Serbia beats China 94-60, advances in men’s basketball at Rio 2016 Olympics

The Serbs' defense picked up as well and China struggled to score, shooting just 25 percent in the quarter.

By: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published:August 15, 2016 11:15 am
Serbia vs China, Serbia vs China men's basketball results, Serbia vs China basketball results, Serbia vs China results, Serbia vs China Rio basketball, Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio, Olympics, Basketball Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic paced the Serbs with 19 points while Nikola Kalinic added 15. (Source: AP)

Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in men’s basketball with a 94-60 victory over China on Sunday night. The Chinese (0-5) were eliminated, going winless for the second consecutive Olympics. Serbia (2-3), which 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’ defense picked up as well and China struggled to score, shooting just 25 percent 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 percent, was outrebounded 40-29 and had 19 turnovers.

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