Bulgaria92-71

25-17, 19-24, 24-20, 24-10

Switzerland

 

Date: 22.08.2013, 19:30hVenue:   Sofia (BUL) Spectators: 1500
Referees:  Spyridon Gontas (GRE), Miodrag Licina (SRB), Milos Koljensic (MNE)
TEAM LEADERS
Bulgaria Switzerland
Aleksandar Georgiev (13)PtsDusan Mladjan (18), Clint Capela (18)
Deyan Ivanov (8)RebJonathan Kazadi (6), Jonathan Dubas (6)
Branko Mirkovic (9)ASCédric Mafuta (5)
Branko Mirkovic (2)STClint Capela (3)
Nikolay Varbanov (3)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

22.08.2013
Bulgaria Stun Swiss With Strong Finish
21. Nikolay Varbanov (Bulgaria)
Nikolay Varbanov was one of three players to pick up 12 points for the Bulgarians

Bulgaria will carry a 21-point advantage into the second leg of their EuroBasket 1st Qualification Round semi-final tie with Switzerland after storming back from seven points down to win 92-71 in the first game on Thursday.

Playing at home in Sofia, Bulgaria were in control during the first half of the encounter, but unable to shake off their gutsy guests, had to conform with a slim 44-41 lead at the half-time buzzer.

Switzerland returned to the court after the interval determined to take advantage of their hosts' nerves and quickly claimed the lead, extending it to seven points, 56-49, midway through the third quarter.

Surprisingly, this development instilled a sudden sense of urgency in the hosts and their response was swift and powerful.

Chavdar Kostov immediately drilled a three-pointer, his first basket in the game, to spur a 19-5 Bulgaria run that saw them lead 68-61 at the end of the third period.

The hosts had seized the momentum in the clash but still wanted to make the most of it and take a sizeable cushion for the second leg.

They kept their foot firmly on the gas and started the final frame on a 15-2 run that gave them their first 20-point lead, 83-63, with 5:39 left on the clock.

Bulgaria were exhausted and Switzerland too shocked to think of reducing the gap in the final five minutes, leaving both sides wasting possessions and effectively keeping the point differential effectively unchanged until the final buzzer.

The hosts, who dished out 26 assists, had five players scoring in double digits with Aleksandar Georgiev collecting 13 points and Nikolay Varbanov, Veselin Veselinov and Kaloyan Ivanov contributing 12 points each.

Switzerland's Dusan Mladjan and Clint Capela finished with game-highs of 18 points apiece in defeat, the latter also adding five rebounds.

The return leg of the semi-final tie takes place in Switzerland on Sunday 25 August.

COACH QUOTES

22.08.2013
Quotes Bulgaria vs. Switzerland

Konstantin Papazov, head coach of Bulgaria:

"It was not an easy win. I am not sure that at the third half there was anybody  in the gym who believed that we will win by 21 points. We have to be happy. Again we showed a couple of times that we have a heart. Basketball is such a game that one minute is enough to take you to a 10 points difference. Or take you to [the other end] in a bad psychological state. Switzerland has a great shooter [Mladja] and it took a lot of work to control him. I am very happy with this team. Our joker was Aleksander Georgiev. He grabbed his chance and did it the best way."

Aleksander Georgiev, Bulgaria:

"We did not play well in the first half. [At half time] we made some corrections in our play and at the fourth quarter we started to play better. We were very strong in defense; we started to play better and freely in offense. So we understood that the team of Switzerland is not so strong.  They were lucky to score four consequent three-pointers, but we did our best in the last minutes, so now we have an advantage of 21 points. We hope that we will qualify."

Petar Aleksic, head coach of Switzerland:

"Congratulations to Bulgaria for the big win. We played very well for 25 minutes. After that we lost control of the game. The Bulgarians played very tough after that ponit. We lost our focus and freshness. We stopped playing good defense. Offensively we couldn't do a lot. Bulgaria scored some really tough shots. We were surprise with a couple of their forwards - Veselinov and Georgiev.  They made some very difficult treys. We played much better than the result shows. The reality is that we shouldn't have lost by more than 10 points. This is not the realistic score for this game. We are a young team, without a lot of experience. We did some mistakes, and that cost us a 7-0 run. After that we couldn't come back. We were not thinking for the second game, we tried to win this one. I am proud of my team, they are doing a great job. It was our seventh game in a row, a lot of travelling, so we were physically not so good tonight."

