China dumped out: Serbia win 94-60 to advance in Rio men’s basketball competition
China are eliminated after a very disappointing showing in Rio
Serbia advanced to the quarter-finals in the men’s basketball with a 94-60 victory over China on Sunday night.
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China (0-5) were eliminated, going winless for the second consecutive Olympics.
Serbia (2-3), who finished fourth in group A, blew the game open in the third quarter with a 17-0 run to take a 60-30 lead. The Serbs’ defence picked up as well and China struggled to score, shooting just 25 per cent in the quarter.
Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic paced the Serbs with 19 points while Nikola Kalinic added 15.
Yi Jianlian scored a game-high 20 points for China, but got little help as only one other Chinese player scored in double figures.
China shot just 40 per cent, were outrebounded 40-29 and had 19 turnovers.