Stefan Jovic and Serbia hand Greece first loss, one win away from World Cup

2018-12-03T22:43:13+00:00 2018-12-03T22:43:13+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

03/Dec/18 22:43

Eurohoops.net

Stefan Jovic led Serbia to a convincing win against Greece and put them in a good position to clinch a World Cup spot.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Stefan Jovic banked 22 points as he led Serbia to a fairly easy 84-61 win against Greece on Gameday 10 of FIBA Wolrd Cup Qualifiers.

Vasilije Micic and Miroslav Raduljica helped him with 13 points each while on the other side, Christos Saloustros and Lefteris Bochoridis scored each 12.

This was the first loss for Greece (9-1) in the qualifiers but they have already clinched a spot for the 2019 World Cup along with six other teams so far (Germany, France, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Turkey).

As far as Serbia goes, they currently hold the third place in Group L with 6-4 and a win against Estonia in the next game would secure them a spot in China.

Group K

Russia v Czech Republic 81-61 (Dmitry Khvostov 17 – Jaromir Bohacik 26)
France v Bulgaria 77-53 (Yakuba Ouattara 17 – Hristo Zahariev 13)
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Finland 77-81 (Miralem Halilovic 20 – Sasu Salin 19)

# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
1  France* 10 9 1 90.0 786 636 150 78.6 63.6 19
2  Czech Republic* 10 7 3 70.0 755 743 12 75.5 74.3 17
3  Russia 10 6 4 60.0 771 717 54 77.1 71.7 16
4  Finland 10 5 5 50.0 761 767 -6 76.1 76.7 15
5  Bulgaria 10 4 6 40.0 755 780 -25 75.5 78 14
6  BIH 10 2 8 20.0 720 821 -101 72 82.1 12

Group L

Georgia v Israel 71-69 (OT) (Goga Bitadze 18 – Jake Cohen 22)
Germany v Estonia 87-70 (Johannes Thiemann 16 – Siim-Sander Vene 18)
Serbia v Greece 84-61 (Stefan Jovic 22 – Christos Saloustros 12)

# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Greece* 10 9 1 90.0 822 748 74 82.2 74.8 19
2  Germany* 10 9 1 90.0 877 717 160 87.7 71.7 19
3  Serbia 10 6 4 60.0 826 728 98 82.6 72.8 16
4  Georgia 10 5 5 50.0 781 803 -22 78.1 80.3 15
5  Israel 10 4 6 40.0 768 800 -32 76.8 80 14
6  Estonia 10 2 8 20.0 666 803 -137 66.6 80.3 12

Photo Credit: FIBA