Slovenia74-65

16-15, 18-19, 20-16, 20-15

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Date: 16.09.2005, 17:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Belgrade (SRB) Spectators: 5800
Referees:  Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bostjan Nachbar (16), Primoz Brezec (16)PtsHenry Domercant (11), Elvir Ovcina (11)
Primoz Brezec (9)RebElvir Ovcina (8)
Sani Becirovic (4)ASDamir Kaan Mrsic (3)
Sani Becirovic (2)STElvir Ovcina (3)
3 players tied with 1BSMirza Teletovic (1), Kenan Bajramovic (1)

GAME REPORT

16.09.2005
Slovenia Struggle But Beat Bosnia-Herzegovina

Fans in Belgrade at EuroBasket 2005 could hardly have asked for a better opening game in Group C as Slovenia trailed late in the third quarter but held their nerve to beat Bosnia- Herzegovina.

In front of a packed Pionir Arena, Slovenia won 74-65 to deny their opponents a first EuroBasket triumph since 1997.

The clash between the neighbouring countries, with the vast majority of supporters in the arena coming from Slovenia, was hard-fought for almost 40 minutes.

Bosnia-Herzegovina led by as many as six points near the midway point of the third quarter but were unable to stretch their advantage.

Once Slovenia stepped up at the end of the third quarter with center Primoz Brezec's basket in the 28th minute giving them a 49-48 advantage, they never trailed again.

Bostjan Nachbar (Slovenia)
Bostjan Nachbar
"We played great for three quarters, but Slovenia played great defence, especially on fast-breaks," said Bosnia & Herzegovina forward Jasmin Hukic.

The final score did not flatter Bosnia-Herzegovina, who gave a worthy effort and trailed by a double-digit margin for the first time only in the last two minutes.

Slovenia enjoyed a promising start. Hukic opened the scoring for Bosnia-Herzegovina, but  Radoslav Nesterovic's basket with 1:40 played sparked a 13-2 Slovenian run.

Mensur Bajramovic's team stepped up their offensive attack and closed to within 16-15 at the end of the first quarter.

Both teams had struggled from the field, and that continued in the next period, when the lead changed hands four times.

Slovenia's domination under the boards allowed them to seize a 31-25 lead, yet great defensive pressure by their opponents kept them close and enabled them to finish the first half tied at 34-34.

Bosnia had a better start to the third quarter as the temperature, both on court and in the stands, raised to new levels.

Damir Mrsic's lay-up 2:23 seconds into the second half gave the underdogs a 39-34 advantage, and they extended the advantage to 43-37 with 6:15 to play in the third after a pair of free throws by Mirza Teletovic.

A three-pointer by Teletovic again gave the Bosnians a six-point edge (48-42) with 3:38 to play in the third, but the rest of the game belonged to Slovenia.

Jaka Lakovic's three-pointer, consecutive baskets from Charlotte Bobcats star Brezec and another from rising star Erazem Lorbek accounted for nine straight points for the Slovenians as they began to take control.

A Jasmin Hukic three-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter pulled the Bosnians to 54-53, but they would get no closer.

Bostjan Nachbar's lay-up took the lead to 56-53 with 8:16 to play and put the Slovenians on their way.

Nachbar and Brezec each had 16 points to lead Slovenia, with the latter also hauling down nine rebounds.

Elvir Ovcina and Henry Domercant led Bosnia with 11 points apiece, with Ovcina also grabbing eight boards.

Slovenia made five of 16 (31%) from three-point range while Bosnia-Herzegovina were a less efficient four of 16 (25%).

Ales Pipan, the Slovenia coach, appreciated his team's efforts on the glass, with the winners out-rebounding Bosnia-Herzegovina 41-32 in the game.

"One of the main reasons for our win was the control of the boards," he said.

Autumn has arrived, but the atmosphere in the arena was hot with towels playing a key role. The referees stopped the game more than once to dry off the ball.

Slovenia take on Greece on Saturday while Bajramovic and Co take on France.

