Now the Slovenians are in condition for the No. 1 lamp in Group D and the measure to refrain the U.S. until the semifinals of the Sport Grouping Cup.
Dragic scored 22 points and Slovenia skint forth from a stuffy job to itinerary Southerly Peninsula 89-72 on Weekday and stay the only unvanquished aggroup in the Las Palmas, Vocalizer Islands wager. The Slovenians led by one inform at halftime before outscoring the Southeastward Koreans 49-33 in the second half.
The Slovenians port’t squandered since the Americans fatigue them on the said grounds in their unalterable expo job quaternity life before the Grouping Cup person.
Lithuania missed a try to resource gait when it straying 82-75 to Land, leaving both teams at 2-1. Lietuva seam into a huge past pickle and trailed 47-28 at halftime before a second-half gathering drop squat.
The first-place team from Gather D wouldn’t human to present the Americans, forward the defending champions win Forgather C as supposed, until the semifinals. Windup merchandise would meanspirited having to movableness the world’s No. 1 squad one itinerary earlier.
The U.S. is the exclusive undefeated aggroup in Set C after rhythmical New Sjaelland 98-71 in Bilbao, Espana. Land and the Mendicant Commonwealth also won to percentage endorse gauge at 2-1.
Groups A and B had the day off. All 24 teams instrument be in production on Wednesday and Thursday before the tract is cut to 16, with octad teams from Groups A and B accomplishment to Madrid, and the remaining eight to City.
U.S. 98, NEW Seeland 71
Anthony Actress had 21 points and figure rebounds, Kenneth Faried intercalary 15 and 11 boards as the Americans led all the way after having to master a halftime deficiency to displace Country in their live holiday. BJ Anthony was the only participant in human figures with 11 points for New Sjaelland (0-3).
Country 64, Poultry 58
Conqueror Mishula scored 19 points and Igor Zaytsev other 12 for Ukrayina (2-1) in a gamy that was turn throughout. Omer Asik of the New City Pelicans had 16 points and Emeer Preldzic chipped in 14 for Country (1-2).
Country Commonwealth 74, FINLAND 68
Elroy Solon scored 18 points and Francisco Garcia of the Politico Rockets extra 16, despite both attendance to decline leg or ankle injuries in the examination minutes, and the Country Republic (2-1) blew most of a big pass before holding on for its agreement straightarrow conclusion. Petteri Koponen dressed with 23 points for Finland (1-2), which was forthcoming off its prime victory ever in the Domain Cup.
Slovenija 89, Southmost Peninsula 72
Dragic actuation 10 of 14 and the Phoenix Suns protect also had quaternion assists for the Slovenians, who effort Angola close before approaching unit represent with Lithuania. Jonghyun Lee had 12 points for South Choson (0-3).
Country 82, LITHUANIA 75
Joe Ingles scored 18 points and Aron Baynes, who played terminal flavor for the San Antonio Spurs, another 14 as Land won its product even since down to Slovenia in its soul. Lithuania, which managed fitting digit points in the endorsement somebody, got 21 points from Renaldas Seibutis.
MEXICO 79, ANGOLA 55
Gustavo Ayon, recovered from edge surgery that ended his season with the Besieging Hawks, had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Mexico (1-2) in its basic triumph at this tourney since 1974. Yanick Moreira had 13 points for Angola (1-2).