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In another efficient game, Bojan Bogdanovic leads Croatia to big win over Argentina
After barely beating upstart Philippines --and Andray Blatche-- in their first game, Croatia came back Sunday and upset Argentina with Bojan Bogdanovic once again playing efficiently, hitting big shots down the stretch and playing an all around good game. Croatia is now 2-0 in Group B play. Bogdanovic, who's now averaging 21 points a game, shot 6-of-11 overall, and 3-of-6 from deep, to go along ...(8/31/2014 10:05:04 AM)
The You Are Insane For Being Up This Early Croatia vs. Argentina Game Thread
Croatia got things started right on Saturday. Despite a scare from the tiny southeast Asian nation, Croatia was able to down the Philippines 81-78 in overtime in the opening game of the FIBA World Cup. Saric contributed nicely, finishing the contest with a loaded stat line: 10 points, 9 rebounds, and four assists.(8/31/2014 7:00:02 AM)
FIBA World Cup Recap: Dario Saric Scores 16, Wins Game, Loses Tooth
Croatia beat Argentina, and Dario Saric looked good again. Dario Saric played vrlo dorbo this morning in a 90-85 victory for Croatia over an aging Argentina squad. Saric finished with 16 points (on 5-12 shooting) and 9 rebounds in about 26 minutes, and his teeth plus/minus rating was a minus-1.(8/31/2014 10:08:30 AM)
In battle of past and future Nets, Bojan Bogdanovic outduels Andray Blatche as Croatia beats Philippines in OT
Bojan Bogdanovic scored six points in overtime, including two crucial free throws with 41 seconds left to help Croatia beat a resilient Philippines team led by Andray Blatche, 81-78 in the opening game of the FIBA World Cup. Bogdanovic finished with 26 points and Blatche two more in a game that that wasn't supposed to be close. Bogdanovic made all four of his free throws and was 1-of-2 in the ...(8/30/2014 9:37:30 AM)
Croatia escapes hard-fighting Gilas Pilipinas in overtime
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Gilas Pilipinas proved to the world that it is no pushover. In a game where the Philippine men's national basketball team was a 23-point underdog, the Philippine nationals rose to the challenge and gave FIBA-ranked 16 Croatia a tough, challenge battling through the final seconds of ...(8/30/2014 9:45:31 AM)
Philippines celebrates despite loss to Croatia
MANILA -- Despite losing to Croatia on the first day of the World Cup in Spain, the basketball-crazy Philippines on Sunday still celebrated its team's strong showing after forcing the Balkan powerhouse into overtime.(8/31/2014 7:18:21 AM)
FIBA World Cup 2014 preview: Croatia aiming for best finish in two decades
A talented Croatia squad is hoping to earn its first FIBA medal in 20 years at the 2014 World Cup. Croatia enters the 2014 FIBA World Cup with as much momentum as the team has had in some time. After placing fourth at Eurobasket 2013 -- the team's best finish since 1995 -- the team has a chance to return to old heights in international basketball with a strong showing this fall. The history of ...(8/29/2014 9:10:40 AM)
Gilas group stage opponents’ preview: Don’t cry for Gilas, Argentina
After Croatia and Greece, Gilas Pilipinas now takes on perennial contender Argentina. With a couple of veteran players skipping this FIBA World Cup, are the Argentinians still a threat to win it all?(8/31/2014 3:55:07 PM)
Almost! Gilas falls just short against Croatia in overtime
In a game that will go down in history as one of the best ever played in Philippine basketball history, gilas Pilipinas lost 81-78 against Croatia to open the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.(8/30/2014 8:14:52 AM)
FIBA World Cup Recap: Saric's Croatia Knocks Off Blatche's Philippines in Overtime
In summary, Sixers fans rose at 6:30 on a Saturday morning to watch Andray Blatche. In the first game of the FIBA World Cup, Dario Saric scored 10 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and dished 4 assists in an 82-78 overtime victory for Croatia over the Philippines. The game should not have been close, but a 26 point game from naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche (?!) and some key shots from the upstart ...(8/30/2014 12:47:24 PM)
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