Top performers

Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina

Primoz Brezec

 

Elvir Ovcina

16Pts11
9Reb8
0AS2
1ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina
26/59FG M/A20/51
21/43 (48.8%) FG2P M/A16/35 (45.7%)
5/16 (31.3%) FG3P M/A4/16 (25.0%)
17/24 (70.8%) FT M/A21/28 (75.0%)
41 (10-31) Reb (O-D) 32 (3-29)
11AS11
16TO15
7ST6
3BS2
26PF27
74Pts65

PHOTO GALLERY

SLOVENIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Jurak, G. 131/333.30/20.01/1100.00/00.0033011023
*5Lakovic, J. 383/650.01/333.32/366.74/666.70552500212
6Capin, A. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011010020
*7Becirovic, S. 281/714.31/425.00/30.03/475.0235432145
*8Nesterovic, R. 151/616.71/616.70/00.00/00.0022120132
9Joksimovic, N. DNP
10Nachbar, B. 274/1136.43/560.01/616.77/7100.00331111416
11Lorbek, E. 276/966.75/683.31/333.31/250.01231110214
*12Milic, M. 172/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.0123101034
13Maravic, M. 61/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0112100002
14Slokar, U. DNP
15Brezec, P. 257/1163.67/1163.60/00.02/540.04590210416
TEAM/COACH14500
TOTAL26/ 5944.121/ 4348.85/ 1631.317/2470.81031411116732674
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Princ, V. 41/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000000003
*5Ovcina, E. 315/955.65/862.50/10.01/1100.01782230411
6Teletovic, M. 202/540.01/333.31/250.02/2100.0011210137
7Leric, S. DNP
8Bavcic, E. DNP
*9Domercant, H. 283/1030.03/837.50/20.05/955.60551410311
10Kovacevic, S. 243/560.03/560.00/00.03/3100.0112110059
11Tuljkovic, M. DNP
*12Mrsic, D. 334/1136.43/650.01/520.00/00.0123351049
*13Hukic, J. 321/812.50/30.01/520.07/7100.00330100210
14Radojevic, A. 90/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0022101021
*15Bajramovic, K. 201/250.01/250.00/00.02/450.0011110134
TEAM/COACH07701
TOTAL20/ 5139.216/ 3545.74/ 1625.021/2875.0329321115622765
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

Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina

Primoz Brezec

 

Elvir Ovcina

16Pts11
9Reb8
0AS2
1ST3
0BS0
25Min31

TEAM STATS

Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina
26/59FG M/A20/51
21/43 (48.8%) FG2P M/A16/35 (45.7%)
5/16 (31.3%) FG3P M/A4/16 (25.0%)
17/24 (70.8%) FT M/A21/28 (75.0%)
41 (10-31) Reb (O-D) 32 (3-29)
11AS11
16TO15
7ST6
3BS2
26PF27
74Pts65

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeSLOVENIAScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:517 S. Becirovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
09:51   5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
09:38   12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:384 G. Jurak Def. Rebound   
09:33   15 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:267 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 S. Becirovic 
  
09:094 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:09   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
08:5112 M. Milic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:51 0 - 1 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:51 0 - 2 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:36   12 D. Mrsic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:30   9 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
08:238 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 M. Milic 
2 - 2 
08:0012 M. Milic Steal   15 K. Bajramovic Turnover (Travelling)
07:58Team Def. Rebound   
07:49   15 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
07:425 J. Lakovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 5 - 2 
07:27   12 D. Mrsic Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:2312 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 2 
07:05   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 E. Ovcina
07:058 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound   
07:038 R. Nesterovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 E. Ovcina Steal
06:50 7 - 4 9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:458 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
06:41   9 H. Domercant Turnover (Travelling)
06:41   Substitution: 15 K. Bajramovic out,
6 M. Teletovic in
06:267 S. Becirovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:23   Team Def. Rebound
06:144 G. Jurak Steal   6 M. Teletovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:564 G. Jurak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 M. Milic 
  
