Romania68-84

21-20, 19-22, 11-18, 17-24

Bulgaria

 

Date: 01.08.2013, 17:45hGroup:  AVenue:   ConstantaSpectators: 1000
Referees:  Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Gianluca Mattioli (ITA), Tomislav Hordov (CRO)
TEAM LEADERS
Romania Bulgaria
Rares Mandache (18)PtsDeyan Ivanov (27)
Bogdan Tibirna (5)RebDeyan Ivanov (8)
Adrian Tudor (5)ASBranko Mirkovic (6)
Rares Mandache (5)STBozhidar Avramov (4)
Brice Kabengele (1), Bogdan Tibirna (1)BSIvan Lilov (1), Nikolay Varbanov (1)

GAME REPORT

01.08.2013
Bulgaria Claim First Win On The Road
22. Adrian Gutoaia (Romania)
Adrian Gutoaia of Romania and Kaloyan Ivanov of Bulgaria battle for the ball

Bulgaria pulled away from hosts Romania in the second half to clinch a vital 84-68 victory on Thursday, in Group A action in the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round.

The Bulgarians scored the first seven points in the encounter but Romania swiftly balanced proceedings, went ahead 21-20 at the end of the first quarter, and took a five-point lead early in the second frame.

The two opponents exchanged blows until the end of the period but Bulgaria reclaimed the lead on two free-throws by Branko Mirkovich 51 seconds from the half-time buzzer and the same player drilled a triple on the first possession in the third quarter to give his team a five-point cushion.

Bulgaria not only remained in the driver's seat until the final buzzer, but came up with a swift reply every time their hosts attempted to reduce the gap, as Romania were able to get easy baskets in the open floor (16 points in transition) but struggled offensively in five-on-five possessions.

The guests maintained a healthy cushion until approximately three minutes before the end of the clash, when they used an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 82-66 and avoid having to go through a stressful finale.

Bulgaria's Deyan Ivanov led all scorers with 27 points and added eight rebounds, his twin brother Kaloyan finished with 15 points and five boards, but the winners owe a lot to the brilliant display of the sharp-shooting Mirkovich, who collected 20 points and dished out a game-high six assists.

For Romania, point guard Rares Mandache had 18 points and shooting guard Brice Kabengele picked up 11 points in losing efforts.

COACH QUOTES

01.08.2013
Quotes Romania vs. Bulgaria

Romania head coach, Marcel Tenter:

"Unfortunately, it was a game that we lost because of our team's childish mistakes. We lost rebounds, which we should not normally lose; we gave a lot of wrong passes in critical moments of the game, which we should normally not give; and Bulgaria team responded with a very high accuracy, especially in the last two quarters. We had good periods, but they alternated with moments of weakness. In the future, it's important for our players to learn that a game has 40 minutes to the final whistle. Instead of 26 minutes, or 38..."

Romania player, Andrei Mandache:

"It was a tough game, against a very good opponent. The game was very open, at least until the middle of the 3rd quarter, when, unfortunately for us, we lost its control. I think Bulgaria managed to win in the end because they dominated us in an area where we worked a lot lately: rebounds. After the break, quite inexplicably, we relaxed and team didn't miss the chance to turn the tables [on us] and win the game.

Bulgaria head coach, Konstantin Papazov:

"It was a very hard game, but I am very happy because in the end we won. Romania is a very good team and they have improved their basketball, especialy in the last couple of years. Today, we started very good in the first period, with a 7-0 run, but after that we made some easy 10 tournovers and Romania scored in the fastbreak. At half time we discussed [that] in the locker room and fixed all our offensive problems. The Romanian coach tried everything in the 3rd and 4th period - substitutions, changings the defense many times, pressure on the court; but we were good in shooting and we won the game. I want to congratulate my team, but also the opponents for their game."

Bulgaria player, Deyan Ivanov:

"We've never played before against Romania so the result of this first game was very important for us. We didn't know our opponents at all and that's why, in the first half, they surprised us. But we kept our confidence and [in the end] we won with a good margin of 16 points. Next week we'll play against Iceland, another unknown team for us. We are looking for another victory which can take us closer to qualification."

