SLOVENIA IS CLOSE TO A BENCHMARK IN HISTORY
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We haven’t had such an intense EuroBasket in plenty of years. If in the past editions, it was only a matter of which elite team (France, Spain or Serbia) was going to win, a lot of “fresh contenders” stepped up. The Russian team looked tremendous during this competition, Greece is rebuilding for the future and with Giannis would be almost unstoppable, while Latvia with Kristaps Porzingis in good form could stomp anybody.
Slovenia vs Serbia
- Ahead of this tournament, who would’ve predicted Slovenia reaching this point? Who would’ve even thought they would get to win a medal? Who would’ve laid a single penny on them when they ended on the wrong side of the elimination bracket, bound to face Spain? I honestly admit to being one of their doubters, but after their first solid performances from this tournament, I started riding with them and let go of all my preconceptions.
- Perhaps if Milos Teodosic were the Point Guard for this Serbian formation in this fixture, my lean would be different, but considering the fact that he is getting ready for his first NBA season, in Los Angeles, I strongly believe that Slovenia – the sole undefeated team remaining in this tournament, is going to be dominant and the way will be led by the outstanding trio of Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic and Anthony Randolph.