Latvia88-65

20-16, 16-19, 29-18, 23-12

Romania

 

Date: 17.08.2014, 20:15hGroup:  FVenue:   Riga (LAT) Spectators: 4200
Referees:  Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Mario Majkic (SLO), Vaclav Lukes (CZE)
TEAM LEADERS
Latvia Romania
Janis Blums (17)PtsVlad Moldoveanu (17)
Kaspars Berzins (9)RebTitus Nicoara (6)
Janis Strelnieks (6)ASAdrian Tudor (3)
Janis Timma (4)STAdrian Gutoaia (4)
Ronalds Zakis (2)BSTitus Nicoara (1)

GAME REPORT

17.08.2014
Second Half Lifts Latvia Over Romania
Janis Blums (Latvia)
Janis Blums used his veteran know-all to guide Latvia home on Sunday night

A superb second-half display by hosts Latvia broke open a contest between previously unbeaten teams in Group F of the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round and gifted the Baltic team an 88-65 win against Romania on Sunday.

Latvia are now the lone leaders of the group with three wins in as many games and Romania have dropped to 2-1, while Sweden stand at 1-2 and Slovakia are yet to tick the victory column.

While Latvia had held a slim lead over the guests from the start, the clash seemed destined for a tight finish until early in the third quarter.

The hosts were leading 43-42 with 6:51 remaining in the period when Janis Blums decided it was time for Latvia to gain some breathing space.

The veteran guard drilled back-to-back triples and sparked a 13-0 run which he capped off with another three-point shot, 3:28 from the third buzzer.

Romania tried to react but Rolands Freimanis hit another triple, with just two seconds left in the third, to make sure Latvia would go into the final frame with a 65-53 cushion.

Freimanis again scored the first two baskets in the final frame and Mareks Mejeris dunked on the fast break to make it 71-53 with only 7:17 on the clock and effectively seal Latvia's win.

Blums finished with 17 points on six-for-nine from the floor, Janis Strelnieks collected 12 points and six assists and Fremanis chipped in with 11 points for the winners.

For Romania, big man Vlad Moldoveanu finished with 17 points and Mihai Silvasan added 13 points in defeat.

 

 

COACH QUOTES

17.08.2014
Quotes: Latvia vs. Romania

Vlad Moldoveanu, Romania
"It was a tough game for us. We came here to win, however, the Latvian players out-rebounded us by 10. We also made five more turnovers. It's hard to win with numbers like these."

Marcel Dan Tenter, Romania Head Coach
"It was a balanced game in the first half. We controlled turnovers and the rhythm of the game. After the break we made more turnovers. When you lose 23 points due to turnovers, it's hard to stay in the game. I want to congratulate the Latvian team for punishing us every time when we made mistakes. We lost the battle but not the war. We will fight for our chance to qualify until the last game."

Jānis Blūms, Latvia
"The Romanians caused us a lot of trouble in the first half, especially on offence. Everything changed in the second half. We were taking over the rhythm. We controlled the rebounds and we ran fast breaks too. Defence won the game for us. The Romanians are strong men, they won their first two games, thanks to their aggressiveness."

Ainars Bagatskis, Latvia Head Coach
"The Romanians played as we expexted. They tried to slow down the game. When we started to play faster, it caused problems for them. An up-tempo game and patience rewarded us, even without three point shots. We controlled the game for the last 14 minutes. This Romanian team is smarter than in 2012."

Top performers

Latvia Romania

Janis Blums

 

Vlad Moldoveanu

17Pts17
2Reb2
1AS0
1ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Latvia Romania
29/61FG M/A25/53
22/38 (57.9%) FG2P M/A21/38 (55.3%)
7/23 (30.4%) FG3P M/A4/15 (26.7%)
23/32 (71.9%) FT M/A11/21 (52.4%)
37 (16-21) Reb (O-D) 27 (9-18)
19AS10
13TO18
9ST7
3BS1
22PF30
88Pts65

