Bogdan Bogdanovic Leads Serbia to Victory over Team USA at FIBA World Cup

by September 12, 2019

Team USA suffered its second consecutive loss earlier this morning against Serbia at the FIBA World Cup. Bogdan Bogdanovic lit up the Americans, knocking down 7 3-pointers, en route to a 28-point game as Serbia defeated Team USA 94-89.

Nikola Jokic finished with a near double-double (9 points, 7 rebounds) in the win. The Serbians caught fire from behind the arc, hitting 8 triples, to head to the second quarter with a 32-7 lead.

“We have good character guys,” Gregg Popovich said after the game. “It’s a tough turnaround, but when you miss that many shots there’s a lot of defensive transitions you have to get to. Bogdan was just on fire. I’m just impressed with their character and persistence. Tonight was a great example of that.”

Following the win, Serbia will have a chance to play for 5th place while Team USA will play for 7th place in Beijing. Serbia will face the winner of the Poland-Czech Republic, while Team USA will face the losing team.