ImagePoland was leading throughout the whole game to finish victorious after fighting back numerous attempts of the Bulgarians to get back in the game.

With the score being 17-16 in favor of the Polish side, the hosts had a 27-9 run to take a 15-point lead at halftime (52-37). Poland kept a double digit lead most of the time well into the final quarter when Bulgaria tried to come back coming as close as 79-72 with 7' to go. The Polish side however looked confident and managed to keep it for themselves. The final score was 90-78


Poland 90-78 Bulgaria


Poland saw David Logan with 23 points, Michal Ignerski with 22, Marcin Gortat with 16 (10 rebounds) and Maciej Lampe with 17.


Bulgaria was led by Earl Rowland who scored 20, Dejan Ivanov who added 18, while Stefan Georgiev and Filip Videnov added 12 and 11 respectively.


Poland: Skibniewski, Roszyk, Chylinski, Szubarga, Witka, Szewczyk 4, Wojcik, Ignerski 22, Logan 23, Gortat 16, Lampe 17, Koszarek 8


Bulgaria: D.Ivanov 18, K.Ivanov 2, Kostov, Rowland 20, Videnov 11, Slaveykov, Georgiev 12, Angelov, Evtimov 7, Mladenov, Avramov, Stoykov 8


Game quotes:


Pini Gershon (Bulgaria head coach): "The Polish team deserved to win this game. They played better  for  most of the game. We gave up 22 points on fastbreaks and this is too many.  I think that Poland is better than Turkey, so if we play with Turkey like against Poland we can win that game."


Muli Katzurin (Poland head coach): "Bulgaria shot less than 50 per cent from the three-point line, and that's the way to win against them. We do that and that's why we won the game.  Krzysztof Szubarga played today and after the game his back is ok, so I think it will be better and better. Our next oponent? You know those names, this is very good team, every coach In the world will say the same thing about Lithuania."


Adam Wojcik: "It  was a very tough and important game for us. We are happy that we won it. This is good thing for our mindset before the next game."