Bulgaria73-84

23-18, 11-23, 23-22, 16-21

Montenegro

 

Date: 24.08.2014, 20:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Sofia (BUL) Spectators: 500
Referees:  Miguel Perez Perez (ESP), Rüstü Nuran (TUR), Ioannis Foufis (GRE)
TEAM LEADERS
Bulgaria Montenegro
Aleksandar Vezenkov (17)PtsTaylor Rochestie (17)
Aleksandar Vezenkov (7)RebVladimir Golubovic (10)
Bozhidar Avramov (4)ASNikola Ivanovic (6)
Pavlin Ivanov (3), Bozhidar Avramov (3)STVladimir Dragicevic (3)
Nikolay Varbanov (2)BSVladimir Dragicevic (2)

GAME REPORT

24.08.2014
Montenegro Hold Off Bulgaria On The Road
8. Sead Sehovic (Montenegro)
Sead Sehovic and Montenegro found a way to win

Montenegro snapped a two-game losing streak in the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round on Sunday, after holding on to pick up an 84-73 victory versus Bulgaria in Day 5 action.

Following this result the Montenegrins have improved to 3-2 and set up a showdown with the Netherlands on the final day for second place in Group B, after Israel, earlier on Sunday, defeated the Dutch and secured the top spot.

Bulgaria, who have now dropped to 0-5 in the group, came out on Sunday determined to celebrate their first victory in front of their home crowd and edged ahead 23-18 at the end of the opening quarter.

Pavlin Ivanov drilled a triple early in the second frame to extend the hosts' lead to 26-18, when Montenegro decided they were not willing to trail any longer.

Vladimir Golubovic, with a hook-shot 4:59 from the half-time break, sparked a fantastic four-minute stretch for Montenegro, which finished with the same player concluding a 17-0 run that brought the guests ahead 41-30.

Bulgaria reduced the gap to 41-34 in the dying seconds of the first half, but Montenegro would never abolish the lead again.

A final push by the Bulgarians enabled them to come within two points, 63-61, early in the fourth but Aleksa Popovic sunk a triple and Vladimir Dragicevic followed up with a basket from close range to restore a 68-61 lead for Montenegro, 6:09 from the final buzzer.

Montenegro held on with relative comfort until the end and even increased the point differential to 11 points in the closing seconds.

Taylor Rochestie paced the winners with 17 points while Sead Sehovic and Golubovic scored 15 points apiece, the latter also grabbing 10 rebounds to complete a double-double.

For Bulgaria, Aleksandar Vezenkov finished with 17 points and seven rebounds and Ivanov added 16 points in losing efforts.

COACH QUOTES

24.08.2014
Quotes: Bulgaria vs. Montenegro

Georgi Mladenov, Head Coach Bulgaria
"We miss a lot of quality. We lose our concentration in key moments. The result was 30-24 for us and then the team of Montenegro did 17-0. We miss the team game. We don't have such experienced and great players who can afford to decide on their own what to do and to play alone. We had problems in rebounding again. We played good in the first quarter - we had 7 rebounds and the Montenegrin team had 1, we played as a team, we shot well... We need time. Time will give this team experience. We have 8 players that are for the first time in the national team."

Bozhidar Avramov, Bulgaria
"It is important that we had the will to play. We were motivated to play for the fans. We are thankful to the people that came to support us. We are really young team, we don't have experience. I think we missed our chances in this group, but it was a really hard one."

Nemanja Radovic, Montenegro
"It was a tough game for us and a very important one. We had two losses in the previous games, so it was very difficult for us. All of us wanted to win. Bulgaria is a good team, very disciplined. We had to give 100 percent to take the win."

Luca Pavicevic, Head Coach Montenegro
"There was big pressure on us to win. This game was a preparation for us for the last game in this group against Netherlands. For us it was really important to win, so the imperative against Holland is 6 points. 6 points is a lot against Netherlands. It is hard to beat them and much harder to win against them with more points. So the game here was very important for us. We were a little bit nervous. We played a strong game. But we allowed Bulgaria to come close with nervous mistakes. We understand that Bulgaria had a difficult summer. We are satisfied that we won and we are going forward to fulfill our dream - to qualify for Eurobasket."

