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.

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.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
 4Deyan Ivanov PF 2.05 18.03.1986 Varna (BUL)  Avtodor Saratov (RUS) 
 5Kaloyan Ivanov PF 2.05 18.03.1986 Varna (BUL)  Avtodor Saratov (RUS) 
 6Tencho Banev 2.07 14.08.1980 Haskovo (BUL)  MBC Odessa (UKR) 
 7Yuliyan Radionov PG 1.87 01.07.1979 Burgas (BUL)  Spartak Pleven 
 8Filip Videnov GF 1.97 12.06.1980 Sofia (BUL)  Tekelspor Istanbul (TUR) 
 9Yordan Bozov 1.91 25.01.1979 Sofia (BUL)  CSKA Sofia 
10Georgi Davidov 2.02 02.08.1976 Vraca (BUL)  Lukoil Akademic 
11Dimitar Angelov SF 2.02 25.08.1979 Yambol (BUL)  BC Kyiv (UKR) 
12Stefan Georgiev 2.06 20.03.1978 Sofia (BUL)  CSKA Sofia 
13Boyko Mladenov 2.12 02.03.1981 Blagoevgrad (BUL)  Lukoil Akademic 
14Hrisimir Dimitrov SF 1.96 21.06.1974 Pleven (BUL)  Spartak Pleven 
15Todor Stoykov SF 1.98 03.03.1977 Varna (BUL)  Lukoil Akademic 


Head Coach: Rosen Barchovski

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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.

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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