PHOTO GALLERY

LATVIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Mejeris, M. 154/580.04/4100.00/10.02/450.04151000221110
6Freimanis, R. 185/771.44/4100.01/333.30/00.0134010040411
*7Blums, J. 226/966.72/366.74/666.71/250.00221110121217
9Bertans, D. 241/616.70/10.01/520.05/5100.022412002558
10Timma, J. 241/333.31/333.30/00.03/650.0033304035225
11Smits, R. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-20
*12Janicenoks, K. 222/922.22/540.00/40.05/5100.000020002289
*13Strelnieks, J. 224/757.14/580.00/20.04/4100.00006410141612
*14Berzins, K. 263/837.53/837.50/00.02/450.0639021127218
21Skele, A. 132/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0011511021135
30Zakis, R. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000010200-30
*33Meiers, M. 101/250.01/250.00/00.01/250.011200103283
TEAM/COACH25710
TOTAL29/ 6147.522/ 3857.97/ 2330.423/3271.9162137191393223088
ROMANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Mandache, R. 160/10.00/00.00/10.02/2100.0011130021-162
*5Paul, M. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011100000-30
*6Szijarto, L. 271/333.31/1100.00/20.00/00.0235111033-142
*9Moldoveanu, V. 237/1353.84/757.13/650.00/00.0022012031-817
*10Baciu, C. 144/666.74/666.70/00.02/450.0123010024-1510
11Calota, O. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000010010-90
12Tibirna, B. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000001030
13Jucan, T. 130/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000040-110
14Nicoara, T. 164/944.44/850.00/10.00/20.0246110141-108
15Silvasan, M. 225/955.65/771.40/20.03/560.0314140036-1613
21Tudor, A. 291/520.01/425.00/10.00/00.0101330041-82
*44Gutoaia, A. 263/560.02/366.71/250.04/850.0033234035-811
TEAM/COACH01100
TOTAL25/ 5347.221/ 3855.34/ 1526.711/2152.491827101871302265
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

Latvia Romania

Janis Blums

 

Vlad Moldoveanu

17Pts17
2Reb2
1AS0
1ST2
0BS0
22Min23

TEAM STATS

Latvia Romania
29/61FG M/A25/53
22/38 (57.9%) FG2P M/A21/38 (55.3%)
7/23 (30.4%) FG3P M/A4/15 (26.7%)
23/32 (71.9%) FT M/A11/21 (52.4%)
37 (16-21) Reb (O-D) 27 (9-18)
19AS10
13TO18
9ST7
3BS1
22PF30
88Pts65

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeLATVIAScoreROMANIA
09:397 J. Blums 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 M. Paul Def. Rebound
09:33   44 A. Gutoaia Turnover (Out of bounds)
09:2533 M. Meiers 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
2 - 0 
09:077 J. Blums Def. Rebound   9 V. Moldoveanu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:047 J. Blums Foul drawn   6 L. Szijarto Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:4713 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 M. Meiers 
  
08:3312 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
4 - 0 
08:12 4 - 2 10 C. Baciu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:5213 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 6 - 2 
07:377 J. Blums Steal   10 C. Baciu Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:2933 M. Meiers Foul drawn   10 C. Baciu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:29   Substitution: 5 M. Paul out,
21 A. Tudor in
07:2933 M. Meiers Free throw missed(1/2)   
07:2933 M. Meiers Free throw MADE(2/2) 7 - 2 
07:2912 K. Janicenoks assist   
07:1933 M. Meiers Def. Rebound   9 V. Moldoveanu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:0133 M. Meiers 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
06:4314 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   44 A. Gutoaia Def. Rebound
06:2733 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   10 C. Baciu Foul drawn
06:27   10 C. Baciu Free throw missed(1/2)
06:27 7 - 3 10 C. Baciu Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:0413 J. Strelnieks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 L. Szijarto Def. Rebound
05:46 7 - 5 10 C. Baciu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:247 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
10 - 5 
05:0914 K. Berzins Def. Rebound   10 C. Baciu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:0133 M. Meiers Foul drawn   10 C. Baciu Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:01   Substitution: 9 V. Moldoveanu out,
15 M. Silvasan in
04:5912 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 C. Baciu Def. Rebound
04:40 10 - 7 10 C. Baciu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Tudor
04:0912 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 12 - 7 
03:5314 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   15 M. Silvasan Foul drawn
03:53Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
6 R. Freimanis in 
  
03:53   Substitution: 10 C. Baciu out,
14 T. Nicoara in
03:47 12 - 9 15 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:327 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 L. Szijarto Def. Rebound
03:15   21 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 L. Szijarto
02:56 Def. Rebound   15 M. Silvasan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:53Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
9 D. Bertans in 
  
02:53Substitution: 12 K. Janicenoks out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
02:53   Substitution: 6 L. Szijarto out,
4 R. Mandache in
02:4513 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   44 A. Gutoaia Steal
02:4410 J. Timma Unsportmanslike Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   44 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn
02:44Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
30 R. Zakis in 
  