Top performers

Bulgaria Montenegro

Aleksandar Vezenkov

 

Vladimir Golubovic

17Pts15
7Reb10
1AS0
2ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Montenegro
25/64FG M/A35/68
18/40 (45.0%) FG2P M/A29/49 (59.2%)
7/24 (29.2%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
16/22 (72.7%) FT M/A8/13 (61.5%)
34 (11-23) Reb (O-D) 43 (12-31)
10AS17
13TO13
10ST8
2BS3
21PF21
73Pts84

PHOTO GALLERY

BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
6Iliev, S. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000030
*7Zahariev, H. 172/450.01/333.31/1100.00/20.0101010011-75
*10Avramov, B. 375/1241.75/955.60/30.05/683.3044413033-1515
13Velikov, A. 274/944.43/560.01/425.00/00.0235311043-59
15Vaklinov, S. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-20
*21Varbanov, N. 322/728.62/728.60/00.03/475.0224030235-77
22Ivanov, P. 266/1250.02/450.04/850.00/00.0101113001016
*23Marinov, S. 131/425.01/250.00/20.00/10.0022141032-62
24Marshavelski, K. 60/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0134010020-30
*41Vezenkov, A. 365/1338.54/850.01/520.06/785.7437112034-1917
50Dimitrov, D. 40/10.00/00.00/10.02/2100.003300002162
TEAM/COACH03300
TOTAL25/ 6439.118/ 4045.07/ 2429.216/2272.71123341013102212073
MONTENEGRO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Mihailovic, V. 81/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/40.010102000212
*6Sehovic, S. 162/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.024611100004
*7Dragicevic, V. 175/1145.55/1050.00/10.00/00.0123103231610
8Sehovic, S. 285/955.62/366.73/650.02/2100.00222100451015
9Golubovic, V. 217/1163.67/1163.60/00.01/1100.02810011121715
*10Rochestie, T. 286/1154.55/862.51/333.34/4100.01122220341717
*12Radovic, N. 241/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.0336300021122
13Djurisic, N. DNP
14Maras, I. 20/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0000000021-21
*15Popovic, A. 285/1050.04/757.11/333.30/00.0235120011811
20Ivanovic, N. 121/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.0022631013-32
22Borisov, M. 162/540.01/250.01/333.30/00.0044100022-15
TEAM/COACH02211
TOTAL35/ 6851.529/ 4959.26/ 1931.68/1361.5123143171383212184
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 Montenegro

Aleksandar Vezenkov

 

Vladimir Golubovic

17Pts15
7Reb10
1AS0
2ST1
0BS1
36Min21

TEAM STATS

Bulgaria Montenegro
25/64FG M/A35/68
18/40 (45.0%) FG2P M/A29/49 (59.2%)
7/24 (29.2%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
16/22 (72.7%) FT M/A8/13 (61.5%)
34 (11-23) Reb (O-D) 43 (12-31)
10AS17
13TO13
10ST8
2BS3
21PF21
73Pts84

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeBULGARIAScoreMONTENEGRO
09:5141 A. Vezenkov Steal   15 A. Popovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:4523 S. Marinov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 41 A. Vezenkov 
  
09:4241 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE 2 - 0 
09:31 2 - 2 15 A. Popovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
09:2023 S. Marinov Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 V. Dragicevic Steal
09:18 2 - 4 7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:0321 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   7 V. Dragicevic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:5323 S. Marinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 H. Zahariev 
  
08:497 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 4 - 4 
08:41 4 - 6 6 S. Sehovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 V. Dragicevic
08:3010 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov 
  
