Bosnia and Herzegovina Win In Debut

14 August 2014

EUROBASKET 2015 2nd QR

12. Mirza Teletovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mirza Teletovic led the charge for Bosnia and Herzegovina with 25 points

Bosnia and Herzegovina led Great Britain from start to finish on Wednesday and kick-started their EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round campaign with an 80-67 victory on the road.

While this was the first game in Group A for the Balkan team, which now share top spot with Iceland, Great Britain have dropped to 0-2 in the standings.

Bosnia and Herzegovina used a 9-1 burst midway through the opening frame to open up a first double-digit gap, 15-5, when Mirza Teletovic scored his first points in the game with 3:25 remaining to the first buzzer.

The visitors went into the locker-rooms at half-time with a comfy 46-31 cushion, leaving Great Britain in search of solutions.

Teletovic made sure whatever reaction the British had in mind would no materialise when he drilled a triple with 6:24 remaining in the third to extend the gap to 20 points, 57-37, and followed up with an and-one play that gave the guests their biggest lead, 60-37.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina captain led all scorers with 25 points on three-for-five from three-point range, while Elmedin Kikanovic and Nemanja Mitrovic had 12 points each, the latter also adding seven rebounds.

For Great Britain, Daniel Clark finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in defeat.


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