Israel61-69

19-16, 22-12, 11-17, 9-24

Bulgaria

 

Date: 27.08.2014, 19:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Larnaca (CYP) Spectators: 100
Referees:  Spyridon Gontas (GRE), Jurgis Laurinavicius (LTU), Tomislav Vovk (CRO)
TEAM LEADERS
Israel Bulgaria
Lior Eliyahu (16)PtsAleksandar Vezenkov (20)
Lior Eliyahu (7)RebAleksandar Vezenkov (8)
Guy Pnini (6)ASBozhidar Avramov (4)
Dagan Yivzori (4)STStanimir Marinov (2), Hristo Zahariev (2)
Jacob Cohen (1), Yaniv Green (1)BSNikolay Varbanov (2)

GAME REPORT

27.08.2014
Bulgaria Finish On High Note

41. Aleksandar Vezenkov (Bulgaria)
Aleksandar Vezenkov led the way for Bulgaria with 20 points and eight rebounds

Bulgaria snapped a five-game losing streak on the final day of their EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round Group B campaign by registering a 69-61 victory over Israel on the road.

Israel had already secured top spot in the group and a berth at the EuroBasket on Day 5.

Released of any stress, the Israeli side entered the contest in celebratory mood and entertained the crowd in Cyprus early on with their free-flowing game, to jump to a 47-30 lead shortly after the start of the second half.

But Bulgaria were not going to end their campaign without tasting victory.

A lay-up in transition by Hristo Zahariev sparked a 9-0 Bulgarian run that Aleksandar Vezenkov capped off with a jumper right at the third buzzer, to reduce the gap to 52-45.

Lior Eliyahu made it 57-49 for Israel with 6:59 remaining but Bozhidar Avramov drilled a triple with 4:25 left on the clock to tie the scores at 59, and on the next possession Zahariev drove to the basket and gave Bulgaria the lead, 61-59.

Somewhat shocked by this unexpected development, Israel only managed to score one basket in the final four minutes while Vezenkov and Stanimir Marinov sunk three-pointers in quick succession on the other end to seal the win for Bulgaria.

Vezenkov paved the way for the Bulgarians with 20 points and eight rebounds, Avramov added 14 points and Zahariev chipped in with 12 points.

For Israel, Eliyahu finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in defeat.

COACH QUOTES

27.08.2014
Quotes: Israel vs. Bulgaria

Erez Edelshtein, Israel Head Coach
"We had no reason for this loss. We played bad against their zone defence, they got a lot of confidence because of it and shot well. With only nine scored points in the last quarter we can't win. That's the beauty of basketball."

Gal Mekel, Israel
"we wanted to finish the tournament well but we were not so concentrated in the second half. We played a great first half, we led by 18 points in the third quarter and you can't lose a game when you lead by 18. It happened but it was a good tournament, we qualify from the first place and that's the most important thing."

Georgi Mladenov, Bulgaria Head Coach
"I want to congratulate Israel on qualifying to the EuroBasket next year. They are a very good team. We tried to get one victory, it was an important game for us for the confidence; we have eight new players on this team. Good luck to Israel at the EuroBasket."

Aleksandar Vezenkov, Bulgaria
"We needed this win. We played good games in this tournament but lost all of them until today. We are proud, this is a very young team and we will be a strong team in the future. Israel is a very good team, they play great offence and Israeli basketball is making a great progress."

Top performers

Israel Bulgaria

Lior Eliyahu

 

Aleksandar Vezenkov

16Pts20
7Reb8
1AS0
0ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Israel Bulgaria
26/54FG M/A27/60
22/39 (56.4%) FG2P M/A20/45 (44.4%)
4/15 (26.7%) FG3P M/A7/15 (46.7%)
5/11 (45.5%) FT M/A8/15 (53.3%)
34 (7-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (9-23)
19AS10
18TO16
9ST7
2BS3
18PF14
61Pts69