08:2721 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 6 - 6 
08:0721 N. Varbanov Block   15 A. Popovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 7 V. Dragicevic
08:0221 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound   7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:5921 N. Varbanov Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 T. Rochestie Steal
07:56 6 - 8 10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:4321 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 41 A. Vezenkov 
  
07:3841 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 N. Radovic Def. Rebound
07:3041 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound   15 A. Popovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
07:1841 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 S. Sehovic Def. Rebound
07:00   15 A. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 N. Radovic
06:57 6 - 10 15 A. Popovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 N. Radovic
06:4423 S. Marinov Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 V. Dragicevic Steal
06:42 6 - 12 7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:25Timeout   
06:25Substitution: 23 S. Marinov out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
06:25   Substitution: 7 V. Dragicevic out,
9 V. Golubovic in
06:1710 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 8 - 12 
05:5621 N. Varbanov Block
41 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound 
  9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed (blocked)
05:3313 A. Velikov Turnover (Ball Handling)   
05:17 8 - 14 6 S. Sehovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Rochestie
04:5713 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 S. Sehovic Def. Rebound
04:4241 A. Vezenkov Def. Rebound   10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:4110 B. Avramov Foul drawn   15 A. Popovic Unsportmanslike Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:23   Substitution: 10 T. Rochestie out,
20 N. Ivanovic in
04:2310 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(1/2) 9 - 14 
04:2310 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2) 10 - 14 
04:077 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 41 A. Vezenkov 
  
04:0341 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 12 - 14 
03:5210 B. Avramov Steal   20 N. Ivanovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:5210 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 14 - 14 
03:49   Substitution: 6 S. Sehovic out,
8 S. Sehovic in
03:45   20 N. Ivanovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:2821 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Velikov 
  
03:2413 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 16 - 14 
03:14    Turnover (8 secs)
03:13   Substitution: 9 V. Golubovic out,
7 V. Dragicevic in
03:13   Substitution: 12 N. Radovic out,
10 T. Rochestie in
03:13   Substitution: 20 N. Ivanovic out,
22 M. Borisov in
02:577 H. Zahariev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov 
19 - 14 
02:517 H. Zahariev Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   8 S. Sehovic Foul drawn
02:5110 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4113 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 21 - 14 
02:3041 A. Vezenkov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   10 T. Rochestie Foul drawn
02:10   Substitution: 15 A. Popovic out,
5 V. Mihailovic in
02:06 21 - 16 10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:517 H. Zahariev Foul drawn   8 S. Sehovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
01:49Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
24 K. Marshavelski in 
  
01:517 H. Zahariev Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:497 H. Zahariev Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 24 K. Marshavelski 
  
01:4624 K. Marshavelski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Sehovic Def. Rebound
01:42 21 - 18 5 V. Mihailovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:2141 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
01:06Substitution: 41 A. Vezenkov out,
50 D. Dimitrov in 
  
01:0624 K. Marshavelski Def. Rebound   10 T. Rochestie 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5750 D. Dimitrov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 V. Dragicevic Def. Rebound
00:5310 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   10 T. Rochestie Foul drawn
00:35Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
22 P. Ivanov in 
  
00:2450 D. Dimitrov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   22 M. Borisov Foul drawn
00:1350 D. Dimitrov Def. Rebound   10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
00:0122 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov 
23 - 18 
00:00   Substitution: 7 V. Dragicevic out,
14 I. Maras in
TimeBULGARIAScoreMONTENEGRO
09:507 H. Zahariev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   22 M. Borisov Def. Rebound
09:5024 K. Marshavelski Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   22 M. Borisov Foul drawn
09:3350 D. Dimitrov Def. Rebound   8 S. Sehovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2322 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov 
26 - 18 
09:0413 A. Velikov Steal   5 V. Mihailovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:0213 A. Velikov Foul drawn   10 T. Rochestie Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:55Substitution: 24 K. Marshavelski out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
08:4321 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   14 I. Maras Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:3922 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   22 M. Borisov Def. Rebound
08:2450 D. Dimitrov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   14 I. Maras Foul drawn
08:19Substitution: 50 D. Dimitrov out,
41 A. Vezenkov in 
  