Top performers

Romania Bulgaria

Rares Mandache

 

Branko Mirkovic

18Pts20
2Reb5
2AS6
5ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Romania Bulgaria
26/61FG M/A25/58
21/42 (50.0%) FG2P M/A15/39 (38.5%)
5/19 (26.3%) FG3P M/A10/19 (52.6%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A24/28 (85.7%)
32 (11-21) Reb (O-D) 42 (15-27)
14AS19
17TO18
13ST13
2BS2
27PF18
68Pts84

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ROMANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Mandache, R. 377/1258.35/862.52/450.02/2100.0022245031-1418
*5Tudor, A. 314/666.72/450.02/2100.00/10.0213521023-1910
*6Dragusin, I. 110/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0134120032-70
7Popescu, D. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.010102101050
*8Kabengele, B. 225/955.64/4100.01/520.00/00.0033232130-1611
9Stefan, A. DNP
10Capusan, A. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-20
11Baciu, C. 51/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/250.0011000011-23
14Nicoara, T. 212/728.62/540.00/20.02/2100.0213110042-56
*15Silvasan, M. 171/714.31/425.00/30.00/00.0044231031-82
21Tibirna, B. 254/850.04/850.00/00.01/333.3325002124-79
22Gutoaia, A. 242/825.02/540.00/30.05/683.3134101044-59
TEAM/COACH11200
TOTAL26/ 6142.621/ 4250.05/ 1926.311/1668.81121321417132271868
BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Ivanov, D. 309/2045.07/1838.92/2100.07/1070.05381110151727
5Ivanov, K. 243/742.91/425.02/366.77/7100.0055211016215
*8Kostov, C. 172/450.02/450.00/00.00/10.011220003384
*9Mirkovic, B. 326/966.74/666.72/366.76/6100.02356330482020
10Avramov, B. 271/425.00/10.01/333.34/4100.014532401427
*11Lilov, I. 363/1030.00/30.03/742.90/00.0336452110199
12Georgiev Yanev, A. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-10
14Ivanov, P. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000
15Marshavelski, K. DNP
*21Varbanov, N. 171/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.013404114192
24Veselinov, V. 100/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.000012001040
34Durchev, M. 40/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.010100101000
TEAM/COACH15600
TOTAL25/ 5843.115/ 3938.510/ 1952.624/2885.71527421918132182784
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

Romania Bulgaria

Rares Mandache

 

Branko Mirkovic

18Pts20
2Reb5
2AS6
5ST3
0BS0
37Min32

TEAM STATS

Romania Bulgaria
26/61FG M/A25/58
21/42 (50.0%) FG2P M/A15/39 (38.5%)
5/19 (26.3%) FG3P M/A10/19 (52.6%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A24/28 (85.7%)
32 (11-21) Reb (O-D) 42 (15-27)
14AS19
17TO18
13ST13
2BS2
27PF18
68Pts84

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PLAY BY PLAY

TimeROMANIAScoreBULGARIA
09:43   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov
09:39 0 - 2 4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
09:286 I. Dragusin Foul drawn   21 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:195 A. Tudor Turnover (Bad Pass)   11 I. Lilov Steal
09:174 R. Mandache Steal   11 I. Lilov Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:006 I. Dragusin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   21 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound
08:466 I. Dragusin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   21 N. Varbanov Foul drawn
08:39 0 - 5 4 D. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich
08:244 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   21 N. Varbanov Block
8 C. Kostov Def. Rebound
08:14 0 - 7 9 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:0115 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound
07:568 B. Kabengele Block   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Varbanov
07:51   21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Backcourt violation)
07:388 B. Kabengele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 A. Tudor 
  
07:324 R. Mandache 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Tudor 
3 - 7 
07:08   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
06:576 I. Dragusin Def. Rebound   21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
06:4715 M. Silvasan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   21 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound
06:406 I. Dragusin Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   8 C. Kostov Foul drawn
06:356 I. Dragusin Def. Rebound   11 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:188 B. Kabengele 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 5 - 7 
06:0115 M. Silvasan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   4 D. Ivanov Foul drawn
06:01 5 - 8 4 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:01   8 C. Kostov assist
06:01 5 - 9 4 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:455 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 7 - 9 
05:425 A. Tudor Foul drawn   9 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:425 A. Tudor Free throw missed(1/1)   11 I. Lilov Def. Rebound
05:265 A. Tudor Steal   4 D. Ivanov Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:228 B. Kabengele 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 9 - 9 
04:58 9 - 11 4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich
04:374 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 11 - 11 
04:24Substitution: 15 M. Silvasan out,
14 T. Nicoara in 
  
04:176 I. Dragusin assist   
04:14 11 - 13 21 N. Varbanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov
04:066 I. Dragusin Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
6 I. Dragusin Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
04:06Substitution: 6 I. Dragusin out,
21 B. Tibirna in 
  
