 5745.621/ 4052.55/ 1729.410/1283.39142311271822367
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

Croatia Turkey

Nikola Vujcic

 

Kaya Peker

20Pts23
2Reb4
2AS0
1ST3
0BS0
31Min27

TEAM STATS

Croatia Turkey
29/49FG M/A26/57
21/33 (63.6%) FG2P M/A21/40 (52.5%)
8/16 (50.0%) FG3P M/A5/17 (29.4%)
14/19 (73.7%) FT M/A10/12 (83.3%)
25 (5-20) Reb (O-D) 23 (9-14)
17AS11
27TO27
10ST18
2BS2
17PF23
80Pts67

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeCROATIAScoreTURKEY
09:457 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 2 - 0 
09:454 M. Kasun assist   
09:40   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2411 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound   
09:14   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:144 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 M. Mamic 
4 - 0 
09:14   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:51   15 H. Türkoglu Steal
08:5011 Z. Planinic Turnover (Ball Handling)   
08:50   15 H. Türkoglu Turnover (Out of bounds)
08:36   14 K. Peker Def. Rebound
08:28 4 - 2 7 E. Arslan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:2111 Z. Planinic Turnover (Backcourt violation)   
08:0411 Z. Planinic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
07:53   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:5310 G. Giricek Def. Rebound   
07:3711 Z. Planinic Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 E. Arslan Steal
07:337 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:33   15 H. Türkoglu Free throw missed(1/2)
07:335 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Def. Rebound 4 - 3 15 H. Türkoglu Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:1313 M. Mamic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:13   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Def. Rebound
07:05 4 - 5 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:4710 G. Giricek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 5 
06:35   12 K. Gönlüm Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
12 K. Gönlüm Turnover (Offensive foul)
06:3510 G. Giricek Steal   
06:35   12 K. Gönlüm Turnover (Other)
06:247 N. Vujcic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:08 7 - 7 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 E. Arslan
05:4911 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 9 - 7 
05:31 9 - 9 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:16   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:084 M. Kasun Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 K. Peker Steal
05:03   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Peker
04:53 9 - 11 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:4210 G. Giricek Turnover (Out of bounds)   
04:42Timeout   
04:24 9 - 13 12 K. Gönlüm 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:107 N. Vujcic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Planinic 
12 - 13 
03:497 N. Vujcic Steal   
03:49   12 K. Gönlüm Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:454 M. Kasun Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:3015 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:304 M. Kasun Def. Rebound   
03:0511 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:51 12 - 15 12 K. Gönlüm 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:517 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
02:51Substitution: 11 Z. Planinic out,
5 R. Ukic in 
  
02:517 E. Arslan Def. Rebound 12 - 16 12 K. Gönlüm Free throw MADE(1/1)
02:29   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:22   12 K. Gönlüm Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:227 N. Vujcic Free throw MADE(1/2) 13 - 16 
02:227 N. Vujcic Free throw missed(2/2)   
02:18    Def. Rebound
01:59 13 - 19 14 K. Peker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:48   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
01:48   Substitution: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu out,
13 M. Okur in
01:4810 G. Giricek Free throw MADE(1/2) 14 - 19 
01:4810 G. Giricek Free throw missed(2/2)   4 M. Kasun Def. Rebound
01:47    Def. Rebound
01:31   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:1110 G. Giricek Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:1113 M. Mamic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
01:11Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
8 N. Prkácin in 
  
00:53 14 - 21 13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 E. Arslan
00:43   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
00:435 R. Ukic Free throw MADE(1/2) 15 - 21 
00:425 R. Ukic Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 4 M. Kasun 
  
00:344 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 17 - 21 
00:18   7 E. Arslan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Okur
00:05 17 - 23 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 M. Okur
00:065 R. Ukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeCROATIAScoreTURKEY
09:468 N. Prkácin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
09:36   6 M. Türkcan Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
6 M. Türkcan Turnover (Offensive foul)
09:368 N. Prkácin Steal   
09:36   6 M. Türkcan Turnover (Other)
09:1810 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 N. Prkácin 
19 - 23 
08:57   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Okur
08:48 19 - 25 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
08:3910 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 21 - 25 
08:39Substitution: 13 M. Mamic out,
12 M. Tomas in 
  
08:39   9 S. Erdogan Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:3910 G. Giricek Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 5 R. Ukic 
  
08:33   6 M. Türkcan Steal
08:318 N. Prkácin Turnover (Ball Handling)   
08:25   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:25 Def. Rebound   
08:008 N. Prkácin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Popovic 
23 - 25 
07:59Substitution: 10 G. Giricek out,
6 M. Popovic in 
  