05:4812 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 9 - 4 
05:315 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound   5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
05:318 R. Nesterovic block   
05:208 R. Nesterovic Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
8 R. Nesterovic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
05:19Timeout   
05:06   9 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:068 R. Nesterovic Def. Rebound   
04:565 J. Lakovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 G. Jurak Def. Rebound
04:56   5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
04:44   12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:29   9 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
04:297 S. Becirovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 10 - 4 
04:297 S. Becirovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 11 - 4 
03:517 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:5112 M. Milic Def. Rebound   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:517 S. Becirovic Def. Rebound   
03:379 H. Domercant Def. Rebound   6 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:247 S. Becirovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:205 J. Lakovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
03:20Substitution: 7 S. Becirovic out,
13 M. Maravic in 
  
03:13   9 H. Domercant Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:095 J. Lakovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 M. Maravic 
13 - 4 
02:43 13 - 6 12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 E. Ovcina
02:278 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
02:27   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
02:15 13 - 8 9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 E. Ovcina
01:5012 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
01:50   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
01:31   5 E. Ovcina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:318 R. Nesterovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
01:31Timeout   
01:25 13 - 10 9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:256 A. Capin Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
01:254 G. Jurak Def. Rebound   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(1/1)
01:058 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Maravic 
  
00:5813 M. Maravic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 15 - 10 
00:564 G. Jurak Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
00:56Substitution: 12 M. Milic out,
10 B. Nachbar in 
  
00:56 15 - 11 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:56 15 - 12 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:415 J. Lakovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:41   Team Def. Rebound
00:41Substitution: 8 R. Nesterovic out,
15 P. Brezec in 
  
00:30 15 - 14 5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 12 D. Mrsic
00:3015 P. Brezec Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)   
00:30 15 - 15 5 E. Ovcina Free throw MADE(1/1)
00:17   5 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:1715 P. Brezec Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:1715 P. Brezec Free throw MADE(2/2) 16 - 15 
00:00   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 D. Mrsic
TimeSLOVENIAScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:4813 M. Maravic Def. Rebound   13 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
09:434 G. Jurak Turnover (Travelling)   
09:22   6 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2215 P. Brezec Def. Rebound   
09:064 G. Jurak 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Lakovic 
19 - 15 
08:50 19 - 18 12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:3410 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:34   6 M. Teletovic Def. Rebound
08:2810 B. Nachbar Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:28 19 - 19 10 S. Kovacevic Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:28 19 - 20 10 S. Kovacevic Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:28   Substitution: 6 M. Teletovic out,
15 K. Bajramovic in
08:1115 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 P. Brezec 
  
08:0315 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 21 - 20 
07:56   12 D. Mrsic Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
12 D. Mrsic Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:395 J. Lakovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 D. Mrsic Steal
07:34 21 - 22 10 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 K. Bajramovic
07:1315 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 P. Brezec 
  
07:1115 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 23 - 22 
07:11   13 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:11Substitution: 10 B. Nachbar out,
7 S. Becirovic in 
  
07:11   Substitution: 5 E. Ovcina out,
14 A. Radojevic in
07:1115 P. Brezec Free throw missed(1/1)   14 A. Radojevic Def. Rebound
06:524 G. Jurak Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
06:52Substitution: 13 M. Maravic out,
10 B. Nachbar in 
  
06:47   12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 S. Kovacevic
06:397 S. Becirovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
06:39Substitution: 4 G. Jurak out,
11 E. Lorbek in 
  