08:24   14 I. Maras Free throw missed(1/2)
08:19 26 - 19 14 I. Maras Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:0113 A. Velikov Foul drawn   14 I. Maras Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
08:01Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
23 S. Marinov in 
  
08:01   Substitution: 10 T. Rochestie out,
9 V. Golubovic in
08:01   Substitution: 14 I. Maras out,
20 N. Ivanovic in
07:5522 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
07:4722 P. Ivanov Steal   20 N. Ivanovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:39Substitution: 7 H. Zahariev out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
07:3941 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   20 N. Ivanovic Def. Rebound
07:32 26 - 22 22 M. Borisov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 20 N. Ivanovic
07:1341 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Sehovic Def. Rebound
07:1123 S. Marinov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   8 S. Sehovic Foul drawn
07:09   Substitution: 5 V. Mihailovic out,
6 S. Sehovic in
07:04 26 - 24 22 M. Borisov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 20 N. Ivanovic
06:4222 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 28 - 24 
06:24 Def. Rebound   8 S. Sehovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
06:15   Substitution: 22 M. Borisov out,
12 N. Radovic in
05:5821 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) MADE
Assist: 23 S. Marinov 
30 - 24 
05:4010 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   20 N. Ivanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:3523 S. Marinov Turnover (Ball Handling)   6 S. Sehovic Steal
05:3110 B. Avramov Steal   6 S. Sehovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:28   Substitution: 6 S. Sehovic out,
15 A. Popovic in
05:1422 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   20 N. Ivanovic Def. Rebound
04:59 30 - 26 9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Sehovic
04:4823 S. Marinov Turnover (Ball Handling)   20 N. Ivanovic Steal
04:4823 S. Marinov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   20 N. Ivanovic Foul drawn
04:47Substitution: 22 P. Ivanov out,
7 H. Zahariev in 
  
04:47Substitution: 23 S. Marinov out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
04:47   Substitution: 20 N. Ivanovic out,
10 T. Rochestie in
04:47Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
24 K. Marshavelski in 
  
04:35 30 - 28 8 S. Sehovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
04:2924 K. Marshavelski Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   8 S. Sehovic Foul drawn
04:29 30 - 29 8 S. Sehovic Free throw MADE(1/1)
04:2024 K. Marshavelski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
04:05 30 - 32 8 S. Sehovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:02Timeout   
04:02Substitution: 24 K. Marshavelski out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
03:4610 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 A. Popovic Def. Rebound
03:29 30 - 34 9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:2921 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   8 S. Sehovic Foul drawn
03:29 30 - 35 8 S. Sehovic Free throw MADE(1/1)
03:1321 N. Varbanov Offensive Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  15 A. Popovic Foul drawn
02:57 30 - 37 10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:457 H. Zahariev Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 T. Rochestie Steal
02:33   8 S. Sehovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Popovic
02:30 30 - 39 9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:0921 N. Varbanov Turnover (Bad Pass)   
02:05Substitution: 7 H. Zahariev out,
22 P. Ivanov in 
  
02:05Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
15 S. Vaklinov in 
  
01:40   12 N. Radovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 T. Rochestie
01:27   10 T. Rochestie 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 V. Golubovic
01:24 30 - 41 9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:1122 P. Ivanov Foul drawn   12 N. Radovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
01:08Substitution: 41 A. Vezenkov out,
6 S. Iliev in 
  
01:08Substitution: 15 S. Vaklinov out,
50 D. Dimitrov in 
  
01:0150 D. Dimitrov Foul drawn   9 V. Golubovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
00:59Timeout   
01:0150 D. Dimitrov Free throw MADE(1/2) 31 - 41 
00:5950 D. Dimitrov Free throw MADE(2/2) 32 - 41 
00:38 Def. Rebound   9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
00:36 Foul drawn    Technical Foul
00:36Substitution: 6 S. Iliev out,
41 A. Vezenkov in 
  
