Serbian Basketball National team has qualified in the Qualifying Olympic tournament final after it has defeated Czech Republic 96 . 72 ( 26:17, 19:19, 28:22, 23:14).

In front of more that 13,000 spectators in “ Beogadska Arena “ Serbia reached the third victory at eh tournament and chance to play for visa for the Olympic games in Rio.

From the very fist minute our boys imposed their rhythm and made scored ten points advantage very fast. In the fist quarter Jokic and Bogdanovic were brilliant.

In the second quarter Czechs tried to catch them with three- point field goals, but Nikola Jokic again , was insuperable obstacle for the rival.

The beginning of the second half was marked by Milos Teodosic and his three three-point field goals , followed by lay up which provided Serbia with maximal advantage 54:41

The icing on the cake in this furious game with certain triumph was in the last quarter when the boys coached by Aleksandar Djordjevic entertained the audience with their attractive gestures.

Bogdan Bogdanovic was most valuable player in our team with 21 point, and Nikola Jokic scored 19 points with eight rebounds, while Milos Teodosic scored 16 points.

The Final of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament between Serbia and Puerto Rico is scheduled for Saturday at 21.00

It should be mentioned that guests at this game were basketball players in wheels , who , along with Women’s Senior Basketball National Team of Serbia, cheered our boys.

Full statistics of the semifinal game is available at :
http://www.fiba.com/oqt/serbia/2016/0807/Serbia -Czech-Republic#|tab=boxscore_statistics

Aleksandar Djrodjevic
-We have entered the game in right was , with clear image how it should be played. I think that the players have been concentrated , from the very beginning till the end of the game, above all defensive , which was followed by offense. In my opinion we did not starve for attractive moves , but they were present, and that was good decision of this team. Even 28 assistances show that we play team basketball. If there had been defense assistance I think we would have the same number, because these boys play for each other. I am thinking of next game, to calm them down. No relaxing, one more game as if we did not paly the first one. The old basketball rule is that it is not easy to defeat the same team at the competition , but we have to deny it. We think only about final and how to send this energy on the court. We shall do our best to win. We know what their power , but we know ours too.

Nikola Kalinic

– We had some idle minutes , but that is part of basketball. Nothing can be perfect. We have one more game to live our dream that we have since semi-final game at the European Championship with Latvia. We know what to expect in final game.