Marko Mladjan, Switzerland:

"Bulgaria played a very good game. We started not so good, but we managed to come back and made some tough shots. But then we broke down and Bulgarian made some important shot. We let them have some open shots. But there are more 40 minutes left, so we will do our best to win at home."

 

Top performers

Bulgaria Switzerland

Branko Mirkovic

 

Clint Capela

11Pts18
3Reb5
9AS0
2ST3
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Switzerland
32/61FG M/A29/69
17/31 (54.8%) FG2P M/A22/47 (46.8%)
15/30 (50.0%) FG3P M/A7/22 (31.8%)
13/18 (72.2%) FT M/A6/12 (50.0%)
36 (9-27) Reb (O-D) 33 (13-20)
26AS14
12TO13
7ST9
5BS3
21PF21
92Pts71

PHOTO GALLERY

BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Ivanov, D. 192/728.61/520.01/250.03/475.0448111123198
*5Ivanov, K. 234/1136.42/540.02/633.32/633.3156321015-512
8Kostov, C. 222/633.31/250.01/425.02/2100.0000101021317
*9Mirkovic, B. 304/757.11/333.33/475.00/00.0033922014811
10Avramov, B. 101/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000210000-42
*11Lilov, I. 223/650.00/10.03/560.00/00.0000421041-69
12Georgiev, A. 125/862.52/366.73/560.00/00.02243100111913
13Velikov, A. 101/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.0044310011134
*14Ivanov, P. 141/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.000000103122
*21Varbanov, N. 206/785.76/785.70/00.00/00.0145010332312
24Veselinov, V. 193/475.01/1100.02/366.74/4100.01340001322512
32Zahariev, H. DNP
TEAM/COACH02210
TOTAL32/ 6152.517/ 3154.815/ 3050.013/1872.292736261275212192
SWITZERLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Kazadi, J. 272/728.62/728.60/00.00/00.0246211012-164
*6Mladjan, D. 287/1546.74/580.03/1030.01/1100.0134110046-2418
7Petkovic, S. 242/633.30/20.02/450.00/00.0112412020-176
*8Mafuta, C. 191/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0123501030-42
9Jaunin, J. 30/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.000010000110
10Kovac, R. 130/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011000020-30
*11Dubas, J. 293/1030.03/933.30/10.04/757.1336151149-510
13Capela, C. 229/1464.39/1464.30/00.00/20.0325023131-1218
*15Vogt, O. 202/633.32/540.00/10.01/250.0011000111-135
21Atcho, E. DNP
25Mladjan, M. 163/650.01/250.02/450.00/00.0224021011-128
TEAM/COACH01110
TOTAL29/ 6942.022/ 4746.87/ 2231.86/1250.0132033141393212171
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 Switzerland

Branko Mirkovic

 

Clint Capela

11Pts18
3Reb5
9AS0
2ST3
0BS1
30Min22

TEAM STATS

Bulgaria Switzerland
32/61FG M/A29/69
17/31 (54.8%) FG2P M/A22/47 (46.8%)
15/30 (50.0%) FG3P M/A7/22 (31.8%)
13/18 (72.2%) FT M/A6/12 (50.0%)
36 (9-27) Reb (O-D) 33 (13-20)
26AS14
12TO13
7ST9
5BS3
21PF21
92Pts71

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeBULGARIAScoreSWITZERLAND
09:485 K. Ivanov Steal   11 J. Dubas Turnover (Ball Handling)
09:455 K. Ivanov Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:26   4 J. Kazadi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 J. Kazadi
09:19 0 - 2 6 D. Mladjan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:099 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   8 C. Mafuta Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:585 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
3 - 2 
08:45   11 J. Dubas Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:3214 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov 
5 - 2 
08:149 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:109 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   11 J. Dubas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:5521 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
7 - 2 
07:3214 P. Ivanov Steal   4 J. Kazadi Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:3014 P. Ivanov Foul drawn   15 O. Vogt Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
07:165 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Kazadi Def. Rebound
06:53 7 - 4 6 D. Mladjan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 J. Dubas
06:439 B. Mirkovich Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 C. Mafuta Steal
06:39 Def. Rebound   6 D. Mladjan 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
06:245 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Kazadi Def. Rebound
06:1121 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound   4 J. Kazadi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:045 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov 
10 - 4 
05:52 10 - 6 4 J. Kazadi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 C. Mafuta
05:4111 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
13 - 6 
05:165 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   8 C. Mafuta 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:0614 P. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 J. Dubas Def. Rebound
04:57 13 - 8 15 O. Vogt 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Kazadi
04:3721 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) MADE 15 - 8 
04:2511 I. Lilov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   6 D. Mladjan Foul drawn
04:24Substitution: 14 P. Ivanov out,
8 C. Kostov in 
  