02:44 12 - 10 44 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:44   44 A. Gutoaia Free throw missed(2/2)
02:2830 R. Zakis Block   14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 14 T. Nicoara
02:246 R. Freimanis Def. Rebound   14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2213 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   21 A. Tudor Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:049 D. Bertans Foul drawn   14 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
02:04Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
7 J. Blums in 
  
02:049 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(1/3) 13 - 10 
02:0413 J. Strelnieks assist   
02:049 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(2/3) 14 - 10 
02:049 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(3/3) 15 - 10 
01:589 D. Bertans Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   4 R. Mandache Foul drawn
01:58 15 - 11 4 R. Mandache Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:58   14 T. Nicoara assist
01:58 15 - 12 4 R. Mandache Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:549 D. Bertans Foul drawn   4 R. Mandache Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
01:549 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(1/2) 16 - 12 
01:549 D. Bertans Free throw MADE(2/2) 17 - 12 
01:406 R. Freimanis Def. Rebound   44 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:337 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 T. Nicoara Def. Rebound
01:179 D. Bertans Def. Rebound   15 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5430 R. Zakis Turnover (Ball Handling)   44 A. Gutoaia Steal
00:52 17 - 14 15 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 44 A. Gutoaia
00:3510 J. Timma Foul drawn   21 A. Tudor Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
00:35   Substitution: 44 A. Gutoaia out,
13 T. Jucan in
00:3510 J. Timma Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:3510 J. Timma Free throw MADE(2/2) 18 - 14 
00:16 18 - 16 14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Tudor
00:017 J. Blums 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 20 - 16 
TimeLATVIAScoreROMANIA
09:46   14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 T. Nicoara
09:43 20 - 18 14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:3110 J. Timma Foul drawn   13 T. Jucan Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:199 D. Bertans Foul drawn   4 R. Mandache Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
09:146 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 M. Silvasan Def. Rebound
08:5230 R. Zakis Block
Def. Rebound 
  15 M. Silvasan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
08:50   Substitution: 15 M. Silvasan out,
9 V. Moldoveanu in
08:50   Substitution: 21 A. Tudor out,
11 O. Calota in
08:3730 R. Zakis 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 V. Moldoveanu Def. Rebound
08:15 20 - 20 9 V. Moldoveanu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:579 D. Bertans Foul drawn   11 O. Calota Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
07:57Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
13 J. Strelnieks in 
  
07:57Substitution: 30 R. Zakis out,
14 K. Berzins in 
  
07:5314 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 22 - 20 
07:5314 K. Berzins Foul drawn   9 V. Moldoveanu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
07:5314 K. Berzins Free throw missed(1/1)   14 T. Nicoara Def. Rebound
07:3314 K. Berzins Def. Rebound   11 O. Calota 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:1614 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 T. Nicoara Def. Rebound
07:006 R. Freimanis Def. Rebound   14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:5510 J. Timma Foul drawn   13 T. Jucan Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
06:55Timeout   
06:5510 J. Timma Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:5510 J. Timma Free throw MADE(2/2) 23 - 20 
06:5213 J. Strelnieks Steal   4 R. Mandache Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:5013 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 25 - 20 
06:43   4 R. Mandache Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:43   Substitution: 4 R. Mandache out,
6 L. Szijarto in
06:43   Substitution: 11 O. Calota out,
21 A. Tudor in
06:4313 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 27 - 20 
06:2113 J. Strelnieks Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   6 L. Szijarto Foul drawn
06:18 27 - 23 9 V. Moldoveanu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Szijarto
05:5410 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 R. Freimanis 
  
05:4013 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 V. Moldoveanu Steal
05:1910 J. Timma Steal   21 A. Tudor Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:119 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
04:559 D. Bertans Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
9 D. Bertans Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  21 A. Tudor Foul drawn
04:55Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
5 M. Mejeris in 
  
04:55Substitution: 10 J. Timma out,
12 K. Janicenoks in 
  
04:55   Substitution: 13 T. Jucan out,
12 B. Tibirna in
04:55   Substitution: 14 T. Nicoara out,
44 A. Gutoaia in
04:48   44 A. Gutoaia Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:289 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
04:2414 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   44 A. Gutoaia Def. Rebound
04:13   6 L. Szijarto 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 A. Tudor
04:109 D. Bertans Def. Rebound   21 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:5714 K. Berzins Foul drawn   12 B. Tibirna Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
03:57Substitution: 9 D. Bertans out,
7 J. Blums in 
  