06:39   14 A. Radojevic Free throw missed(1/2)
06:39 23 - 23 14 A. Radojevic Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:22   10 S. Kovacevic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:1611 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Hukic Def. Rebound
06:03   13 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:037 S. Becirovic Def. Rebound   
05:5810 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Becirovic 
25 - 23 
05:34   10 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:3415 P. Brezec Def. Rebound   
05:1511 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Becirovic 
27 - 23 
05:0411 E. Lorbek Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
05:04   Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
9 H. Domercant in
04:48 27 - 25 10 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 A. Radojevic
04:32   15 K. Bajramovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
04:25   10 S. Kovacevic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
04:2510 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(1/2) 28 - 25 
04:2510 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(2/2) 29 - 25 
04:1010 B. Nachbar Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   
04:10   15 K. Bajramovic Free throw missed(1/2)
04:1015 P. Brezec Def. Rebound   15 K. Bajramovic Free throw missed(2/2)
03:5310 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
03:53   14 A. Radojevic Def. Rebound
03:41   12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:4110 B. Nachbar Def. Rebound   
03:3715 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Becirovic 
31 - 25 
03:37Timeout   
03:37Substitution: 5 J. Lakovic out,
6 A. Capin in 
  
03:37   Substitution: 12 D. Mrsic out,
4 V. Princ in
03:25   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:2510 B. Nachbar Def. Rebound   
03:226 A. Capin Turnover (Ball Handling)   14 A. Radojevic Steal
03:22   Team Def. Rebound
03:05   10 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:056 A. Capin Def. Rebound   
02:477 S. Becirovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:3110 B. Nachbar Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   
02:31 31 - 26 15 K. Bajramovic Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:31 31 - 27 15 K. Bajramovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:1010 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 E. Lorbek 
  
02:0515 P. Brezec Turnover (3 secs)   
02:05   Team Def. Rebound
01:487 S. Becirovic Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   
01:48 31 - 28 9 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:48 31 - 29 9 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:287 S. Becirovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
01:28   Team Def. Rebound
01:28Timeout   
01:28Substitution: 7 S. Becirovic out,
5 J. Lakovic in 
  
01:11 31 - 32 4 V. Princ 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 S. Kovacevic
00:4310 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 P. Brezec 
  
00:42   10 S. Kovacevic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
00:4215 P. Brezec Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:4215 P. Brezec Free throw MADE(2/2) 32 - 32 
00:29   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed
00:2911 E. Lorbek Def. Rebound   
00:22   9 H. Domercant Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
00:225 J. Lakovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 33 - 32 
00:225 J. Lakovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 34 - 32 
00:076 A. Capin Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)   
00:07 34 - 33 9 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:07 34 - 34 9 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:005 J. Lakovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   15 K. Bajramovic Block
5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
TimeSLOVENIAScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:52   5 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:4111 E. Lorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
09:21   5 E. Ovcina Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:217 S. Becirovic Steal   
09:078 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   
09:07   6 M. Teletovic block
09:07Team Off. Rebound   
09:015 J. Lakovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:01   5 E. Ovcina Steal
08:44 34 - 36 10 S. Kovacevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:448 R. Nesterovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   
08:44 34 - 37 10 S. Kovacevic Free throw MADE(1/1)
08:287 S. Becirovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
08:28   12 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound
08:105 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound   6 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:107 S. Becirovic Def. Rebound   
08:01   5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:4912 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
07:37 34 - 39 12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:2111 E. Lorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 J. Lakovic 
37 - 39 
06:56 37 - 41 5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Teletovic
06:34   6 M. Teletovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:2011 E. Lorbek Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:20   5 E. Ovcina Steal
06:1512 M. Milic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
06:15Substitution: 12 M. Milic out,
10 B. Nachbar in 
  
06:15 37 - 42 6 M. Teletovic Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:15 37 - 43 6 M. Teletovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:5711 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 R. Nesterovic 
39 - 43 
05:3713 J. Hukic Def. Rebound   5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:375 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound   
05:258 R. Nesterovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
05:00   13 J. Hukic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:005 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound   
04:56   10 S. Kovacevic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
04:5611 E. Lorbek Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:5611 E. Lorbek Free throw MADE(2/2) 40 - 43 
04:32 40 - 45 6 M. Teletovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 D. Mrsic
04:1510 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:15   10 S. Kovacevic Def. Rebound
04:06   12 D. Mrsic Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
12 D. Mrsic Turnover (Offensive foul)
04:06Substitution: 8 R. Nesterovic out,
15 P. Brezec in 
  
