A shocking result in Riga, as Bulgaria overcomes a 13 points deficit with 4’ to play in the 3rd quarter to stun Latvia and clinch a Eurobasket ticket. Bulgaria returns to the tournament for the first time since 2011.
Dee Bost’s 3-pointer with 1’28” left to play made all the difference, as both teams were unable to score in the final 88 seconds of the game. Bost ended the game with 18 points in 27’. Janis Timma’s 14 points performance wasn’t enough for Latvia, who had just 4 points on 1/6 FG from Khimki’s Dairis Bertans.