00:3610 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(1/2) 33 - 41 
00:3610 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2) 34 - 41 
00:2810 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)   9 V. Golubovic Block
9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
00:03   8 S. Sehovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 N. Radovic
00:0350 D. Dimitrov Def. Rebound   12 N. Radovic 2PtsFG (Put-back) missed
00:00Substitution: 50 D. Dimitrov out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
00:00   Substitution: 9 V. Golubovic out,
7 V. Dragicevic in
TimeBULGARIAScoreMONTENEGRO
09:4410 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:3422 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov 
37 - 41 
09:17   15 A. Popovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 N. Radovic
09:14 37 - 43 12 N. Radovic 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE
08:5521 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   7 V. Dragicevic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:5521 N. Varbanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 38 - 43 
08:5321 N. Varbanov Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Velikov 
  
08:5113 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 N. Radovic Def. Rebound
08:41 38 - 45 7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Sehovic
08:2921 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   7 V. Dragicevic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:0310 B. Avramov Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 V. Dragicevic Steal
07:55 38 - 47 15 A. Popovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 N. Radovic
07:4413 A. Velikov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 41 - 47 
07:23 41 - 49 10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:0041 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 44 - 49 
06:42 44 - 52 10 T. Rochestie 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:2441 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov 
  
06:2221 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   7 V. Dragicevic Block
15 A. Popovic Def. Rebound
06:18 44 - 54 7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 12 N. Radovic
06:01Timeout   
05:4121 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed   10 T. Rochestie Def. Rebound
05:3722 P. Ivanov Steal   10 T. Rochestie Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:3322 P. Ivanov Turnover (Travelling)   
05:2313 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:1541 A. Vezenkov Turnover (Travelling)   
05:15Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
23 S. Marinov in 
  
05:11   15 A. Popovic Turnover (Travelling)
04:5322 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov 
47 - 54 
04:3541 A. Vezenkov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   12 N. Radovic Foul drawn
04:1821 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound   15 A. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:1623 S. Marinov Foul drawn   10 T. Rochestie Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
04:15   Substitution: 10 T. Rochestie out,
20 N. Ivanovic in
04:15   Substitution: 7 V. Dragicevic out,
9 V. Golubovic in
03:5810 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 41 A. Vezenkov 
  
03:5241 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 49 - 54 
03:3223 S. Marinov Def. Rebound   12 N. Radovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:2341 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
03:18 49 - 56 8 S. Sehovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:0641 A. Vezenkov Foul drawn   9 V. Golubovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
02:57   Substitution: 12 N. Radovic out,
22 M. Borisov in
03:0641 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(1/2) 50 - 56 
02:5741 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(2/2) 51 - 56 
02:4923 S. Marinov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   20 N. Ivanovic Foul drawn
02:47Substitution: 23 S. Marinov out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
02:40 51 - 58 9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 20 N. Ivanovic
02:1513 A. Velikov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 A. Popovic Def. Rebound
02:0310 B. Avramov Steal   8 S. Sehovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:0310 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 53 - 58 
02:01   Substitution: 15 A. Popovic out,
6 S. Sehovic in
02:0013 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   20 N. Ivanovic Foul drawn
01:46 53 - 60 20 N. Ivanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:3410 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
01:1510 B. Avramov Def. Rebound   20 N. Ivanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0522 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov 
56 - 60 
00:47 56 - 63 8 S. Sehovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 20 N. Ivanovic
00:2510 B. Avramov Foul drawn   8 S. Sehovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
00:25Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
6 S. Iliev in 
  
00:25Substitution: 41 A. Vezenkov out,
24 K. Marshavelski in 
  
00:2510 B. Avramov Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:2510 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2) 57 - 63 
00:0524 K. Marshavelski Def. Rebound   22 M. Borisov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:0122 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:00Substitution: 6 S. Iliev out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
00:00Substitution: 24 K. Marshavelski out,
41 A. Vezenkov in 
  
