Codi Miller-McIntyre drives Bulgaria past World Cup champion Germany

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Giannis Askounis

25/Feb/24 18:11

A huge upset in Botevgrad as Bulgaria snatches a win from Germany behind Codi Miller-McIntyre

By Eurohoops Team/

Comebacks, including a 13-0 run to start the second quarter, set the pace as Bulgaria stunned Germany on Sunday.

Controlling the final minutes to upset the reigning FIBA World Cup champions, the hosts secured a win, 67-62.

Naturalized Codi Miller-McIntyre paved the way in Gameday 2 of the 2025 EuroBasket Qualifiers. The 29-year-old guard tallied 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, adding five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block to a brilliant display.

Doubling up from dominating the second quarter behind 33-year-old guard Hristo Zahariev dropping eight of his 15 points, the team coached by Rosen Barchovski also dug its way out of a six-point hole at the top of the fourth quarter.

Chipping in eight points over the last ten minutes, 30-year-old forward Georgi Boyanov ended up with 11 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Lenovo Tenerife’s prospect Konstantin Kostadinov finished with eight points, four rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

An early 15-point advantage quickly evaporating disrupted the visitors. Oscar Da Silva posting a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double and sharing a game-high efficiency rating of 21 with Miller-McIntyre fell short of a win. Jonas Mattisseck and David Kramer scored 11 points apiece in a losing effort for the team coached by Gordon Herbert.

The offense struggling over large stretches combined with 21 turnovers directly attached to 27 points for Bulgaria.

After the meeting at Arena Botevgrad, both sides sit at 1-1 in Group D.

Postgame press conference


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