PHOTO GALLERY

ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Hanochi, N. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-20
5Nissim, A. DNP
6Limonad, R. 221/425.01/333.30/10.01/250.0011131002-33
*7Mekel, G. 263/650.03/560.00/10.01/333.3055441014-37
*8Eliyahu, L. 278/1172.78/1172.70/00.00/00.0257130030-816
*10Pnini, G. 373/933.33/475.00/50.00/00.0044612031-76
11Kadir, E. 82/633.32/633.30/00.01/250.001101001155
*12Halperin, Y. 322/540.00/00.02/540.00/00.0055221010-106
*14Green, Y. 162/450.02/450.00/00.00/20.0123020102-54
15Cohen , J. 134/666.73/560.01/1100.02/2100.0325100143-311
20Naimy, Y. DNP
21Yivzori, D. 181/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.0123414041-43
TEAM/COACH00011
TOTAL26/ 5448.122/ 3956.44/ 1526.75/1145.572734191892181461
BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
6Iliev, S. DNP
7Zahariev, H. 225/771.44/580.01/250.01/1100.0033212002612
*10Avramov, B. 394/1330.81/1010.03/3100.03/650.0112441022814
13Velikov, A. 111/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0101221030-22
15Vaklinov, S. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-80
*21Varbanov, N. 274/850.04/850.00/00.01/1100.022404023459
*22Ivanov, P. 190/50.00/30.00/20.00/00.003302000120
*23Marinov, S. 293/837.52/450.01/425.00/00.0011102123107
24Marshavelski, K. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000010
*41Vezenkov, A. 318/1361.56/966.72/450.02/540.0268010033820
50Dimitrov, D. 192/450.02/450.00/00.01/250.0134121011105
TEAM/COACH24600
TOTAL27/ 6045.020/ 4544.47/ 1546.78/1553.392332101673141669
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

Israel Bulgaria

Lior Eliyahu

 

Aleksandar Vezenkov

16Pts20
7Reb8
1AS0
0ST0
0BS0
27Min31

TEAM STATS

Israel Bulgaria
26/54FG M/A27/60
22/39 (56.4%) FG2P M/A20/45 (44.4%)
4/15 (26.7%) FG3P M/A7/15 (46.7%)
5/11 (45.5%) FT M/A8/15 (53.3%)
34 (7-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (9-23)
19AS10
18TO16
9ST7
2BS3
18PF14
61Pts69

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeISRAELScoreBULGARIA
09:578 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 2 - 0 
09:4210 G. Pnini Def. Rebound   21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
09:1710 G. Pnini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   41 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound
08:5912 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound   23 S. Marinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5412 Y. Halperin Turnover (Bad Pass)   23 S. Marinov Steal
08:3210 G. Pnini Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
08:158 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 4 - 0 
07:57 4 - 2 41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:3714 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   22 P. Ivanov Def. Rebound
07:27 4 - 5 10 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:068 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 14 Y. Green 
  21 N. Varbanov Block
06:5710 G. Pnini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   41 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound
06:5112 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound   22 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
06:457 G. Mekel Foul drawn   10 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
06:2914 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 G. Pnini 
6 - 5 
06:17   22 P. Ivanov Turnover (Out of bounds)
06:0314 Y. Green Foul drawn   41 A. Vezenkov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:0314 Y. Green Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:0314 Y. Green Free throw missed(2/2)   22 P. Ivanov Def. Rebound
05:408 L. Eliyahu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   10 B. Avramov Foul drawn
05:318 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound   22 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:1212 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
05:00   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 41 A. Vezenkov
04:55 6 - 7 41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
04:3410 G. Pnini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 L. Eliyahu 
  
04:288 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 8 - 7 
04:1214 Y. Green Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
04:057 G. Mekel Foul drawn   23 S. Marinov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:057 G. Mekel Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:057 G. Mekel Free throw MADE(2/2) 9 - 7 
04:0512 Y. Halperin assist   
04:05   41 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 B. Avramov
04:05 9 - 9 23 S. Marinov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:178 L. Eliyahu Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:17Substitution: 12 Y. Halperin out,
6 R. Limonad in 
  