04:06   Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in
04:06   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in
03:52 11 - 15 9 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 24 V. Veselinov
03:3314 T. Nicoara Foul drawn   24 V. Veselinov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:2921 B. Tibirna Foul drawn   5 K. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:288 B. Kabengele Turnover (5 secs)   
03:225 A. Tudor Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
03:22Timeout   
03:22 11 - 16 9 B. Mirkovich Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:22 11 - 17 9 B. Mirkovich Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:22   Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
10 B. Avramov in
02:574 R. Mandache 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 14 - 17 
02:3221 B. Tibirna Block
8 B. Kabengele Def. Rebound 
  5 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
02:158 B. Kabengele 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 16 - 17 
01:5621 B. Tibirna Steal   24 V. Veselinov Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:524 R. Mandache 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound
01:348 B. Kabengele Steal   11 I. Lilov Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:294 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 B. Kabengele 
18 - 17 
01:11 18 - 20 11 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov
00:498 B. Kabengele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 A. Tudor 
  
00:475 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   11 I. Lilov Block
11 I. Lilov Def. Rebound
00:43   24 V. Veselinov Turnover (Out of bounds)
00:43   Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in
00:43   Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
4 D. Ivanov in
00:43Substitution: 4 R. Mandache out,
7 D. Popescu in 
  
00:43Substitution: 5 A. Tudor out,
22 A. Gutoaia in 
  
00:327 D. Popescu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 D. Popescu 
  
00:1414 T. Nicoara Turnover (Bad Pass)   11 I. Lilov Steal
00:128 B. Kabengele Steal   11 I. Lilov Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:108 B. Kabengele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 21 - 20 
TimeROMANIAScoreBULGARIA
10:00Substitution: 8 B. Kabengele out,
4 R. Mandache in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 11 I. Lilov out,
12 A. Georgiev in
09:5422 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn   12 A. Georgiev Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:5422 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(1/2) 22 - 20 
09:5422 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(2/2) 23 - 20 
09:28   5 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2222 A. Gutoaia Def. Rebound   
09:1914 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 R. Mandache 
25 - 20 
09:19Timeout   
09:19   Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
21 N. Varbanov in
09:027 D. Popescu Steal   21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:417 D. Popescu Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 B. Avramov Steal
08:3914 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   10 B. Avramov Foul drawn
08:2222 A. Gutoaia Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:104 R. Mandache Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 B. Avramov Steal
08:037 D. Popescu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
08:03Substitution: 7 D. Popescu out,
5 A. Tudor in 
  
07:56   9 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov
07:46 25 - 22 4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Hook shot) MADE
07:2714 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 B. Tibirna 
  
07:2321 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 27 - 22 
07:2321 B. Tibirna Foul drawn   21 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:23   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in
07:2321 B. Tibirna Free throw missed(1/1)    Def. Rebound
07:08 27 - 24 5 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich
07:0822 A. Gutoaia Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   5 K. Ivanov Foul drawn
07:08 27 - 25 5 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:08   Substitution: 12 A. Georgiev out,
8 C. Kostov in
06:5121 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 B. Tibirna 
  
06:4721 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed   5 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound
06:42   10 B. Avramov Turnover (Travelling)
06:2522 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 B. Tibirna 
  
06:024 R. Mandache Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 B. Mirkovich Steal
05:5821 B. Tibirna Def. Rebound   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5322 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 14 T. Nicoara 
29 - 25 
05:48Substitution: 14 T. Nicoara out,
15 M. Silvasan in 
  
05:48   Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
11 I. Lilov in
05:3422 A. Gutoaia Steal   11 I. Lilov Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:2815 M. Silvasan Foul drawn   8 C. Kostov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
05:0815 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound
04:53 29 - 27 8 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
04:5322 A. Gutoaia Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   8 C. Kostov Foul drawn
04:53   Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in
04:53   8 C. Kostov Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 8 C. Kostov
04:51 29 - 29 8 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
04:3122 A. Gutoaia 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
04:3121 B. Tibirna Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   5 K. Ivanov Foul drawn
04:31Substitution: 21 B. Tibirna out,
11 C. Baciu in 
  
04:31 29 - 30 5 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:31 29 - 31 5 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:164 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 31 - 31 
04:0311 C. Baciu Def. Rebound   9 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:4411 C. Baciu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 M. Silvasan 
33 - 31 
03:274 R. Mandache Steal   5 K. Ivanov Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:2111 C. Baciu Foul drawn   8 C. Kostov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
03:21Substitution: 5 A. Tudor out,
7 D. Popescu in 
  