00:00   Substitution: 8 S. Sehovic out,
5 V. Mihailovic in
00:00   Substitution: 20 N. Ivanovic out,
10 T. Rochestie in
TimeBULGARIAScoreMONTENEGRO
09:5313 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 41 A. Vezenkov 
59 - 63 
09:2641 A. Vezenkov Steal   5 V. Mihailovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:10   Substitution: 9 V. Golubovic out,
7 V. Dragicevic in
08:5922 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   22 M. Borisov Def. Rebound
08:37   7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Sehovic
08:21   22 M. Borisov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 V. Mihailovic
08:1821 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   5 V. Mihailovic Foul drawn
08:18   5 V. Mihailovic Free throw missed(1/2)
08:1813 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   5 V. Mihailovic Free throw missed(2/2)
08:0213 A. Velikov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 S. Sehovic Def. Rebound
07:4110 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   5 V. Mihailovic Foul drawn
07:41   5 V. Mihailovic Free throw missed(1/2)
07:41   5 V. Mihailovic Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Sehovic
07:2822 P. Ivanov Steal   10 T. Rochestie Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:1221 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   22 M. Borisov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:10Timeout   
07:10   Substitution: 5 V. Mihailovic out,
15 A. Popovic in
07:1021 N. Varbanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 60 - 63 
07:1010 B. Avramov assist   
07:1021 N. Varbanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 61 - 63 
06:49 61 - 66 15 A. Popovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 T. Rochestie
06:3110 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 V. Dragicevic Def. Rebound
06:2413 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   7 V. Dragicevic Foul drawn
06:15   Substitution: 22 M. Borisov out,
12 N. Radovic in
06:09 61 - 68 7 V. Dragicevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Popovic
05:5110 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 63 - 68 
05:41 63 - 70 15 A. Popovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Sehovic
05:3110 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 65 - 70 
05:07 65 - 72 10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:5021 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 22 P. Ivanov 
  
04:3813 A. Velikov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 S. Sehovic Def. Rebound
04:3313 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   7 V. Dragicevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:33   7 V. Dragicevic block
04:19Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
7 H. Zahariev in 
  
04:19Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
23 S. Marinov in 
  
04:19Substitution: 22 P. Ivanov out,
24 K. Marshavelski in 
  
04:19   Substitution: 6 S. Sehovic out,
8 S. Sehovic in
04:19   Substitution: 7 V. Dragicevic out,
9 V. Golubovic in
04:1913 A. Velikov Foul drawn   10 T. Rochestie Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
04:1924 K. Marshavelski Turnover (Ball Handling)   9 V. Golubovic Steal
03:5924 K. Marshavelski Def. Rebound   10 T. Rochestie 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:5610 B. Avramov Foul drawn   8 S. Sehovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
03:46   Substitution: 10 T. Rochestie out,
20 N. Ivanovic in
03:4441 A. Vezenkov Foul drawn   12 N. Radovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
03:4441 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(1/2) 66 - 72 
03:4441 A. Vezenkov Free throw missed(2/2)   12 N. Radovic Def. Rebound
03:3741 A. Vezenkov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   8 S. Sehovic Foul drawn
03:25 66 - 74 9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 20 N. Ivanovic
03:0341 A. Vezenkov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
03:0023 S. Marinov Steal   9 V. Golubovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:5623 S. Marinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
02:41   Substitution: 12 N. Radovic out,
22 M. Borisov in
02:41Substitution: 24 K. Marshavelski out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
02:41Substitution: 7 H. Zahariev out,
22 P. Ivanov in 
  