03:5714 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(1/2) 28 - 23 
03:5714 K. Berzins Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Mejeris 
  
03:3912 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Mejeris 
  
03:375 M. Mejeris Foul drawn   9 V. Moldoveanu Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
03:375 M. Mejeris Free throw MADE(1/2) 29 - 23 
03:375 M. Mejeris Free throw MADE(2/2) 30 - 23 
03:21   9 V. Moldoveanu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 L. Szijarto
03:11 30 - 25 9 V. Moldoveanu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Tudor
02:497 J. Blums 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 25 
02:3612 K. Janicenoks Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   44 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn
02:27 32 - 28 44 A. Gutoaia 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:547 J. Blums Turnover (Ball Handling)   44 A. Gutoaia Steal
01:5213 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   44 A. Gutoaia Offensive Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)
44 A. Gutoaia Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:4213 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   44 A. Gutoaia Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 2nd)
01:42   Substitution: 21 A. Tudor out,
5 M. Paul in
01:4213 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(1/2) 33 - 28 
01:4213 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(2/2) 34 - 28 
01:307 J. Blums Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   6 L. Szijarto Foul drawn
01:30Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
9 D. Bertans in 
  
01:26 34 - 31 9 V. Moldoveanu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 M. Paul
01:0512 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
01:0214 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 36 - 31 
00:5012 K. Janicenoks Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   44 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn
00:50 36 - 32 44 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:50 36 - 33 44 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:4113 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   44 A. Gutoaia Steal
00:39 36 - 35 44 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
00:39Timeout   
00:39Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
21 A. Skele in 
  
00:13 Turnover (24 secs)   
00:13Substitution: 9 D. Bertans out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
00:13   Substitution: 6 L. Szijarto out,
21 A. Tudor in
00:01   9 V. Moldoveanu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeLATVIAScoreROMANIA
09:4312 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 V. Moldoveanu Def. Rebound
09:30 36 - 38 9 V. Moldoveanu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 44 A. Gutoaia
09:1613 J. Strelnieks Foul drawn   9 V. Moldoveanu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
09:1613 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(1/2) 37 - 38 
09:1613 J. Strelnieks Free throw MADE(2/2) 38 - 38 
09:16   Substitution: 9 V. Moldoveanu out,
15 M. Silvasan in
08:5333 M. Meiers Steal   21 A. Tudor Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:4313 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 40 - 38 
08:19 40 - 40 10 C. Baciu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 M. Silvasan
08:0212 K. Janicenoks Foul drawn   44 A. Gutoaia Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:0212 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(1/3) 41 - 40 
08:0212 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(2/3) 42 - 40 
08:0212 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(3/3) 43 - 40 
07:4833 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   10 C. Baciu Foul drawn
07:37 43 - 42 15 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:2013 J. Strelnieks Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:1333 M. Meiers Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   6 L. Szijarto Foul drawn
07:10   6 L. Szijarto Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:517 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
46 - 42 
06:38   10 C. Baciu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Silvasan
06:3714 K. Berzins Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   15 M. Silvasan Foul drawn
06:37Substitution: 33 M. Meiers out,
10 J. Timma in 
  
06:37   15 M. Silvasan Free throw missed(1/2)
06:3710 J. Timma Def. Rebound   15 M. Silvasan Free throw missed(2/2)
06:28   Substitution: 10 C. Baciu out,
14 T. Nicoara in
06:1213 J. Strelnieks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
06:1014 K. Berzins Foul drawn   6 L. Szijarto Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
06:0612 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   44 A. Gutoaia Def. Rebound
05:5114 K. Berzins Def. Rebound   44 A. Gutoaia 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:4814 K. Berzins Foul drawn   14 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:48   Substitution: 44 A. Gutoaia out,
13 T. Jucan in
05:48   Substitution: 15 M. Silvasan out,
9 V. Moldoveanu in
05:327 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 49 - 42 
05:30Timeout   
05:30   Substitution: 6 L. Szijarto out,
4 R. Mandache in
05:30   Substitution: 21 A. Tudor out,
5 M. Paul in
05:1310 J. Timma Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   9 V. Moldoveanu Foul drawn
04:5714 K. Berzins Block
10 J. Timma Def. Rebound 
  5 M. Paul 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
04:4914 K. Berzins Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:307 J. Blums Def. Rebound   9 V. Moldoveanu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:1414 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Blums 
51 - 42 
04:1414 K. Berzins Foul drawn   13 T. Jucan Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
04:14   Substitution: 5 M. Paul out,
21 A. Tudor in
04:1414 K. Berzins Free throw MADE(1/1) 52 - 42 
04:06 Def. Rebound   14 T. Nicoara 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:047 J. Blums Foul drawn   13 T. Jucan Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
04:04   Substitution: 13 T. Jucan out,
6 L. Szijarto in
04:047 J. Blums Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:047 J. Blums Free throw MADE(2/2) 53 - 42 
04:04   Substitution: 14 T. Nicoara out,
15 M. Silvasan in
03:4514 K. Berzins Foul drawn   15 M. Silvasan Offensive Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
15 M. Silvasan Turnover (Offensive foul)
03:287 J. Blums 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Strelnieks 
56 - 42 
03:26Timeout   
03:26Substitution: 13 J. Strelnieks out,
6 R. Freimanis in 
  
