Dragic leads Slovenia to maiden European title

Rosalie Stanley
September 20, 2017

However, as the fourth quarter wore on Dragic exhausted noticeably and Serbia were able to take the lead halfway through the period.

Pau Gasol finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds; his little brother Marc helped him with 25 points.

Slovenia won their first European basketball title on Sunday with a 93-85 victory against Serbia.

Dragic was named the MVP of the tournament for his stellar play, which was cemented by a clutch 35-point effort against Serbia.

With Dragic out, Serbia briefly took the lead at 79-78.

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Luka Doncic's injury threatened to derail Slovenia, who were up by eight midway through the third when the 18-year-old went down.

In his final global game, Slovenia captain Goran Dragic played a masterful opening three quarters to score 35 points to nearly single-handedly give his team the edge.

Earlier, Spain defeated Russian Federation 93-85 to take third place, with 51 points coming from the Gasol brothers, Pau (26) and Marc (25).

Bogdan Bogdanovic led Serbia with 22 points.

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