03:21   Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
10 B. Avramov in
03:2111 C. Baciu Free throw MADE(1/2) 34 - 31 
03:2111 C. Baciu Free throw missed(2/2)   10 B. Avramov Def. Rebound
03:08 34 - 34 5 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich
02:524 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 M. Silvasan 
36 - 34 
02:3511 C. Baciu Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   5 K. Ivanov Foul drawn
02:35 36 - 35 5 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:35 36 - 36 5 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:297 D. Popescu Turnover (Out of bounds)   
02:29Substitution: 7 D. Popescu out,
8 B. Kabengele in 
  
02:02   Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
4 D. Ivanov in
02:0215 M. Silvasan Def. Rebound   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:5815 M. Silvasan Turnover (Bad Pass)   4 D. Ivanov Steal
01:55   5 K. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov
01:52 36 - 38 4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:4922 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 B. Avramov Def. Rebound
01:4022 A. Gutoaia Def. Rebound   11 I. Lilov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3622 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Alley-oop) MADE
Assist: 8 B. Kabengele 
38 - 38 
01:27   Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in
01:2015 M. Silvasan Def. Rebound   10 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5315 M. Silvasan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound
00:514 R. Mandache Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)   9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
00:51Substitution: 22 A. Gutoaia out,
5 A. Tudor in 
  
00:51   Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in
00:51 38 - 39 9 B. Mirkovich Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:51 38 - 40 9 B. Mirkovich Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:51   Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
14 P. Ivanov in
00:2915 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 I. Lilov Def. Rebound
00:078 B. Kabengele Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)   10 B. Avramov Foul drawn
00:07Timeout   
00:07 38 - 41 10 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:07 38 - 42 10 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:028 B. Kabengele 2PtsFG (Hook shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Tudor 
40 - 42 
TimeROMANIAScoreBULGARIA
10:00Substitution: 11 C. Baciu out,
6 I. Dragusin in 
  
10:00Substitution: 15 M. Silvasan out,
14 T. Nicoara in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 10 B. Avramov out,
8 C. Kostov in
10:00   Substitution: 14 P. Ivanov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in
10:00   Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
21 N. Varbanov in
09:40 40 - 45 9 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov
09:2314 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 I. Dragusin 
  
09:206 I. Dragusin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   21 N. Varbanov Def. Rebound
09:164 R. Mandache Steal   21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:118 B. Kabengele Turnover (Bad Pass)   21 N. Varbanov Steal
09:1114 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
09:016 I. Dragusin Def. Rebound   8 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:455 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 R. Mandache 
42 - 45 
08:268 B. Kabengele Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   8 C. Kostov Foul drawn
08:15 42 - 47 4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 C. Kostov
07:54   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 B. Mirkovich
07:50 42 - 49 9 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE
07:50Timeout   
07:50Substitution: 8 B. Kabengele out,
22 A. Gutoaia in 
  
07:336 I. Dragusin Turnover (Travelling)   
07:2914 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   4 D. Ivanov Foul drawn
07:29   4 D. Ivanov Free throw missed(1/2)
07:295 A. Tudor Def. Rebound   4 D. Ivanov Free throw missed(2/2)
07:1922 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn   9 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:074 R. Mandache 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
06:47 42 - 52 9 B. Mirkovich 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:326 I. Dragusin Foul drawn   21 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
06:32   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in
06:244 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 T. Nicoara 
  
06:2014 T. Nicoara Foul drawn   4 D. Ivanov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:2014 T. Nicoara Free throw MADE(1/2) 43 - 52 
06:2014 T. Nicoara Free throw MADE(2/2) 44 - 52 
06:0614 T. Nicoara Def. Rebound   8 C. Kostov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:0122 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn   8 C. Kostov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
06:01   Substitution: 8 C. Kostov out,
10 B. Avramov in
06:0122 A. Gutoaia Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:0122 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(2/2) 45 - 52 
05:45   11 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 I. Lilov
05:42   11 I. Lilov Turnover (Out of bounds)
05:215 A. Tudor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound
05:1814 T. Nicoara Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   5 K. Ivanov Foul drawn
05:18Substitution: 14 T. Nicoara out,
15 M. Silvasan in 
  