04:24   Substitution: 4 J. Kazadi out,
7 S. Petkovic in
04:24   Substitution: 6 D. Mladjan out,
10 R. Kovac in
04:24   Substitution: 15 O. Vogt out,
13 C. Capela in
04:195 K. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
04:15 15 - 10 11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:545 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 C. Mafuta Def. Rebound
03:48 15 - 12 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 8 C. Mafuta
03:2111 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 K. Ivanov 
18 - 12 
03:04 18 - 14 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:4811 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 J. Dubas Def. Rebound
02:23   8 C. Mafuta 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:23    Turnover (24 secs)
02:23Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
02:23Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
02:23   Substitution: 8 C. Mafuta out,
4 J. Kazadi in
02:23   Substitution: 11 J. Dubas out,
25 M. Mladjan in
02:0624 V. Veselinov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
20 - 14 
01:474 D. Ivanov Block
9 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound 
  13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
01:378 C. Kostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov 
  
01:314 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 C. Capela Def. Rebound
01:189 B. Mirkovich Steal   25 M. Mladjan Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:159 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 22 - 14 
00:499 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   4 J. Kazadi Foul drawn
00:49Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
00:49Substitution: 11 I. Lilov out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
00:49   Substitution: 7 S. Petkovic out,
9 J. Jaunin in
00:37 22 - 17 25 M. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 J. Jaunin
00:1924 V. Veselinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov 
25 - 17 
00:0213 A. Velikov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   9 J. Jaunin Foul drawn
00:01   13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 25 M. Mladjan
00:01   25 M. Mladjan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:0011 I. Lilov assist   
TimeBULGARIAScoreSWITZERLAND
09:564 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   25 M. Mladjan Def. Rebound
09:5624 V. Veselinov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   25 M. Mladjan Foul drawn
09:41   13 C. Capela Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:2513 A. Velikov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 27 - 17 
09:00 27 - 20 25 M. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:394 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   13 C. Capela Block
25 M. Mladjan Def. Rebound
08:3313 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   9 J. Jaunin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:14   Substitution: 10 R. Kovac out,
7 S. Petkovic in
08:14   Substitution: 9 J. Jaunin out,
6 D. Mladjan in
07:594 D. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov 
30 - 20 
07:45 30 - 22 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Kazadi
07:2424 V. Veselinov Foul drawn   25 M. Mladjan Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:21   Substitution: 25 M. Mladjan out,
15 O. Vogt in
07:2424 V. Veselinov Free throw MADE(1/2) 31 - 22 
07:2124 V. Veselinov Free throw MADE(2/2) 32 - 22 
07:06 32 - 24 15 O. Vogt 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:5310 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 34 - 24 
06:428 C. Kostov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   6 D. Mladjan Foul drawn
06:42Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in 
  
06:42Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
06:42   Substitution: 4 J. Kazadi out,
8 C. Mafuta in
06:3313 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   15 O. Vogt 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:2713 A. Velikov Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 S. Petkovic Steal
06:245 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:168 C. Kostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 C. Mafuta Def. Rebound
06:1313 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   15 O. Vogt 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:135 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Velikov 
36 - 24 
05:30Timeout   
05:30Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
05:20   11 J. Dubas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 D. Mladjan
05:18   7 S. Petkovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 C. Mafuta
05:1821 N. Varbanov Block
5 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound 
  15 O. Vogt 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
05:30   Substitution: 13 C. Capela out,
11 J. Dubas in
05:1721 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov 
38 - 24 
05:008 C. Kostov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   6 D. Mladjan Foul drawn
04:28Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
14 P. Ivanov in 
  
04:09 38 - 26 11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 C. Mafuta
03:4721 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
40 - 26 
03:29 40 - 28 6 D. Mladjan 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:2914 P. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   6 D. Mladjan Foul drawn
03:28   Substitution: 7 S. Petkovic out,
10 R. Kovac in
03:29 40 - 29 6 D. Mladjan Free throw MADE(1/1)
03:28Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
11 I. Lilov in 
  
