EuroBasket 2022, Serbia – Netherlands 100-76: Score 100 with Jokic and Marinkovic

EuroBasket 2022, Serbia – Netherlands 100-76: Score 100 with Jokic and Marinkovic
EuroBasket 2022, Serbia – Netherlands 100-76: Score 100 with Jokic and Marinkovic

Serbia confirmed their role as favorites against the Netherlands, winning 100-76 and making a winning start to their EuroBasket 2022 duties with Nikola Jokic, Vasilije Micic and Vanja Marinkovic leading the way.

THE Serbia lined up against the Netherlands carrying the label of the favorite and in the end, prevailed with a score of 100-76, starting victorious in its group Prague. The Serbs left no room for doubt Dutch people and they reached the easy victory before tomorrow’s (3/9) match with its co-organizer EuroBasket 2022, Czech republic.

The race

THE Serbia found rhythm in the attack in the first quarter of the match with the Netherlandswhere his team Svetislav Pesic led 31-21 at 10′ shooting 50% on the two-pointer (7/14) and three-pointer (5/10), even pulling down eight offensive rebounds!

The Serbs continued at the same tempo and Ognien Yaramaz hit back from 6m.75, increasing the difference to +17 (38-21, 11:47). THE Netherlands tried to react, but the “Eagles” went to the locker room with a 51-38 advantage, presenting versatility in the attack. As for the “Oranie”, o De Jong he was a focal point of the offense during that stretch with 15 points on 3/4 three-pointers.

Then the Netherlands went on a 7-0 run to make it 51-45 but Serbia built a double-digit lead again with his dunk Nikola Jokic (61-51, 25′). His layup Nikola Kalinic made it 72-57 for the Serbians who were in control of the match and were not threatened until the finale, reaching victory with a 100-76 advantage.

The ten minutes: 31-21, 51-38, 75-61, 100-76.

WHERE WAS THE MATCH JUDGED: Serbia finished the game on 14/31 3-point range, had five players score in double figures and pulled down 15 rebounds.

The MVPs: Nikola Jokic carried the Serbians offensively with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Vasa Micic had a double-double with 15 points and 12 assists.

THE FACT OF THE MATCH: The Serbians cruised to victory in the premiership without struggling.

THE UNSPOKEN HERO: Vanja Marinkovic helped Serbia with 18 points and 5/8 3-pointers in 21:10 left on the floor.

THE “WEAK LINK”: Gito Kok of the Netherlands was 0/2 with 2 points and 2 rebounds in 11:23.

THE STATISTICS OF THE MATCH: The difference in assists, 26 for Serbia and 16 for the Netherlands.

THE GAZZETTA COMMENT: Serbia’s win over the Netherlands was a matter of superiority for Svetislav Pesic’s side.

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