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Serbia’s Bogdan Bogdanovic. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines—Serbia continued to fireside on all cylinders, making simple work of South Sudan, 115-83, to brush Group B within the 2023 Fiba World Cup at Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.

The Serbians shot a blistering 62 p.c clip from the sphere, together with 17-of-32 from the three-point space.

“Serbia is a rustic the place you shoot. We shoot, we all know the right way to shoot, particularly when you could have 12 guys who can shoot,” mentioned Serbia guard Vanja Marinkovic.

“I believe we managed to play three good video games in opposition to robust groups particularly in opposition to South Sudan which is bodily prepared and an excellent crew.”

Miami Warmth’s Nikola Jovic sustained his kind and completed with 25 factors two nights after posting 17 in a 94-77 rout of Puerto Rico two nights in the past whereas his brother Stefan dished out 13 assists with 4 factors, six rebounds and two steals.

Serbia’s Nikola Jovic. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Atlanta Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic was additionally in his component with 23 factors whereas Nikola Milutinov notched a double-double with 17 factors and 10 rebounds.

Serbia established its dominance early with a 10-point lead, 30-20, and by no means regarded again.

“Now now we have to play in opposition to Italy, now we have to relaxation, hold our minds sharp, physique prepared and play a superb sport,” Marinkovic mentioned of Serbia’s opponent within the second spherical.

Nuni Omot topscored for South Sudan (1-2) with 17. Dut Jok Kacuol topscored for South Sudan with 21 factors whereas Nuni Omot and Marial Shayok added 17 and 12 factors, respectively.

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