03:5211 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 42 - 45 
03:38 42 - 48 6 M. Teletovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 D. Mrsic
03:235 J. Lakovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 48 
03:00   12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:0015 P. Brezec Def. Rebound   
02:4111 E. Lorbek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 B. Nachbar Def. Rebound
02:40   Team Def. Rebound
02:38   Substitution: 13 J. Hukic out,
9 H. Domercant in
02:27   12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:1515 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 E. Lorbek 
47 - 48 
01:4815 P. Brezec Steal   9 H. Domercant Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:41Timeout   
01:4215 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 49 - 48 
01:21   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:215 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound   
01:165 J. Lakovic Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
5 J. Lakovic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
00:56   9 H. Domercant Turnover (Other)
00:567 S. Becirovic Steal   
00:5011 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 51 - 48 
00:367 S. Becirovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   
00:30 51 - 50 12 D. Mrsic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:1315 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
00:087 S. Becirovic Off. Rebound   
00:067 S. Becirovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:01   12 D. Mrsic Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
12 D. Mrsic Turnover (Offensive foul)
00:01   Substitution: 12 D. Mrsic out,
4 V. Princ in
00:0010 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Becirovic 
54 - 50 
TimeSLOVENIAScoreBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
09:38 54 - 53 13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Teletovic
09:17   6 M. Teletovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:0010 B. Nachbar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
08:3811 E. Lorbek Steal   10 S. Kovacevic Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:1610 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 56 - 53 
08:16   6 M. Teletovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:16   Substitution: 6 M. Teletovic out,
15 K. Bajramovic in
08:1610 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(1/1) 57 - 53 
08:02 57 - 55 5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 H. Domercant
07:5215 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Nachbar 
59 - 55 
07:27 59 - 57 5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:05   5 E. Ovcina Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
07:0510 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(1/2) 60 - 57 
07:0510 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(2/2) 61 - 57 
06:49   15 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:497 S. Becirovic block   
06:48Team Def. Rebound   
06:32   10 S. Kovacevic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 5th)
06:32 Foul drawn   Team Personal Foul
06:3210 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(1/2) 62 - 57 
06:3210 B. Nachbar Free throw MADE(2/2) 63 - 57 
06:22   13 J. Hukic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
06:22   Substitution: 10 S. Kovacevic out,
12 D. Mrsic in
06:225 J. Lakovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 64 - 57 
06:225 J. Lakovic Free throw missed(2/2)   12 D. Mrsic Def. Rebound
06:07 64 - 59 5 E. Ovcina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:5015 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 E. Ovcina Def. Rebound
05:177 S. Becirovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 66 - 59 
05:17   5 E. Ovcina Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
5 E. Ovcina Turnover (Offensive foul)
04:5915 P. Brezec Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   
04:59Timeout   
04:59   Substitution: 5 E. Ovcina out,
14 A. Radojevic in
04:435 J. Lakovic Def. Rebound   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:32   14 A. Radojevic Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
04:327 S. Becirovic Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:327 S. Becirovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 67 - 59 
04:227 S. Becirovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   
04:11 67 - 61 15 K. Bajramovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:55   14 A. Radojevic Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)
03:55Substitution: 7 S. Becirovic out,
12 M. Milic in 
  
03:555 J. Lakovic Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:555 J. Lakovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 68 - 61 
03:37   13 J. Hukic Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:35Team Def. Rebound   
03:2615 P. Brezec Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
15 P. Brezec Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  
03:1410 B. Nachbar Steal   12 D. Mrsic Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:1010 B. Nachbar Turnover (Bad Pass)   
03:10   Team Def. Rebound
03:10   Substitution: 14 A. Radojevic out,
5 E. Ovcina in
03:01   12 D. Mrsic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:00Timeout   
02:4211 E. Lorbek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 70 - 61 
02:2211 E. Lorbek Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   
02:12   9 H. Domercant 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:12Team Def. Rebound   
01:595 J. Lakovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 P. Brezec 
  
