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Serbia win second game at FIBA World Cup qualifier

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-11-28 09:38

Serbia win second game at FIBA World Cup qualifier

Serbia's Milan Macvan (2nd L) competes against Georgia's Akaki Dvalishvili (1st L) during the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifying match between Serbia and Georgia in Belgrade, Serbia on Nov 27, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

BELGRADE - Serbia achieved their second home victory in the European qualifications for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China 2019 on Monday by beating Georgia 105-87.

After an even first quarter at 21-21 at the Aleksandar Nikolic hall in Belgrade, the home team started struggling when Michael Dixon scored 23 points in the first half to put Georgia in front at 45-444.

Thanks to Miroslav Raduljica and Stefan Peno, Serbia managed to stop Dixon to gain 10-point lead on 74-64 for good.

Raduljica scored 28 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, while Dixon scored 36 points and dished out 9 assists.

Serbia and Germany are at the top of Group G, with two victories each, and will meet in February.

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