NBA : Greece – Bosnia and Herzegovina 69-84: The renewed National did not succeed and lost the first place in the group


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His team Thanasis Skourtopoulou – was sent off in the third quarter- tried although early found with double-digit differences back in the score to balance the match, but mistakes and failure in the attack cost her and suffered a fair defeat with 84-69.

Now our National has ensure its qualification but after the defeat by them Bosniaks has a record of 3-2 and in combination with the difference in scorelost the first place mathematically.

The match

“Wound” the defense for Greece

The Bosnians had the lead from an early age, taking advantage of our national defense problems with 15-10 (at 6 ′), while they closed the first period in +8 (26-18) since Greece had 1/7 three points!

In the second ten minutes of the match the difference for Bosnia and Herzegovina reached the 11 points (39-28 in 15 ′) with Greece having a significant defense problem. The players of Thanasis Skourtopoulos reacted and reduced at 39-35 with a series of 7-0 and the first part ended with 49-37 and typical guests to respond with individual score 10-2.

Ethniki was at -24, fought but did not succeed

The second half of the match in Riga started with our National team accepting series 7-0 and see the difference “thrown” at them 19 points (58-39 at 23 ′) doing everything wrong in defense and attack. The difference reached them as well 24 points (64-40 at 27 ′) with the Thanasis Skourtopoulos to be expelled after protests and the third period ended with 64-51 after Greece pressed and reduced me series 11-0!

In the fourth and last ten minutes of the match, Bosnia and Herzegovina made a quick epimmer score 8-1 and raised the difference again to 20 (72-52 at 33 ′) and essentially “locked” the victory. The internationals have reduced us in 74-62 3 ′ minutes before the end with individual score 10-2 and they were trying for the huge overthrow. Eventually, despite the efforts, the National did not manage to change the situation and lost 84-69.

Judged: In the attack of our National team where we had 14 mistakes from which the Bosnian points won in the transition, but also in the long shot where the players of Skourtopoulos shot 5/20.

Key player: Suleimanovic made the difference for the winners with 23 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, while for the National team Katsivelis was the leader who despite his 7 errors had 12 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

The ten minutes: 18-26, 37-49, 51-64, 69-84.

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