NEWS

18.09.2005
Lithuania Finish Preliminary Play Undefeated

Lithuania opened the game with a 16-0 run en route to a 92-79 victory over Bulgaria in the the two teams' final games of Group B Preliminary Round play in Podgorica. The defending EuroBasket champs earned a trip to Belgrade for the quarter-finals with a perfect 3-0 record.
 
Bulgaria committed turnovers on their opening four possessions of the game and Lithuania scored at will with an array of wide open three-pointers and dunks inside.

18.09.2005
Lithuania Aim for Perfect Record

Lithuania will look to finish preliminary round play with a 3-0 record when they take on Bulgaria this evening at the Moraca Sports Center in Podgorica.

Lithuania, having already secured first place in Group B following Bulgaria┬┤s loss to Turkey last night, will look to win their ninth EuroBasket game in a row dating back to 2003. Against Croatia last night, Lithuania trailed throughout the first half, took the lead in the third quarter and dominated the fourth in route to an 85-67 win.

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18.09.2005
Turkoglu Leads Turkey To Dramatic Overtime Victory

Hidayet Turkoglu┬┤s three pointer with 33 seconds remaining helped Turkey to a dramatic 94-89 come-from-behind overtime victory over Bulgaria in Group B of the Preliminary Round held in Podgorica.

Tied at 89, Turkoglu lined up a drilled a straight-on three-pointer from well beyond the line, giving Turkey a three-point lead.

17.09.2005
Turkey And Bulgaria Attempt To Rebound From Losses

After suffering different types of disappointing losses last night, Turkey and Bulgaria will aim for their first victories in Group B Preliminary Round play when the two teams tip-off against each other this evening in Podgorica.

Turkey, considered one of the favourites in Group B with their arsenal of NBA talent, trailed by double digits throughout their 87-75 setback to Lithuania last night. Bulgaria, behind a 27-point performance from Todor Stoykov, led after each of the first three quarters and provided a scare to Croatia before ultimately losing 88-84.

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