True to its form and substance, basketball is a game of the giants! The Serbian basketball team embarrassed the Australian Boomers behind guard Milos Teodosic 22 points, 5 assists for a 64% field shooting percentage and a team effort big performances from Stefan Markovic, 14 points; Miroslav Raduljica, 11 points and Milan Macvan 12 points contrary to 7 total points combined of NBA star of their own andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova losing with a score of 87-61.
The first 2 quarters alone gave the Australian Boomers a doubly hard challenge as they were able to score a petty 14 points, 5 in the First Quarter and 9 in the Second. It was the pesky defense thrown at every possession by the Serbians and their patience in executing their offense that sealed the deal and a date with the USA Dream Team in the much awaited battle for Gold tomorrow at Carioca Arena 1 .
Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic couldn’t be happier as he was able to bring the team after 20 years to the medal game of the olympics, 1996 is the last time Serbia played for medal game. Their victories against eliminated China and Venezuela in the elimination round and a 26 point win from Lithuania paved its way to get this far and eventually landed in the prestigious Finals game assuring them of Silver finish if they lose to USA.
It will gonna be rough and a bit physical based on their elimination match up and we are all in for the best Olympics basketball finals since the USA Dream Team is playing its toughest defense and explosive offensive prowess inside and outside the shaded lane.
Always never underestimate an opponent, for in losing they’ve become stronger than you’ve expected. – Paquito