03:165 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 D. Mladjan Def. Rebound
03:0121 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
03:02Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
03:02   11 J. Dubas Free throw missed(1/2)
03:02 40 - 30 11 J. Dubas Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:469 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 K. Ivanov 
43 - 30 
02:3014 P. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
02:29   Substitution: 6 D. Mladjan out,
4 J. Kazadi in
02:30   11 J. Dubas Free throw missed(1/2)
02:29 43 - 31 11 J. Dubas Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:29Timeout   
02:29   Substitution: 10 R. Kovac out,
6 D. Mladjan in
02:0914 P. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov 
  
02:074 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   6 D. Mladjan Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
02:074 D. Ivanov Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:074 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 44 - 31 
01:54 44 - 34 6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 C. Mafuta
01:3911 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 J. Dubas Def. Rebound
01:35   11 J. Dubas Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:235 K. Ivanov Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 J. Kazadi Steal
01:19 44 - 36 8 C. Mafuta 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
01:17Timeout   
01:17   Substitution: 4 J. Kazadi out,
10 R. Kovac in
01:024 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 O. Vogt Def. Rebound
00:58   Substitution: 10 R. Kovac out,
4 J. Kazadi in
00:3811 I. Lilov Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   15 O. Vogt Foul drawn
00:37Timeout   
00:37   Substitution: 6 D. Mladjan out,
25 M. Mladjan in
00:38 44 - 37 15 O. Vogt Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:37   8 C. Mafuta assist
00:37   15 O. Vogt Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 11 J. Dubas
00:27 44 - 39 11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
00:274 D. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
00:28Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
00:28   Substitution: 15 O. Vogt out,
13 C. Capela in
00:27   11 J. Dubas Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 25 M. Mladjan
00:07 44 - 41 4 J. Kazadi 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
00:029 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   8 C. Mafuta Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
TimeBULGARIAScoreSWITZERLAND
10:00Substitution: 14 P. Ivanov out,
10 B. Avramov in 
  
10:00Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 8 C. Mafuta out,
6 D. Mladjan in
10:00   Substitution: 25 M. Mladjan out,
7 S. Petkovic in
09:595 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   6 D. Mladjan Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:5921 N. Varbanov Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 S. Petkovic Steal
09:59 44 - 43 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Petkovic
09:4821 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   4 J. Kazadi Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
09:289 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 47 - 43 
09:135 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   13 C. Capela Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
13 C. Capela Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:5621 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov 
49 - 43 
08:33 49 - 46 6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:239 B. Mirkovich Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 J. Dubas Steal
08:2021 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
08:07 49 - 49 7 S. Petkovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 D. Mladjan
07:569 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn   7 S. Petkovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
07:5410 B. Avramov Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 C. Capela Steal
07:51 49 - 51 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
07:345 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 S. Petkovic Def. Rebound
07:20 49 - 53 6 D. Mladjan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Petkovic
07:15Timeout   
07:15Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
8 C. Kostov in 
  
07:1521 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed    Def. Rebound
07:05   6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 J. Kazadi
07:0311 I. Lilov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   4 J. Kazadi Foul drawn
06:32 49 - 56 6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Petkovic
06:118 C. Kostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov 
52 - 56 
05:5521 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound   11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
05:485 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   13 C. Capela Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
05:46Substitution: 11 I. Lilov out,
14 P. Ivanov in 
  
05:46   Substitution: 4 J. Kazadi out,
8 C. Mafuta in
05:46   Substitution: 13 C. Capela out,
15 O. Vogt in
05:485 K. Ivanov Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:465 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 53 - 56 
05:30 Def. Rebound   11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
05:215 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
55 - 56 
05:469 B. Mirkovich assist   
04:5821 N. Varbanov Block
5 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound 
  15 O. Vogt 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
04:528 C. Kostov Foul drawn   11 J. Dubas Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
04:45Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in 
  
04:528 C. Kostov Free throw MADE(1/2) 56 - 56 
04:458 C. Kostov Free throw MADE(2/2) 57 - 56 
04:3214 P. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   6 D. Mladjan Foul drawn
04:24 57 - 59 7 S. Petkovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:129 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov 
  
04:0721 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE 59 - 59 
03:5521 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound   6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:5321 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
03:5321 N. Varbanov Foul drawn   11 J. Dubas Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
03:53   Substitution: 7 S. Petkovic out,
4 J. Kazadi in
03:53Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in 
  