01:5415 P. Brezec 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 72 - 61 
01:4410 B. Nachbar Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   
01:44 72 - 62 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(1/3)
01:44 72 - 63 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(2/3)
01:44 72 - 64 13 J. Hukic Free throw MADE(3/3)
01:2312 M. Milic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 H. Domercant Def. Rebound
01:2215 P. Brezec Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   
01:22Timeout   
01:22   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(1/2)
01:2211 E. Lorbek Def. Rebound   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(2/2)
00:5710 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 74 - 64 
00:5312 M. Milic Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)   
00:53 74 - 65 9 H. Domercant Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:5315 P. Brezec Def. Rebound   9 H. Domercant Free throw missed(2/2)
00:2810 B. Nachbar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:28   15 K. Bajramovic Def. Rebound
00:2312 M. Milic Def. Rebound   13 J. Hukic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:035 J. Lakovic Turnover (Ball Handling)   9 H. Domercant Steal
00:0010 B. Nachbar block   
00:00   9 H. Domercant 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed (blocked)

Accumulated statistics

Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina
26/59FG M/A20/51
21/43 (48.8%) FG2P M/A16/35 (45.7%)
5/16 (31.3%) FG3P M/A4/16 (25.0%)
17/24 (70.8%) FT M/A21/28 (75.0%)
41 (10-31) Reb (O-D) 32 (3-29)
11AS11
16TO15
7ST6
3BS2
26PF27
74Pts65

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Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina

Primoz Brezec

 

Elvir Ovcina

16Pts11
9Reb8
0AS2
1ST3
0BS0
25Min31

GAME PREVIEW

15.09.2005
No Udrih, No Problem For Slovenia

Some teams are better equipped than others to deal with injuries at major tournaments like the EuroBasket.

That would appear to be the case with Slovenia, who suffered the late withdrawal of an NBA champion Beno Udrih to a knee injury but still have Sani Becirovic and Jaka Lakavic as ballhandlers.

Both Climamio Bologna's Becirovic, who has battled back from a serious knee injury and gotten his career on track, and Panathinaikos playmaker Jaka Lakovic are receiving a lot of attention ahead of Friday's opening game against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Primos Brezec
Slovenia have a fearsome frontline with Primos Brezec and Rasho Nesterovic
Team manager Tone Krump says even with no Udrih, the team is ready.

"All of the players are okay," he said to PA Sport. "They had practice this morning (Thursday) and will have practice later this afternoon.

"We are very optimistic ahead of the game against Bosnia. Our main goal is to finish as one of the first eight teams in the tournament.

"That is why we are here.

"That is something we have been unable to do in all of the previous EuroBaskets we have taken part in."

Slovenian do have a loaded roster with NBA centers Rasho Nesterovic and Primoz Brezec giving them a potent one-two punch, and New Orleans Hornet forward Bostjan Nachbar is another excellent player who will have to be guarded by the Bosnians.

The team also has youth in Erazem Lorbek, a member of Climamio's title-winning side last season in Italy's Lega A.

"The atmosphere in the team is very good," Krump added.

"All the players are focused and they know how important it is to start a tournament with a win."

As for who the starters will be, Krump added: "The coach (Ales Pipan) will make his decision after tonight's practice."

If Slovenia have an embarrassment of riches in talent and the ability to overcome injuries, Bosnia are not so lucky.

Barisa Krasic was not fully fit and coach Mensur Bajramovic decied not to take any chances and left him out of the final squad.

Bosnia do have sharpshooting Efes Pilsen star Henry Domercant in the mix now.

The Illinois-born player applied for and received citizenship, which should pose some problems for the Slovenians who will find it difficult to contain guard Damir Mrsic.

Nevertheless, coach Mensur Bajramovic knows his players are outsiders.

He said: "We will fight to win one game and I hope we can surprise a few people and advance to the second phase."