Today’s recap: Croatia… crushes Slovenia!

Today’s recap: Croatia… crushes Slovenia!
Today’s recap: Croatia… crushes Slovenia!

For this first day of the TQO (Olympic Qualifying Tournament), already a nice surprise. Well, nice, not if your name is Luka Doncic…

Today’s results

  • Brazil – Montenegro : 81-72
  • Egypt – Dominican Republic : 77-90
  • Finland – Bahamas : 85-96
  • Georgia – Latvia : 55-83
  • Slovenia – Croatia :92-108
  • Lebanon – Spain : 59-104
  • Italy – Bahrain: coming soon
  • Mexico – Lithuania: coming soon

What you must remember

On the Riga side, the Latvians assured at home for their first and the Brazilians positioned themselves as real outsiders by beating Nikola Vucevic and Montenegro. Bruno Caboclo remains the GOAT, it’s not moving, if we told you that the author of this article owns two of his jerseys you wouldn’t believe it.

In Athens, first big sensation with a 35-minute stoppage of play to repair a scoreboard Croatia’s very solid victory against Slovenia. Luka Doncic was everywhere (26/11/10) but clumsy (0/9 from the parking lot) and that was clearly not enough. Opposite, the gang of Saric (triple-double), Hezonja, Zubac (18/8/5) and his back-up Brankovic left only crumbs to the Slovenians, a happy gang led in particular by an excellent Filipovic. The fourth-placed team in the last Games already have their backs to the wall and will have to win twice to play the semis, probably against Greece. In the other match, nothing to report, victory of the Dominican Republic against Egypt.

On the Valencia side, Spain responded to Lebanon thanks to good matches from Santi Aldama and Usman Garuba, among others, not sure we have the strength to see Rudy Fernandez shoot another summer, well, anyway. In the other Valencian group, Bahamas got scared against Finland but ended up winning after a big battle. 19/9 for Deandre Ayton, 24 points for Buddy Hield, 20 for Edgecombe and 16 for Eric Gordon, watch out, Spain will have to be wary.

San Juan tournament results coming soon, we had to sleep, sorry (update coming soon).

The rankings

Tomorrow’s program

  • 2:30 p.m.: Montenegro – Cameroon
  • 4:30 p.m.: Croatia – New Zealand
  • 5:30 p.m.: Poland – Bahamas
  • 6 p.m.: Latvia – Philippines
  • 8 p.m.: Greece – Dominican Republic
  • 8:30 p.m.: Spain – Angola
  • 11:30 p.m.: Lithuania – Ivory Coast
  • 2:30 am: Puerto Rico – Bahrain


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