03:399 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Kazadi Def. Rebound
03:234 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound   11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:094 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   8 C. Mafuta Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)
02:57Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
13 A. Velikov in 
  
02:57   Substitution: 8 C. Mafuta out,
25 M. Mladjan in
03:094 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2) 60 - 59 
02:574 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 61 - 59 
02:414 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound   10 R. Kovac 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:338 C. Kostov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Kazadi Def. Rebound
02:3324 V. Veselinov Def. Rebound   4 J. Kazadi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:3313 A. Velikov Foul drawn   10 R. Kovac Personal Foul (Team 9th, Player 1st)
02:03Substitution: 14 P. Ivanov out,
12 A. Georgiev in 
  
02:3313 A. Velikov Free throw MADE(1/2) 62 - 59 
02:57   Substitution: 6 D. Mladjan out,
10 R. Kovac in
02:0313 A. Velikov Free throw MADE(2/2) 63 - 59 
01:4513 A. Velikov Def. Rebound   25 M. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:398 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 R. Kovac Def. Rebound
01:298 C. Kostov Steal   11 J. Dubas Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:128 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Georgiev 
65 - 59 
00:5724 V. Veselinov Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
00:56   Substitution: 10 R. Kovac out,
6 D. Mladjan in
00:57 65 - 60 11 J. Dubas Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:56 65 - 61 11 J. Dubas Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:56   Substitution: 11 J. Dubas out,
8 C. Mafuta in
00:56   Substitution: 15 O. Vogt out,
13 C. Capela in
00:3612 A. Georgiev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 V. Veselinov 
  
00:2312 A. Georgiev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Ivanov 
68 - 61 
00:02   4 J. Kazadi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Capela
00:02   13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeBULGARIAScoreSWITZERLAND
09:4024 V. Veselinov Block
24 V. Veselinov Def. Rebound 
  6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
09:2324 V. Veselinov Foul drawn   6 D. Mladjan Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
09:20   Substitution: 8 C. Mafuta out,
7 S. Petkovic in
09:2324 V. Veselinov Free throw MADE(1/2) 69 - 61 
09:2012 A. Georgiev assist   
09:2024 V. Veselinov Free throw MADE(2/2) 70 - 61 
09:014 D. Ivanov Steal   25 M. Mladjan Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:444 D. Ivanov Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 C. Capela Steal
08:294 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound   4 J. Kazadi 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
08:214 D. Ivanov Foul drawn   13 C. Capela Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:21Substitution: 13 A. Velikov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in 
  
08:149 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 C. Kostov 
73 - 61 
07:549 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound   13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:404 D. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Georgiev 
  
07:3612 A. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Georgiev 
  
07:3312 A. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 75 - 61 
07:36Timeout   
07:21   7 S. Petkovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Capela
07:18 75 - 63 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:0112 A. Georgiev Foul drawn   7 S. Petkovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
06:55   Substitution: 25 M. Mladjan out,
11 J. Dubas in
06:5212 A. Georgiev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
78 - 63 
06:3124 V. Veselinov Def. Rebound   11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:1624 V. Veselinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov 
  
06:124 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 80 - 63 
05:544 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound   6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:3924 V. Veselinov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Georgiev 
83 - 63 
05:39Timeout   
05:39   Substitution: 4 J. Kazadi out,
10 R. Kovac in
05:39   Substitution: 6 D. Mladjan out,
25 M. Mladjan in
05:31 83 - 65 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Petkovic
05:1412 A. Georgiev 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 85 - 65 
05:0324 V. Veselinov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
04:5012 A. Georgiev Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   13 C. Capela Foul drawn
04:50   13 C. Capela Free throw missed(1/2)
04:44   13 C. Capela Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 11 J. Dubas
04:444 D. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   11 J. Dubas Foul drawn
04:43Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
11 I. Lilov in 
  
04:42   7 S. Petkovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:3811 I. Lilov Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 C. Capela Steal
04:37 85 - 67 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
04:1912 A. Georgiev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich 
88 - 67 
04:04 88 - 69 13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:5112 A. Georgiev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov 
  
03:339 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)   11 J. Dubas Block
03:32Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in 
  