02:5710 G. Pnini Def. Rebound   21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:5110 G. Pnini Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:51   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
24 K. Marshavelski in
02:51Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
11 E. Kadir in 
  
02:38 9 - 12 41 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov
02:2110 G. Pnini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 G. Mekel 
11 - 12 
02:11   22 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 41 A. Vezenkov
02:06 11 - 14 41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:038 L. Eliyahu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   41 A. Vezenkov Foul drawn
02:03Substitution: 8 L. Eliyahu out,
15 J. Cohen in 
  
02:0311 E. Kadir Def. Rebound   41 A. Vezenkov Free throw missed(1/1)
01:507 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 G. Pnini 
13 - 14 
01:2610 G. Pnini Steal   10 B. Avramov Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:2311 E. Kadir Foul drawn   41 A. Vezenkov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
01:23Substitution: 7 G. Mekel out,
12 Y. Halperin in 
  
01:23   Substitution: 22 P. Ivanov out,
7 H. Zahariev in
01:23   Substitution: 24 K. Marshavelski out,
21 N. Varbanov in
01:23   Substitution: 41 A. Vezenkov out,
50 D. Dimitrov in
01:2311 E. Kadir Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:2311 E. Kadir Free throw MADE(2/2) 14 - 14 
01:1212 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0011 E. Kadir Turnover (Travelling)   
01:00   Substitution: 23 S. Marinov out,
13 A. Velikov in
00:4610 G. Pnini Steal   21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:3415 J. Cohen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 G. Pnini 
16 - 14 
00:19 16 - 16 10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
00:0015 J. Cohen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 Y. Halperin 
19 - 16 
TimeISRAELScoreBULGARIA
10:00Substitution: 10 G. Pnini out,
21 D. Yivzori in 
  
09:45 19 - 18 21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov
09:4521 D. Yivzori Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   21 N. Varbanov Foul drawn
09:45 19 - 19 21 N. Varbanov Free throw MADE(1/1)
09:3011 E. Kadir 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed    Def. Rebound
09:0815 J. Cohen Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   21 N. Varbanov Foul drawn
08:5611 E. Kadir Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   10 B. Avramov Foul drawn
08:56   10 B. Avramov Free throw missed(1/2)
08:5615 J. Cohen Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov Free throw missed(2/2)
08:4115 J. Cohen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 21 D. Yivzori 
21 - 19 
08:1915 J. Cohen Foul drawn   21 N. Varbanov Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:19   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
41 A. Vezenkov in
08:1211 E. Kadir 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Cohen  
  
08:0315 J. Cohen 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 23 - 19 
07:51 23 - 21 7 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
07:4621 D. Yivzori Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   7 H. Zahariev Foul drawn
07:46 23 - 22 7 H. Zahariev Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:3911 E. Kadir 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 21 D. Yivzori 
25 - 22 
07:2815 J. Cohen Def. Rebound   7 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
07:1511 E. Kadir 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   50 D. Dimitrov Def. Rebound
07:0815 J. Cohen Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   50 D. Dimitrov Foul drawn
07:08   50 D. Dimitrov Free throw missed(1/2)
07:08 25 - 23 50 D. Dimitrov Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:026 R. Limonad Foul drawn   13 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:02Substitution: 15 J. Cohen out,
10 G. Pnini in 
  
07:026 R. Limonad Free throw missed(1/2)   
07:026 R. Limonad Free throw MADE(2/2) 26 - 23 
07:02   Substitution: 7 H. Zahariev out,
22 P. Ivanov in
06:4712 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound   13 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:376 R. Limonad Turnover (Out of bounds)   
06:1921 D. Yivzori Foul drawn   50 D. Dimitrov Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
50 D. Dimitrov Turnover (Offensive foul)
05:5311 E. Kadir 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 28 - 23 
05:38   Substitution: 50 D. Dimitrov out,
21 N. Varbanov in
05:3721 D. Yivzori Def. Rebound   41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:1521 D. Yivzori 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 R. Limonad 
31 - 23 
05:05 31 - 26 10 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov
04:4711 E. Kadir 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
04:31Substitution: 11 E. Kadir out,
8 L. Eliyahu in 
  
