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Serbia too strong for Croatia in Istanbul - Aug 23, 2013


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Nenad Krstic
Serbia defeated Croatia in first game of tournament in Istanbul - easier than expected - 88-71 (21-13, 20-22, 21-22, 26-14). It was 100th game of master coach Dusan Ivkovic in charge of Serbian national team and his 70th win! As head coach of Yugoslavia, "Duda" has even more impressive record - 115 wins in 134 games! Serbia led during all 40 minutes of the game, Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) scored first two baskets and didn't slow down until the end - he finished the game with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian captain and fellow big man Rasko Katic (208-C-80) (18 points) dominated against Croatian centers who had no answer for them.
Croatians scored only 4 points in opening 7 minutes and Serbians used that to open 12-point lead (16-4). Jasmin Repesa's team managed to improve and reduced deficit to only four points in 14th minute (24-20). After time-out, Serbia scored 5 unanswered points and after only two minutes had double-digit lead again (33-22 in 16th minute). Croatia finished first half and opened second half much better and it was two-point game in 24th minute - 46-44. However, Serbian players once again had answer and didn't allow their rivals to turn game around, this time with 7-0 run (for 53-44 in 26th minute). Croatians had their final run at start of final period when they reduced deficit to three points in 33rd minute (68-65). But Rasko Katic and Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91) led Serbia's 17-3 run for 85-68 lead in 38th minute.

Serbia - Croatia 88-71 (21-13, 20-22, 21-22, 26-14)
Serbia
: Nenad Krstic 19 (9 rebs), Rasko Katic 18, Nemanja Bjelica 14 (5 rebs, 4 ass), Nemanja Nedovic 9, Danilo Andjusic 8, Bogdan Bogdanovic 6, Nikola Kalinic 5 (7 rebs), Vasilije Micic 4, Stefan Markovic 3, Djordje Gagic 2
Croatia: Marko Tomas 16 (5 rebs), Dontaye Draper 11, Roko Leni Ukic 9, Ante Tomic 8 (6 rebs), Bojan Bogdanovic 7 (5 ass), Krunoslav Simon 5, Mario Delas 4, Luksa Andric 4, Damir Markota 3, Darko Planinic 2   




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European Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Iceland 0-0 
 5. Poland 0-0 
 6. Slovenia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Georgia 0-0 
 2. Germany 0-0 
 3. Israel 0-0 
 4. Italy 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Ukraine 0-0 
Group C
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Spain 0-0 
 4. Hungary 0-0 
 5. Montenegro 0-0 
 6. Romania 0-0 
Group D
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
 5. Serbia 0-0 
 6. Turkey 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vojdan STOJANOVSKI
  MKD
  (194-G-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stojanovski, Vojdan28.0 
 2. Veideman, Rain24.0 
 3. Hanga, Adam23.0 
 4. Gomes, Joao22.0 
 5. Dragic, Goran21.0 
 6. Vojvoda, David20.5 
 7. de Jong, Worthy19.5 
 8. Nurkic, Jusuf19.0 
 9. Lawrence, Andrew19.0 
 10. Hermannsson, Mart.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jusuf NURKIC
  BIH
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 15
 1. Nurkic, Jusuf15.0 
 2. Gomes, Joao10.5 
 3. Baeringsson, Hlynur9.5 
 4. Todorovic, Marko9.0 
 5. Karasev, Sergey9.0 
 6. Iarochevitch, Ioa.8.0 
 7. Shengelia, Tornike7.5 
 8. Tumba, Kevin7.0 
 9. Gordon, Ben7.0 
 10. Fesenko, Kyrylo7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Dragic, Goran8.5 
 2. Lypovyy, Oleksandr7.5 
 3. Tsintsadze, Giorgi7.5 
 4. Gordon, Ben6.5 
 5. Mihailovic, Vladim.5.5 
 6. Vojvoda, David5.5 
 7. Travis, Romeo5.5 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, Hord.5.0 
 9. Tabu, Jonathan5.0 
 10. Velikov, Asen5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Derek NEEDHAM
  USA
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Needham, Derek4.0 
 2. Dorbek, Martin3.5 
 3. Keller, Akos3.0 
 4. Baburin, Evgenii3.0 
 5. Hajrizi, Drilon3.0 
 6. Obasohan, Retin3.0 
 7. Broadus, Rashaun3.0 
 8. Tumba, Kevin2.5 
 9. Barroso, Tomas2.5 
 10. Kostov, Chavdar2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  UKR
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bobrov, Vyacheslav2.0 
 2. Kulagin, Dmitrii2.0 
 3. Panteli, Iakovos1.5 
 4. Zipser, Paul1.5 
 5. Benzing, Robin1.5 
 6. Palsson, Haukur1.5 
 7. Hajrizi, Drilon1.5 
 8. Bergstedt, Jonas1.5 
 9. Kitsing, Kristjan1.0 
 10. Mahalbasic, Rasid1.0 
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