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FIBA QT in Belgrade: Serbia win against Puerto Rico - Jul 4, 2016


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IGOR OBRADOVIC
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Nemanja
Nedovic
In front of closely 14.000 people in Kombank Arena, Serbia beat Puerto Rico in game opener for both National Teams for Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Belgrade which will be played from July 4 to July 9. Serbia was better side and won this game with 87:81 results against Puerto Rico who won CentroBasket tournament few day's ago.
In first quarter we saw pretty equal and efficient ten minutes of the game. Puerto Rico opened the game with good shooting percentage as they hit three shoots from 3 point line from six attempts. They were also good for 2PT (4/6) and Serbia scored more 2 points but from double attempts (6/12).
Angel Daniel Vassallo scored 7 points after 10 minutes of the game for Puerto Rico while for Serbia, Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89) had 5 points alongside his name. and Nikola Jokic (209-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) had 8. Result after first quarter was 21:22 for away team.
In second quarter Serbia made it a big series, winning second ten minutes of their first game with 11 point difference. They finish quarter with 20:9 result in their favor so half time result was 41:31 for home team. Nikola Jokic (209-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) had 10 points and 6 rebounds, Nikola Kalinic (202-F-91) had 6 points for Serbia, and for Puerto Rico Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) remained on 7 points and had 3 rebounds, also Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) scored 6 points.
Third quarter was again finished in Serbia favor, this time with +8 (28:20). It was again great play from Serbian team, they showed a really big pallet of actions and they didn't let Puerto Rico to come closer on this part of the game. At this points it was clear who will win this game.
In last ten minutes we have a little bit slow rhythm of the game and Puerto Rico managed to take off big difference and come to only -10 for their National Team but it remained only on that as game finished with 87:81 for Serbia. Last quarter Puerto Rico managed to win with 18:30 in their favor. Great last ten minutes of the game for South American team.
Host of this tournament is now at 1-0 and Puerto Rico is on 0-1 after Round 1 of this tournament.

Serbia: Nemanja Nedovic 14pts, Bogdan Bogdanovic 12pts+7rbd, Nikola Kalinic 12pts+4rbd
Puerto Rico: John Holland 21pts+5rbd, Peter Ramos 10pts+7rbd

Tomorrow, Puerto Rico will be playing against Angola while Serbia will have day off.   



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 1. USA
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Australia
 5. Croatia
 6. France
 7. Lithuania
 8. Argentina
 9. Brazil
 10. Venezuela
 11. Nigeria
 12. China
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  BIH
  (203-SF-89)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Bogdanovic, BIH24.8 
 2. Mills, AUS20.5 
 3. Yi, CHN20.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.4 
 5. Kalnietis, LTU19.2 
 6. Raduljica, SRB17.6 
 7. Durant, USA16.8 
 8. Campazzo, ARG16.4 
 9. Nocioni, ARG15.6 
 10. Ginobili, ARG15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pau GASOL
  ESP
  (213-F/C-80)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gasol, ESP8.8 
 2. Diogu, NGR8.6 
 3. Scola, ARG8.0 
 4. Saric, CRO7.2 
 5. Valanciunas, LTU6.8 
 6. Yi, CHN6.6 
 7. Hilario, BRA6.4 
 8. Lima, BRA6.3 
 9. Nocioni, ARG6.2 
 10. Gobert, FRA6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew DELLAVEDOVA
  AUS
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dellavedova, AUS8.6 
 2. Kalnietis, LTU8.0 
 3. Huertas, BRA6.6 
 4. Irving, AUS6.0 
 5. Campazzo, ARG5.2 
 6. Heurtel, FRA5.0 
 7. Teodosic, SRB5.0 
 8. Guo, CHN4.8 
 9. Rodriguez, ESP4.8 
 10. Vargas, VEN4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  ARG
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campazzo, ARG2.6 
 2. Vargas, VEN2.2 
 3. Hilario, BRA2.0 
 4. Fernandez, ESP2.0 
 5. De Colo, FRA1.6 
 6. Yi, CHN1.4 
 7. Maciulis, LTU1.4 
 8. Barbosa, BRA1.4 
 9. Zhou, CHN1.4 
 10. Rubio, ESP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  NGR
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, NGR2.4 
 2. Gobert, FRA2.0 
 3. Gasol, ESP2.0 
 4. Bogut, AUS1.8 
 5. Diogu, NGR1.2 
 6. Yi, CHN1.2 
 7. Valanciunas, LTU1.0 
 8. Javtokas, LTU1.0 
 9. Diaw, FRA1.0 
 10. Acuna, ARG1.0 
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