04:21   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov
04:15 31 - 28 21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:038 L. Eliyahu Turnover (Ball Handling)   
04:01Timeout   
04:01Substitution: 12 Y. Halperin out,
7 G. Mekel in 
  
03:4110 G. Pnini Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   41 A. Vezenkov Foul drawn
03:41   41 A. Vezenkov Free throw missed(1/2)
03:4121 D. Yivzori Def. Rebound   41 A. Vezenkov Free throw missed(2/2)
03:196 R. Limonad 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   21 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound
03:0221 D. Yivzori Steal   21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:588 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 21 D. Yivzori 
33 - 28 
02:398 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound   22 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
02:327 G. Mekel Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 A. Velikov Steal
02:29   22 P. Ivanov Turnover (Travelling)
02:29   Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
7 H. Zahariev in
02:29   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
15 S. Vaklinov in
02:29   Substitution: 22 P. Ivanov out,
23 S. Marinov in
02:1710 G. Pnini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 L. Eliyahu 
35 - 28 
01:487 G. Mekel Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
01:407 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 37 - 28 
01:407 G. Mekel Foul drawn   23 S. Marinov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
01:407 G. Mekel Free throw missed(1/1)   41 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound
01:196 R. Limonad Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:046 R. Limonad 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 G. Mekel 
39 - 28 
00:5221 D. Yivzori Steal   10 B. Avramov Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:468 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 G. Pnini 
41 - 28 
00:42Timeout   
00:42Substitution: 21 D. Yivzori out,
12 Y. Halperin in 
  
00:42Substitution: 8 L. Eliyahu out,
14 Y. Green in 
  
00:42   Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
13 A. Velikov in
00:42   Substitution: 23 S. Marinov out,
22 P. Ivanov in
00:42   Substitution: 41 A. Vezenkov out,
50 D. Dimitrov in
00:38   7 H. Zahariev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Velikov
00:207 G. Mekel Foul drawn   13 A. Velikov Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
13 A. Velikov Turnover (Offensive foul)
00:04Timeout   
00:04Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
21 D. Yivzori in 
  
00:026 R. Limonad Turnover (Out of bounds)   
00:02Timeout   
00:02Substitution: 21 D. Yivzori out,
14 Y. Green in 
  
00:02   Substitution: 22 P. Ivanov out,
10 B. Avramov in
00:006 R. Limonad Steal   13 A. Velikov Turnover (Bad Pass)
TimeISRAELScoreBULGARIA
10:00Substitution: 6 R. Limonad out,
8 L. Eliyahu in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 7 H. Zahariev out,
21 N. Varbanov in
10:00   Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
22 P. Ivanov in
10:00   Substitution: 15 S. Vaklinov out,
23 S. Marinov in
10:00   Substitution: 50 D. Dimitrov out,
41 A. Vezenkov in
09:4514 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 43 - 28 
09:237 G. Mekel Def. Rebound   23 S. Marinov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
09:138 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   21 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound
09:0812 Y. Halperin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   23 S. Marinov Foul drawn
08:50 43 - 30 41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:3910 G. Pnini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 G. Mekel 
45 - 30 
08:188 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound   22 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:097 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 47 - 30 
07:59Timeout   
07:59   Substitution: 41 A. Vezenkov out,
50 D. Dimitrov in
07:59   Substitution: 22 P. Ivanov out,
7 H. Zahariev in
07:4614 Y. Green Def. Rebound   23 S. Marinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:2814 Y. Green Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 H. Zahariev Steal
07:2610 G. Pnini Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   7 H. Zahariev Foul drawn
07:198 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound   21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
07:0014 Y. Green 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 H. Zahariev Def. Rebound
06:427 G. Mekel Def. Rebound   50 D. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:2312 Y. Halperin Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:0610 G. Pnini Def. Rebound   23 S. Marinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:427 G. Mekel Turnover (Bad Pass)   23 S. Marinov Steal
05:38 47 - 32 23 S. Marinov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 H. Zahariev
05:1612 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 H. Zahariev Def. Rebound
05:08 47 - 34 21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 H. Zahariev
04:497 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   21 N. Varbanov Block
50 D. Dimitrov Def. Rebound
04:42   50 D. Dimitrov Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:40Timeout   
04:40Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
15 J. Cohen in 
  
