Though the pre-EuroBasket tune-up games are termed ”friendly, what the Czech Republic did to Bulgaria was anything but that, as they laid waste to a somewhat short-handed Bulgarian team, 93-60.Patrik Auda came off the Czech Republic pine to lead the team with 16 points , Ondrej Balvin and Vit Kreji chipping in 10 points each, with Jan Vesely adding 7 points and 2 boards and Tomas Satoransky 4 points and 7 assists.
Bulgaria was without Dee Bost, Yordan Minchev, Konstantin Kostadinov, Alexander Vezenkov and Pavlin Ivanov and they certainly could have used their contributions.
As we move toward EuroBasket 2022 , the Czech Republic is playing host for the competitors of Group D- Finland, the Netherlands. Israel, Serbia and Poland. Bulgaria will compete in Group A, along with Montenegro, Spain, Turkey, Belgium and host nation Georgia.