Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic, playing his last worldwide match, led the way with 35 points as Slovenia, with just two million people, became the smallest country to lift the title since Latvia in 1935. He was scoreless in the final quarter.
Slovenia overcame injuries to stars Goran Dragic and Luka Doncic to outlast Serbia 93-85 and win their first FIBA EuroBasket title after a pulsating Final, according to the official website of FIBA.
He scored a game-high 35 points. But Slovenia, which had upset pre-tournament favorite Spain 92-72 in the semifinals, refused to fold.
After a balanced first quarter, which ended in Serbia's 22-20 lead, Slovenia managed to score 36 points in the second that gave them a 56-47 edge at halftime.Читайте также: 50 killed, 80 injured in ISIS-claimed twin attacks in Iraq
"We gave them a lot of transition points".
Earlier, Spain defeated Russian Federation 93-85 to take third place, with 51 points coming from the Gasol brothers, Pau (26) and Marc (25). He scored 35 points in the final, six shy of the all-time record of 41, set by Serbia's Aleksandar Djordjevic in 1995.
The EuroBasket 2017 ends tonight with gold medal match between Slovenia and Serbia, which will start at Sinan Erdem Dome at 9.30 p.m. local time (1830GMT).
Russia, who have not won a medal since bronze in 2011, were paced by Aleksei Shved's 18 points.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.