Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

In the group F of FIBA 2023 World Cup Qualifiers, Bosnia and Herzegovina (3-3) advanced to the next group stage by defeating and eliminating Bulgaria (1-5) 76-73 (19-18, 21-18, 16-26, 18-11). 

3-pointers this season

Points made: 12,0
Accuracy: 34,0%
Place in standings: 1
Record max: 13
Record min: 11
Most made 3FGs: Dee Bost

With 2 seconds left in the game, Dzanan Musa hit a game-winning 3-pointer to give Bosnia and Herzegovina a ticket to the next stage of the qualifiers.

With 12 left in the game, Musa had a chance to give his team the lead with 2 free throws but he missed them both.

However, John Roberson got an offensive rebound and gave Bosnia and Herzegovina and Musa another chance, which he used perfectly.

The entire fourth quarter was a nail-biting close, as neither of the teams could manage to get a bigger lead than 5 points.

Bulgaria, who had to play without their star Sasha Vezenkov, gained a 4-point lead after the strong third quarter, winning the quarter by 8 points behind Dee Bost's performance, who hit three 3-pointers in the quarter.

The game in the first half was rather close as well, as neither of the teams managed to build a significant lead. Bosnia and Herzegovina had a 4-point advantage after the first half (40-36).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was led by Miralem Halilovic who finished with 16 points (8/13 2PT, 0/0 3PT, 0/0 FT), 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 assist.

For Bulgaria Dee Bost had 24 points (3/4 2PT, 6/9 3PT, 0/0 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Miralem Halilovic 16 (8 REB), Aleksandar Lazic 14, Dzanan Musa 13 (6 AST), Edin Atic 12 (7 REB), John Roberson 11;

Bulgaria: Dee Bost 24 (5 REB), Chavdar Kostov 15 (6 REB), Dimitar Dimitrov 14.

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