07:42   6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 H. Türkoglu
07:36 23 - 27 15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:295 R. Ukic Turnover (Travelling)   
07:1412 M. Tomas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
07:14Substitution: 5 R. Ukic out,
11 Z. Planinic in 
  
06:51 23 - 29 9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:24   15 H. Türkoglu Def. Rebound
06:254 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 M. Kasun Def. Rebound
06:15   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:58   6 M. Türkcan block
05:5912 M. Tomas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   
05:50 23 - 31 13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 S. Erdogan
05:50Timeout   
05:49Substitution: 12 M. Tomas out,
10 G. Giricek in 
  
05:49Substitution: 4 M. Kasun out,
7 N. Vujcic in 
  
05:49   Substitution: 13 M. Okur out,
12 K. Gönlüm in
05:44   Substitution: 15 H. Türkoglu out,
13 M. Okur in
05:4211 Z. Planinic Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 K. Tunçeri Steal
05:3411 Z. Planinic block   
05:33   4 K. Tunçeri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
05:2911 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:24   9 S. Erdogan Steal
05:05   4 K. Tunçeri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Türkcan
04:55 23 - 34 9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Türkcan
04:49   12 K. Gönlüm Steal
04:498 N. Prkácin Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
8 N. Prkácin Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
04:498 N. Prkácin Turnover (Other)   13 M. Okur Steal
04:23 23 - 36 6 M. Türkcan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:23   4 K. Tunçeri assist
04:04   13 M. Okur Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:04Substitution: 8 N. Prkácin out,
4 M. Kasun in 
  
03:5911 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 26 - 36 
03:52   6 M. Türkcan Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
6 M. Türkcan Turnover (Offensive foul)
03:52   6 M. Türkcan Turnover (Other)
03:52Timeout   
03:44   4 K. Tunçeri Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
03:4411 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(1/2) 27 - 36 
03:4411 Z. Planinic Free throw MADE(2/2) 28 - 36 
03:27 28 - 39 4 K. Tunçeri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Tunçeri
03:16   13 M. Okur Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
03:164 M. Kasun Free throw MADE(1/2) 29 - 39 
03:164 M. Kasun Free throw MADE(2/2) 30 - 39 7 N. Vujcic Def. Rebound
03:03   13 M. Okur Turnover (Travelling)
02:5111 Z. Planinic Turnover (Ball Handling)   
02:44 30 - 41 13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
02:2610 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Planinic 
32 - 41 
02:1011 Z. Planinic Steal   6 M. Türkcan Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:014 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 34 - 41 
01:4310 G. Giricek Def. Rebound   
01:44   6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3410 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:34   9 S. Erdogan Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
01:34   Substitution: 13 M. Okur out,
14 K. Peker in
01:346 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 35 - 41 
01:346 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 36 - 41 6 M. Popovic Def. Rebound
01:1711 Z. Planinic Steal   
01:16   4 K. Tunçeri Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:086 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:05   4 K. Tunçeri Steal
01:036 M. Popovic Steal   
01:02   4 K. Tunçeri Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:5310 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 38 - 41 
00:43   9 S. Erdogan Offensive Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)
9 S. Erdogan Turnover (Offensive foul)
00:43   9 S. Erdogan Turnover (Other)
00:20   9 S. Erdogan Def. Rebound
00:207 N. Vujcic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:00   6 M. Türkcan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 S. Erdogan
00:00   9 S. Erdogan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeCROATIAScoreTURKEY
09:4410 G. Giricek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Popovic 
  
09:32   Substitution: 4 K. Tunçeri out,
14 K. Peker in
09:32   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:254 M. Kasun Turnover (Ball Handling)   12 K. Gönlüm Steal
09:0910 G. Giricek Steal   14 K. Peker Turnover (3 secs)
08:514 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:464 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 40 - 41 
08:31   7 E. Arslan Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:246 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 43 - 41 
08:03   13 M. Okur 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:034 M. Kasun Def. Rebound   
07:4511 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Planinic 
45 - 41 
07:296 M. Popovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
07:29   Substitution: 12 K. Gönlüm out,
8 C. Akyol in
07:25   13 M. Okur Turnover (Travelling)
07:25   Substitution: 13 M. Okur out,
5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu in
07:067 N. Vujcic Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 C. Akyol Steal
07:046 M. Popovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
07:01   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Turnover (Travelling)
06:477 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 47 - 41 
06:264 M. Kasun Def. Rebound   
06:25   7 E. Arslan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:024 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 M. Kasun 
  