02:17 66 - 76 9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 20 N. Ivanovic
02:1710 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   9 V. Golubovic Foul drawn
02:17 66 - 77 9 V. Golubovic Free throw MADE(1/1)
02:1123 S. Marinov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 68 - 77 
02:1123 S. Marinov Foul drawn   20 N. Ivanovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
02:1123 S. Marinov Free throw missed(1/1)   9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
01:5023 S. Marinov Def. Rebound   9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:4322 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 V. Golubovic Def. Rebound
01:20   20 N. Ivanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 V. Golubovic
00:58   22 M. Borisov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Popovic
00:53Substitution: 23 S. Marinov out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
00:37 Def. Rebound   9 V. Golubovic 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
00:34Timeout   
00:2041 A. Vezenkov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 22 P. Ivanov 
70 - 77 
00:2041 A. Vezenkov Foul drawn   8 S. Sehovic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
00:20   Substitution: 20 N. Ivanovic out,
10 T. Rochestie in
00:2041 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(1/1) 71 - 77 
00:1813 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   10 T. Rochestie Foul drawn
00:18 71 - 78 10 T. Rochestie Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:18 71 - 79 10 T. Rochestie Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:18Timeout   
00:1841 A. Vezenkov Foul drawn   22 M. Borisov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
00:18Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
50 D. Dimitrov in 
  
00:18   Substitution: 15 A. Popovic out,
20 N. Ivanovic in
00:1841 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(1/2) 72 - 79 
00:1841 A. Vezenkov Free throw MADE(2/2) 73 - 79 
00:1713 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 4th)   10 T. Rochestie Foul drawn
00:17 73 - 80 10 T. Rochestie Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:17 73 - 81 10 T. Rochestie Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:0510 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   22 M. Borisov Def. Rebound
00:02 73 - 84 8 S. Sehovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 22 M. Borisov

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Montenegro
25/64FG M/A35/68
18/40 (45.0%) FG2P M/A29/49 (59.2%)
7/24 (29.2%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
16/22 (72.7%) FT M/A8/13 (61.5%)
34 (11-23) Reb (O-D) 43 (12-31)
10AS17
13TO13
10ST8
2BS3
21PF21
73Pts84

top performers

Bulgaria Montenegro

Aleksandar Vezenkov

 

Vladimir Golubovic

17Pts15
7Reb10
1AS0
2ST1
0BS1
36Min21
Bulgaria Montenegro 0-2
Montenegro - Bulgaria 70-64
13.08.2014, Podgorica (MNE)
Bulgaria - Montenegro 73-84
24.08.2014, Sofia (BUL)

COACH QUOTES

24.08.2014
Quotes: Bulgaria vs. Montenegro

Georgi Mladenov, Head Coach Bulgaria
"We miss a lot of quality. We lose our concentration in key moments. The result was 30-24 for us and then the team of Montenegro did 17-0. We miss the team game. We don't have such experienced and great players who can afford to decide on their own what to do and to play alone. We had problems in rebounding again. We played good in the first quarter - we had 7 rebounds and the Montenegrin team had 1, we played as a team, we shot well... We need time. Time will give this team experience. We have 8 players that are for the first time in the national team."

Bozhidar Avramov, Bulgaria
"It is important that we had the will to play. We were motivated to play for the fans. We are thankful to the people that came to support us. We are really young team, we don't have experience. I think we missed our chances in this group, but it was a really hard one."

Nemanja Radovic, Montenegro
"It was a tough game for us and a very important one. We had two losses in the previous games, so it was very difficult for us. All of us wanted to win. Bulgaria is a good team, very disciplined. We had to give 100 percent to take the win."

Luca Pavicevic, Head Coach Montenegro
"There was big pressure on us to win. This game was a preparation for us for the last game in this group against Netherlands. For us it was really important to win, so the imperative against Holland is 6 points. 6 points is a lot against Netherlands. It is hard to beat them and much harder to win against them with more points. So the game here was very important for us. We were a little bit nervous. We played a strong game. But we allowed Bulgaria to come close with nervous mistakes. We understand that Bulgaria had a difficult summer. We are satisfied that we won and we are going forward to fulfill our dream - to qualify for Eurobasket."

Top performers

Bulgaria Montenegro

Aleksandar Vezenkov

 

Vladimir Golubovic

17Pts15
7Reb10
1AS0
2ST1
0BS1

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