Friday, August 19, 2016

Serbia Blows Out Australia Rio Olympics

Serbia destroyed Australia 87-61 to advance to the gold medal game. Serbia shut down Australia right from the start; they played intense defense, fundamentally sound offense and Miloš Teodosić made many timely jumpers. No one thought Serbia would take down Australia in this fashion, but Serbia came in with a game plan, executed and made it look easy.

Serbia showed how entertaining fundamental basketball can be. They moved without the ball, rotated on defense and played as close to perfect as you can get. Now the question is can Serbia put together another amazing performance against the US? Additionally, can Australia shake the disappointment of this loss and beat Spain for bronze?

Both questions will be answered Sunday. Hats off to Serbia, it was a pleasure to watch a tactically and fundamentally sound team make things happen.

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