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Dragic, Slovenia shock Spain in EuroBasket 2013 Group Play

After barely squeaking by the Czech Republic Wednesday with a 62-60 win in the EuroBasket 2013 opener, host Slovenia, behind a game-high 18 points from point guard Goran Dragic, shocked International powerhouse Spain with a 78-69 win Thursday to move to 2-0 in Group play. To go along with his 18 points, Dragic also added six rebounds and seven assists. Spain, playing without veteran Pau Gasol, was led by younger brother Marc Gasol who tallied 17 points and seven rebounds in defeat. Although the elder Gasol brother did not play, Spain still touted a stacked roster of players including Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez, Jose Calderon, Victor Claver and the aforementioned Marc Gasol. Slovenia, not deterred by Spain’s seemingly intimidating lineup, used their host location to spur on a shocking upset early in Group C … Read entire article »

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Turnovers, bad shooting cost Slovenia against Macedonia

Turnovers, bad shooting cost Slovenia against Macedonia

In a physical and competitive EuroBasket 2011 second round matchup  Saturday F.Y.R. of Macedonia defeated Goran Dragic and Slovenia 68-59 from the Vilnius Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania behind 19 big points from their leading scorer Bo McCalebb and 14 from combo guard Vlado Ilievski. Slovenia turned the ball over a costly 16 times while shooting just 40% from the floor and an awful 17.4% on 4-of-23 shots from deep. Dragic led all scorers with 20 on 8-of-13 … Read entire article »

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