Dominant Serbia routs Angola to open FIBA World Cup FIBAWC
The result gave Serbia a 1-0 record in Group D, putting it a win away from advancing to the second round.Angola stayed within distance in the first quarter after making four of five 3-pointers, but Serbia sank six 3-pointers of its own to take a 29-20 lead after the opening frame. The Serbians continued to find their mark in the second period, with Nikola Jokic and Bogdan Bogdanovic both sinking triples to help Serbia pad its advantage.
The Serbians poured it on in the third, with Jokic splashing his third triple of the game to spark a 15-2 run, giving the European powerhouse a 65-34 lead that Angola was unable to recover from.Bogdanovic finished with 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting, while Jokic had 14 points and 6 assists. Serbia, as a team, shot a blistering 65% from the field, and made 13-of-20 attempts from behind the arc.
Boban Marjanovic contributed a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, as Serbia cruised to victory even with Nemanja Bjelica of the Sacramento Kings sitting out the game.Angola, meanwhile, was unable to sustain its hot start. After going 4 of 5 on 3-pointers in the first quarter, the team just made 4 of 21 the rest of the game. headtopics.com
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