03:26Substitution: 14 K. Berzins out,
9 D. Bertans in 
  
03:12 56 - 44 21 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:556 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 D. Bertans 
58 - 44 
02:24 58 - 46 6 L. Szijarto 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:0812 K. Janicenoks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 R. Mandache Def. Rebound
01:56 58 - 48 15 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:566 R. Freimanis Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   15 M. Silvasan Foul drawn
01:56Substitution: 7 J. Blums out,
21 A. Skele in 
  
01:56 58 - 49 15 M. Silvasan Free throw MADE(1/1)
01:349 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
01:316 R. Freimanis Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   15 M. Silvasan Foul drawn
01:31 58 - 50 15 M. Silvasan Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:31 58 - 51 15 M. Silvasan Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:1012 K. Janicenoks 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 D. Bertans 
  
00:556 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Janicenoks 
60 - 51 
00:38 60 - 53 9 V. Moldoveanu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:1212 K. Janicenoks Foul drawn   21 A. Tudor Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)
00:1212 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(1/2) 61 - 53 
00:1212 K. Janicenoks Free throw MADE(2/2) 62 - 53 
00:12Substitution: 12 K. Janicenoks out,
5 M. Mejeris in 
  
00:07 Def. Rebound   21 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:026 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Skele 
65 - 53 
TimeLATVIAScoreROMANIA
09:499 D. Bertans Foul drawn   15 M. Silvasan Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
15 M. Silvasan Turnover (Offensive foul)
09:3210 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 L. Szijarto Def. Rebound
09:105 M. Mejeris Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   15 M. Silvasan Foul drawn
09:0010 J. Timma Steal   9 V. Moldoveanu Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:5710 J. Timma Foul drawn   6 L. Szijarto Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:57   Substitution: 9 V. Moldoveanu out,
10 C. Baciu in
08:566 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Skele 
67 - 53 
08:51   11 O. Calota Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:425 M. Mejeris 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 C. Baciu Def. Rebound
08:37   15 M. Silvasan Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:336 R. Freimanis 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
08:076 R. Freimanis 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 M. Mejeris 
69 - 53 
07:496 R. Freimanis Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   10 C. Baciu Foul drawn
07:2310 J. Timma Def. Rebound   4 R. Mandache 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:175 M. Mejeris 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Skele 
71 - 53 
07:03   6 L. Szijarto 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Silvasan
07:0121 A. Skele Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   15 M. Silvasan Foul drawn
07:01   Substitution: 11 O. Calota out,
44 A. Gutoaia in
06:556 R. Freimanis Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   10 C. Baciu Foul drawn
06:55   10 C. Baciu Free throw missed(1/2)
06:55 71 - 54 10 C. Baciu Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:55   4 R. Mandache assist
06:3721 A. Skele Foul drawn   15 M. Silvasan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
06:265 M. Mejeris 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Skele 
73 - 54 
06:1210 J. Timma Steal   4 R. Mandache Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:095 M. Mejeris 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma 
75 - 54 
06:09Timeout   
06:09   Substitution: 4 R. Mandache out,
21 A. Tudor in
05:50 75 - 56 44 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:2621 A. Skele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Mejeris 
  
05:206 R. Freimanis Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 L. Szijarto Steal
05:1410 J. Timma Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   44 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn
05:14   Substitution: 6 L. Szijarto out,
13 T. Jucan in
05:14   44 A. Gutoaia Free throw missed(1/2)
05:14   44 A. Gutoaia Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Silvasan
05:11   15 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 C. Baciu
05:02 75 - 58 15 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:469 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Mejeris 
  