04:318 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 J. Cohen  
49 - 34 
04:07 49 - 36 7 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 50 D. Dimitrov
03:467 G. Mekel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 H. Zahariev Def. Rebound
03:417 G. Mekel Steal   7 H. Zahariev Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:1912 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 G. Pnini 
52 - 36 
02:4812 Y. Halperin Steal   10 B. Avramov Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:3415 J. Cohen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   50 D. Dimitrov Def. Rebound
02:29 52 - 38 7 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov
02:22 Technical Foul    Foul drawn
02:22Substitution: 8 L. Eliyahu out,
6 R. Limonad in 
  
02:22Substitution: 12 Y. Halperin out,
21 D. Yivzori in 
  
02:22   Substitution: 7 H. Zahariev out,
13 A. Velikov in
02:22   Substitution: 23 S. Marinov out,
22 P. Ivanov in
02:22   Substitution: 50 D. Dimitrov out,
41 A. Vezenkov in
02:22   10 B. Avramov Free throw missed(1/2)
02:22 52 - 39 10 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:5815 J. Cohen Block   21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov
01:5821 D. Yivzori Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   21 N. Varbanov Foul drawn
01:58 52 - 41 13 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:587 G. Mekel 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Cohen  
  
01:5815 J. Cohen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   41 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound
01:5821 D. Yivzori Steal   41 A. Vezenkov Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:5821 D. Yivzori 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 D. Yivzori 
  
01:586 R. Limonad 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 J. Cohen  
  
01:446 R. Limonad 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
00:3015 J. Cohen Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   21 N. Varbanov Foul drawn
00:30Substitution: 15 J. Cohen out,
14 Y. Green in 
  
00:217 G. Mekel Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:1310 G. Pnini Foul drawn   13 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
00:13   Substitution: 41 A. Vezenkov out,
50 D. Dimitrov in
00:13Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
12 Y. Halperin in 
  
00:13   Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
15 S. Vaklinov in
00:13   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
23 S. Marinov in
00:127 G. Mekel Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:12   Substitution: 15 S. Vaklinov out,
41 A. Vezenkov in
00:12Substitution: 12 Y. Halperin out,
14 Y. Green in 
  
00:127 G. Mekel Technical Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)    Foul drawn
00:12 52 - 42 10 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:12 52 - 43 10 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:12Substitution: 21 D. Yivzori out,
4 N. Hanochi in 
  
00:0614 Y. Green Block   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
00:01 52 - 45 41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 S. Marinov
TimeISRAELScoreBULGARIA
10:00Substitution: 4 N. Hanochi out,
12 Y. Halperin in 
  
10:00Substitution: 7 G. Mekel out,
21 D. Yivzori in 
  
09:5421 D. Yivzori Steal   10 B. Avramov Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:3710 G. Pnini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   22 P. Ivanov Def. Rebound
09:2810 G. Pnini Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   22 P. Ivanov Foul drawn
09:28   Substitution: 22 P. Ivanov out,
7 H. Zahariev in
09:17   41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 50 D. Dimitrov
09:09 52 - 47 50 D. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
08:5214 Y. Green Turnover (Travelling)   
08:48 52 - 49 41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:2312 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 D. Yivzori 
55 - 49 
08:0312 Y. Halperin Def. Rebound   50 D. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
07:4314 Y. Green Foul drawn   41 A. Vezenkov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
07:43Substitution: 14 Y. Green out,
8 L. Eliyahu in 
  
