Bosnia & Herzegovina72-80

23-23, 20-18, 12-20, 17-19

Italy

 

Date: 07.09.2003, 18:15hGroup:  AVenue:   LuleĆ„ (SWE) Spectators: 1652
Referees:  Ilija Belosevic (SRB), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
Bosnia & Herzegovina Italy
Terrel Ray Castle (12), Damir Kaan Mrsic (12)PtsMassimo Bulleri (24)
Jasmin Hukic (5)RebRoberto Chiacig (12)
Damir Kaan Mrsic (4)ASMassimo Bulleri (3)
Damir Kaan Mrsic (3)ST3 players tied with 1
Damir Krupalija (1)BSGiacomo Galanda (2)

GAME REPORT

07.09.2003
Italy 80 Bosnia and Herzegovina 72

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NBA legend Larry Bird says hi to the fans in Lulea
Italy left it desperately but they finally put together a good performance against Bosnia and Herzegovina, securing an 80-72 victory and keeping their Eurobasket hopes alive.

The game was a close affair and it was only at the buzzer of the third quarter that Italy could build a small lead, 66-51, after a buzzer beating 3-pointer by Alessandro De Pol.

Bosnia switched to a 2-3 zone in the fourth quarter which proved immediately effective. The Bosnians fought their way back into the game and even took a 68-67 lead with just under 4 minutes left to play.

Michele Mian answered for Italy with a 3-pointer and at the other end Jasmin Hukic was fouled while shooting. Hukic missed all 3 free-throw attempts and suddenly the momentum was all Italy's.

Massimo Bulleri then simply took over the game, scoring 9 consecutive points for Italy in just over a minute, and ending Bosnia's hopes.

Guards Damir Mrsic and Terrel Ray Castle both top scored for Bosnia with 12 points apiece. Bulleri finished with 24, after his 11-point outburst in the 4th quarter.

Although Bosnia lost all 3 of their games in the group, they can be proud of the fact that they put together 3 good performances and were unlucky not to come away with at least 1 win.

They also got great crowd support from a group of 300 fans who had travelled to watch their team. None of them seemed discouraged by the lack of a victory and they remained in high spirits throughout their 3 days in Italy.

Top performers

Bosnia & Herzegovina Italy

Terrel Ray Castle

 

Massimo Bulleri

12Pts24
4Reb3
1AS3
0ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Bosnia & Herzegovina Italy
26/59FG M/A28/52
15/32 (46.9%) FG2P M/A17/29 (58.6%)
11/27 (40.7%) FG3P M/A11/23 (47.8%)
9/18 (50.0%) FT M/A13/17 (76.5%)
24 (6-18) Reb (O-D) 35 (6-29)
8AS8
7TO12
6ST3
1BS2
20PF22
72Pts80

PHOTO GALLERY

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Castle, T. 204/850.02/450.02/450.02/2100.00441100212
5Ovcina, E. 52/366.72/366.70/00.00/10.0011001034
6Krupalija, D. 223/933.31/425.02/540.00/00.0134000108
7Leric, S. 223/3100.03/3100.00/00.01/333.3123010007
8Stevanovic, Z. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000010
9Hukic, J. 384/1040.03/650.01/425.01/425.00550100510
10Kovacevic, S. DNP
11Krasic, B. 213/837.51/425.02/450.00/00.0202211058
12Mrsic, D. 403/933.30/20.03/742.93/475.00224230212
13Bajramovic, K. DNP
14Teletovic, M. DNP
15Mujezinovic, H. 314/850.03/560.01/333.32/450.02021110211
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL26/ 5944.115/ 3246.911/ 2740.79/1850.06182487612072
ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Radulovic, N. 332/366.70/10.02/2100.03/475.0066021019
5Basile, G. 305/1145.52/366.73/837.50/00.00111100413
6Galanda, G. 285/1241.74/666.71/616.70/00.00550202511
7Soragna, M. DNP
8Marconato, D. 171/250.01/250.00/00.01/250.0246121033
9De Pol, A. 153/475.01/250.02/2100.00/00.0022030028
10Righetti, A. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
11Lamma, D. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000200000
12Bulleri, M. 347/1258.35/862.52/450.08/8100.00333010224
13Mian, M. 132/366.71/250.01/1100.00/00.0000100015
14Chiacig, R. 213/560.03/560.00/00.01/333.34812020037
15Cittadini, A. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL28/ 5253.817/ 2958.611/ 2347.813/1776.562935812322280
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

Bosnia & Herzegovina Italy

Terrel Ray Castle

 

Massimo Bulleri

12Pts24
4Reb3
1AS3
0ST1
0BS0
20Min34

TEAM STATS

Bosnia & Herzegovina Italy
26/59FG M/A28/52
15/32 (46.9%) FG2P M/A17/29 (58.6%)
11/27 (40.7%) FG3P M/A11/23 (47.8%)
9/18 (50.0%) FT M/A13/17 (76.5%)
24 (6-18) Reb (O-D) 35 (6-29)
8AS8
7TO12
6ST3
1BS2
20PF22
72Pts80