03:285 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 K. Ivanov 
  
03:285 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   11 J. Dubas Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
03:285 K. Ivanov Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:295 K. Ivanov Free throw missed(2/2)   13 C. Capela Def. Rebound
03:17   7 S. Petkovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Capela
03:145 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound   13 C. Capela 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:0311 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 K. Ivanov 
91 - 69 
02:4412 A. Georgiev Def. Rebound   11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4012 A. Georgiev Turnover (Ball Handling)   25 M. Mladjan Steal
02:38 91 - 71 25 M. Mladjan 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
02:235 K. Ivanov Foul drawn   10 R. Kovac Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:20Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
21 N. Varbanov in 
  
02:20   Substitution: 10 R. Kovac out,
6 D. Mladjan in
02:20   Substitution: 13 C. Capela out,
15 O. Vogt in
02:235 K. Ivanov Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:235 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2) 92 - 71 
02:0221 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound   25 M. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:33 Turnover (24 secs)   
01:33   Substitution: 25 M. Mladjan out,
4 J. Kazadi in
01:2111 I. Lilov Steal   11 J. Dubas Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:1511 I. Lilov Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:0411 I. Lilov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   6 D. Mladjan Foul drawn
01:0411 I. Lilov Foul drawn   6 D. Mladjan Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
00:5711 I. Lilov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   15 O. Vogt Block
6 D. Mladjan Def. Rebound
00:529 B. Mirkovich Steal   6 D. Mladjan Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:41   6 D. Mladjan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 J. Dubas
00:3821 N. Varbanov Block   11 J. Dubas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 7 S. Petkovic
00:3012 A. Georgiev Def. Rebound   7 S. Petkovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
00:135 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 D. Mladjan Def. Rebound

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Switzerland
32/61FG M/A29/69
17/31 (54.8%) FG2P M/A22/47 (46.8%)
15/30 (50.0%) FG3P M/A7/22 (31.8%)
13/18 (72.2%) FT M/A6/12 (50.0%)
36 (9-27) Reb (O-D) 33 (13-20)
26AS14
12TO13
7ST9
5BS3
21PF21
92Pts71

top performers

Bulgaria Switzerland

Branko Mirkovic

 

Clint Capela

11Pts18
3Reb5
9AS0
2ST3
0BS1
30Min22
Bulgaria Switzerland 2-0
Bulgaria - Switzerland 92-71
22.08.2013, Sofia (BUL)
Switzerland - Bulgaria 67-87
25.08.2013, Fribourg (SUI)

COACH QUOTES

22.08.2013
Quotes Bulgaria vs. Switzerland

Konstantin Papazov, head coach of Bulgaria:

"It was not an easy win. I am not sure that at the third half there was anybody  in the gym who believed that we will win by 21 points. We have to be happy. Again we showed a couple of times that we have a heart. Basketball is such a game that one minute is enough to take you to a 10 points difference. Or take you to [the other end] in a bad psychological state. Switzerland has a great shooter [Mladja] and it took a lot of work to control him. I am very happy with this team. Our joker was Aleksander Georgiev. He grabbed his chance and did it the best way."

Aleksander Georgiev, Bulgaria:

"We did not play well in the first half. [At half time] we made some corrections in our play and at the fourth quarter we started to play better. We were very strong in defense; we started to play better and freely in offense. So we understood that the team of Switzerland is not so strong.  They were lucky to score four consequent three-pointers, but we did our best in the last minutes, so now we have an advantage of 21 points. We hope that we will qualify."

Petar Aleksic, head coach of Switzerland:

"Congratulations to Bulgaria for the big win. We played very well for 25 minutes. After that we lost control of the game. The Bulgarians played very tough after that ponit. We lost our focus and freshness. We stopped playing good defense. Offensively we couldn't do a lot. Bulgaria scored some really tough shots. We were surprise with a couple of their forwards - Veselinov and Georgiev.  They made some very difficult treys. We played much better than the result shows. The reality is that we shouldn't have lost by more than 10 points. This is not the realistic score for this game. We are a young team, without a lot of experience. We did some mistakes, and that cost us a 7-0 run. After that we couldn't come back. We were not thinking for the second game, we tried to win this one. I am proud of my team, they are doing a great job. It was our seventh game in a row, a lot of travelling, so we were physically not so good tonight."

Marko Mladjan, Switzerland:

"Bulgaria played a very good game. We started not so good, but we managed to come back and made some tough shots. But then we broke down and Bulgarian made some important shot. We let them have some open shots. But there are more 40 minutes left, so we will do our best to win at home."

 

Top performers

Bulgaria Switzerland

Branko Mirkovic

 

Clint Capela

11Pts18
3Reb5
9AS0
2ST3
0BS1

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