Mirza Teletovic and Bojan Bogdanovic had already led their teams to spots in Eurobasket 2013, FIBA Europe's bi-annual championship tournament when action began Saturday. It was Bosnia's last game in tournament and they ended in style, beating Romania by 35 in the Bosnian capital. Teletovic scored only 15 points --13 in the first half-- in the blowout. The Nets rookie will soon head to New York.
Croatia remained undefeated, beating Hungary on a buzzer beater by former Raptor Roko Leni Ukic. Bogdanovic had another strong game, with 17 points, shooting 4-for-7 from deep. He's shooting 52.5% from beyond the arc. They play their last game Tuesday. Tornike Shengelia's Georgia won, assuring it too will also be in the tournament. Shengelia was 0-for-4 and didn't score in the close win over Latvia. It was decided by a Zaza Pachulia basket with seven seconds left. Ilkan Karaman, the Nets #57 pick, led Turkey to a do-or-die win over Portugal, pouring in 21 points and grabbing 11 boards. He also shot 2-for-4 from deep.
Teletovic finished the tournament with a 24.3 scoring average, 1.5 points behind leader Anton Gavel of Slovakia. By winning, Bosnia helps its seeding next summer, when Teletovic is expected to return.
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