05:18Substitution: 6 I. Dragusin out,
21 B. Tibirna in 
  
04:50   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 B. Avramov
04:484 R. Mandache Steal   9 B. Mirkovich Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:3415 M. Silvasan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 47 - 52 
04:2015 M. Silvasan Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
04:20 47 - 53 9 B. Mirkovich Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:20 47 - 54 9 B. Mirkovich Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:0415 M. Silvasan Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 B. Mirkovich Steal
03:565 A. Tudor Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   4 D. Ivanov Foul drawn
03:56 47 - 55 4 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:56 47 - 56 4 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:444 R. Mandache Foul drawn   9 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
03:44   Substitution: 9 B. Mirkovich out,
34 M. Durchev in
03:444 R. Mandache Free throw MADE(1/2) 48 - 56 
03:444 R. Mandache Free throw MADE(2/2) 49 - 56 
03:44Substitution: 22 A. Gutoaia out,
8 B. Kabengele in 
  
03:44Substitution: 5 A. Tudor out,
22 A. Gutoaia in 
  
03:3015 M. Silvasan Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)   5 K. Ivanov Foul drawn
03:30 49 - 57 5 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:30 49 - 58 5 K. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:1322 A. Gutoaia Foul drawn   34 M. Durchev Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
03:1322 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(1/2) 50 - 58 
03:1322 A. Gutoaia Free throw MADE(2/2) 51 - 58 
02:46   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov
02:44   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Ivanov
02:414 R. Mandache Def. Rebound   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:334 R. Mandache Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 K. Ivanov Steal
02:2822 A. Gutoaia Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)   4 D. Ivanov Foul drawn
02:28 51 - 59 4 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:28 51 - 60 4 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:28   Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in
02:1622 A. Gutoaia 2PtsFG (Dunk) missed   10 B. Avramov Def. Rebound
02:08   10 B. Avramov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 M. Durchev
01:5315 M. Silvasan Def. Rebound   24 V. Veselinov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:418 B. Kabengele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
01:2415 M. Silvasan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound
01:0815 M. Silvasan Steal   10 B. Avramov Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:0615 M. Silvasan Turnover (Bad Pass)   34 M. Durchev Steal
00:56   34 M. Durchev 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 I. Lilov
00:3521 B. Tibirna Def. Rebound   11 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:274 R. Mandache Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 B. Avramov Steal
00:0315 M. Silvasan Def. Rebound   11 I. Lilov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeROMANIAScoreBULGARIA
10:00Substitution: 8 B. Kabengele out,
5 A. Tudor in 
  
10:00Substitution: 15 M. Silvasan out,
10 A. Capusan in 
  
10:00Substitution: 22 A. Gutoaia out,
14 T. Nicoara in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in
10:00   Substitution: 24 V. Veselinov out,
9 B. Mirkovich in
10:00   Substitution: 34 M. Durchev out,
21 N. Varbanov in
09:504 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
09:27 Def. Rebound   9 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:0821 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Hook shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Tudor 
53 - 60 
08:48 53 - 63 10 B. Avramov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov
08:3514 T. Nicoara 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 B. Avramov Def. Rebound
08:21   21 N. Varbanov Turnover (Travelling)
08:005 A. Tudor 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 56 - 63 
07:344 R. Mandache Def. Rebound   4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:2214 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound
07:1610 A. Capusan Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
06:52 56 - 66 11 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Ivanov
06:3021 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 T. Nicoara 
  
06:3014 T. Nicoara 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 58 - 66 
06:12 58 - 69 11 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov
06:12Timeout   
06:12Substitution: 10 A. Capusan out,
22 A. Gutoaia in 
  
06:12   Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
5 K. Ivanov in
05:5021 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 22 A. Gutoaia 
  
05:4321 B. Tibirna Foul drawn   21 N. Varbanov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
05:2821 B. Tibirna Foul drawn   11 I. Lilov Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:2821 B. Tibirna Free throw MADE(1/2) 59 - 69 
05:2822 A. Gutoaia assist   
05:2821 B. Tibirna Free throw missed(2/2)   5 K. Ivanov Def. Rebound
05:1221 B. Tibirna Steal   9 B. Mirkovich Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:0622 A. Gutoaia 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 B. Mirkovich Def. Rebound
04:474 R. Mandache Steal   9 B. Mirkovich Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:454 R. Mandache 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 61 - 69 
04:44Timeout   
04:44   Substitution: 21 N. Varbanov out,
4 D. Ivanov in
04:34 61 - 72 4 D. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lilov
04:225 A. Tudor 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 64 - 72 
04:104 R. Mandache Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   10 B. Avramov Foul drawn
04:014 R. Mandache Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   5 K. Ivanov Foul drawn
04:01Substitution: 4 R. Mandache out,
8 B. Kabengele in 
  