04:425 M. Mejeris 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE 77 - 58 
04:275 M. Mejeris Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   44 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn
04:27Substitution: 6 R. Freimanis out,
14 K. Berzins in 
  
04:27   Substitution: 10 C. Baciu out,
14 T. Nicoara in
04:27   44 A. Gutoaia Free throw missed(1/2)
04:27 77 - 59 44 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:039 D. Bertans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma 
80 - 59 
03:4521 A. Skele Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   14 T. Nicoara Foul drawn
03:45   14 T. Nicoara Free throw missed(1/2)
03:455 M. Mejeris Def. Rebound   14 T. Nicoara Free throw missed(2/2)
03:3221 A. Skele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Timma 
83 - 59 
03:1010 J. Timma Steal   15 M. Silvasan Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:069 D. Bertans Turnover (Out of bounds)   
02:4621 A. Skele Steal   14 T. Nicoara Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:4310 J. Timma 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 21 A. Skele 
85 - 59 
02:2314 K. Berzins Steal   21 A. Tudor Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:2314 K. Berzins Foul drawn   14 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
02:1014 K. Berzins Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:52   Substitution: 15 M. Silvasan out,
9 V. Moldoveanu in
01:5221 A. Skele Def. Rebound   9 V. Moldoveanu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:5114 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 D. Bertans 
  
01:499 D. Bertans 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  
01:4514 K. Berzins 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 14 K. Berzins 
  14 T. Nicoara Block
01:455 M. Mejeris Foul drawn   14 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
01:455 M. Mejeris Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:455 M. Mejeris Free throw missed(2/2)   14 T. Nicoara Def. Rebound
01:23 85 - 61 14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:23Timeout   
01:1410 J. Timma Foul drawn   21 A. Tudor Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
01:1410 J. Timma Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:1410 J. Timma Free throw MADE(2/2) 86 - 61 
01:14Substitution: 10 J. Timma out,
11 R. Smits in 
  
01:02 Def. Rebound   21 A. Tudor 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:57Timeout   
00:5021 A. Skele 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 88 - 61 
00:29 88 - 63 9 V. Moldoveanu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:0721 A. Skele Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 V. Moldoveanu Steal
00:04 88 - 65 14 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:04Timeout   
00:0111 R. Smits 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Latvia Romania
29/61FG M/A25/53
22/38 (57.9%) FG2P M/A21/38 (55.3%)
7/23 (30.4%) FG3P M/A4/15 (26.7%)
23/32 (71.9%) FT M/A11/21 (52.4%)
37 (16-21) Reb (O-D) 27 (9-18)
19AS10
13TO18
9ST7
3BS1
22PF30
88Pts65

top performers

Latvia Romania

Janis Blums

 

Vlad Moldoveanu

17Pts17
2Reb2
1AS0
1ST2
0BS0
22Min23
Latvia Romania 2-0
Romania - Latvia 70-82
27.08.2014, Sibiu (ROU)
Latvia - Romania 88-65
17.08.2014, Riga (LAT)

COACH QUOTES

17.08.2014
Quotes: Latvia vs. Romania

Vlad Moldoveanu, Romania
"It was a tough game for us. We came here to win, however, the Latvian players out-rebounded us by 10. We also made five more turnovers. It's hard to win with numbers like these."

Marcel Dan Tenter, Romania Head Coach
"It was a balanced game in the first half. We controlled turnovers and the rhythm of the game. After the break we made more turnovers. When you lose 23 points due to turnovers, it's hard to stay in the game. I want to congratulate the Latvian team for punishing us every time when we made mistakes. We lost the battle but not the war. We will fight for our chance to qualify until the last game."

Jānis Blūms, Latvia
"The Romanians caused us a lot of trouble in the first half, especially on offence. Everything changed in the second half. We were taking over the rhythm. We controlled the rebounds and we ran fast breaks too. Defence won the game for us. The Romanians are strong men, they won their first two games, thanks to their aggressiveness."

Ainars Bagatskis, Latvia Head Coach
"The Romanians played as we expexted. They tried to slow down the game. When we started to play faster, it caused problems for them. An up-tempo game and patience rewarded us, even without three point shots. We controlled the game for the last 14 minutes. This Romanian team is smarter than in 2012."

Top performers

Latvia Romania

Janis Blums

 

Vlad Moldoveanu

17Pts17
2Reb2
1AS0
1ST2
0BS0

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