05:564 M. Kasun 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Popovic 
  
05:55   7 E. Arslan Steal
05:554 M. Kasun Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
4 M. Kasun Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
05:554 M. Kasun Turnover (Other)   
05:55Timeout   
05:31   15 H. Türkoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:3111 Z. Planinic Def. Rebound   
05:28   Substitution: 14 K. Peker out,
6 M. Türkcan in
05:147 N. Vujcic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 50 - 41 
05:146 M. Popovic assist   
04:57   8 C. Akyol 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Türkcan
04:48   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:486 M. Popovic Def. Rebound   
04:48   15 H. Türkoglu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:48   Substitution: 8 C. Akyol out,
9 S. Erdogan in
04:28   7 E. Arslan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
04:286 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(1/3) 51 - 41 
04:286 M. Popovic Free throw MADE(2/3) 52 - 41 
04:286 M. Popovic Free throw missed(3/3)   
04:22    Def. Rebound
04:22   Substitution: 7 E. Arslan out,
4 K. Tunçeri in
04:10   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:10 Def. Rebound   
03:527 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 54 - 41 
03:317 N. Vujcic Def. Rebound   15 H. Türkoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:137 N. Vujcic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:13   4 K. Tunçeri Def. Rebound
03:0911 Z. Planinic Steal   4 K. Tunçeri Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:09   Substitution: 15 H. Türkoglu out,
8 C. Akyol in
03:09Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
13 M. Mamic in 
  
02:54   4 K. Tunçeri Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
02:54Substitution: 4 M. Kasun out,
14 D. Bagaric in 
  
02:4911 Z. Planinic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 N. Vujcic 
57 - 41 
02:33   6 M. Türkcan Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:3010 G. Giricek 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 59 - 41 
02:30Timeout   
02:15   4 K. Tunçeri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:157 N. Vujcic Def. Rebound   
01:547 N. Vujcic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 62 - 41 
01:5411 Z. Planinic assist   
01:38 62 - 43 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:3814 D. Bagaric Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
01:38   Substitution: 9 S. Erdogan out,
14 K. Peker in
01:38   Substitution: 6 M. Türkcan out,
12 K. Gönlüm in
01:384 K. Tunçeri Def. Rebound 62 - 44 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Free throw MADE(1/1)
01:30   4 K. Tunçeri Steal
01:3011 Z. Planinic Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 C. Akyol Steal
01:23 62 - 46 8 C. Akyol 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Tunçeri
01:12   5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
01:12Substitution: 11 Z. Planinic out,
6 M. Popovic in 
  
01:1210 G. Giricek Free throw MADE(1/2) 63 - 46 
01:1210 G. Giricek Free throw MADE(2/2) 64 - 46 6 M. Popovic Def. Rebound
00:56   8 C. Akyol Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:5114 D. Bagaric Def. Rebound   
00:3614 D. Bagaric 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 66 - 46 
00:36   12 K. Gönlüm Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
00:3614 D. Bagaric Free throw MADE(1/1) 67 - 46 10 G. Giricek Def. Rebound
00:29   Substitution: 5 E. Kuqo Kurtoglu out,
9 S. Erdogan in
00:25   4 K. Tunçeri Turnover (Travelling)
00:006 M. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
TimeCROATIAScoreTURKEY
09:4414 D. Bagaric Def. Rebound   9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2314 D. Bagaric 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 69 - 46 
09:11 69 - 49 14 K. Peker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:456 M. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:45   9 S. Erdogan Def. Rebound
08:35 69 - 51 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:19   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
08:19Substitution: 6 M. Popovic out,
11 Z. Planinic in 
  
08:0511 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 K. Tunçeri Def. Rebound
08:05   12 K. Gönlüm Def. Rebound
07:5211 Z. Planinic Steal   
07:51   8 C. Akyol Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:4513 M. Mamic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
07:29   14 K. Peker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:2910 G. Giricek Def. Rebound   
07:15   14 K. Peker Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)
07:087 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 71 - 51 
06:4414 D. Bagaric block   
06:4014 D. Bagaric Def. Rebound   12 K. Gönlüm 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
06:3611 Z. Planinic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 Z. Planinic 
73 - 51 
06:15   9 S. Erdogan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Peker
06:04 73 - 53 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:52   9 S. Erdogan Def. Rebound
05:5214 D. Bagaric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:407 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   
05:40   Substitution: 12 K. Gönlüm out,
11 F. Solak in
05:40Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
9 A. Zizic in 
  