03:55   11 I. Lilov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 I. Lilov
03:43 64 - 74 4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 K. Ivanov
03:295 A. Tudor Foul drawn   9 B. Mirkovich Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
03:2014 T. Nicoara 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
02:578 B. Kabengele Def. Rebound   11 I. Lilov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4421 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Tudor 
66 - 74 
02:2921 B. Tibirna Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   9 B. Mirkovich Foul drawn
02:20 66 - 77 5 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich
02:065 A. Tudor Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 B. Mirkovich Steal
01:59 66 - 79 9 B. Mirkovich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 B. Avramov
01:55Timeout   
01:55Substitution: 14 T. Nicoara out,
4 R. Mandache in 
  
01:538 B. Kabengele 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Ivanov Def. Rebound
01:38   5 K. Ivanov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 B. Mirkovich
01:1522 A. Gutoaia Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   4 D. Ivanov Foul drawn
01:15 66 - 80 4 D. Ivanov Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:15   5 K. Ivanov assist
01:158 B. Kabengele Def. Rebound   4 D. Ivanov Free throw missed(2/2)
01:088 B. Kabengele Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 B. Avramov Steal
01:088 B. Kabengele Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)   10 B. Avramov Foul drawn
01:08 66 - 81 10 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:08 66 - 82 10 B. Avramov Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:5521 B. Tibirna 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Tudor 
68 - 82 
00:28 68 - 84 4 D. Ivanov 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Mirkovich
00:055 A. Tudor Foul drawn   10 B. Avramov Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:05   Substitution: 4 D. Ivanov out,
24 V. Veselinov in
00:05   Substitution: 5 K. Ivanov out,
8 C. Kostov in
00:0022 A. Gutoaia 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Romania Bulgaria
26/61FG M/A25/58
21/42 (50.0%) FG2P M/A15/39 (38.5%)
5/19 (26.3%) FG3P M/A10/19 (52.6%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A24/28 (85.7%)
32 (11-21) Reb (O-D) 42 (15-27)
14AS19
17TO18
13ST13
2BS2
27PF18
68Pts84

top performers

Romania Bulgaria

Rares Mandache

 

Branko Mirkovic

18Pts20
2Reb5
2AS6
5ST3
0BS0
37Min32
Romania Bulgaria 1-1
Romania - Bulgaria 68-84
01.08.2013, Constanta
Bulgaria - Romania 74-77
10.08.2013, Varna (BUL)

COACH QUOTES

01.08.2013
Quotes Romania vs. Bulgaria

Romania head coach, Marcel Tenter:

"Unfortunately, it was a game that we lost because of our team's childish mistakes. We lost rebounds, which we should not normally lose; we gave a lot of wrong passes in critical moments of the game, which we should normally not give; and Bulgaria team responded with a very high accuracy, especially in the last two quarters. We had good periods, but they alternated with moments of weakness. In the future, it's important for our players to learn that a game has 40 minutes to the final whistle. Instead of 26 minutes, or 38..."

Romania player, Andrei Mandache:

"It was a tough game, against a very good opponent. The game was very open, at least until the middle of the 3rd quarter, when, unfortunately for us, we lost its control. I think Bulgaria managed to win in the end because they dominated us in an area where we worked a lot lately: rebounds. After the break, quite inexplicably, we relaxed and team didn't miss the chance to turn the tables [on us] and win the game.

Bulgaria head coach, Konstantin Papazov:

"It was a very hard game, but I am very happy because in the end we won. Romania is a very good team and they have improved their basketball, especialy in the last couple of years. Today, we started very good in the first period, with a 7-0 run, but after that we made some easy 10 tournovers and Romania scored in the fastbreak. At half time we discussed [that] in the locker room and fixed all our offensive problems. The Romanian coach tried everything in the 3rd and 4th period - substitutions, changings the defense many times, pressure on the court; but we were good in shooting and we won the game. I want to congratulate my team, but also the opponents for their game."

Bulgaria player, Deyan Ivanov:

"We've never played before against Romania so the result of this first game was very important for us. We didn't know our opponents at all and that's why, in the first half, they surprised us. But we kept our confidence and [in the end] we won with a good margin of 16 points. Next week we'll play against Iceland, another unknown team for us. We are looking for another victory which can take us closer to qualification."

Top performers

Romania Bulgaria

Rares Mandache

 

Branko Mirkovic

18Pts20
2Reb5
2AS6
5ST3
0BS0

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