Nikola Jokic notches double-double to pace Serbia past Czech Republic

2022-09-03 17:25

Nikola Jokic delivered another dominant performance with 18 points and 11 rebounds to propel Serbia past the Czech Republic.

Credit: FIBA

Serbia (2-0) got the job done for the second straight time, this time beating one of four EuroBasket 2022 host countries, the Czech Republic (0-2), in Prague, 81-68 (20-15, 23-10, 17-24, 21-19).

Powered by Nikola Jokic and Marko Guduric's buckets, Serbia decided the game's outcome in the second quarter. Svetislav Pesic's men started the second tally with a massive 15-0 run to create a 20-point advantage (35-15).

From that point of the match, Serbia controlled the game and secured a double-digit W.

Nikola Jokic led the route for Serbia, posting a double-double with 18 points (6/10 2PT, 1/1 3PT, 3/4 FT), 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 30 EFF.

Vasilije Micic aided the NBA MVP with 13 points (3/6 2PT, 2/6 3PT, 1/2 FT), 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 16 EFF.

Tomas Satoransky did not appear on the court for the Czech Republic.

Serbia: Nikola Jokic 18 (11 REB), Vasilije Micic 13 (6 AST), Vanja Marinkovic 11, Nikola Kalinic 10.

Czech Republic: Vit Krejci 13, Vojtech Hruban 13, Martin Peterka 11.

Game highlights:

Nikola Jokic's performance:

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