Luka Doncic puts on a show in Dragic's farewell game against Croatia

2022-06-30 20:19
Credit: FIBA

Goran Dragic came back on the court with a Slovenian jersey after an almost five-year break and played his last game for his country in Ljubljana.

The Slovenian national team did not let Croatia to spoil the special evening, blowing out the visitors 97-69 (33-8, 21-27, 22-16, 21-18).

The squad rose up to the second position in Group C with 3 wins and 2 losses, leaving Croatia (1-4) last before the final round of the World Cup Qualifiers. To get to the next phase, Croatia must defeat Finland and hope for Sweden's failure against Slovenia.

Slovenia played a terrific first quarter. Goran Dragic (9 PTS) and Luka Doncic (11 PTS) combined for 20 points, while their NT was in front by 25 points (33-8). The rest of the game was controlled by Slovenia, which did not let Croatia think about the victory.

Luka Doncic was superb for the winners, posting a near triple-double with 21 points (3/5 2PT, 3/9 3PT, 6/8 FT), 8 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 turnovers, 2 steals, and 28 PIR.

Goran Dragic had 19 points (8/12 2PT, 0/4 3PT, 3/7 FT), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 turnover, 1 steal, and 14 PIR.

Slovenia: Luka Doncic 21 (8 REB, 10 AST), Goran Dragic 19, Mike Tobey 16 (13 REB, 27 PIR).

Croatia: Mario Hezonja 22 (9 REB, 6 AST, 21 PIR), Ivica Zubac 14 (7 REB), Bojan Bogdanovic 13 (6 TO).


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Ah, I miss read im sorry. I read terrible in stead of terrific.
The entire game was controled by Slovenia you messed up the scores. If Dragič and Dončič had combined 20 points in first quarter, then they can't have only 8 points can they. What kind of news is this?

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