Bosnia and Herzegovina Pull Away From Czechs

13.09.2008

Bosnia and Herzegovina moved into second place in Group D of EuroBasket Division A on Saturday after beating the Czech Republic 95-79.

Mirza Teletovic led six Bosnians in double figures with 20 points.

The Bosnians, who fell at Great Britain in midweek, went ahead by 15 points in the third quarter only for the Czechs to come back and pull to within 60-58.

Bosnia finished the quarter on a 7-2 run for a 67-60 lead.

The Czech Republic closed the gap to four points early in the fourth quarter but the Bosnians pulled away again for a convincing win.

Bosnia finished 13 of 23 (56.5%) from long range - a higher percentage than their free throw shooting (20 of 36 for 55.6%).

Jiri Welsch scored 20 points for the Czechs, who had won the first encounter between the sides 70-56.

Should the two sides finish with the same record, Bosnia will finish higher by virtue of the superior goal differential of two points in their two meetings.

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