05:40 73 - 54 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:40 73 - 55 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:18   8 C. Akyol Steal
05:189 A. Zizic Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:1710 G. Giricek Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   
05:03 73 - 57 4 K. Tunçeri 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:3514 D. Bagaric 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 75 - 57 
04:159 A. Zizic Def. Rebound   8 C. Akyol 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:51 Turnover (24 secs)   
03:51Substitution: 13 M. Mamic out,
6 M. Popovic in 
  
03:45   Substitution: 4 K. Tunçeri out,
7 E. Arslan in
03:37   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Peker
03:29 75 - 59 14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:146 M. Popovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   11 F. Solak Block
8 C. Akyol Def. Rebound
03:0914 D. Bagaric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 G. Giricek Def. Rebound
02:56   14 K. Peker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4611 Z. Planinic Turnover (Travelling)   14 K. Peker Steal
02:46Timeout   
02:46Substitution: 14 D. Bagaric out,
7 N. Vujcic in 
  
02:30   11 F. Solak Turnover (Travelling)
02:146 M. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:149 A. Zizic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)    Foul drawn
02:14 75 - 60 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:14 75 - 61 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:05 75 - 64 7 E. Arslan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:437 N. Vujcic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 77 - 64 
01:367 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   
01:36Substitution: 9 A. Zizic out,
4 M. Kasun in 
  
01:36   14 K. Peker Free throw missed(1/2)
01:36 77 - 65 14 K. Peker Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:126 M. Popovic Turnover (Travelling)   8 C. Akyol Steal
01:057 N. Vujcic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 5th)   
01:05Substitution: 7 N. Vujcic out,
9 A. Zizic in 
  
01:05 77 - 66 7 E. Arslan Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:05 77 - 67 7 E. Arslan Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:539 A. Zizic Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
9 A. Zizic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
00:539 A. Zizic Turnover (Other)   
00:4313 M. Mamic Steal   14 K. Peker Turnover (Out of bounds)
00:43Substitution: 9 A. Zizic out,
13 M. Mamic in 
  
00:1713 M. Mamic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 G. Giricek 
80 - 67 
00:00   9 S. Erdogan Turnover (Bad Pass)

Accumulated statistics

Croatia Turkey
29/49FG M/A26/57
21/33 (63.6%) FG2P M/A21/40 (52.5%)
8/16 (50.0%) FG3P M/A5/17 (29.4%)
14/19 (73.7%) FT M/A10/12 (83.3%)
25 (5-20) Reb (O-D) 23 (9-14)
17AS11
27TO27
10ST18
2BS2
17PF23
80Pts67

top performers

Croatia Turkey

Nikola Vujcic

 

Kaya Peker

20Pts23
2Reb4
2AS0
1ST3
0BS0
31Min27

GAME PREVIEW

18.09.2005
Croatia And Turkey Battle For Second Place

Croatia and Turkey will fight it out for second place in Group B this evening at the Moraca Sports Center in Podgorica. One can only hope that the “fighting out” is in a non-violent basketball way, contrary to what occurred when the two teams last played.

A fight marred Turkey´s 75-72 win against Croatia in the 2003 EuroBasket. Following the final buzzer, players from both sides started to fight with each other and spectators threw things on the court.

“We want to forget about the fight,” Croatian guard Gordan Giricek said. “But if something happens, we'll stand up for ourselves. We respect everyone, but are not afraid of anyone.”

Gordan Giricek (Croatia)
Gordan Giricek
“It happens,” said Turkey´s Hidayet Turkoglu. “We're two teams playing aggressive fighting to win. We'll see what happens.”

The stakes will be high for their encounter this evening, with the winner securing second place in Group B. The loser would have to travel to Vrsac to play the second seed in Group A, while the winner will remain in Podgorica to play the third place team from Group A.

“We have to forget about the past,” Croatian coach Neven Spahija said. “It is the current game that counts.”

Croatia defeated Bulgaria in their opener and then suffered an 85-67 setback yesterday against Lithuania.

Turkey lost in the opener to Lithuania and then defeated Bulgaria 94-89 last night. Turkey trailed by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter before rallying for the victory.

“We have to play smarter,” Turkoglu said. “We´ve made a lot of stupid mistakes in our first two games.”

Overall, the two teams have played seven times in EuroBasket, with Turkey winning four of the meetings. In the 2001 quarterfinals, Turkey defeated Croatia 87-85 and eventually claimed the silver medal. 

Gordan Giricek leads Croatia in scoring, tallying 20.5 over his team´s first two games. Mirsad Turkcan tops Turkey´s offense with 16 points per game.

Turkey will hope to get more production from Mehmet Okur, who has averaged 10 points and four rebounds so far.

An interesting match-up on the perimeter features NBA talents Turkoglu and Giricek.