07:1110 G. Pnini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 8 L. Eliyahu 
  23 S. Marinov Block
06:598 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 57 - 49 
06:50 57 - 51 50 D. Dimitrov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov
06:3221 D. Yivzori Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 B. Avramov Steal
06:2621 D. Yivzori Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   41 A. Vezenkov Foul drawn
06:26 57 - 52 41 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:26 57 - 53 41 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:086 R. Limonad Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 H. Zahariev Steal
05:468 L. Eliyahu Def. Rebound   41 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:3021 D. Yivzori 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   41 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound
05:16 57 - 56 7 H. Zahariev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov
04:568 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 G. Pnini 
59 - 56 
04:25 59 - 59 10 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:216 R. Limonad Foul drawn   10 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
04:118 L. Eliyahu Turnover (Ball Handling)   50 D. Dimitrov Steal
04:07 59 - 61 7 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:42Substitution: 6 R. Limonad out,
7 G. Mekel in 
  
03:42 Turnover (24 secs)   
03:31Substitution: 21 D. Yivzori out,
15 J. Cohen in 
  
03:31   Substitution: 50 D. Dimitrov out,
21 N. Varbanov in
03:14 59 - 63 21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) MADE
02:5615 J. Cohen Foul drawn   21 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
02:5615 J. Cohen Free throw MADE(1/2) 60 - 63 
02:567 G. Mekel assist   
02:5615 J. Cohen Free throw MADE(2/2) 61 - 63 
02:40   23 S. Marinov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
02:29    Off. Rebound
02:22 61 - 66 41 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:057 G. Mekel Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:03Timeout   
01:4915 J. Cohen Foul drawn   21 N. Varbanov Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:388 L. Eliyahu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 B. Avramov Def. Rebound
01:127 G. Mekel Def. Rebound   41 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0310 G. Pnini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 S. Marinov Def. Rebound
00:5415 J. Cohen Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)   23 S. Marinov Foul drawn
00:54Timeout   
00:38 61 - 69 23 S. Marinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:2712 Y. Halperin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   41 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound
00:198 L. Eliyahu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   23 S. Marinov Foul drawn

Accumulated statistics

Israel Bulgaria
26/54FG M/A27/60
22/39 (56.4%) FG2P M/A20/45 (44.4%)
4/15 (26.7%) FG3P M/A7/15 (46.7%)
5/11 (45.5%) FT M/A8/15 (53.3%)
34 (7-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (9-23)
19AS10
18TO16
9ST7
2BS3
18PF14
61Pts69

top performers

Israel Bulgaria

Lior Eliyahu

 

Aleksandar Vezenkov

16Pts20
7Reb8
1AS0
0ST0
0BS0
27Min31
Israel Bulgaria 1-1
Israel - Bulgaria 61-69
27.08.2014, Larnaca (CYP)
Bulgaria - Israel 84-100
17.08.2014, Sofia (BUL)

COACH QUOTES

27.08.2014
Quotes: Israel vs. Bulgaria

Erez Edelshtein, Israel Head Coach
"We had no reason for this loss. We played bad against their zone defence, they got a lot of confidence because of it and shot well. With only nine scored points in the last quarter we can't win. That's the beauty of basketball."

Gal Mekel, Israel
"we wanted to finish the tournament well but we were not so concentrated in the second half. We played a great first half, we led by 18 points in the third quarter and you can't lose a game when you lead by 18. It happened but it was a good tournament, we qualify from the first place and that's the most important thing."

Georgi Mladenov, Bulgaria Head Coach
"I want to congratulate Israel on qualifying to the EuroBasket next year. They are a very good team. We tried to get one victory, it was an important game for us for the confidence; we have eight new players on this team. Good luck to Israel at the EuroBasket."

Aleksandar Vezenkov, Bulgaria
"We needed this win. We played good games in this tournament but lost all of them until today. We are proud, this is a very young team and we will be a strong team in the future. Israel is a very good team, they play great offence and Israeli basketball is making a great progress."

Top performers

Israel Bulgaria

Lior Eliyahu

 

Aleksandar Vezenkov

16Pts20
7Reb8
1AS0
0ST0
0BS0

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